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
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