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Crooks' Palace

Crooks’ Palace

Project Type: Casino
Completion Date: Originally built in 1880
Remodel Date: 1992
Total Land Area: .5 acre
Development Cost: Confidential

In 1992 affiliates of Hemmeter Companies purchased Crooks Palace and converted it to a casino with 90 slot machines and a full service restaurant. Located in the historic heart of Black Hawk, it was the cultural hub for many years.

Thorwald Crook built Crook’s palace in 1898. Outlaw Jessie James was said to have frequented the historic wooden bar before it made its journey from St. Louis to rest permanently in Crook’s Palace.

Mark Hemmeter managed the development and opening of this historic facility.

Harrah’s New Orleans

Harrah’s New Orleans

Project Type: Casino
Completion Date: 1995
Development Cost: $400 million
Total Land Area: 3 acres
Architect: PAUL MA DESIGNS

Harrah’s New Orleans is the only land based casino allowed in Louisiana. It is located in the heart of New Orleans between the French Quarter and the Convention Center. Through a difficult and trying competition held in the early 1990’s, an affiliate of Hemmeter Companies won a one-third interest in the project.

Jackpot Springs

Jackpot Springs Casino

Project Type: Casino
Completion Date: 2000
Construction Time: 6 months
Development Cost: $125 million
Total Land Area: 14 acres
Architect: Parkhill Ivins
Interiors: Henriksen Design Associates
Contractor: Haselden Construction

Mark managed the development team for the casino/hotel. Jackpot Springs was to house 1,500 slot machines and 1,350 parking stalls. Located on the right side of Highway 119 (as you enter town) the casino was to be the first gaming property in the City of Black Hawk.

While successfully permitted and bid the project the Jackpot Springs project was cancelled. The land, which was the first gaming zoned parcel in Black Hawk, was subsequently sold.

River City

River City

Project Type: Riverboat casino & docking facilities
Completion Date: 1995
Remodel Date: $135 million (includes boat & half of the dockside facility)
Total Land Area: 12 acres
Building Architect: Paul Ma Design
Interiors: James Adams Designs

The River City project was located in New Orleans on the Mississippi River adjacent to the Convetion Center. It included two riverboat casinos and a single dockside boarding facility which allowed for virtually uninterrupted access to the boats; while having the ability to cruise on the other dock. The two boats located at River City held two of the fifteen allowed licenses in Louisiana. The project was a joint venture between Hemmeter Enterprises, Inc. and Capital Gaming International.

Hemmeter Corporation

Hemmeter Corporation

Project Type: Remodeled Historical Office Complex
Completion Date: 1998
Construction Period: 6 months
Development Cost: $29 million
Architect: Hemmeter Design Group
Interiors: Steve Chase & Associates

Hemmeter Design Group earned national awards for the re-development of the historic YMCA building in downtown Honolulu. This remodeled office complex became the Hemmeter Corporation Building. After completion in 1988, the historic building served as Hemmeter Headquarters for several years.

Hemmeter Aviation

Hemmeter Aviation

Project Type: Aviation FBO
Completion Date: 1980
Development Cost: $5 million
Total Land Area: 2 acres
Architect: Hemmeter Design Group
Interiors: Steve Chase & Associates

Hemmeter Aviation dominated the FBO (Fixed Base Operation) market in the Hawaiian Islands during the 1980s and early 1990s. Located on every major neighbor island, Hemmeter Aviation serviced corporate aircraft, charter operators, helicopter tours and large commercial airlines. Hemmeter Aviation also owned and operated a very successful FBO in Gander, Newfoundland. The Gander FBO specialized in transatlantic fueling for small and medium sized business jets.

Office Evolution

Office Evolution

Project Type: Virtual Office & Executive Suites
Start Date: 2003
Number of Employees: 25
Development Cost: Undisclosed
Locations: 8 Corporate Owned Locations Throughout Colorado Front Range
Website: www.OfficeEvolution.com

Office Evolution is a Colorado-based virtual office and executive suites provider with eight locations along Colorado’s Front Range. In business since 2003, Office Evolution is the full-service virtual office solutions authority, providing clients with a professional image, friendly service and convenience by offering executive office space and virtual solutions at a practical price.

Committed to help business owners thrive by taking the work out of running an office, Office Evolution delivers quality service and amenities, and providing opportunities to connect and share knowledge with like-minded professionals. Conference and training rooms, business center services, live answering and call management offer the right mix of services to help business owners succeed.

