Hotel & Casino

Treasure Island Resort & Casino 1997 - 2003

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Prairie Island Indian Community
AmericINDIAN Architects
Construction Manager
Welch, Minnesota
165,000 sq. ft.

The resort hotel located in Red Wing, Minnesota, features 216 rooms, 24 whirlpool suites and seven meeting rooms. Additional amenities include a waterfall-filled tropical swimming pool, hot tubs, child care facilities, video arcade and a fitness room. The Knutson project also incorporated an addition to the existing casino.

Treasure Island employed Knutson as a design/build contractor. Within this framework, Knutson hired and collaborated with an architect to develop the owner's needs into plans and specifications. Involved from the project's inception, Knutson turned its concept-to-completion experience into practical design decisions — saving the owner time and money.

It's the actions taken long before and well after the first truckload of dirt is excavated, however, that distinguish the best companies. As the design/build manager, Knutson began work on the hotel, which was scheduled to open within an 11-month, fast-track time frame. Living by the credo, "Plan the work and work the plan," Knutson meticulously prepared the site and coordinated project details prior to construction.

Less than two months after being selected as design/build manager, construction commenced. Within six months, Treasure Island opened the first three floors of the hotel. The entire seven-story facility was complete in another three months — on time and under budget. As a result of exhaustive planning and teamwork, Knutson met the aggressive completion goal. Even then, Knutson remained on call.

“Knutson Construction is a highly-regarded partner, and I am happy to recommend them to any owner for any project now, and in the future. The Knutson team has demonstrated their core values while working with us, which have consistently lead to one successful project after another. Knutson always takes a proactive approach to solving problems and overcoming challenges, while keeping the lines of communication open and everyone working as a team. While working with Knutson, they have demonstrated that our best interests is their top priority.”

Darrell Breuer, Support Services Director

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Trusted Partnership

Collaboration to us means not just working together, but standing together. Since 1997, Knutson Construction has partnered with Treasure Island, delivering projects on time and on budget to help the success of the Tribe.