In partnership with Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Loven Contracting replaced the Grand Canyon National Park’s El Tovar Hotel’s roof. One of the oldest and most iconic hotels, El Tovar Hotel opened in 1905 and was constructed to accommodate increasing numbers of train passengers arriving aboard the Grand Canyon Railway. Due to the hotel’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places and its status as a National Historic Landmark, any work on the facility requires strict adherence to both the National Park Service and SHPO historic renovation, preservation, and rehabilitation guidelines.
The roof replacement process included installing over 45,000SF of cedar shake shingles that would match the original’s profile and finishes. Our years of experience working in and around active Grand Canyon National Park job sites enabled our team to work efficiently while ensuring the safety and quality of experience of visitors, staff, residents, and wildlife. To limit the impact of construction on the visiting public, extensive environmental control management and comprehensive safety measures were implemented throughout all project phases.