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2.11Join Us for a Lean Coffee in Tampa
Join KHS&S-Tampa and the Lean Construction Institute Central Florida-TAMPA CoP for a Lean Coffee on Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration is free. For details and to register, click the View More box below.
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5.16KHS&S-Tampa Earns Top Honors at Awards Program
Congratulations to our Tampa office teams for winning big at this year's Excellence in Construction Awards program presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.
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1.3KHS&S is Hiring Across the Country
KHS&S is working on large, exciting projects across the United States, and we're looking for bright, energetic construction pros to join our teams. Check out our Careers page for open positions for project managers, drafters, artists, field craftsmen and more.
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3.15KHS&S Featured on Cover of Walls & Ceilings Magazine
KHS&S is honored to be on the cover of the March issue of Walls & Ceilings magazine, a trade journal serving the interior and exterior wall and ceiling industry since 1938.
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10.11KHS&S named California 2017 Specialty Contractor of the Year
Engineering News-Record (ENR) California named KHS&S Contractors the 2017 Specialty Contractor of the Year. From state-of-the-art theme projects to healthcare facilities, clients have come to trust KHS&S’ diverse capabilities and services from preconstruction to project completion. Key relationships, along with the dedication and expertise of the KHS&S team, have enabled ...
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8.16AutoCAD/Revit/BIM Professional Needed
The Tampa office of KHS&S Contractors is seeking an experienced AutoCAD/Revit/BIM professional with working knowledge of a variety of interior / exterior building products including themed work and prefabricated building systems.
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7.19We're Hiring Project Engineers in Orlando
This is a tremendous opportunity to assist in scheduling, purchasing, estimating and creating tracking reports for some of the largest projects in Central Florida. For a complete job description and to apply online, visit
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1.25KHS&S-East Coast Hits Record-Low OSHA Incident Rate
KHS&S-East Coast achieved an OSHA Total Injury and Illness Rate (TIIR) of 3.3 for 2016, breaking its own record for overall job site safety. The same safety measurement and previous record low was 4.7 in 2015.
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10.24KHS&S Maintains Long-Standing Ranking of ENR’s Second-Largest Specialty Wall and Ceiling Contractor in the U.S.
For the eleventh consecutive year, KHS&S has been ranked the second-largest specialty wall and ceiling contractor in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. The 2016 annual ranking of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors by McGraw-Hill is based on 2015 national revenue.
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10.10K-Crete Solutions Concrete Restoration Services to be Folded into KHS&S Operations
KHS&S Contractors-East Coast will fold the services of its wholly owned subsidiary K-Crete Solutions, LLC into its main company operations. Effective today, concrete restoration, waterproofing and building envelope repair projects formerly contracted and managed by K-Crete Solutions will be bid, contracted, staffed and managed by KHS&S Contractors.
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9.28Sports/Entertainment Best Project - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
To create the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the project team not only had to carefully plan out every step of the design and construction, but they also had to have fun doing it.
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9.17KHS&S-Tampa's Brad Kendell and Teammates Win Silver in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
The three-person team of Brad Kendell, project manager / senior estimator in KHS&S-Tampa, Rick Doerr and Hugh Freund won Silver today in Rio's 2016 Paralympic Games. Kendell's USA TEAM ONE SONAR CLASS took 1st place in the last of 11 races, moving the team past Canada and New Zealand to earn a Silver Medal. The Australians took Gold.
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9.12KHS&S-Tampa's Brad Kendell Begins Competition in 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio
Brad Kendell, project manager / senior estimator in Tampa, begins the first of six competitive races today in Rio. Kendell is competing in sailing events as part of Team USA One Sonar Class with teammates and fellow US Sailing Team members Rick Doerr and Hugh Freund.
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8.11Come to our Tampa Job Fair!
We're hiring experienced drywall framers, hangers, finishers and stucco plasterers on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. until noon. Join us for on-the-spot interviews and hiring.
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5.232016 AWCI's Excellence in Construction Quality Award - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Exteriors
KHS&S was honored with receiving the 2016 AWCI's Excellence in Construction Quality Award for The Wizarding World Harry Potter - Exteriors. With the precision of master craftsmen, KHS&S utilized unique systems and materials to bring these buildings to life and put visitors right in the middle of the spellbinding action. ...
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2.29KHS&S Expands Prefabrication Capabilities with Opening of Manufacturing Facility
KHS&S Contractors has opened a manufacturing facility that will allow the specialty contracting company to provide a greater range of prefabricated building systems, including prefabricated wall panels.
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1.19KHS&S wins two Walter F. Pruter awards from the Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA)
KHS&S has won two Walter F. Pruter awards from the Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA) recognizing excellence in workmanship for the wall and ceiling industry. The two award winning projects are the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Holloywood and The Source in Buena Park, CA.  ...
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9.28KHS&S Director of Field Production Takes Leadership Role in Lean Construction Training
After spending years developing a successful lean construction model for KHS&S, Director of Field Production Greg Stedman is taking his knowledge and experience to the national level.
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9.18New Stanford Hospital Halfway Complete
Construction of the new Stanford Hospital has reached the halfway point, marking another milestone for the $2 billion project.
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9.9California casino breaks ground on expansion
Two years after the Graton Resort & Casino in California opened, a $175 million expansion that is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs is already underway. The PENTA Building Group is the general contractor, and work is expected to be completed in 2016.
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8.19Progress at the Minnesota State Senate Building
As the building begins to cool down, the work heats up on the interior! Many of the interior finishes of the project are beginning this month. Painting and ceiling grid will continue across various areas of the building with additional subcontractors coming onboard to begin scopes including carpet, millwork and wood panels, ceiling pads, and MEP finishes. As adjustments are made to the various components, MEP systems will come online starting in mid-August and continue through September.
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5.21Broadmoor West Renovation Wins Two AWCI Colorado Awards
The Broadmoor West Renovation project in Colorado Springs, Colorado has won two Excellence in Construction Quality Awards from the Association of the Wall & Ceiling Industry, Colorado (AWCI) recognizing excellence in workmanship for the wall and ceiling industry.
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5.19Employees of the Las Vegas office recently donated their time and efforts to restore the CiTY of the WoRLD
Employees of the Las Vegas office recently donated their time and efforts to restore the CiTY of the WoRLD. The CiTY of the WoRLD is a non-profit art gallery and art school in downtown Las Vegas, whose goal is to educate, produce, market and celebrate the arts, as well as act as a service to the community, in order to provide an enriching environment.
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4.27Kay Jewelers Pavilion Finishes Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget
Construction work on the Kay Jewelers Pavilion on the Akron Children's Hospital campus was recently completed months ahead of schedule, and well under the projected $180 million budget.
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3.25New $2B Stanford Hospital Tops Out
A 30-foot-long, 3,400-pound beam was put into place, marking the topping off of the $2 billion hospital at Stanford Health Care in California. The general contractor is a joint venture between Clark Construction and McCarthy Building Cos. Construction of the 824,000-square-foot structure is expected to be completed in 2017.
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1.8The Orlando Office is Hiring
The Orlando, Florida office is seeking talented, energetic assistant project managers to support several large projects in Central Florida.
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12.18KHS&S Wins Two Walter F. Pruter Awards
KHS&S has won two Walter F. Pruter awards from the Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA) recognizing excellence in workmanship for the wall and ceiling industry.
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10.20KHS&S Maintains #2 Ranking in ENR Top Specialty Contractors Survey
For the ninth consecutive year, KHS&S has been ranked the second-largest specialty wall and ceiling contractor in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine.
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10.14Revit Drafter Needed in Tampa
Our Tampa, Florida office is seeking an experienced Revit draftsperson with working knowledge of a variety of interior / exterior building products, including themed work and prefabricated building systems.
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10.7Prefabrication Assists in the Completion of PAMF, San Carlos
KHS&S constructed and erected 600 exterior wall panels on the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, San Carlos Campus project.
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9.16KHS&S Co-Hosting a G2E Reception
KHS&S Contractors will be co-hosting a cocktail reception at the upcoming G2E Convention. If you plan on attending G2E this year please be sure to stop by the event and say hello and join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
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9.11We're Hiring in Orlando
The Orlando, Florida office is looking for true journeymen or master level carpenters with at least 10 years of experience. Heavy timber / glue-lam experience is required. Please send a complete resume to
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8.12KHS&S Earns Top Honors in FWCCA Awards of Excellence
