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Turner Constructions learned from its past work with Great Wolf Lodge to improve the client’s latest resort.

By Tim O’Connor

In the tourism business, success is seasonal. It’s critical to be up and running during summer breaks and holidays when families are more likely to vacation. This is why the new Great Wolf Lodge under construction in LaGrange, Ga., about 60 miles south of Atlanta, is so keen on being open by June 2018 in time for summer visitors. Any delays could mean losing the entire prime travel season.

To meet that deadline, the resort company needed a construction manager with experience and the capability to work efficiently. Turner Construction was the clear choice because the company had the knowledge and expertise in place to accelerate work on the project.

Further, because Turner has worked with Great Wolf Lodge before, the company knew Great Wolf Lodge to be an educated client that could make decisions quickly. “Us being familiar with Great Wolf as a client and understanding their decision-making gives us the comfort to cut our schedule,” Turner Account Executive A.J. Bargoti says.

DeMatteisThe DeMatteis Organization celebrates 100 years of developing and building innovative New York properties.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

Some companies choose to have only one specialty, but for the past century, The DeMatteis Organization has thrived by having several. Not only does the Elmont, N.Y.-based company practice real estate development and property management, “but we’re also a builder at heart,” Principal and COO Scott DeMatteis declares.

TGNickelEssexT.G. Nickel nears completion on tower in the historic Essex Crossing project.   

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

New York City’s Lower East Side is emerging out of a cocoon. What once was a desolate site with a few parking lots and a chain-link fence is blossoming into a mega mixed-use development that promises revival and transformation. 

HardRockHard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City debuts just eight months after construction began with a design that delivers a plethora of Hard Rock Moments.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

The closing of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., in fall 2016 presented Hard Rock International with an opportunity to fulfill its years-long desire of opening a hotel and casino on the city. “We purchased the property in April 2017 and our desire from the beginning was that we had to be open in summer 2018 after a major renovation,” says Joe Emanuele, senior vice president of design and construction for Hard Rock International. 

JT Magen

J.T. Magen & Company Inc. draws on its decades of industry experience and on-staff expertise to manage two notable, large-scale New York City projects.

By Knighthouse Editorial Staff

J.T. Magen & Company Inc., a leading general contractor with nationwide offices, is currently constructing two high-profile New York City projects – the largest retail store in Manhattan and the largest prewar building conversion ever done in the city. These two projects – Nordstrom and One Wall Street – add to the company’s credentials that are a result of its 26-year track record for high-quality and complicated construction and renovation projects. 

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