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The company also took the Class II sand it found on the site
and re-compacted it. "That saved the owner a substantial amount
of money," he says. "We're not pursuing any LEED credits on this
Randolph has shown its flexibility during the project. "Originally,
we were engaged to only build the hotel," Farquhar recalls, adding that other contractors were hired to construct the apartment
building and parking deck.
But when those builders were unable to meet the schedule,
"We were subsequently awarded the site work and the other
buildings," he says. Randolph then worked closely with the
designers and engineers to speed up the development of the
drawings for the two structures.
Randolph also met the challenge of the apartment building
being extended from six to eight stories. "We had to revise the
design and, to support it, we had to grow the parking deck to increase the number of spaces," he says, noting that overall parking
will have 350 spaces when finished.
Despite these changes, Randolph has stayed on schedule for
the delivery of the hotel. "Our company excels at complex projects and customer service," Farquhar declares. "That's why they
hire us, and it's definitely why they ask us to do repeat projects."
Based in Gurnee, Ill., and New York City, Randolph provides general contracting services throughout the United States. Farquhar
adds that Michigan is proving to be a very strong market for the
company. "The Detroit area is bustling right now," he says.
Although the company worked to hire local subcontractors
for the Hyatt Place project, "We had to adapt and bring in people
where there was a gap in subcontractor availability," he says,
adding that Randolph hired others from west Michigan, Chicago
Randolph plans to continue to stay busy for the foreseeable
future, Farquhar says. "The multifamily and hotel sectors are
very robust at present," he says. "We see this moving forward like
this for the next few years."
Randolph says it gets repeat
work because of its ability to
excel at complex projects.
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