KHS&S took home three Awards of Excellence, including the coveted 2014 Project of the Year, for its work on the exterior re-skin of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida and Transformers: The Ride - 3D at Universal Orlando Resort.
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7.29Oldcastle Modular’s Eggrock Bathroom Pods Installed at LA Marriott Hotel
SODO Builders LA, general contractor for the new $168 million LA Marriott Hotel in California, selected Oldcastle Modular to factory build 393 prefabricated Eggrock bathroom pods for the new dual-brand hotel, that includes 175 Courtyard by Marriott rooms and 218 Marriott Residence Inn rooms.
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7.15The Latest Ins & Outs News Magazine is Ready to View
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7.14Northrop Auditorium Featured in Architecture MN
Minuti-Ogle Contractors, A KHS&S Venture was honored to be a part of the renovation to the 85 year old Northup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.
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6.2KHS&S Contractors and Minuti-Ogle Co., Inc. Come Together to Form Minuti-Ogle Contractors, A KHS&S Venture
New Alliance Pairs KHS&S’ National Design-Assist Capabilities with Minuti-Ogle’s 100-Year Tradition of Quality Construction
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5.19Graton Casino & Resort Wins Two WACA CEA AWards
The Graton Casino & Resort was awarded two construction excellence awards from the Wall & Ceiling Alliance for Ceilings and EIFS.
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5.2National Rebuilding Day 2014
KHS&S recently participated in National Rebuilding Day 2014. KHS&S worked alongside PENTA Building Group to repair and restore a 52 year old home in central Las Vegas for a 74 year old Marine Veteran.
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1.22KHS&S Wins Two Walter F. Pruter Awards
KHS&S has won two Walter F. Pruter awards from the Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA) recognizing excellence in workmanship for the wall and ceiling industry.
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12.17W&C Top 50 Contractors for 2013
KHS&S is honored to be included by Walls & Ceilings Magazine in their list for the top 50 Wall & Ceiling Contractors for 2013.
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11.22KHS&S at the Lean Construction Institute Congress in Dallas
KHS&S was one of the prominent AEC firms in attendance at the 2013 LCI Congress that took place mid-October in Dallas, TX discussing some of the lessons learned from practicing lean construction methods.
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For the eighth consecutive year, KHS&S has been ranked the second-largest specialty wall and ceiling contractor in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine.
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9.9KHS&S On the Largest Construction Project in the Western Hemisphere
KHS&S is partnering with Bahamian contracting company I.Land Plaster to complete the exterior envelope for five hotel towers and nine areas on the project podium and convention center for the $3.5-billion Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas. At present, it is the largest project under development in the Western Hemisphere.
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KHS&S is fabricating and installing 440 EIFS panels on 22 floors of the JW Marriott under construction in downtown Austin, Texas. At 1,012 rooms and 112,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel will be the largest JW Marriott in the United States. The hotel opens in 2015.
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6.12The Secrets Behind the Magic
Imagineer Jim Kearns Reveals the Secrets Behind Cars Land.
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5.24We're Hiring for the UMC Job New Orleans
Work at one of the largest healthcare construction projects in the U.S. We're accepting resumes from experienced superintendents and foremen. Check out our listing here or at
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4.25KHS&S-Tampa Wins Big at ABC Excellence in Construction Awards
Congratulations to the KHS&S-Tampa project teams on winning three first-place Eagle Awards at the ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter's Excellence in Construction Awards program.  Winning projects include Busch Gardens Cheetah Hunt, Tampa; Wellington Regional Medical Center, Wellington; and Marlins Park, Miami.  
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4.5Four KHS&S Projects Receive THEA Awards
These annual awards recognize large and small accomplishments and outstanding achievements of projects that demonstrate the power that the creation of compelling places and experiences can have on the guest and visitor experience.
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2.7Get a First Look at the Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub
Watch how KHS&S is helping transform five levels and 80,000 square feet into one of the most anticipated entertainment venues in Vegas.
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1.29We're Hiring for the University Medical Center Project in New Orleans
KHS&S is accepting resumes from experienced drywall framers, hangers, superintendents and foremen for the University Medical Center project in New Orleans, LA.
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1.17KHS&S Wins Two Walter F. Pruter Awards From The WWCCA
KHS&S has received two coveted Walter F. Pruter Awards and an honorable mention from the Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA.) The long-standing awards program recognizes excellence in workmanship for the wall and ceiling industry.
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10.10KHS&S Maintains #2 Wall & Ceiling Rank in ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors Survey
For the seventh oonsecutive year, KHS&S has been ranked the second-largest specialty wall and ceiling contractor in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. The 2012 annual ranking of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors by McGraw-Hill is based on 2011 national revenue.
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8.1Oldcastle Precast Inc. to Manufacture Prefabricated Bathrooms by Eggrock Modular Solutions
Innovative Modular Pre-Fabrication LLC dba Eggrock Modular Solutions and Oldcastle Precast Inc. today announced a licensing agreement that grants Oldcastle exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute Eggrock prefabricated bathroom pods throughout North America.
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6.20KHS&S Completes a Mountain of a Project
KHS&S has just completed a remarkable rockwork structure for California’s second largest themepark. The 12-acre themed land was constructed as part of a $1.1 billion expansion plan for the themepark. As the main attraction, the rockwork structure and ride will take up about half of the land and is so large that it becomes the backdrop for the entire park.
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4.10KHS&S on Largest Hospital Projects in the U.S.
KHS&S is bringing design-assist, construction and prefabrication expertise to five of the 10-largest hospital projects underway in the United States, including Stanford University Medical Center Expansion, Palo Alto, CA; University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA; Exempla St. Joseph Replacement Hospital, Denver, CO; CPMC Cathedral Hill Hospital, San Francisco, CA; and a major teaching hospital expansion in Dallas, TX.
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4.5Crane Dance at Resorts World Sentosa Receives a THEA Award
These annual awards recognize large and small accomplishments and outstanding achievements of projects that demonstrate the power that the creation of compelling places and experiences can have on the guest and visitor experience.
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11.11KHS&S Sponsors Free Webinar on Prefabrication
KHS&S in conjunction with Engineering News-Record, is sponsoring a free webinar that will provide perspectives on prefabricated construction by an owner, architect and general contractor.
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6.15KHS&S International is nearing completion of Destination Resort in Vietnam Mountains
KHS&S International is nearing completion of Ba Na Hills Family Entertainment Center (FEC). The construction is being completed by the Bangkok, Thailand Office.
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5.2KHS&S Fuses Technology and Craftsmanship as Hard Rock Rolls Out New Café Design in Tampa
Building Information Modeling (BIM) was the star when KHS&S Contractors brought to life a new design concept that's rocking fans at the Seminole Hard Rock Café in Tampa.
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3.28KHS&S Project Becomes Florida's First LEED Platinum Government Building
KHS&S Contractors completed interior and exterior construction services for Florida’s first LEED Platinum government building.
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2.14Scenario Virtual Project Delivery Releases Revolutionary Project Data Integration and Access Software for the AEC Industry
Scenario Virtual Project Delivery™ (Scenario VPD), part of the KHS&S Group, successfully released the Communication, Collaboration and Control (C3) software system for the AEC industry.
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2.3KHS&S Speeds Virginia Hospital Construction with Prefabrication
KHS&S Contractors has been selected by Skanska USA Building to complete a wide range of prefabrication and traditional interior/exterior construction services at the new Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia.
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2.3KHS&S’ Dave Suder to be Featured on The CEO Show
Dave Suder, CEO / president, KHS&S-West Coast, will be the featured guest on The CEO Show, Sunday, February 6.
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11.12Innovative Modular Pre-Fabrication LLC Acquires Assets of Eggrock, Inc.
Innovative Modular Pre-Fabrication LLC (“Innovative”) announces its acquisition of assets from Eggrock, Inc., North America’s largest manufacturer of factory-built, prefabricated bathrooms.
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10.22KHS&S Named One of the Best Places to Work in Orange County
KHS&S, one of the world’s leading design-assist specialty building companies, was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal.
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10.10KHS&S-West Coast President/CEO Dave Suder Joins Top Contracting Experts in ENR Webinar
Dave Suder, president/CEO of KHS&S-West Coast, will join a panel of executives from large specialty contractors who will discuss strategies for business success during a national webinar Oct. 6.
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9.10 KHS&S Wins First-Place Awards in Orlando Excellence in Construction Competition
KHS&S has won two first-place “Eagle” awards in the 2010 Excellence in Construction Awards competition presented by the Central Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
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7.10KHS&S Selected to Help Build San Diego New Central Library
KHS&S has been awarded a contract to complete the decorative cement board, cold formed framing, drywall, spray applied fireproofing, plaster, insulation and toilet accessories for San Diego’s new central library. The nearly 500,000-square-foot library will break ground July 28 with completion anticipated in 2013. The construction manager is Turner Construction. KHS&S will begin work in the first quarter of 2011.

