George D. Kalb, co-founder of Las Vegas-based Kalb Construction Co., and president of the 33-year-old family-run general contractor responsible for over 1,000 building projects in Southern Nevada, died on Oct. 24 from a heart-attack. He was 68. George D. KalbNoteworthy company buildings include the 103-acre, 1.4-million-sq-f. McCarran Center; 4-level, the 120,000-sq-ft corporate headquarters for Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. (now Caesars Entertainment Corp.), and the two-building, 100,000-sq-ft. Opportunity Village Engelstad Campus.Kalb Construction specializes in concrete tilt-up construction and remodeling for the retail, industrial and office markets.Kalb learned the ropes by working for a predeccessor family business begun by his father in 1963. In
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.