M.J. Dean Construction

As anyone who seen the Las Vegas skyline can attest, some of the most well-known hotels and resorts in the world reside in this locale. If any construction firm has cracked the code to successfully delivering these palatial projects, it is M.J. Dean Construction. The general contracting firm, which began in 1989, offers clients consulting, cost analysis, construction, operations and project management in the Las Vegas area.

A factor that gives M.J. Dean an edge over competitors is its “thorough understanding of the local market,” the company says. This understanding has led the company to build some of the most prestigious iconic landmarks in the city. 

“The Hard Rock, Mandalay Bay, Palms Place and Cannery Casinos are just a few of the properties we’ve helped bring to fruition,” M.J. Dean Construction says. 

Having developed a reputation for on-time, on-budget construction practices, M. J. Dean offers its clients a consistently high level of quality. The company also retains “one of the largest pools of experienced, professional and reliable employees, subcontractors and vendors in the Las Vegas area,” it says.

M.J. Dean fosters long-standing relationships with clients by partnering with them through the entire construction process, including the pre-construction and planning stages through construction and final build-out. “We highly respect the power of ‘word of mouth’ advertising,” the company says. “We’re dedicated to keeping both current and future clients thoroughly involved throughout the entire construction process.”

To ensure quality and adhere to tight schedules, the company holds sub-trade licensing and self-performs much of the construction work including concrete, drywall, wall covering and finishes. Additionally, the company can build exterior insulating finishing systems (EIFS) and install fireproofing as well as doors and hardware. 

“Overseeing the construction of many of the world’s largest mega-resorts shows that we are capable of building the most imaginative architectural designs and meet the most demanding engineering challenges,” the company says. 

Rocking Vegas

Due to success with previous projects, the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas contracted M.J. Dean to act as general contractor for its most recent expansion. M.J. Dean was responsible for project management, concrete work, metal stud framing, drywall and painting of the project. The $600 million project included construction of two cast-in-place concrete towers: the 17-story, 443,877-square-foot Paradise Tower and the 15-story, 447,997-square-foot HRH Tower. Each incorporating a glass curtainwall skin, the Paradise Tower offers 479 guest rooms and 11 suites while the HRH Tower furnishes 374 suites, eight two-story poolside villas, a second-level spa and salon plus a club and club lounge. All work was performed while the hotel remained in operation.

The pool area was also expanded 2.3 acres to add in four additional pools including a swim-up gaming pool and a pool featuring clear-bottomed cutouts that serve as skylights for the lounge area below. 

In addition, the casino gaming area was expanded, and 60,000 square feet of convention/meeting space plus restaurants, retail space and parking garage was added. The company claims that it was able to complete one floor every seven days—allowing the company to deliver the project under budget and ahead of schedule.

As part of the expansion project, M.J. Dean was also contracted to expand and revamp The Joint at The Hard Rock, a concert venue. Almost twice the size of the previous concert hall, the new space retains the same intimacy using three-tier, multilevel seating so no guest is more than 155 feet from the stage. 

The space can accommodate a capacity of 4,055 people with floor seating, 700 fixed balcony seats, VIP level with table seating and seven VIP luxury skyboxes. 

Chateau Construction

This year, M.J. Dean is slated to begin construction on phases three and four of the Marriott Grand Chateau. Having completed the project management, concrete work, metal stud framing, drywall and painting on phases one and two, when completed, the entire project will entail four 38-story, cast-in-place concrete towers. The project requires 40,300 cubic yards of concrete and 4,300 tons of reinforcing steel thus far, and the two completed towers are encased in EIFS and glass that are supported by drilled caisson foundations. 

Continually honing its craft by “providing our clients with skilled craftsmanship, professional management and strong leadership,” M.J. Dean will maintain its status as a leader in the Las Vegas marketplace.

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