6.10KHS&S Marks ESOP Anniversary with Community Service Challenge
Commemorating their fourth year as an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, the employees of KHS&S Contractors-West Coast decided their celebration should make a difference.
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5.10KHS&S Opens First Office in Canada: Lands Edmonton International Airport Expansion Project
KHS&S continues to implement a targeted growth strategy with the opening of its first Canadian office in Alberta. The new office coincides with the award of a contract with PCL for the interiors and exteriors of the Edmonton International Airport Terminal Building Expansion. The $1.1 billion fast-tracked project will add more than 446,000 square feet to the airports south terminal as well as renovate existing facilities. The phased construction project will continue throughout 2012. KHS&S now operates from 15 offices throughout North America and six international offices throughout Asia and the Middle East.

4.10KHS&S Welcomes Kenneth Bock, Vice President, Business Development
KHS&S is pleased to announce Kenneth R. Bock has joined the company as vice president. Bock is responsible for generating new business for KHS&S Contractors and its other related companies. A 35-year veteran of the construction industry, Ken is experienced in nearly every facet of construction including design development, estimating, preconstruction, constructability review, field staffing and business development. His broad knowledge also spans multiple industry sectors including gaming, Indian gaming, hospitality, healthcare and education. Bock can be reached at or by calling 714.695.3670.

3.10Skanska Honors KHS&S as Supplier of Choice for 2009
Skanska USA Building Inc. has named KHS&S Contractors a Supplier of Choice for 2009. KHS&S is one of only five U.S. subcontracting companies recognized for outstanding performance related to safety, quality, meeting the schedule, green building, third-tier management, diversity, internal training and innovation. Robert Luker, Senior Vice President, KHS&S-Tampa, accepted the award March 3 in Phoenix, AZ where a reception/dinner was held for recipient companies.

2.10KHS&S Opens New Office in Nashville, TN - Heart of the Healthcare Industry
KHS&S has opened a new office in Brentwood, TN, a suburb of Nashville. The expansion puts KHS&S closer to the area's more than 300 healthcare companies, including the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) headquarters and many of the AEC industry's largest healthcare contractors and architects. KHS&S is a national provider of interior / exterior construction to the healthcare industry and has completed more than 50 hospitals across the United States. The new office address is 205 Powell Place, Brentwood, TN 37027. The telephone number is (615)312-8200. For more information, contact Jess Robinson, project manager.

