Korsmo Construction put the final touches on the newly upgraded main entrance to Suquamish Clearwater Casino on August 30, 2016, signaling the successful completion of a multi-phase, three-year expansion and renovation of the resort.
Korsmo Construction and the Suquamish Tribe first began working together in June 2013, when Korsmo was hired to construct a 700-stall parking garage adjacent to Clearwater Casino. Successful completion of this phase of work led the Tribe to award Korsmo numerous other phases of work and build a strong working relationship.
Since the completion of the parking garage, Korsmo has constructed a new 98-room hotel, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a fine dining restaurant and café, three commercial kitchens and a sports bar and lounge; renovated the buffet and service area, built 3,500 square feet of additional non-smoking gaming space and completed upgrades to the existing gaming floor.
These upgrades allow the Resort to offer expanded and improved services to guests, making the property a premier destination for vacation, entertainment, dining and professional functions in western Washington.
“Our experience with Korsmo has been that they are easy to work with and innovative in finding ways to come in under budget and ahead of schedule – all things that an owner would certainly want from a general contractor. We are continually pleased with Korsmo’s performance overall, and even more impressed with their communication efforts and commitment to tribal hiring,” said Russell Steele, CEO of Port Madison Enterprises, the Suquamish Tribe’s development agency.
Over the course of construction, Korsmo was able to return over $1 million dollars in savings to the Suquamish Tribe, and the new hotel was completed nearly one month ahead of schedule.
The greatest contributing factor to this project’s success was a unified team effort from start to finish. “Our project team was highly involved early in the design phase to ensure the project was designed to fit within the owner’s budget, schedule and quality requirements,” said John Ashworth, Korsmo’s Project Manager on the Clearwater Casino Resort project.