Sundt-Yates Breaks Ground on Harrah’s Ak-chin Casino


AK-CHIN INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (Aug. 10, 2016) –The Ak-Chin Indian Community and Sundt-Yates, a joint venture between Sundt Construction, Inc. ( and Yates Construction (, recently broke ground on a multi-million dollar expansion at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in the Ak-Chin Indian Community near Maricopa, Ariz.

Designed by TBE Architects, the expansion will include a spa, a conference center with multi-use ballroom space, a parking garage, additional restaurants and more than 200 guest rooms.

“The Ak-Chin Indian Community is excited about this expansion that will provide our guests and visitors with the high-quality hospitality and entertainment that they have come to expect at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino,” said Ak-Chin Indian Community Chairman Robert Miguel.

According to Robert Livingston, general manager of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, this expansion will not only increase room availability and accommodate additional hotel guests, but will also afford the property the opportunity to host large-scale entertainment, conventions and other meetings.

“As one of a few full-service hotels and casinos in the area, this expansion will offer more options to visitors and guests throughout the Pinal and Maricopa counties,” said Livingston.

“Economic development projects for Indian Communities are some of the most impactful projects we build,” said Sundt Project Director Chandra Reilly. “This project has demanded the best ideas out of everyone involved, and we look forward to bringing those ideas to life over the next two years.”

For more information regarding the Ak-Chin Indian Community and future updates regarding the expansion, visit


About Sundt
Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 126-year-old firm is known nationally for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt currently is ranked the 77th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The general contractor has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; San Antonio, Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas; and Sacramento, Irvine, San Diego and San José, California.


About Yates

W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company (Yates Construction) is part of The Yates Companies, Inc. who ranks among the top construction services providers in the nation. With annual revenues of approximately $2 billion and over 10,000 employees, the firm has the capabilities to provide a full range of construction services to clients nationally and internationally. Yates has ranked among the top 50 construction service providers in all delivery methods (Construction Management, Program Management, General Contracting, and Design/Build) in recent years. These attributes make Yates one of the largest and most well respected corporations in the construction industry today.


 About Ak-Chin Indian Community:

The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The community lies 35 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County.  Ak-Chin is an O’odham word translated to mean “mouth of the wash” or “place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 1,022 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit



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