1.10KHS&S Wins Project of the Year Awards For Exteriors of Montage Hotel and Cal Poly Student Housing
KHS&S-Anaheim has won two Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA) /Walter F. Pruter 2009 Project of The Year awards for exterior construction. The Montage Hotel and Garden, Beverly Hills, CA won in the "Exterior Commercial" category and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo North Student Housing won in the "Exterior Institutional" category. Projects were selected based on quality craftsmanship, design and materials. For more information, contact Greg Stedman, Regional Vice President, at (714) 695-3670.


12.9KHS&S Faux Cedar Exterior on Casino Snoqualmie Receives National Excellence Award
KHS&S' workmanship on the exteriors of Washington State's Casino Snoqualmie has received Walls & Ceiling Magazine's 2009 Excellence Award in the EIFS / stucco category. The project was selected from entries received across the United States and is highlighted in Walls & Ceilings December 2009 issue. For this project, KHS&S used Dryvit EIFS to create a durable alternative to real cedar. Craftsmen created a faux wood grain using EIFS, then cut the material to look like cedar siding. The finish coat is combed and stained to simulate real wood.

12.9KHS&S Helps Redefine the Las Vegas Skyline With City Center
KHS&S' quality craftsmanship is showcased throughout Las Vegas' CityCenter as it begins a series of grand openings in December. This colossal $8.5 billion, 67-acre project in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip is the most expensive privately funded construction project in U.S. history. KHS&S performed work on five major CityCenter projects - the convention center, Cirque du Soleil's Viva ELVIS™ theater, ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and The Harmon Hotel. KHS&S' scope of work ranged from traditional services, such as drywall and metal studs, to more specialized services, including themed construction and high-end finishes.

12.9KHS&S Receives Top Honors in Central Florida Excellence in Construction Awards
For the second consecutive year, KHS&S received the coveted Subcontractor of the Year Award at the 2009 Annual Excellence in Construction Awards gala held by the Associated Builders and Contractors Central Florida Chapter. KHS&S also received two first-place Eagle Awards. The Subcontractor of the Year Award is given to a single subcontracting company which exhibits extraordinary attention to quality and detail. Eagle Awards were earned for KHS&S' interior work on NASA's Operations & Checkout Facility retrofit at Kennedy Space Center and for themed interiors and rockwork at the T-Rex Caf in Orlando's Downtown Disney.

11.9KHS&S Contractors Employee Food Drive Sets Orange County Food Bank Record
  KHS&S - West Anaheim, California USA (November 25, 2009) - The Anaheim office of KHS&S Contractors West Coast, an employee owned company since 2006, celebrated National Employee Ownership Month in October by collecting 15,352 pounds of food for the Orange County Food Bank, setting a Food Bank record for ...
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10.9KHS&S-West Coast Celebrates ESOP Month and ESOP Success by Giving to Local Charities
KHS&S Contractors - West Coast, an employee-owned company since 2006, is celebrating national Employee Ownership Month throughout October with a month-long schedule of events to benefit community charities.

8.9KHS&S Expands Services with New Specialty Contracting Group
KHS&S-West Coast Adds Specialty Contracting Group KHS&S-West Coast has expanded to offer a full line of specialty products and services, including acoustical grid and tile ceilings, acoustical fabric and metal wall panels, specialty metal and wood ceilings, thermal insulation and more.
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7.9KHS&S Breaks Ground on Expanded Seattle, WA Office
KHS&S has broken ground on an expanded KHS&S office in Fife, WA, just outside of Seattle. The new office is expected to be complete by the end of 2009. KHS&S has worked in the Seattle market since 2001 and has been in its current Fife location since 2004. The expanded facilities will feature additional room for KHS&S' preconstruction services as well as additional personnel and warehouse space. In 2008, KHS&S-Seattle completed its largest project to date, the Casino Snoqualmie in Snoqualmie, WA. For more information, contact John Platon at 714.695.3670.

7.9KHS&S Earns Three Awards of Excellence at FWCCA Event
KHS&S has received three Awards of Excellence as part of the annual Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (FWCCA) Excellence in Construction awards program. The awards were announced today at the FWCCA Annual Convention and Tradeshow held in St. Augustine, FL. KHS&S received awards for its work on T-Rex Café, Downtown Disney, FL; Bella Collina Clubhouse, Montverde, FL and the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Expansion, Tampa, FL.

7.9KHS&S Opens Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
KHS&S has opened its third Florida office location in Fort Lauderdale. The expansion allows KHS&S to offer a higher level of service to the South Florida market, where KHS&S has already completed high-profile projects such as the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hotel, Hollywood and Homestead Hospital. KHS&S is currently completing Magic City Casino in Miami. The Fort Lauderdale office address is 2800 W. State Road # 84, Suite 118, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. The telephone number is 954.792.2427. For more information, contact Robert Luker at 813.628.9330.

6.9KHS&S-West Coast's Dave Suder Wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year© Award
Dave Suder, president/CEO, KHS&S-West Coast, was one of eight business executives honored June 11 as part of the 23rd annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the Orange County, CA / Desert Cities region. Suder was selected from a group of finalists in the real estate and construction industry category. The awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The region covers Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino, CA counties and all of Arizona. Award recipients are eligible for national honors that will be presented Nov. 14 in Palm Springs, CA.

3.9KHS&S Contractors Enters the High-Tech Integrated Project Delivery Revolution Through Partnership with Scenario Design
Scenario Design, LLC, a KHS&S Scenario, Inc. Company, provides Integrated Project Delivery services including BIM, virtual construction sequencing and "live model" design-build collaboration
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10.8ABC Names KHS&S-Orlando Subcontractor of the Year
KHS&S-Orlando has been named Subcontractor of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors Central Florida Chapter. KHS&S earned the honor at the Excellence in Awards Banquet held Oct. 8. KHS&S was also awarded four Excellence in Construction awards, including 3 first-place Eagles.

10.8KHS&S Maintains # 2 Wall & Ceiling Spot in ENR Annual Ranking
For the third consecutive year, KHS&S Contractors has been ranked the second-largest specialty wall and ceiling contractor in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. The ranking is part of the 2008 Top 600 Specialty Contractors list published annually by McGraw-Hill and is based on 2007 nationwide revenue. KHS&S ranked 28th overall.

7.8KHS&S Helps Set Stage for Next Generation NASA Program
KHS&S-Orlando is crafting a place in the history of space exploration with its retrofit work at NASA s Kennedy Space Center on Florida s East Coast. Craftsmen are installing metal framing and drywall on the ceilings in the high and low bays in NASA s Operations & Checkout (O&C) Building. Originally built in the 1960s, the building will play a crucial role in NASA s next-generation human space exploration initiative, the Constellation Program. The final assembly, checkout and acceptance testing of the program's crew transportation system, Orion, will eventually be performed at the O&C facility. Work will continue through September 2008.

