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Seminole/Stiles captures two Eagle awards

Hollywood Board Rep. Steve Osceola, center, stands with Terry Hardmon, project executive, and other members of the Seminole/Stiles team after they won awards at the Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards gala Oct. 28 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. (Stephanie Rodriguez photo)

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Seminole/Stiles construction team won two Eagle awards in this year’s Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards.

The awards were announced at the 27th annual black tie dinner celebration held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on Oct. 28 to honor the nation’s most innovative and high quality construction projects, safety programs and diversity programs.

The high merit achievements were for Hollywood Hard Rock’s renovations and for Brighton’s Public Safety Complex — projects worth $35.8 million and $22.8 million, respectively.

The two Eagle awards were selected and presented with just over 100 member companies from across the country in attendance.

In 2013, the Tribe teamed up with Stiles, as part of a joint venture to provide all-around construction and development services throughout South Florida and the southeastern part of the United States.

The first project to emerge from the partnership was the renovation of Hollywood’s Classic Casino, which included a six-month-long renovation of the building’s interior and exterior structure.

The Eagle awards granted to the Seminole/Stiles team come after a $100 million expenditure decision in 2014 for upgrades and renovations to seven of the Tribe’s properties.

The award won for Hard Rock was in the Interior renovation category and the award won for Brighton was for the community/public service new construction category.

The Seminole/Stiles joint venture continues to thrive with other projects under its belt as the Eagle awards granted to them are a small piece part of a much larger picture.

“The Tribe is incredibly happy with the partnership with Stiles,” Hollywood Board Rep. Steve Osceola said. “We’re happy with the Eagle awards. We have a great portfolio to start more work.”

The Hollywood Hard Rock’s renovations composed of several phases of renovations and improvements including the Plum Lounge, 12th floor executive suites, Kuro restaurant, the Lobby Bar, the Council Oak steakhouse restaurant, the renovation of the pool, the main entrance to the casino, and other retail demos and improvements.

The Brighton Public Safety Complex is unique as it is comprised of three buildings and when viewed from above resembles an eagle. The complex is about 111,000-square feet and houses administration, emergency response, fire, police, and rescue.

“They [Stiles] have been a good partner to work with completing projects for the Tribe, and we look forward to working with them for many more projects we plan to do outside of the reservation in the future,” Rep. Osceola said.