The region’s smallest cancer patients are now receiving care in a state-of-the-art infusion center built by Lepori Construction and designed by MBA Architecture and Interior Desing.
Highlights from this complete remodel on 5th Floor of Sierra Tower on the Renown Regional campus include:
- 9 out-patient infusion bays with 3-Form lighting panels (nature scenes color coordinated with flooring and paint) to provide soothing distraction for patients
- Custom cabinetry from the Lepori Cabinet Shop
- 5 exam rooms and 1 procedure room
- Clinic registration
- Nutrition room and family room
HOBEY'S CASINO ADDITION
Collaborative Design Strategies –To avoid the time and expense of redesign, the Lepori team rebooted 2008 drawings for Hobey’s Casino expansion. Our in-house designers bridged the old design with 2016 improvements in technology and materials. Leaders collaborated with mechanical and electrical design-build subcontractors to use LED lighting, high efficiency equipment, stunning finishes and more.
Maintaining Business as Usual – To assuage patrons who would lose surface parking due to the expansion, the team made a 2-floor parking garage more desirable by erecting a roof on it prior to the expansion. Then we carefully phased, shifted and scaled construction to ensure the safety and way finding of Hobey’s patrons and staff. We re-routed people with signage and construction barricades. We also minimized staging space onsite with just-in-time delivery of materials and equipment.
Aggressive Scheduling- Hobey’s opened its sports book before football season and a central bar in time for a New Year’s Eve celebration thanks to the designers and craftsmen working seamlessly. Our in-house cabinet shop developed finishes as Urban Design Team finalized the interior design and craftsmen in the field finalized field measurements.
Repeat Client – In addition to the more than $5 million in work noted above, we have also completed these design-build projects for Hobey’s: a parking lot, a parking structure, backup generation, HVAC fresh air system, restaurant and bar upgrades, an earlier additions with a convention center, steakhouse and gaming space.
“Lepori Construction has been my trusted general contractor for all of my improvements over the last two decades. They completely embrace the importance Hobey’s places on customer service at our property.”
- Pete Mandas, Owner & President, Hobey's Casino
Hobey's Casino Remodel/Addition
PEG'S GLORIFIED HAM AND EGGS, LEMMON VALLEY
Optimizing Restaurant Function – The floor plans for Peg’s Glorified Ham and Eggs restaurants are designed to enhance “Egg-cellent” Service. Lepori Construction designers captured work flow in a circular placement of stations, equipment and furnishings in our first two restaurants for Peg’s. The circular flow design fit easily into a building envelope that was about as wide as it was deep. However, our third restaurant, which is in Lemmon Valley, provided the challenge of designing in a long, narrow envelope. We learned from the “Egg-cellent” Staff how to adapt their movements into the floorplan to ensure that met their egg-acting standards.
Delivery – In addition to full design services, the Lepori team completed site tie-ins, framing, and finishes. We built all of the custom cabinetry in our shop, which allowed us to really shoe-horn all the function into spaces.
“At Peg’s, we have a very specific workflow to support our business. Our Lemmon Valley location was especially challenging because it had a very different layout than we had ever used previously. Lepori Construction is a great partner to work with. Their team was able to accommodate all our numerous requests, and even present the pros and cons of each option, so that we could make the best design choice. In particular, I was quite impressed with the work that the designer, Dominic Gonzales, did on the plan to support us the entire way to maximize every corner of our space and nail down the entire plan to the exact inch."
- Fred Lee, Owner
FUELING & CONVENIENCE STORES
GOLDEN GATE PETROLEUM C-STORE AND FUEILING
Gas, Gaming and Groceries - Lepori Construction has enjoyed building several turn-key Golden Gate Petroleum Convenience Stores and Fueling Stations in Nevada. We’ve built centers in downtown Reno and Kietzke Lane, Golden Valley, Lovelock, Carson City, Hawthorne, Gardnerville and Winnemucca. Most stores feature groceries, convenience foods, Port of Subs and slot machines.