4.8Las Vegas' Newest Casino Showcases KHS&S Craftsmanship
KHS&S craftsmanship takes center stage in The Palazzo, Las Vegas' newest casino resort. KHS&S completed intricate murals, gold leaf finishes, framing, theming and 13 interior and exterior water features for this $1.8-billion mega resort. The grand entry fountain serves as a project focal point, while elaborate finishes are evident throughout the 3,000-room project situated next to The Venetian.


12.17Projects Take On Personal Touch During the Holidays
The KHS&S project team working at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is helping a five-month-old cancer patient and her family have a better holiday. KHS&S employees in Anaheim adopted the family as part of the hospital's Christmas outreach program and have donated clothing, toys and household items. Holiday programs at other ...
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12.1KHS&S Creates Synthetic Cedar Finish for Washington Casino
KHS&S themed artisans have created a durable, yet realistic, alternative to red cedar for the exterior of the Casino Snoqualmie in King County, Washington. Using EIFS and a mixture of artistic stains and washings, the synthetic cedar gives the appearance of real cedar, but none of the limitations, which can include high cost and high maintenance. Synthetic cedar joins a long list of other faux finishes in which KHS&S has "gone against the grain" to create real wood detailing without the inherent problems of the real material. For more information, contact Kevin Wirsch at 714.695.3670.

11.17KHS&S Builds Safe Environment at Florida Mega-Hospital
KHS&S is continuing its work on the interior build-out, drywall and exterior stucco for Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. The two-year project, which combines two smaller hospitals and adds an additional 420,000 square feet, is one of the largest hospital projects undertaken by KHS&S-East Coast. The expanded facility is being constructed with a special exterior waterproofing / air barrier to allow the facility to withstand Florida's toughest hurricanes. KHS&S is keeping its own high safety standards, winning Skanska's Incident Free Environment Subcontractor of the Year Award for its work on the project.

10.15KHS&S Maintains ENR High Ranking
For the second consecutive year, KHS&S Contractors has been ranked the second-largest specialty wall and ceiling contractor in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. The 2007 annual ranking of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors by McGraw-Hill is based on 2006 nationwide revenue.

8.15KHS&S Tops Regional Rankings
KHS&S was ranked the largest wall and ceiling contractor in California and the Southwest and the second-largest in the Southeast in McGraw Hill Construction's annual ranking of the top specialty contractors by region. The rankings were based on 2006 revenue from projects located within designated regions across the United States. California was its own region. The Southwest includes Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. The Southeast includes Florida, George, North Carolina and South Carolina.

7.16KHS&S Sweeps Award Categories at FWCCA Awards Program
KHS&S was presented with three statewide awards for construction excellence by the Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (FWCCA) at its annual convention and tradeshow in Orlando. KHS&S earned the coveted Overall Project of the Year for its exterior finish work on Coconut Point in Estero, FL. Coconut Point also earned KHS&S the Commercial Mega Project of the Year. KHS&S was awarded Themed Project of the Year for its interior and exterior work for the Pepin Heart Hospital in Tampa, FL. This is the second consecutive year that KHS&S has taken top honors for both commercial mega and themed project categories.

6.30KHS&S Bringing New Luxury to the Las Vegas Strip at The Palazzo
KHS&S is bringing new luxury to the Las Vegas Strip by creating the intricate murals, water features, golf leaf finishes and other ornamental elements for The Palazzo. The $ 1.8-billion project, touted as one of Las Vegas' new generation of full-service resorts, opens in late 2007.

5.1KHS&S-Tampa Earns First-Place "Eagle" at ABC Excellence in Construction Awards
KHS&S-Tampa earned a first-place Eagle Award for the exteriors of Coconut Point - an upscale shopping destination in Estero, Florida. KHS&S completed more than 300,000 square feet of exteriors for the open-air center, which is the focus of a 500-acre master-planned community.

4.16KHS&S Closes Flooring Division; Former KHS&S Employees Form Flooring Company
KHS&S Contractors has disbanded its Architectural Flooring Group and is no longer offering architectural flooring design and installation. Two Architectural Flooring Group executives have left KHS&S to open ArCon – a full-service architectural flooring company. “Closing this division is part of our long-term strategy to maximize resources devoted to our ...
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1.2 Safety First as Las Vegas' Allure Tower One Project Wraps Up
KHS&S is nearly complete installing the EIFS panels for the 41-story Allure Condominium - Tower One located just off the Las Vegas strip. The project contains 428 residential units. During its 12-month construction schedule, KHS&S earned two "Safest Contractor of the Month" awards from Bovis Lend Lease, the project's general ...
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11.2KHS&S Water and Flame Wall Delights Guests at IP Casino's Carnaval De Brasil
Carnaval De Brasil is an upscale, Brazilian restaurant located at the newly rebuilt IP Casino Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. Formerly the Imperial Palace, the IP Casino was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and has since undergone a complete transformation. In addition to completing IP's interior and exterior renovations, KHS&S built the ...
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10.15View KHS&S' On-line Brochure
KHS&S' corporate brochure can now be viewed on-line. Simply click the "View Our Brochure" icon located on the KHS&S homepage just above the What's New section. Then use the navigation system to virtually flip the pages or go to a particular brochure section.

8.21KHS&S-Orlando Earns Six Awards in Associated Builders & Contractors Competition
KHS&S has been awarded six Excellence in Construction Awards presented by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Florida Chapter. KHS&S earned a first-place Eagle Award for the interiors of Disney's Saratoga Springs Phase II. Awards of merit were earned for the exterior finishes on The Loop; interior finishes on Osceola Brownstones; interior finishes on Disney's Expedition Everest; interior finishes on CNL Center II; and interior finishes on Fairfield Resort Guest Tower 2. Since its founding, KHS&S has earned more than 70 awards for construction excellence.

7.15KHS&S Takes Top Honors in Florida Construction Awards Program
KHS&S was presented today with two statewide awards for construction excellence by the Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association. KHS&S earned the Mega Project of the Year Award for its interior and exterior work on Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa. KHS&S also earned the Themed Project of the Year Award for its interior work on Disney's Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest. The awards were presented at the FWCCA Annual Convention and Tradeshow, held this year in Miami.

