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GCI Wins AGC Build Michigan Award

Gundlach Champion is pleased to have earned the 2021 AGC Michigan Build Michigan Award in the Design Build Category for the KBIC Marquette Casino Remodel and Expansion Project. When the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) was planning the expansion of their gaming operations, they turned to Gundlach Champion (GCI) to turn their vision into reality. 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


The Build Michigan Award recognizes outstanding Michigan construction projects that best represent what the AGC membership has to offer. Projects should reflect good management skills, imagination, perseverance under unusual and challenging circumstances, and innovative construction techniques. 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 of Michigan and the Midwest.

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