Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

This project was awarded with the Best Interior Improvement Award, as presented by Engineering News Record (ENR).

Loven Contracting completed a 224,458SF remodel of the Little America Hotel Main Lodge and Guestroom Lodges located in Flagstaff, Arizona. This project transformed the aging 1972 facility, both in design, and operational and systems efficiencies.

The revitalized hotel features a contemporary design with updated finishes, local textures, and natural elements and is now considered one of the most desirable hospitality options in Flagstaff, providing a wide range of accommodations.

Little America Hotel’s ability to maintain the majority of their revenue stream throughout the construction process was the key to the project’s success, and the construction team hit key phase dates for multiple temporary returns to 100% occupancy during the remodel. This was accomplished through strategic phasing of the work into single buildings with targeted completion for holidays and special events. A robust safety plan — enabling all other facilities to remain 100% functional throughout construction — was essential to a high quality experience for hotel guests and staff.

The scope of work included:

  • Remodel of the Main Lodge: all ballrooms, meeting rooms, reception lobby, gift shop, restaurant, public restrooms, banquet kitchen, administration offices, and storage areas.
  • Construction of an outdoor dining terrace.
  • Remodel of 250 guest rooms in four individual lodge buildings.
  • Replacement of HVAC equipment and sewer lines in all buildings.
  • Enhanced ADA compliance via installation of new elevators in three guestroom lodges, new accessible entrance features, accessibility upgrades to all public restrooms, and the remodel and addition of new accessible guestrooms to current codes.
  • Roof replacement and installation of fire sprinkler systems and fire lines in all buildings.

Potential long term savings were achieved via key system upgrades, including a new roof with open cell foam insulation on all renovated facilities, energy efficient LED lighting to meet APS Energy Efficiency Rebate standards, energy efficient HVAC system and controls, and water conserving fixtures.

Highlands Fire Station

Highlands Fire Station

Highlands Fire Station

Location

Flagstaff, Arizona

Loven Contracting worked with Highlands Fire District on the Design+Build delivery of a 4,000SF Fire Administration Building addition to the existing Fire Station and a 2,400SF Pre-Engineered Metal Building for the Bear Jaw Wildfire Hand Crew.

Construction took place during a heavy monsoon season, requiring 8-foot over-excavation, fill, and compaction to prepare the site. During construction, our team identified a leak in the fire loop as well as drainage challenges that were causing failure of the surrounding pavement. Loven Contracting mitigated these issues via a 3’ over-excavation and substrate rebuild to support heavy vehicle traffic. By completing this concurrently with the original scope of work, this enabled our client to achieve meaningful savings and we completed the project on-schedule.

Yavapai Lodge Renovation

Yavapai Lodge Renovation

Yavapai Lodge Renovation

In partnership with Delaware North, Loven Contracting completed renovations of the Yavapai Lodge at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The scope of services included a complete interior renovation of the restaurant, servery, and dining areas, new dining and seating, kitchen modifications, new bar seating, the relocation of the registration desk to the front of the retail area, renovating the lobby to include a lounge area and coffee grab-and-go service, and refurbishment to the retail area. 

Originally built in the 1970’s, the Yavapai Lodge required updates that would enable the facility to provide quality visitor services and experience. The lodge now features functional, contemporary spaces with historical imagery and colors evocative of the Grand Canyon and Southwest.

Alliance Bank of Arizona

Alliance Bank of Arizona

Alliance Bank of Arizona

Location

Flagstaff, AZ

In partnership with Alliance Bank of Arizona and Davis Architects, Loven Contracting constructed a new 6,121SF single-story branch building, associated parking and landscaping in the vibrant Aspen Sawmill mixed-use development in Flagstaff, Arizona.

  • The building design incorporates a range of high-quality materials on the exterior of the building, including stone, wood, and steel.
  • Loven Contracting collaborated with Alliance Bank for security, access control, and communications throughout construction.
  • Loven Contracting worked together with client selected IT professionals to secure the vault, the server room, and the exterior ATM walk-up machine.

Services provided for this project included cost estimating, conceptual scheduling / pricing, value engineering, subcontractor selection, project management, construction, and warranty.

National Bank of Arizona, Flagstaff

National Bank of Arizona, Flagstaff

National Bank of Arizona, Flagstaff

Location

Flagstaff, AZ

In partnership with National Bank of Arizona, Loven Contracting constructed a 4,940SF new branch bank building with a snow melt system, a 1,686SF detached drive-thru canopy with an underground tube system, and associated parking and landscaping. Loven Contracting installed a full-size vault and the provided off-site building management system hardware.

Services provided included cost estimating, conceptual scheduling / pricing, value engineering, subcontractor selection project management, construction, and warranty.

National Bank of Arizona, Williams

National Bank of Arizona, Williams

National Bank of Arizona, Williams

Loven Contracting partnered with National Bank of Arizona for an interior and exterior restoration of the old Babbit’s Building located in Williams, Arizona. The scope of work included an entirely new interior, walls, and finishes as well as major structural upgrades, repairs, and new utilities installations.

Loven Contracting worked closely with the Historical Preservation Review Board of the City of Williams to restore the exterior stucco and paint to its original façade. A challenge of the project involved the condition of the existing bricks being inadequate for the new stucco finish. Loven Contracting utilized spray concrete tools to produce a smooth and flat stucco finish.

Loven Contracting provided all preconstruction services, design, budgeting and construction under our agreement with National Bank. With review of the original design, we were able to provide value engineering alternatives to preserve the client’s budget and complete the work on a tight schedule.