4.18KHS&S' Largest Project to Date Opens in Las Vegas
Station Casinos' Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa opens today in Las Vegas, marking the completion of KHS&S' largest single project to date. KHS&S touched nearly every element of the project, including interior drywall, specialty finishes and theming; three interior and three exterior water features; and the interior terrazzo flooring and interior and exterior architectural concrete. KHS&S installed more than 2.8 million square feet of drywall for the project and completed more than 366,000 square feet of Venetian plaster and faux finish. The entry water feature alone covers more than half an acre. "KHS&S' signature of excellence is evident from literally floor to ceiling..." said Dave Suder, president, KHS&S-West Coast. "I couldn't be prouder of our team."

3.21KHS&S Begins Work on Reno, NV Medical Complex
KHS&S has started work on a 10-story, 500,000-square-foot patient care tower for Washoe Medical Center in Reno, NV. Expected to open in summer 2007, the Tower I project is part of a multi-year expansion program designed to help the medical center keep up with a more than 30 percent increase in patient admissions over the past five years. KHS&S will complete the interior walls and ceilings, fireproofing and EIFS for the project. The general contractor is Sellen / Clark & Sullivan Joint Venture. The project architect is HDR Architects, Inc.


11.28Moss Anderson Selects KHS&S for Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
KHS&S-Dallas has been awarded a $15,000,000 contract to complete the interiors and exteriors for Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin, Florida. Emerald Grande will have a total of 269 luxury waterfront condominiums. Phase 1 consists of two 13-story towers, a 5-story parking garage, approximately 75,000 square feet of retail ...
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11.23Red Rock Station Resort & Casino Showcases Breadth of KHS&S Services
KHS&S is continuing construction of Station Casinos’ Red Rock Station Resort & Casino in Summerlin, Nevada. The largest single project to date for KHS&S, Red Rock Station features a 20-story hotel tower, a 619,705-square-foot casino, restaurants, spa and entertainment venues. Involving nearly every KHS&S specialty, KHS&S is installing more than 2.8 million square feet of drywall; 366,000 square feet of Venetian plaster and faux finish; and building six water features, one covering more than half an acre. The KHS&S Architectural Flooring Group is installing exterior walkways with stamped architectural concrete and interior terrazzo flooring. The project is expected to be complete in April 2006.

10.28KHS&S Selected to Complete Sandpearl Interiors & Exteriors
KHS&S-Tampa has been awarded a $7,000,000 contract to complete the interior metal stud framing, drywall, insulation and exterior stucco for the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach, Florida. With plans to open early 2007, the luxury resort complex will feature a 251-room, four diamond hotel, a full-service spa, fine dining, meeting & event space, 117 condominium units, 50 condominium-hotel suites and more than 11,000 sq. ft. of retail space. Hensel Phelps is the general contractor. JMC Communities is the project's owner. KHS&S will begin work in January 2006.

10.17KHS&S Maintains #1 ENR Ranking
For the second consecutive year, KHS&S Contractors has been ranked the largest wall and ceiling contractor in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. The 2005 annual ranking of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors was released today by McGraw-Hill. Rankings are based on 2004 nationwide revenue.

8.15KHS&S Orlando Earns Three "Eagles" in ABC Excellence in Construction Awards
KHS&S-Orlando has won three first place “Eagle” awards and an award of merit in the 2005 Excellence in Construction awards competition sponsored by the Central Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Disney-MGM Studios “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” won an Eagle Award in the finishes – exterior - $1 to $5 million category; Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa won Eagles in both the Finishes Interior and Exterior - $10 to $20 million category; and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino won an Award of Merit in the Finishes – Interior - $ 5 to $10 million category. Awards will be presented at an ABC awards ceremony on October 15.

7.14KHS&S Appoints Mark Keenan Chairman Of The Board
Tampa, FL (July 14, 2005) – Mark Keenan, a founding partner and former long-term president of Keenan Hopkins Schmidt and Stowell Contractors, Inc. (dba KHS&S Contractors) has been appointed KHS&S Contractors’ chairman of the board. Keenan helped found KHS&S and served as president of KHS&S-East Coast for more than 18 ...
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5.5KHS&S Facades Take Center Stage at Debut of Disney-MGM Studios' "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" TM
Disney-MGM Studios' newest attraction opened today in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, featuring KHS&S facades that provide a French-inspired backdrop for this high energy stage show. "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" is centered on the filming of a spy thriller and reveals the show secrets of high-speed automobile, motorcycle and watercraft stunts. Based on the popular Stunt Show Spectacular at Disneyland Paris, the show features KHS&S-created sets inspired by the village of Villefranche-sur-Mer in the south of France. KHS&S built the 177,000-square-foot set, on one of the largest at Walt Disney World Resort, by attaching 14 different facades to a butler-style, corrugated framed building. KHS&S completed the themed plaster and stucco finishes and installed themed roofs, doors, windows and balconies reminiscent of the Mediterranean.

4.8KHS&S-Tampa Earns ABC Subcontractor Project of the Year Award
KHS&S-Tampa earned the coveted Subcontractor Project of the Year Award and a first- place Eagle award at the ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter's Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet held April 8 in Tampa, FL. KHS&S' work on the $142,000,000 Glenridge on Palmer Ranch project in Sarasota, Florida, earned Subcontractor Project of the Year. KHS&S' scope of work included the installation of more than 2.5 million square feet of drywall, 3,065 EIFS window headers, 148 EIFS columns and more than 8,000 linear feet of EIFS cornice. The interior and exterior construction of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa, Florida, earned KHS&S a first-place Eagle Award in the Commercial Project $3 million to $10 million category. The 2005 ABC awards program had a record number of award entries.

4.1KHS&S Projects Take Top Awards at AWCI Convention
KHS&S projects earned first, second and third-place awards at the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry's (AWCI) Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony held today in Tampa, FL. KHS&S-Dallas shared the first-place award with Baker Drywall for the Bailey Medical Center at Plano, Plano, TX. KHS&S-Concord's DeYoung Museum project, San Francisco, CA tied for second-place, and KHS&S-West Coast's The Forum Shops Expansion III, Las Vegas, NV took third place. "We take great pride in receiving these awards, especially because they are judged by our peers," said David Stowell, KHS&S Chairman and CEO. "They are a tribute to the excellence and dedication of our employees and craftsman, who all deserve our thanks and congratulations."

3.22Visit KHS&S at NIGA 2005 Booth 1034
KHS&S senior management, estimating and themed construction specialists will be available April 12 - 13 to discuss specific projects and services at the National Indian Gaming Association's annual tradeshow - NIGA 2005 - in San Diego. If you have questions about how KHS&S could contribute to a future project, here is your chance to speak directly with key leaders in multiple disciplines. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Miles, business development, at 858-453-4475.

