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PWI Construction named a ‘Largest Phoenix-Area Commercial Building Contractor’

PWI Construction is proud to be ranked in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Book of Lists: Largest Phoenix-Area Commercial Building Contractors. The Phoenix Business Journal’s weekly lists, compiled annually in the Book of Lists publication, provide an in-depth look at the largest and most influential players defining local economies.

Sixty-two commercial contractors were ranked by 2023 Arizona billings for buildings built in Arizona, total billings for buildings built anywhere, the number of employees local and companywide, top local executive, and year founded locally.

 

“We at PWI Construction are pleased to be recognized as one of the largest commercial contractors in Arizona. Our firm was founded more than 35 years ago as a local homebuilder right here in Arizona. We’re honored to continue to work with some of the best developers, operators, architects, and designers on premier destinations in The Grand Canyon State,” explains PWI Construction Director of Brand & Client Relations Dominica Garza.

Notable Arizona-based construction projects include JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, Andaz Scottsdale, Four Seasons Troon North, and Tia Carmen (restaurant). To view the Phoenix Business Journal’s full list of the Largest Phoenix-Area Commercial Building Contractors, click here.

 

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Giving back in 2023

Every year, our Culture Committee works together to organize team-building and community outreach events throughout the year.

 

We are proud of their leadership and the contributions of our team members across the United States. Thanks to their commitment to the community, we were able to collaborate with more than six community organizations, including The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada, Marine Corps Toys for Tots, The Foster Alliance, McLane Children’s Hospital, and others.

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We are grateful for the contributions made by all our team members last year. Thanks to their generosity and the leadership of the 2023 Culture Committee, we significantly impacted the communities where we live and work, while also having some fun together. We donated more than $3,400 in donations and monetary funds, and we volunteered more than 30 hours of our time. We appreciate their support and contribution in making PWI Construction a place where we can continue to make a difference in our communities.

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PWI Construction attends HD Expo + Conference

The HD Expo and Conference is an annual event that serves as the largest hospitality product discovery destination in the United States. It takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and PWI Construction is excited to participate alongside other hospitality stakeholders. The conference offers a product launchpad, networking opportunities, and a chance to stay informed on industry dynamics, including guest needs.

 

Director of Brand and Client Relations Dominica Garza says, “We’re proud to join our partners in the hospitality industry at HD Expo. This annual event is one of our favorites to learn more about cutting-edge products, technology, and the people leading the charge in innovation for the hospitality industry.”

The conference offers a deep dive into the latest hospitality inspiration and trends and allows us at PWI Construction to catch up with our hospitality partners. To learn more about this annual conference, visit hdexpo.hospitalitydesign.com.

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Women in Construction Week 2024

We at PWI Construction are participating in the Women in Construction Week, held from March 3-9, 2024, in partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). The aim of this observance is to recognize women’s important contribution to the construction industry, highlight the opportunities available for women in the industry, and draw attention to the increasing role of women in construction. This week-long event will help NAWIC fulfill its mission of empowering and elevating women in construction to achieve greater success.

Women in Construction Week, also known as WIC Week, is a perfect opportunity to celebrate and support women in the construction industry. NAWIC introduced the first WIC Week in 1998, and it has since grown and evolved each year. Many of our local chapters organize WIC Week events, which can include visiting high schools to give presentations, hosting job site tours, organizing luncheons, and virtual events.

This year’s theme, ‘Keys to the Future,’ emphasizes the strength, knowledge, and vital role that women play in shaping the future of the construction industry.

WIC Week provides NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country with a chance to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in construction and highlight the growing role of women in the industry.

NAWIC chapters throughout the country will celebrate WIC Week with a wide range of activities. Please visit www.nawic.org to find a NAWIC chapter near you.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive a Success

Our team in Las Vegas organized a Thanksgiving Food Drive to support The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada this past month. Held at PWI Construction’s corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, the drive was led by the firm’s 2023 Culture Committee, a group of employees who plan and organize community giving, service, and team-building events throughout the year. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our team members, The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada brought warmth and nourishment to countless families during this holiday season.

 

“Our team members never fail to amaze me. They continually come together to support our communities,” Director of Brand Dominica Garza explains.

The Salvation Army relies on drives like this to feed over 1,000 families during the holiday season.

 

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Lodging Conference brings together hospitality leaders

The Lodging Conference is one of the most prominent events in the hotel industry across the globe. For 29 years, this conference has attracted tens of thousands of influential hotel owners and executives worldwide. During this event, the industry’s top owners, operators, presidents, CEOs, investors, and dealmakers come together to discuss development, finance, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations.

 

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“The hosts of the Lodging Conference deserve our gratitude for organizing such a first-class event that brings together the finest minds in hospitality. This annual gathering is one that we eagerly anticipate, as it offers unparalleled opportunities for learning, networking, and growth,” Director of Brand Dominica Garza explains.

We are delighted to participate in this premier event that takes place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, a PWI Construction project location. We attended the sold-out event to re-establish connections with current clients and partners and establish new relationships. It was an excellent chance to gain insights into the state of the industry and network.

 

The Lodging Conference is unlike any other industry event, offering three days of continuous opportunities to network, enjoy gourmet food, leisure activities, a casual dress code and atmosphere, and the presence of senior-level developers and executives from the hospitality industry. In 2023, TLC was the world’s largest industry conference with over 2,700 attendees.

 

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Las Vegas team volunteers at YMCA

Our Las Vegas office teamed up with the YMCA of Southern Nevada to build supply kits for at-risk youth who are part of the academic intervention program. This initiative was part of the United Way of Southern Nevada’s yearly Day of Caring, which brought together community members to support one another.

 

“We want to express our deep appreciation for our team members who took time out of their day to support this cause, and for our leadership team who encouraged group volunteering in our community,” explains Director of Brand Dominica Garza. We are proud to give back to the communities where we live and work, and it is our honor to be part of such a compassionate community.

The academic intervention program is designed to support young people who have faced challenges with their educational outcomes and social-emotional health. These students come from low-income neighborhoods and Title I schools, and we recognize the difficulties they face daily. That’s why we at PWI Construction are committed to supporting them and their families through the creation of these supply kits, and we are humbled by the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

 

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PWI Construction recognized as a ‘Top Construction Company’

PWI Construction has been featured on the ‘Top Construction Companies’ list by Hotel Management for the eleventh year in a row. Hotel Management is a renowned magazine in the hospitality industry, providing insights on various critical issues and trends shaping the business climate. Throughout the year, Hotel Management conducts surveys, presenting comprehensive data on different segments of the hospitality industry, from design firms to multiunit owners and developers.

Dominica Garza, the Director of Brand and Client Relations at PWI Construction expressed, “Hotel Management is a valuable resource for hotel owners, developers, and operators. It is indeed an honor for PWI Construction to be recognized as a leader in hospitality construction by being featured on the annual Top Construction Companies list.”

The survey considers hotel construction projects completed in the current year and those expected to be completed in the following year.

 

For more details, see the July/August 2023 issue of Hotel Management.