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Commercial | FORTÉ SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS
FORTÉ USES ITS DESIGN/BUILD TALENTS TO CREATE UNIQUE EXPERIENCES FOR CLIENTS. BY JIM HARRIS
completed the Momofuku
and Milk Bar at The Cosmopolitan
Forté Specia y Contractors
of Las Vegas.
orté Specialty Contractors' projects
are more than just simple structures. "We have the ability to create
amazing experiences," says Scott
Acton, CEO and founder of the Las Vegas-based company.
The company specializes in designing,
fabricating and building restaurants, entertainment facilities and special attractions.
Its design/build capabilities make it highly
sought after by many of the nation's largest
entertainment and hospitality companies,
including Dreamworks, Disney, Universal,
Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts.
"Entertainment companies around the
world are trying to get out of the design/
bid/build model and move to the design/
build model - they are giving us the recipe
of the look, feel, taste and smell," Acton
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explains. "We are the experts in delivering
a project from rendering to ribbon cutting.
Everything [our clients'] customers are
going to interact with, we're going to have
our hands on."
The company self-performs metal stud,
drywall, painting and theming work. "Our
clients don't have to worry about the channels of multiple suppliers for the end-product," he adds. "We are a one-stop shop."
Although Forté self-performs large
portions of its projects, the company has
maintained long-term relationships with
architects, engineers and other tradespeople by following its mission statement to
"do the right thing, even when it costs us
money," Acton says. "We want to treat others
the way we want to be treated," he adds. "We
believe that supporting our subcontractors,
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"We are e experts in creating
- Sco Acton, CEO and Founder
giving them the information they need to
do the job well and paying them in a timely
manner can be the difference between a
successful job and a failure."
Creating a Galaxy
Forté's design/build capabilities enable the
company to deliver projects to clients on
time and on budget. "We have an approach