2.8KHS&S Healthcare Group Helping to Bring State-of-the-Art Heart Care to Tampa and the Southeast
The KHS&S Healthcare Group continues to make progress on the interiors and exteriors of the 125,000-square-foot Pepin Heart Hospital & Research Facility, located on the main campus of the University Community Hospital in Tampa. The $40 million hospital is the first in the Southeast to offer an unprecedented digital technology system that will allow a nearly paperless facility. This film-free and wireless environment will enable physicians and clinicians to access information immediately, simultaneously and from a multitude of work stations - inside or outside the hospital. The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2005. The general contractor is Batson-Cook Construction.

1.5KHS&S-East Coast Sells Concrete Group Assets
TAMPA, FL) KHS&S Contractors-East Coast has sold the assets of the KHS&S Concrete Group to MH&M Construction, Inc., a new company owned in part by Hogan Herges. Herges, who ran the KHS&S Concrete Group since 1998, is now a principal of MH&M. MH&M is a separate corporation from KHS&S, in ...
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12.20KHS&S-East Coast Headquarters Moves to Larger Facility
The Tampa, Healthcare Group and Central Services divisions of KHS&S-East Coast have moved to a larger facility in Tampa. The new address is 5422 Bay Center Drive, Tampa, FL 33609. The main phone number remains unchanged and is 813-628-9330.

12.15KHS&S-Nevada Named Safest Contractor of the Year
The Nevada Contractors Association recently named KHS&S Contractors "Safest Contractor of the Year". Contractors and construction professionals were judged by a committee of peers according to challenges, performance, excellence and professionalism. The annual state awards mark the industry's highest honor and greatest achievement. The Nevada Contractors Association is a nonprofit trade group, representing the state's largest, oldest and most prominent contractors.

10.18KHS&S-ENR Ranks KHS&S Largest Interior / Exterior Contractor in the Country
For the first time in its 20-year history, KHS&S Contractors has been ranked the country.s largest wall and ceiling contractor by Engineering News-Record (ENR), the construction industry's largest trade magazine.

9.24KHS&S-Forms Architectural Flooring Group
KHS&S has expanded services to include architectural flooring systems. The KHS&S Architectural Flooring Group will offer a complete range of decorative flooring services and systems, including cast-in-place textured concrete, concrete surface finishing, thin-set topping, epoxy and rusticated terrazzo, pool decking and other hard-surface flooring materials. For more information about the KHS&S Architectural Flooring Group, call John Platon, KHS&S senior vice president, at 714-695-3670.

7.1KHS&S-West Coast Names John Platon Senior Vice President
KHS&S-West Coast is proud to announce the promotion of John Platon, KHS&S-Anaheim, to Senior Vice President. Platon was previously vice president of estimating / business development, a position he held since joining KHS&S in May 2001. In his new role, Platon is responsible for securing profitable new projects and for identifying and developing opportunities for joint ventures and other business relationships that further KHS&S' strategic goals for growth and expansion. Platon can be reached at 714-695-3670.

6.11KHS&S Named Tampa Bay's Top-Ranked Commercial Real Estate Company
For the second year in a row, The Tampa Bay Business Journal has named KHS&S Contractors Tampa Bay's top-ranked commercial real estate company. The ranking is part of Tampa Bay Business 200 - an annual listing of 200 of Tampa Bay's largest privately held companies. KHS&S was 13th on the list, which is based on 2003 revenue. In 2003, KHS&S was 18th.

6.7KHS&S Creates the Best of Texas Under Glass at the Gaylord Texan
KHS&S Contractors has once again brought its magic to a Gaylord hotel. In addition to installing more than 2,000,000 square feet of drywall in the hotel's massive convention center, KHS&S used its themed construction expertise to pay tribute to the Lone Star State by turning the atrium of Gaylord's newest resort into a fantasy of Texas-size proportion.

5.6KHS&S Forms Joint Venture in Pacific Northwest
KHS&S Contractors has formed a joint venture with U.S. Drywall Company, Inc. of Tacoma, WA to more efficiently serve customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Drywall, a KHS&S Contractors Venture, brings together KHS&S' extensive product versatility and significant resources with U.S. Drywall's strong local team and 20-year history in the ...
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3.17KHS&S-Concord Moves to Larger Office Space
The KHS&S San Francisco Bay (Concord, CA) office has relocated. Their new address is 2500 Dean Lesher Drive, Suite B, Concord, CA 94520. The phone and fax numbers are unchanged at: phone 925-677-0828 and fax 925-677-0847.

3.11KHS&S Turns Up the Glitz at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Tampa
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Tampa officially opened today, completing 1.5 years of construction which transformed the original single-structure Seminole Casino into a first-class boutique hotel and Las Vegas-style destination. KHS&S completed the interior and exterior finishes, including metal framing, drywall, FRP panels and decorative interior ceiling drops for the 90,000-square-foot casino and 250-room, 12-story hotel tower. The two-phased project was constructed while the existing casino was still operating, requiring KHS&S to construct temporary exterior EIFS panels and temporary drywall partitions to separate the first phase of the project from the casino. When phase I was completed in June 2003, KHS&S began phase II where the original casino once stood. The project was developed by the Cordish Company for the Seminole Indian Tribe. Perini/Suitt Joint Venture was the general contractor.

2.27Meet KHS&S Representatives at Upcoming Industry Events
KHS&S estimating and themed construction specialists will be available to discuss specific projects and services at the following upcoming tradeshows and events. If you have questions about how KHS&S could contribute to a future project, here is your chance to speak directly with key leaders in multiple disciplines. For more ...
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2.15Faux Finishes Taking Shape at Caesars Forum Shops Expansion
  KHS&S is creating highly stylized faux marble finishes and more than 7,000 ornamental elements for the Phase III expansion of The Forum Shops, Simon Properties highly acclaimed retail development located at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Once the expansion is complete, shoppers can walk through the Roman street scenes in ...
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11.1KHS&S Earns Top Honors in ABC Excellence Awards
KHS&S Contractors' work on two Orlando, Florida projects was recognized for outstanding workmanship at the Central Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors Annual Excellence in Construction Awards program held Nov. 1 at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios Florida. KHS&S was presented with a first-place Eagle Award for its interior framing and exterior EIFS work on Festival Bay at International Drive, a 200,000-square-foot shopping center expansion. KHS&S earned a Merit Award for interior and exterior work for Orlando's Windermere Preparatory School. The awards continue a long history of award-winning work for KHS&S, which has won at least one award in this competition since 1988.

