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Linthicum Installs Sliding Window Wall at Desert Highlands Clubhouse Restoration

Linthicum has installed the new sliding window wall comprised of six 370-pound glass bi-folding doors creating the enhanced panoramic view for the dining room at Desert Highlands Clubhouse.
The giant glass doors comprising the new window wall each measure six feet wide by 10 feet high and open to the scenic Pinnacle Peak mountain backdrop for the magnificent indoor/outdoor dining experience.
The much awarded 30,000-square-foot Desert Highlands Clubhouse in north Scottsdale is under restoration construction by Linthicum and planned for completion in late October.
Linthicum is restoring Desert Highlands Clubhouse’s formal and informal dining areas and clubhouse bar to reflect a more sophisticated design while maintaining its casual elegance. In addition, Linthicum is expanding the clubhouse bar terrace for additional seating, creating a new al fresco dining area with awning windows along the bar.

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Vann Allan Appointed Vice President Of Hawaii Operations At Linthicum

Phoenix-based general construction company Linthicum promoted Vann Allan to vice president of Hawaii operations as the company continues to grow its projects in the mid-Pacific.

A 6-year Linthicum team member, Allan will be responsible for marketing, preconstruction, and construction activities for Linthicum’s Hawaii projects. He will also be tasked with managing contract administration, procurement and subcontract negotiations, cost monitoring control and maintain his previous role as project manager of individual projects at Linthicum.

Allan completed the review, qualification, and testing process to become the Responsible Managing Employee (RME) on Linthicum’s Hawaii license. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in agricultural development with an emphasis in construction science and architecture from Texas A&M.

He recently led the project management for the new seven-story Aloft Tucson University hotel conversion built for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the complex Kukui’ula Clubhouse on Kauai and the Tropical Garden Collection featuring plantation-style cottages located in the high-end Kukui’ula community.

Linthicum is the premier builder of high-quality custom commercial, golf and residential properties in the Western U.S. Combining exceptional architecture and design with superior craftsmanship and construction, Linthicum builds in some of the most breathtaking locations and environments in the world.

Founded in 1984, the company’s work has included projects in Arizona, California and Hawaii, including the Kukui’ula Resort and Spa on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. For further information visit linthicumcorp.com.


Linthicum Completes Construction For Aloft Tucson University


Linthicum completed construction of the 7-story hotel conversion for Aloft Tucson University at 1900 E. Speedway Blvd.

Built for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Linthicum performed an extensive demolition of the hotel down to its structural core and rebuilt the 154-room property on a fast track, 10-month construction schedule.

Located adjacent to the University of Arizona, the new Aloft hotel represents Starwood’s popular “next generation” brand that features a contemporary urban feel.

Linthicum built a completely new glass and stucco exterior, aluminum windows, and the Aloft signature multi-colored aluminum “swoof” on top of the hotel.

Construction also included the re:fuel eatery, re:mix lounge and w xyx indoor/outdoor lobby bar; the “Backyard” offering lawn areas, a courtyard water feature and event space, hotel lobby featuring exposed concrete with a real time stock market ticker, re:charge fitness center, meeting space and a first-floor swimming pool remodeled and relocated from the second level.

New tile and carpet flooring, wall coverings and interior finishes including headboards featuring abstract Arizona landscape artwork was installed in the guest rooms in addition to new mechanical and electrical systems for the hotel.

The 95,000 SF Aloft hotel demonstrates Starwood’s continued commitment to the Aloft brand.

“The Aloft Tucson University has created an exciting new venue in Tucson,” said Eric Linthicum, CEO for Linthicum. “We’re especially proud of the extraordinary transformation we constructed for the Aloft hotel and it’s encouraging to see brand leaders like Starwood continue to invest in the Arizona hospitality market,” Linthicum said.

Vann Allan of Linthicum served as the project manager for the Tucson Aloft hotel; Linthicum’s Tom Decker was project superintendent.



Linthicum Awarded Renovation of Desert Highlands Clubhouse


Linthicum has been awarded the renovation construction for the Desert Highlands clubhouse.

Located at 10040 E. Happy Valley Rd. in Scottsdale, the 30,000 SF Desert Highlands clubhouse is widely known as one of the most spectacular architectural masterpieces. Wrapped around stunning granite outcroppings, the clubhouse appears to be born of the mountains surrounding it and features a myriad of naturally elegant textures that evokes comfort and ease.

Linthicum will be renovating the clubhouse’s formal and informal dining rooms, and clubhouse bar to reflect a more sophisticated design while maintaining its casual elegance with new rustic doors, decorative chandeliers, cabinetry for wine display and storage, interior wall finishes, wood ceiling enhancements, recessed candle niches and the addition of a fireplace in the sofa lounge and a balcony fire pit creating new gathering spots.

In addition, Linthicum will be expanding the bar terrace for additional seating, creating a new al fresco dining area with awning windows along the bar, and adding a new sliding window wall for enhancing the indoor/outdoor experience and panoramic views of sunsets and scenic desert mountainside.

“We’re seeing a trend for private golf community clubhouses recreating themselves to stay competitive and appeal to existing and potential members,” said Eric Linthicum, CEO of Linthicum. ”We commend Desert Highlands for investing in the future of its community by upgrading the clubhouse amenity to today’s best of class appointments and design,” Linthicum said.

