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2014

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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7.16Delta Leisure Resorts Named Best Urban Development Project in Nigeria
KHS&S International project Delta Leisure Resorts has been named "Best Urban Development Project in Nigeria” by Living Luxury, Africa's most prestigious real estate exhibition.
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6.12KHS&S International Networks at Asian Attractions EXPO 2014
KHS&S International CEO/President Dave Suder met in June with regional owners, architects and contractors at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Asian Expo 2014 to discuss networking and construction opportunities.  Asian Expo 2014, the largest Asian tradeshow for the leisure and attractions industry, was held at the ...
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5.20KHS&S Joins Atech Group International for World's Largest Indoor Themed Destination
KHS&S International has joined with theming specialists Atech Group International to bring world-class themed construction services to the IMG Worlds of Adventure themed entertainment destination under construction in Dubai. The 1.5-million-square-foot project, developed by the Ilyas & Musfafa Galadari Group (IMG), will be the world's largest temperature-controlled indoor themed entertainment ...
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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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2013

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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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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7.22EIFS PANELS SPEED ENCLOSURE OF JW MARRIOTT AUSTIN
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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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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJR_SfhOcuI
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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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2012

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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4.5Crane 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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2011

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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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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2010

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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10.10KHS&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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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.


2009

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.


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.


2008

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.


2007

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.


2006

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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2005

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.


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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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."


2004

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.


2003

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.


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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