10.20KHS&S Ranking Continues to Climb in ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors Survey
KHS&S Contractors was ranked the 2nd largest wall and ceiling contractor and the 33rd largest specialty contractor in Engineering News-Record's 2003 Top 600 Specialty Contractors Survey published October 20. The ranking moves KHS&S up three spots from 2002, when KHS&S was ranked the 36th largest specialty contractor. The 2003 ranking is ENR's 26th annual listing of The Top 600 Specialty Contractors Survey which ranks the top firms in 15 building specialties. Rankings are based on 2002 construction revenue.

10.13KHS&S Wins Coveted Sarno Award for Casino Construction
KHS&S Contractors today received one of only 17 national Sarno Awards for its themed construction on Desert Passage at the Aladdin Casino, Las Vegas. KHS&S earned the award in the Best Overall Casino / Resort Construction Project under $100 Million category. Presented by Global Gaming Business magazine, the Sarno Awards recognize extraordinary efforts in architecture, design and construction in the gaming industry. A panel of five judges evaluated hundreds of entries from across the country in the areas of real estate development, architectural design, construction, theming, signage, landscaping, interior design and attractions. The awards were presented at the first-ever Casino Design 2003 - a two-day conference that brought together architectural and construction professionals from across the United States.

8.15KHS&S Earns Top Spots in Regional Rankings
KHS&S has earned the #1 wall and ceiling contractor spots in California, Florida and Nevada as ranked by McGraw Hill's Top Specialty Contractors listings in California Construction Link, Southeast Construction and Southwest Contractor magazines. Published in August, the rankings were based on 2002 revenue. In addition, KHS&S was named Nevada's "Best Wall and Ceiling Contractor." In this new ranking, general contractors were asked to vote on "favorite" specialty contractors in each category based on quality of work, timeliness, project management skills, communication skills, timely billings and staying on or under budget.

7.3Dramatic Ceilings Contribute to Borgata Upscale Elegance
Atlantic City's Borgata, the first new casino to open in Atlantic City in 13 years, debuts today featuring dramatic ceilings that bring the warmth and beauty of Tuscan architecture to this Renaissance Pointe venue. Based on Dougall Design's plans, KHS&S craftsmen constructed more than 27,000 linear feet of soffits and completed more than 200,000 square feet of ceilings, including dramatic groin vaulted ceilings, elliptical vaulted domes, pyramid vaults and vaulted, pentagonal ceilings, many involving intricate faux painting. In addition, KHS&S installed the casino's more than 3,600 slot machines and hotel's 60,000 pieces of furniture, fixtures and equipment.

6.18Thunder Valley Casino Showcases KHS&S Theming Artistry
The United Auburn Indian Community and Station Casinos' Thunder Valley Casino celebrated its grand opening, bringing to Sacramento, CA a first-class 250,000-square foot casino. In addition to exterior framing, EIFS, interior framing and drywall, KHS&S craftsmen completed the facility's themed elements including multiple faux finishes, Venetian plasters and intricate ceiling designs. The KHS&S Water Feature and Rockwork Technology Group also created an outdoor fountain, pool and stone column water feature, topped with flaming bowls eight feet in diameter. The $22-million project was the culmination of a fast-track six-month schedule that included using craftsmen from three KHS&S office locations.

5.13KHS&S-Reno Wins EIMA Award for EIFS Excellence
Reno was awarded a 2003 Excellence in EIFS Construction Award from the EIFS Industry Members Association for its work on Marriott's Timber Lodge at Lake Tahoe, California. KHS&S received the award for its exterior work on this mountain lodge, which features more than 350 rooms and suites. The award was received in the "new commercial projects over 10,000 square feet" category.

4.25BC Recognizes KHS&S-Tampa for Outstanding Work
Tampa has won two Excellence in Construction awards from the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. KHS&S-Tampa earned the premier prize - the Subcontractor Project of the Year Award - for its work on International Plaza and Bay Street on the Plaza in Tampa. They also earned an Excellence in Construction Award for work on the Nina Harris Exceptional Student Education Center in Pinellas Park, Florida.

4.23KHS&S Wrapping Up Largest Casino in Arizona
KHS&S is on schedule for completing the themed construction for the expansion of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's Casino Del Sol in Tucson. When complete, the casino will total 213,000 square feet, making it the largest casino and entertainment venue in Arizona. KHS&S craftsmen are completing the themed construction for the Tuscan-themed complex, including the project's 41,000-square-foot sky mural, peaking at 46 feet above the gaming floor, and nearly one-quarter mile of themed facades, designed to replicate authentic Tuscan village streetscapes. The project is expected to open in Summer 2003. Leo A Daly is the project architect. McCarthy Building Company is the general contractor.

3.28KHS&S Receives AWCI 2003 Excellence in Construction Quality Award
The Association of the Wall and Ceilings Industries - International (AWCI) today presented KHS&S with the 2003 Excellence in Construction Quality Award for KHS&S' work on the interiors and exteriors of Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. The first-place, national award was presented at the annual AWCI convention in New Orleans, La. KHS&S work was selected from entries submitted by wall and ceiling contractors throughout the United States and was judged on quality, complexity and safety. For the Gaylord Palms exteriors, KHS&S erected more than 230,000 square feet of scaffolding, completed approximately 1.1 million linear feet of metal stud framing and applied more than 450,000 square feet of Dryvit EIFS, one-half-mile of exterior balustrades, and numerous GFRC/GFRG forms and foam shapes. In addition, KHS&S completed more than 48,000 square feet of themed interiors including a full replication of a 65 ft. X 26 ft. two-masted ketch, home to the resort's Key West-themed liquor and oyster bar.

2.21Healthcare Construction Group Scores A Hit with Bovis Lend Lease
The KHS&S Healthcare Construction Group has been named Subcontractor of the Month for Bovis Lend Lease's JFK Medical Center project in Atlantis, Florida. Part of Bovis Lend Lease's Batting Average Incentive Program, the award recognizes excellence in subcontractor performance by giving "hits" in 12 key categories including safety, conformance, scheduling, change orders, daily reports and coordination with other trades. The award is presented to the subcontractor with the highest "batting average." The Healthcare Construction Group is a KHS&S division devoted specifically to the special requirements of constructing healthcare facilities. For more information, contact Robert Luker, senior vice president, at 813-888-7004.

1.2Visit KHS&S at Western Indian Gaming Conference, Jan. 21 - 24, 2003
Visit KHS&S at Booth # 502 at the upcoming Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) to be held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA. Produced by the California Nation's Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), the WIGC is rapidly becoming the largest and best-attended Indian gaming show in the Western United ...
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