Turn-Key Delivery - Our involvement starts with Frank Lepori investigating site options prior to the owner purchasing the land. Frank guides the project through permitting, and our design team oversees civil engineering, structural engineering and fueling consultants. Typically, five months after we pick up a permit we deliver a hardscaped and landscaped site of about 1.5 acres with the building and six or more fuel dispensers in islands. Using in-house site crews, framing crews and our in-house cabinet shop for fixtures allows us to compress schedules.
Value Added – Site investigation allows us to uncover opportunities. For example, on a project underway in Elko we identified adjoining land owners and a utility district who benefited from partnering to extend utilities into other parcels. They also reduced the cost to the owner.
“I trust Frank Lepori Construction to guard over our best interest and smoothly deliver turn-key projects that meet aggressive schedule and my high quality standards.”
Dennis O'Keefe, CEO & President, Golden Gate Petroleum
9 Golden Gate projects in our portfolio
Our Golden Gate projects feature in-house architectural design.
Lemmon Valley Center
The Lepori design build team consolidated multiple parcel and brought in utilities to create a commercial center with easy access off Lemmon Valley Drive.
Ample parking and welcoming landscaping enhance the center, which includes Jimboys Tacos, Mynt Dispensary and Instant Smog.
TMCC's WILLIAM N. PENNINGTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Phase 1 - This hard bid contract included extensive interior remodeling and the addition of 22,000 sf of classroom within an existing warehouse. Work was completed partially while school was in session, including a metal storage building and new front entry addition. Remaining work was completed under an aggressive summer-break schedule.
Phase 2 – Lepori Construction also won the bid for interior renovation of the existing south façade, remodeling interior classrooms and adding classroom space on the second floor mezzanine of the building within existing areas.
Community Impact – Our two phases of improvements allowed TMCC to provide students with specialized technical training and the chance to earn certifications, certificates of achievement, and associate in applied science degrees. Students now have these resources:
- 102,000 sf of Instructional and Meeting Space
- Networked Computer Labs
- Corporate Training Rooms
- Resource Center
- Smart Classrooms
- Labs for manufacturing and automotive technologies
- Shops for machining, fabrication, HVAC and welding
Both phases of our work featured certified payroll.
Saint Albert The Great Catholic School Addition
Secure, Sustainable and Stunning –Rob Fabri, AIA, solved two problems with one addition at Saint Albert The Great Catholic School. His design replaced the low, drab 1960s entry with a rising, radius CMU entry wall that protects students with a state-of-the-art secure entry. Lepori Construction built the new face for the school and upgraded the facility with sustainable finishes, including LED lighting and R value insulation in walls, roof and foundation exceeding requirements. The interior has low VOC paint, and the new landscaping has drought tolerant plants.
Award – The project received a Merit Award in Education Design at the 2017 Awards for the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada.
“The St. Albert’s School job had a very tight timeline and many complexities. They calmly took us from pre-construction through the final inspection, performed brilliantly, and brought the job in under budget and on time. I consider Frank Lepori Construction as one of the few truly elite contractors in the entire region and know that when I hire them I will always get the results I’m looking for.”
- Mike Quilici, Diocese of Reno Chief Development Officer
JENSEN PRECAST RENO HEADQUARTERS
Maintaining Business as Usual – Lepori Construction delivered a new corporate headquarters without impacting operations at the Jensen precast concrete production plant. We built temporary offices for those located in the footprint. Then we built the two-story, steel framed metal building office addition adjoining the existing precast production facility on an aggressive schedule.
Design Collaboration – The Lepori team worked with Jensen and team design consultants to resolve flooding issues on the site by raising the metal building with masonry foundations.
Permitting Collaboration - We collaborated with local permitting authorities to streamline approval of flood issues on the site, which kept the $1.14 million project on time. Using subcontractor feedback allowed us to further assist the engineers in optimizing the final design.
BRISTLECONE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Bang for the Budget - As the Construction Manager at Risk working for a non-profit providing services to families in recovery, Lepori Construction focused on finding the most cost-effective materials and methods to build the Bristlecone Family Resource Project. Working elbow to elbow with BJG Architecture & Engineering, we delivered a state-of-the-art treatment facility on a $1.6 million budget. Through creative design and thorough constructability review and pricing efforts, we gave the Bristlecone leaders everything they wanted and stayed within budget.