August 2012 Office Evolution announced a national expansion launch through franchising. Serving over 10,000 client companies since inception with a consultative, partnering culture, the company keeps things flexible, simple and easy for their clients. Not requiring long-term contracts – gives clients the flexibility to join on a month-to-month or annual basis depending on their choice. Franchising is the natural distribution strategy to extend the Office Evolution service offering nationally.

Saddle Ranch

Saddle Ranch

Project Type: Restaurant
Completion Date: May 2004
Total Land Area: 1 acre, leasehold
Development Cost: $3 million
Architect: By owner & restaurant manager
Interiors: By owner & restaurant manager
Contractor: Ramland Development

Affiliates of Hemmeter Companies designed, developed and now operate Saddle Ranch Universal at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. This $3 million-dollar project proved to be an unqualified success. Annual revenues exceed $9 million and has single-handedly re-energized the City Walk development at Universal Studios. Mark Hemmeter not only developed but managed the opening of this profitable restaurant and bar.

Recently, Hemmeter Companies’ affiliate sold its ownership in Saddle Ranch Universal, but it retains rights to develop additional Saddle Ranch properties worldwide.

Bullwhackers

Bullwhackers Casino

Project Type: Casino
Completion Date: 1992
Construction Time: 3.5 months
Development Cost: $40 million
Building Area: 33,000 sq. ft.
Land Area: 4 acres
Gaming Area: 11,000 sq. ft.
Total Devices: 1050
Architect: Design Development Consortium
Interiors: Aiello & Associates
Contractor: Hensel Phelps

Bullwhackers Casino is located in Black Haw, Colorado at the main corner of Highway 119 and Gregory Street. Built in 1992 it was the first large casino in Colorado. In 1994 the property was expanded with the purchase and development of a neighboring 3.5 acres. The former EPA Superfund site is now a 400 car parking lot. It is zoned gaming so Bullwhackers could expand dramatically in the future.

As President, Mark Hemmeter managed the development and opening of this groundbreaking casino.

Bullwhackers is currently owned by Penn National Gaming Inc.

Hyatt Regency Waikoloa

Project Type: Destination Resort Hotel
Completion Date: 1988
Construction Period: 27 months
Development Cost: $300 million
Total Building Area: 1,350,000 sq. ft.
Total Land Area: 61 acres
Number of Rooms: 1,234
Architect: Hemmeter Design Group
Interiors: Hirsch Bedner
Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging & Construction

Completed in 1988, the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, now under Hilton management, is famous for the amazing tram system and unique interactive dolphin program. Build as a large convention-oriented resort hotel, the Hyatt Regency has 1,234 rooms to accommodate any group. Located on the Kona Coast of the Big Island, this hotel sits on 61 acres of land.

Westin Kauai

Westin Kauai

Project Type: Destination Resort Hotel
Completion Date: 1987
Construction Period: 27 months
Development Cost: $202 million
Total Building Area: 797,000 sq. ft.
Total Land Area: 850 acres
Number of Rooms: 855
Architect: Hemmeter Design Group
Interiors: Hirsch Bedner
Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging & Construction

Westing Kauai at Kauai Lagoons was the re-development of Kauai Surf Hotel with the addition of two award-winning Jack Nicklaus golf courses. This gorgeous destination resort hotel has 855 comfortable rooms and plenty of activities for the whole family, including horse and carriage and boat programs. Completed in 1987 on Kalapaki Beach, Kauai, Hawaii, Westin Kauai sits comfortably on 850 acres.

Hurricane Iniki substantially damaged the property in 1992. The property was later sold to Marriott and has been re-developed as a mixed Hotel/Time Share project.

Westin Maui

Westin Maui

Project Type: Destination Resort Hotel
Completion Date: 1987
Development Cost: $165 Million
Total Building Area: 624,000 Sq. Ft.
Total Land Area: 12 Acres
Number of Rooms: 814
Architect: Hemmeter Design Group
Interiors: Hirsch Bedner
Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging & Construction

Completed in 1987, the Westin Maui is the result of the spectacular re-development of the Maui Surf Hotel on Kannapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii. The addition of the new hotel tower and intimate multi-level pool re-energized the old property. It is located in the heart of Kannapali Beach resort.

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