Art Jordan of Linthicum is serving as the project manager for the renovation of the Desert Highlands Clubhouse. Swaback Partners of Scottsdale is serving as the project architect and Studio B is the interior designer.

The remodel construction project for Desert Highlands Clubhouse is planned for completion in the fall.



Surviving Tough Times: How Linthicum Weathered the Recession

The impact of the recession on the luxury custom home and high-end commercial construction markets has been significant.

While there has been a recent recovery, it has done little to improve conditions and as a result, our markets remain soft. As a builder in this market niche, the past few years have presented unprecedented challenges.

To overcome these, Linthicum had to make several key strategic moves. While some of the actions we have taken are best practice type responses to any economic downturn, some are far less conventional. The reality of this economic cycle, however, requires more out-of-the-box thinking in order to survive it.

First, we streamlined our organization to remove any unnecessary expense while also capitalizing on and maximizing the talent of our people. Ultimately, this results in fewer doing more. It also creates unique opportunities for those who are willing to work for them.

Second, we expanded geographically into other luxury markets to create a bigger pie to draw from. As a result, our reach outside Arizona now includes Tahoe/Truckee, Kauai, Hawaii (above photo) and the Coachella Valley of California.

While this type of move can be risky, having the right plan in place to be executed by the right type of employee can significantly reduce the exposure. When there simply isn’t a sufficient volume of opportunities in your own backyard, we believe, you need to go find another. This has proven successful for us.

Next, we have made entry into other related product market segments that still allow us to execute at the high standards of quality we are employed for. The high-end tenant improvement market has provided an opportunity for us to keep our team members employed and our backlog active. This change also required a shift in pricing and staffing approach, which has created an even more streamlined solution to our clients needs.

And lastly, we remain light on our feet, always looking for ways to reduce cost and maximize every dollar of revenue. With some segments of the market showing signs of measurable improvement, we remain optimistic that we will once again see healthy levels of demand and be a stronger and more resourceful company when that occurs.

Eric Linthicum is CEO of Linthicum Corp. In 1984, while still in high school, he joined the family construction business, then Linthicum Constructions Inc. In 1997, his focus shifted to the company’s rapidly growing custom home division and, in 2001, he assumed its leadership. Linthicum is a builder of high-quality commercial, golf/resort amenity, and custom residential projects associated with high design, fine finish and complex detail.



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Linthicum Earns Gold Nugget Grand Award For Kukui’ula Luxury Clubhouse And Spa In Hawaii

Linthicum has been awarded a Gold Nugget Grand Award, the top honor in the building industry, for the construction of Kukui`ula Clubhouse and Spa in Hawaii’s newest world-class luxury community on the island of Kauai.

Linthicum earned the prestigious award for Best Public/Private Recreational Use Resort Project for its role as the general contractor for Kukui`ula which was selected from 14 Western states and international entries for builder excellence by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

Linthicum built the 80,000 SF Kukui`ula Clubhouse and Spa which was designed with a traditional Hawaiian plantation architectural style to preserve and reflect the local heritage while creating the next level of a luxurious, yet comfortable Hawaiian environment.

Oz Architects of Scottsdale designed the award-winning Kukui’ula Clubhouse and Spa.

Located on Kauai’s southern coast adjacent to the renowned Poipu Beach across 1,000 acres, the luxury Kukui`ula Clubhouse and Spa is comprised of the following main elements built on a graduating hillside: the Plantation House with a two-level spa including indoor/outdoor treatment rooms, an extensive fitness area, movement studio, lap pool, all-glass steam pavilion room and lava-walled showers; lagoon-style swimming pool and entertainment pavilion; golf course clubhouse; indoor/outdoor restaurant; and children’s club.

The Gold Nugget’s judging committee stated that the Kukui’ula Clubhouse “represents the next evolution of the private lifestyle club.”

“It is truly an honor and very gratifying to know that our team efforts to build the upscale Kukui`ula Clubhouse and Spa, setting a new standard for a luxurious private golf community, has been recognized by this major industry award,” said Linthicum CEO, Eric Linthicum.

For further information visit linthicumcorp.com.

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Linthicum Starts Construction For Aloft Hotel Conversion In Tucson

Linthicum has started construction for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, converting a seven-story Four Points by Sheraton hotel to Aloft Tucson University located at 1900 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson.

Located adjacent to the University of Arizona, the 154-room hotel conversion is being built on a fast-track, nine-month construction schedule transforming the existing hotel into Starwood’s popular “next generation” brand.

Linthicum is building a completely new glass and stucco exterior, creating a contemporary urban interior, the re:fuel eatery, buzzing re:mix lounge and happening w xyx bar by Aloft, second-level pool and subterranean parking garage.

The 95,000 SF Aloft hotel demonstrates Starwood’s commitment to the fast-growing, three-year-old Aloft brand.

“It’s encouraging to see brand leaders like Starwood once again investing in the Arizona market,” said Linthicum CEO Eric Linthicum. “The Aloft Hotel’s second conversion nationwide is great for Tucson and the construction industry.”

Vann Allan of Linthicum is serving as the project manager for the Tucson Aloft hotel. Linthicum’s Tom Decker is project superintendent.

Linthicum is a builder of high-quality custom commercial, golf and residential properties in the Western U.S. Founded in 1984, the company’s work has included projects in Arizona, California and Hawaii, including the Kukui’ula Resort and Spa on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.

For further information on Linthicum visit linthicumcorp.com.