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Commercial | GILLETT CONSTRUCTION LLC - VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS PRACTICE FACILITY
The Vegas Golden Knights
Practice Facility will feature
two NHL-size rinks.
GILLETT IS MEETING TIGHT DEADLINES FOR THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS' PRACTICE FACILITY. BY ALAN DORICH
ot many builders can say
they have the organization to
turnaround a sports facility in
only nine months, but Gillett
Construction LLC can. This August, the gen-
Gille Construction LLC -
Vegas Golden Knights
* Project budget: $28 million
* Location: Summerlin, Nev.
* Employees: 120
"The employees take a
tremendous amount of pride
in e projects we do."
- Darren Gille , president
CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JULY/AUGUST 2017
eral contractor will finish its work on the
new practice facility for the Vegas Golden
Knights hockey team.
President Darren Gillett adds that his
company has stayed on schedule while
self-performing certain aspects. "We
self-perform all of our concrete framing,
drywall and all the miscellaneous carpentry
that has to happen as well," he says.
This gives the company more control
over the project. "We prefer to drive the bus
rather than sit behind the bus driver and
tell him where to turn," Gillett explains.
"When you're in the driver's seat, you're
driving the schedule."
Gillett Construction started construction
on the Golden Knights facility in December 2016. When finished, the $28 million
structure will stand two stories and cover
146,000 square feet with two NHL-size rinks,
the Golden Knights' corporate offices, a
gym, a therapy area and a dressing room.
The facility also will have a restaurant
where guests can relax and watch the
team practice. "The fact that we're able to
complete the project with that size and
that many intricate details that quickly is
something to be proud of," Gillett declares.
This marks Gillett Construction's first project
for the Golden Knights, but it is not the first
time it has built one involving ice. "We're
the only one here in Las Vegas that has ever
done an ice floor," Gillett says. "It just made
sense for [the client] to come to us."
Gillett Construction has kept safe during
the project. "We run an impeccable, clean