W.E. O’Neil Construction Wins the Gaming Vision Award for Contractor of the Year

W.E. O’Neil Construction Wins the Gaming Vision Award for Contractor of the Year and Best Overall Construction project for a tribal casino and resort for Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 1, 2005 -- During the 2005 American Gaming Association sponsored conference at the newly opened Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, W.E. O’Neil Construction was awarded both Contractor of the Year and Best Construction Project for a Tribal Casino and Resort for the Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort located in Valley Center. W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of CA provided general contracting services for each phase of the four phase project and successfully delivered one of the premier casino/resort destinations in San Diego and the first nationally branded casino in Southern California.

Through each phase, trust and communication between the owners, Harrah’s Entertainment and the Rincon Band of Mission Indians and architect, Paul Steelman, enabled each phase to be delivered on schedule and on budget.

The first three phases included the construction of the 263,000 square-foot luxury resort and casino with 1,600 slot machines, eight dining facilities, a 900 seat entertainment venue, and four story hotel.
The fourth significant expansion to the facility included the new construction of a 21 story hotel tower adding 460 rooms and suites, a new retail outlet, a 4 story 1,200 space parking garage, a 7,500 sf full service spa, an upgraded pool and garden area, and the expansion of the existing casino space and diamond lounge area by over 30,000 sf.

“The Rincon Tower Expansion was an overwhelming success. Fast track, escalating materials cost, design in progress or complete lack of design did not stop the momentum. The focus on maintaining cost and schedule momentum was imperative on this project. All the hard work paid off, ahead of schedule and under budget. An amazing feat considering all the obstacles the project team had”. Joe Martinez, Project Manager Harrah’s Entertainment.

W.E. O’Neil Construction Company of California has been operating as a licensed California builder since 1985. The firm is a member of the Chicago-based O'Neil Industries family of companies with regional offices located in Northern California, Phoenix, Tucson, and Denver. Ranked by ENR Magazine in 2004 as the 77th largest General Contractor, W.E. O’Neil Construction continues its proud tradition of successfully delivering high quality facilities for leaders in gaming and hospitality.

For more information on W.E. O’Neil Construction, please visit www.weoneil.com.

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