January 2, 2003

Leading National Builder Breaks Ground on New Facility for World-Class Resort

DPR Construction, Inc., a forward-thinking national commercial contractor/construction manager, kicked off construction today on a $5 million clubhouse renovation for one of the world’s leading resorts, Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, in Carmel, Calif. Nestled on a 3.26-acre site off of Valley Greens Drive, the six-month project features interior and exterior improvements to the resort’s two-story, 32,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse and its surrounding area, including new meeting rooms and kitchens, an expanded Pro Shop, upgraded exterior guardrails, and new site concrete and landscaping.

“Quail Lodge is one of the world’s premier resort and golf destinations, and we are taking every proactive measure to ensure that construction does not disrupt the operations and services provided to the resort’s valued guests,” said Kurtis Forsgren, project manager for DPR Construction’s Special Services Group, which was created in 1999 to handle customers’ small-to mid-size needs for projects ranging from $1,000 to $5 million. “DPR’s extensive experience in building within or adjacent to occupied functioning facilities, such as hospitals, corporate offices, biotech laboratories and classrooms, provides us with the ability to work as efficiently, quietly and safely as possible even under the most aggressive schedules.”

Serving as the general contractor, DPR plans to further expand its presence in the Monterey Peninsula and is encouraging local subcontractors to bid and complete services for the clubhouse expansion project, which is slated for a June 2003 opening. Additional members of the project team include San Francisco-based Axis Architecture + Design as the architect, Andrea Bartholick Pace as the interior designer with assistance from The Getty’s Group in Chicago, Nishkian Menninger as the structural engineer, Jack Chandler & Associates as the landscape architect, and Monterey Bay Engineers as the civil engineer.

About Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club

A 20-time Mobile Five-Star Award recipient and member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel, Calif., is a community of gourmets, music lovers, homeowners, golf and tennis enthusiasts, satisfied employees and anyone looking for a quiet corner in harmony with nature. The exclusive resort features an 18-hole, 6,449-yard championship golf course designed by Robert Muir Graves, tennis courts, spa, renowned The Covey Restaurant, and 97 guest rooms and suites. Quail Lodge is owned by the prestigious Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited (HSH) and managed by Valley Resort Management LLC. The management company was formed in January 2002 by HSH and Baylaurel LLC to promote and develop the owners’ respective Carmel Valley-based properties – Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club and Bernardus Lodge. For more information, please call (831) 624-2888 or visit http://www.quaillodge.com.

About DPR Construction, Inc.

A forward-thinking national commercial contactor and construction manager, DPR Construction, Inc., has been “building great things,” since it was founded in 1990 by Doug Woods, Peter Nosler and Ron Davidowski (a.k.a. the initials or D, P and R), including:

  • Great project teams in 15 offices across the nation, including Northern California offices in Pleasanton, Redwood City, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose.
  • Great relationships with customers, such as Apple Computer, Bayer Corp., Kaiser Permanente, Oracle Corp., Sun Microsystems, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Great results in 2001 with annual revenue of $1.8 billion and recognition for its collaborative approach, safety program, use of technology and green building practices.

Specializing in technically demanding and environmentally sound projects, DPR serves the biotech/pharmaceutical, broadcast, corporate, education, entertainment, healthcare, mission critical (data/telecom), semiconductor, and warehouse and distribution industries. The privately held, employee-owned company employs more than 2,200 professional staff and union crafts persons. For more information, please visit DPR’s Website at http://www.dprinc.com.