Gundlach Champion Inc. earns AGC Build Michigan Award
IRON MOUNTAIN — Gundlach Champion Inc (GCI) has won the 2021 AGC Michigan Build Michigan Award in the Design Build Category for the KBIC Marquette Casino Remodel and Expansion Project. The Build Michigan Award recognizes outstanding Michigan construction projects that best represent what the AGC membership has to offer. Winning projects present good management skills, imagination, perseverance under unusual and challenging circumstances, and innovative construction techniques.
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) contracted Gundlach Champion to build the expansion of the casino’s gaming operations. Together KBIC and GCI worked through multiple design considerations, major site utility challenges, and budget constraints to develop a strategy to construct this modern facility. The 67,000 sq. ft. addition includes:
– 1,200-seat event center
– Gaming floor with 750 slot machines and game tables
– Restaurant, lounge, and quick service grill
– Utility upgrades
Gundlach Champion, Inc. is the marriage of two of Herman Gundlach, Inc. founded in 1898, and Champion, Inc. founded in 1921. For over a century, GCI has been providing preconstruction and project delivery systems to the commercial, educational, healthcare, industrial, and public facilities markets throughout the Upper Peninsula and the Midwest.