Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort Expansion Celebrates Topping Out
Members of the project team signed the final steel beam before workers placed it on the structure.
When complete, the casino resort expansion will enhance this entertainment venue for the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the surrounding communities of Pinal County, including the City of Maricopa. The design-build project expands the casino and hotel and adds an 18,000-square-foot banquet and meeting space and 730-car parking garage. There will also be a pedestrian bridge spanning Ak-Chin Parkway to unite the conference center addition with the Ultra Star Family Entertainment Center, creating a seamless entertainment complex that, when complete, will be the largest Indian Gaming venue in Arizona.
A key component of the project has been to make sure the space reflects the Ak-Chin Indian Community and its heritage. “The Sundt | Yates design-build team, along with our design partners, Thalden-Boyd-Emery, are working closely with the community’s Art and Design Committee to create a premier entertainment venue rich with the Ak-Chin community’s culture,” said Sundt Senior Project Manager Robert Kobierowski.
The construction team should complete the casino expansion this fall and the hotel tower should be finished early next summer.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $7.9 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.