2013 Year in Review

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Largo Concrete completed the year with landmark projects such as the LA Marriott, Stanford BioE/ChemE, Harrah’s Rincon Hotel Expansion and the Dodgers’ Stadium Renovation. Largo posted an annual revenue of $211 million in 2013. With no intention of slowing down, large scale project starts in West Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX and specialty work such as the concrete domes at Sufism Reoriented in Walnut Creek, CA and the Great Wolf Water Park and Hotel in Anaheim, Largo continues to grow every day.

The Harrah’s Rincon Expansion in Valley Center and the Marriott in downtown Los Angeles are both concrete frame hotel towers over 20-stories in height. The $150 million, 403-room expansion at Harrah’s also includes, additions to the pool area, convention center and parking. Largo poured over 22,000CY of concrete at Harrah’s between January and August and the expansion is expected to be complete in the spring of 2014. With both convention and leisure travel on the rise, the Courtyard Marriott located on the corner of Olympic Blvd. and Francisco St., the 392-room hotel is expected to open during the summer of 2014 and improve downtown’s thriving hotel market.

In the commercial office market, Largo completed the 500,000sf Hyundai Motors America Headquarters building in Fountain Valley this past August. The Korean based firm is currently the fifth largest auto manufacturer in the world and the 6-story office and technical service building, with a showroom visible from the 405 freeway, solidifies their commitment to southern California.

At Stanford University, Largo poured the concrete in the 210,000sf Bioengineering / Chemical-Engineering building, completing the definition of the Science and Engineering Quad. The new facility features wet and dry laboratories for both departments but is also designed to encourage cooperation between them. Across the San Francisco Bay at UC Berkeley, Largo worked on the 7-story, 82,000sf Campbell Hall Replacement Building which features instructional, laboratory, administrative and support space for the astronomy and physics departments.

During the MLB offseason Largo worked on the Dodger Stadium Renovation project on a fast-track schedule. A majority of the renovation occurred below the lower level of seating which was rebuilt after the new clubhouse and dugouts were complete. The renovation also included four levels of ADA upgrades, two retail stores, a medium voltage DWP structure and back-of-house improvements. Construction teams worked through the night to be ready for the Dodgers’ season opener on Monday April 1, 2013 against the San Francisco Giants.

Largo was the design-build general contractor for the parking structures at the UDR Development in Mission Viejo, CA and at the Westfield Mall in Century City. The UDR project is a “wrap” parking structure with residential apartments on three sides and contains 535 total stalls over 3 ½ levels of parking. The UDR structure is a flat-plate design so the parking decks would match the residential floors, in contrast to the Westfield structure which utilized a long-span design. The Westfield structure is 206,000sf with 1.5-levels below grade, 5-levels above grade and 561 total stalls. The exterior façade is almost completely covered by chameleon colors metal panels which reflect different colors depending on the angle of the sun. The Westfield structure also features a photovoltaic array on the roof deck, designated stalls for fuel efficient vehicles and a car-counting system which displays available spots.

Outside of California, Largo completed the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant in Tonopah, Nevada and began construction of two parking structures at the Summerlin retail center in Las Vegas. The two structures total 1,435 stalls and 520,000sf and with concrete expected to be complete in February, 2014. In Austin, Texas concrete is nearly complete on the 7-level parking structure with 6-stories of commercial space above IBC Bank Building. The 850,000sf Seaholm project in Austin also started in November, 2013 with a scheduled completion in 2015. This mixed-use development features two stories of commercial and retail space above 3-levels of below grade parking and a 20-story residential tower above 9-levels of parking.

Notable project starts in California include the G8 project in Los Angeles, Runway and Playa Villas in Playa Vista and the Sufism Reoriented sanctuary in Walnut Creek. With a combined contract value over $100,000,000 the G8 and Playa Villas projects are parking podiums for large residential communities. The Runway project, adjacent to Playa Villas, includes commercial, retail and above grade parking structure components along with below-grade parking podiums for residential apartments. In northern California the Sufism Reoriented project is a religious sanctuary which features 13 concrete domes, 5 of which are cast-in-place.

Our commitment to quality work and client satisfaction has allowed us to successfully grow into new markets and take on larger, more challenging projects. With over 800 employees, Largo has the resources and capabilities to meet your needs on any project. We appreciate all the opportunities our clients have entrusted us with, and all the hard work and support our subcontractors and suppliers have provided, and look forward to a bigger and brighter 2014!

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