Repurposed Building – The Lepori team converted an out-of-date office building into a healing treatment environment with a full service kitchen, transitional living wing, storage area, inpatient living quarters and staff offices.
“The detail Frank Lepori put into making our building a great facility represents a job well done, and will carry Bristlecone far into the future.”
Tammra Pearce, Executive Director
DISPENSARY & CULTIVATION
Rapid delivery - The Lepori team delivered Mynt in on a 14-week schedule, enabling Washoe Wellness to be among the first in Nevada to sell medical marijuana. In the face of tough weather conditions, our site crew provided demolition and utility tie in to make way for the 3,312 sf state-of-the-art center. A Lepori tenant improvement team self-performed rough and finish carpentry and oversaw all trades, working to create an elegant finish in the $1,021,000 facility in downtown Reno. Our in-house cabinet shop detailed and installed a significant millwork package.
Finishes Driving Function - Our in-house design team worked with Washoe Wellness to make certain the design met rigorous standards for security with bullet proof glass at sales windows and bullet proof sheet rock. The floor plan features locking chambers between products and public exits similar to the protocols used in bank design. Beautifully crafted cabinets detailed in our Cabinet Shop provide additional security and reflect a Truckee River Design theme set by Interior Designer Kristen Giocomini.
“Being able to collaborate with Kevin Good in the Lepori Cabinet Shop made our design process go quicker. He used his millwork design expertise to adapt to our needs and evolving state legal requirements to develop solutions that function well. His proposal to use roll-up cabinetry that we lock at night meant we didn’t have to move product to a safe every night, saving Washoe Wellness $15,000 a month. This is now a new industry standard. Kevin also used his creativity with wood and finishes to enhance our design concept.”
Mark Pitchford, Manager, Washoe Wellness
MOUNTAIN AMERICA CREDIT UNION
Mountain America Credit Union needed their new bank on Steamboat Parkway delivered on an aggressive 25-week schedule. It was the Lepori team’s third project in the Damonte Ranch Town Center, but it was our first project for the Utah-based credit union. We worked closely with them to ensure the $1,790,000 state-of-the-art bank met their expectations and complied with local building constraints.
Our team performed much of the scope of work, and we oversaw a loyal team of subcontractors. Maintaining the schedule involved a lot of give and take between all trades working on site. Lepori site crews provided utility tie-ins and developed the building pad. Our structural work included rough and finished carpentry. Interior finishes included painting and installation of fine architectural millwork from our cabinet shop. We also installed A/V equipment, security equipment and office furniture.
“Frank Lepori Construction, Inc. was very responsive to questions, concerns, and requests. We were a little apprehensive at first to go with a local GC, since we didn’t have any experience with them, but were very happy we did. The Credit Union saved a considerable amount by doing so, and we were extremely satisfied with their performance.”
- Nathan Shepherd, AC, PMP, Construction Project Manager
REMSA CAMPUS RENOVATION
Business as Usual – The Lepori team renovated three buildings on the REMSA campus over several phases to allow them to maintain all their 24/7 services. We renovated 20,000 sf within the $2.47 million project.
The first phase consisted of upgrades to their air and ground vehicle maintenance facilities on site which included demolition and construction for the expansion of their mechanic shops for both air (helicopter) and automotive personnel and a new ambulance parking canopy.
The second renovation consisted of the full remodel of one of their buildings into new office spaces. The full interior of this building was demolished to make way for the new office layout which was to house two separate entities within REMSA; therefore, access to employee areas was coordinated with a large electronic card access system installed during the first phase.
The final phase consisted of renovation to offices vacated by the second phase of work into the new emergency dispatch facility. Once this facility was up and running, the former area was demolished and renovated into additional IT space and offices.
Working with Architect Don Mackey, we used a design-assist approach to transformed three buildings into one cohesive campus by coordinating exterior finishes which now define REMSA. The project was carefully permitted and phased to ensure minimal downtime for staff, especially the crucial work in the dispatch area. Value-engineering and constructability input helped ensure this project was brought into reality even while working under tight budgeting constraints.
“If you have a vision as to what you’d like your project to look like then Frank Lepori Construction is the one what will help you create that vision. They take pride in their work, and they work closely with you to see that you get exactly what you want.”
