Rosendin, the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contracting company with a regional office in Tempe, Ariz., has completed renovations on the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix. The contracting company worked on the original build as well as two remodels making it a particularly special project to the Rosendin team. Despite complications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges of working in a fully operational hotel, Rosendin completed renovations on time and on budget with zero injuries.
“The Sheraton Hotel is one of the most prominent landmark projects that come to mind when I think about what Rosendin has achieved in Arizona. This is a passion project for me as the initial construction project was one of the safest and most rewarding projects we have had in Arizona. We have been fortunate to perform both remodels of this stunning hotel,” says Mike Greenawalt, CEO of Rosendin. “It brings me great joy to see another safe and successful project completed by our employees throughout these past two years.”
The hotel was built over the course of two years, opening in 2008. Rosendin views it as a turning point because it
was this project that solidified the company’s commitment and investment in BIM (Building Information Modeling) and prefabrication efficiency to make jobs more efficient with fewer mistakes. For the most recent renovation project, Rosendin worked with General Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction and provided electrical services to the Sheraton’s main lobby, arrival area, lobby lounge, marketplace area, coffee bar, studios, and restaurant and club lounge.
“This project was complex to take on because 90 percent of the light fixtures were custom made, some of which were delayed. These custom builds required additional time and intricate installation,” says George Flaherty, Rosendin project manager.
“This kind of challenge is what makes the work we do exciting and never boring as we get to problem-solve every day. There is so much about this project that reflects the Rosendin way.”
Rosendin’s crew met each challenge they faced with enthusiasm to solve any complications. The project was slowed when COVID-19 first hit the United States and someone tested positive for the virus, causing the entire crew to quarantine for two weeks. As a result, Rosendin quickly developed company protocols that included special cleaning daily to ensure the safety of everyone working on the project.
To date, Rosendin has a $4B portfolio of work that includes complex mission-critical data center facilities for some of the largest high-tech, social media, and co-location corporations in the country. Rosendin is well known in Arizona’s construction industry as a reliable partner for projects including a data center, semiconductor manufacturing facility, schools, government buildings, transportation lines, healthcare facilities, and an