Clark/Sullivan Construction

Jackson Rancheria Casino


Jackson Rancheria


Collaborative Design Studio

Project Value

$6 Million

Delivery Method



Hospitality/ Restaurant

Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel hit the jackpot when it bet on Clark/Sullivan’s skill to make tenant improvements in the middle of an active gaming area without distracting patrons from their slot machines. Jackson Rancheria, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Jackson, CA, retained Collaborative Design Studio to undertake a number of tenant improvements. Because of a successful working relationship with C/S, the architectural rm recommended the company as general contractor and to provide pre-construction services. The first project was transforming part of a food court into a gaming area. The directive from tribal owners was clear: Be invisible, safe, and fast.

Speed was not a problem for Clark/Sullivan. Three crews worked around the clock. Safety was paramount – there were no injuries during the course of the job. To achieve invisibility, the team didn’t roll the dice – instead C/S Superintendent executed a seamless plan. After moving the equipment and furnishings out of the food court, the team constructed a 966 square foot, fully contained “room” in the middle of the casino floor, just five feet away from banks of slot machines and patrons at play. It took three nights to build 15 foot high walls and a ceiling, using metal studs, two layers of drywall and six inches of insulation. The casino’s Graphics Department provided the exterior camouflage, painting the temporary structure the same color as the adjacent permanent walls and installing signage that promoted upcoming events. 

Clark/Sullivan Construction completed work in a fully functional 24 hour Casino without disturbing operations.