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2018 CASF Craftmanship Award Winners!

Great job Hollywood Woodwork on 3 2018 CASF Craftmanship Award Winners! Oscar Gonzalez and Fito Devivo have been recognized for their work at Katsuya in Miami and Barry Hay for Tower at Traditions in West Palm Beach. This award recognizes jobsite craftsmen whose skills and dedication make the success of these projects possible. Great work!

AWI Safety Competition Awards 2018

AWI in partnership with Federated Insurance conducted a competition among their members earlier this year. We won in two categories: Safety Improvements Recognition for year 2017 Zero Lost Time Accident for year 2017!!! This a great WIN for all of us, special thanks to those who are dedicated to make our company a SAFE place to be!

Farewell Ray Peters..Enjoy Retirement!

After 36 years of dedicated and passionate service it is time to say Farewell to our long-time family member: Ray Peters!!! Ray has given his skills and enthusiasm unconditionally to Hollywood Woodwork, becoming an invaluable member of our team. We are truly honored and grateful at the great years that Ray shared with us. Now is time to share Ray with the world that awaits him, as he plans to move closer to his family and start the next phase of life – Retirement! Always with a smile and a great positive attitude, we will miss you every day and hope to see you again soon.

American Girl NYC

It’s been almost a year since American Girl Place opened its new flagship store at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC! The nearly 40,000 sq/ft, two-story store features more services and amenities for girls and dolls alike from the Create-Your-Own design studio, customized party options in the new Café, Content Hub to view the company’s movies and videos, to a Doll Hospital. But what we are most proud of is how this project represents our ability to build long-standing relationships with clients like American Girl to help execute their creative visions – in this case spanning over a decade!

Coming Soon!

Construction is underway for The Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos newest addition. Expected to open in the fall of 2019, the guitar-shaped hotel will include 638 hotel rooms plus 168 rooms in the pool tower overlooking a private Bora-Bora style cabana area in the center of a 10-acre lagoon style pool, private villas with butler service, water-sport activities and a day club. The new casino will bring an additional 3,000 slot machines, 193 table games, and a 46-table poker room to South Florida’s already well-renowned gambling hot-spot. There will also be 30 new restaurants, lounges and bars, a 41,000 sq/ft Rock Spa, 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert venue, which will house its own television studio and broadcast center capable of hosting awards shows and other events, 21,000 sq/ft of new retail space, and 20,000 sq/ft of meeting and convention space. The guitar-shaped hotel comes to fruition in the wake of a 2017 deal that was made with the state and extended the Seminoles’ statewide monopoly on banked card games, including blackjack, at its casinos to 2030. The hotel has long been touted as an economic reward to the state for reaching an agreement with the Seminoles and Hard Rock International. Just the hotel alone has generated about 2,000 construction jobs and is expected to create 2,000 more permanent jobs. Hollywood Woodwork is proud to collaborate with Seminole Gaming and Suffolk/Yates in this incredible masterpiece!

2018 Summer Internship

As the end of summer approaches so does our summer internship program! Christian Dominguez, Nathan Patterson, Kurt Mcdonough and Curtis Kunard from Pittsburg State University have been great assets this summer at Hollywood Woodwork. All were enrolled in PSU’s Architectural Manufacturing Management & Technology program which has a comprehensive curriculum that uses a unique “hands-on” approach to learning designed to provide graduates with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills. Much of the coursework is production based and blends classroom theory with real-world product and process engineering problems. This program is one of the top wood processing programs in the United States. Pittsburg State University is a national leader in the preparation of students for rewarding managerial careers in the secondary wood products industry. Christian interned with our Engineering Team and is returning to PSU to begin his senior year in the AMMT program pursuing his career goal of Engineering and Drafting. Nathan focused his short time here with our Project Management Team and spent the remainder of his summer in an Army Training Camp and is now returning to PSU. Kurt interned with our Sales and Estimating Team and spent time on the production floor learning our processes and identifying opportunities for improvements and he also is returning to PSU. Curtis interned in Engineering and is now the newest member of Hollywood Woodwork, joining our Engineering Team full time. Good luck Christian, Nathan, Kurt and congratulations Curtis!

Chateau Beach Project – Sunny Isles, FL

Hollywood Woodwork is very proud to have manufactured and installed the custom millwork on the Chateau Beach Project. The Lobby Wall Panels were produced using quartered sawn sapeli veneer with a full gloss polyester finish.

Hollywood Woodwork had the pleasure of working with The Chateau Group, Coastal Construction and the Interior Designer, Fanny Haim & Associates on this project.

Hollywood Woodwork also thanks our partners M. Bolke Veneers, Precision Veneers and Sherman Williams Company as contributors to a very successful and beautiful project.

Caneel Bay, St John U.S. Virgin Island

CaneelBay CaneelBay2 CaneelBay3 CaneelBay4 CaneelBay5Hollywood Woodwork completes Caneel Bay Renovation, St. John U.S Virgin Islands Christie Kehl was the Project Manager, Nico Gomez was the Field Superintendent. Sean Varansky, Abiel Bravo and Tom Grant were the Installation team. Dave Bolt was the Project Executive and Drake Barber was the VP of Field Operations. Below are from the Managing Director of Caneel Bay, the Executive Vice President from the General Contractor and the Site Superintendent. “Thank you Drake, They are absolutely great looking rooms. Thank you for your support and your team. Special thanks to Nico.” “Drake, We’ve heard nothing but positive feedback so far and I wanted to let you know it has been an absolute pleasure working with you and the entire team at Hollywood Woodwork. Thank you for all the efforts and we hope we will be teaming up together on any future CBR phases.” “Drake, I also would like to thank you and your whole team. They not only were true professionals at their craft but them all where top notch guys on a personal level as well. Let Nico know that he was a great guy to have on this project. I am also looking forward to future projects with you all. “