Mitch Nowicki, Corporate Services Manager
NOAH'S ANIMAL HOUSE, RENO
The Lepori team delivered Noah's Animal House in Reno on an aggressive 21-week schedule and within a $338,000 budget. The stand-alone facility now accommodates up to 36 pets for victims of domestic violence.
The 1,500 sf facility allows for the feeding and sheltering of animals. ARKA Blue designed the facility with space for veterinary services, kennels and grooming. Abuse victims stay in other shelters and can visit the animals at the animal house because few of the local shelters allow pets.
Founder Staci Alonso advocated for the facility so that abuse victims could be spared the trauma of leaving their pets behind when fleeing an abusive home. She previously founded a similar facility in Las Vegas.
Because of the nature of its work, the animal shelter is well hidden and does not share its location with the public. They ask victims to contact the Domestic Violence Resource Center (previously known as Committee to Aid Abused Women) first.
“Frank Lepori and the entire team at Lepori Construction treated our non-profit construction project the same as if it was a 5 star resort. Their attention to detail, commitment to excellence, timeliness and budget sensitivity allowed us to maximize our donor’s contributions. “On time and on budget” like MAGIC. We can’t thank him enough.”
-Staci Alonso, Founder/Noah’s Animal House
Burlington Coat Factory, Legends, Sparks
We delivered a shell, 40,000 sf of interior for Burlington, and an additional 18,000 sf cold shell in 150 days. The Lepori team directed many as many as 80 crafts people, including our crews and 18 subcontractors. Ee completed extensive hardscaping and landscaping to tie the newest tenants into the lifestyle center at Legends.
To drive abreviated schedules on all of our Legends projects, the Lepori team typically self performs demolition, utilities and site pad development. Our structural work includes rough and finished carpentry, and we complete a great deal of the exterior finish work, including painting. Interior finishes included painting and installation of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
“To deliver the Burlington building in 150 working days is pretty impressive. Lepori Construction orchestrated as many as 80 crafts people on site at one time, including their site and building crews as well as 18 subcontractors. It was a pleasure to see how smoothly they brought it all together” - Dustin Cleveland, Red Development Project Manager
Jacobs Entertainment - Demolition near Sands Regency, Downtown Reno
In order to establish a west-of-downtown arts and entertainment area called the Fountain District, Jacobs Entertainment is phasing demolition of old hotels, houses and businesses. The Lepori team demolished 10 of the old, empty structures in 2018.
In some cases we worked around historic homes that were later moved. Work included abandonment of utilities, removal of all structures, compaction of building pads and watering to prevent pollution during demolition.
The ten buildings that were demolished are marked in red at the right.
The Lepori team also delivered new executive offices for Sands Regency in 2017. We are currently working on the West Tower kitchenettes.
REVISIONS BREWERY, RENO
The Lepori design build team converted an aging warehouse into a state-of-the-art facility with a 4,500 sf brewery and a 17,025 sf warehouse in Spark. Support facilities include two tap rooms, 2 bars, 2 coolers, offices, a conference room, break room and restrooms.
Working with Founder and Owner Jeremy Warren, the team designed and delivered the $623,000 renovation in 2017. Warren and his partners invested a total of $2,000,000 with equipment and furnishings.
Revisions Brewery was among the radical transformations led by the Lepori team to redevelop Hymer Avenue in Sparks.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION BUILDING, SPARKS
To serve an expanding congregation, the Lepori team delivered a full service community center with classrooms, kitchen, offices and reflection areas.
The Lepori team collaborated with the Catholic Diocese of Reno and HMC Architects to maximize the value of the project to the congregation while staying within its $1,703,000 budget in 2008.
SALERNO KITCHEN REMODEL, VERDI, NV
In replacing the kitchen of an out-dated home, Jon Salerno collaborated with the designers in the Lepori cabinet shop to detail custom hickory cabinets. Our cabinet shop tailored the function and layout to reflect the way the family cooks, dines and cleans. A Lepori foreman demolished the original kitchen and worked with the homeowner to complete the remodel on a 2-month schedule in 2017.
“My wife loves her kitchen. It turned out really nice, and everybody from Lepori Construction was awesome to work with.”