Encore Electric has won a 2020 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Construction Risk Partners Build America Award in the category of Specialty Contractor, for their work on the Gaylord of the Rockies Resort in Aurora.
This is the first national project award Encore Electric has received from the National Associated General Contractors, and the second national AGC award overall. In 2019, Encore Electric was named the Grand Award Winner at the AGC Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards.
Rising out of the plains like the Rocky Mountains, the Gaylord of the Rockies Resort looks like a castle from nearby Denver International Airport. It’s the first-of-its-kind in Colorado for the Marriott brand of hotels. Guests can expect a mountain modern getaway with unique spa, entertainment and restaurant experiences, and since the hotel opened in December 2018, guest comments have been consistent about the special experiences they are having.
During its scheduled 36-month construction, this hotel was the largest non-casino hotel being built in the United States. The hotel’s one million square-foot space on 86 acres of property proved to be extremely complex, topping out at 15 floors with nine restaurants, one lazy river, one spa, one pool atrium and one caboose.
Encore Electric was contracted by Mortenson Construction and WELBRO (MWJV) to safely provide quality, comprehensive design-assist services and installation of power, lighting and life-safety systems to the hotel as well as its 30 acres of remaining outdoor space around the hotel, which was a significant effort.
“Having our team recognized at a national level for the AGC Build America Awards is outstanding,” said Willis Wiedel, president of Encore Electric. “We are grateful to the Gaylord of the Rockies Resort and our general contractor partners Mortensen-WELBRO for this opportunity to successfully and safely deliver this complex and technical project that will be enjoyed by guests for generations to come. Congratulations to the project team and the Encore Electric team for supporting this project.”
“Encore Electric was the only specialty contractor in this group of contractor winners,” said David Derakhshanian, Encore Electric project manager. “I think that shows the level of where Encore Electric is in the industry, and it speaks to how much growth we’ve been able to maintain while continuing to perform and deliver projects at a high standard.”
Encore Electric received the award during an awards luncheon held on March 10, 2020 during the AGC National Convention.