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Getting Involved Spring Valley Hospital. including the office manager, estimator,
Whether it is through leadership posi- Potter says Ensemble, the owner, liked and a majority of the project managers
tions or training programs, Potter keeps ACI’s work so much it hired the compa- have been with the company since its
ACI involved with trade associations and ny for a similar four-story structure on inception or shortly thereafter.
local organizations. Potter is president of the campus of Summerlin Hospital, also The philosophy of ACI is based on the
the Las Vegas AGC chapter. in Las Vegas. “Obviously, we satisfied the premise that each and every employee is
ACI is a member of American Institute client, and that is the name of the game,” part of the team/family. Each employee is
of Architects, National Association of Potter says. “Our repeat client rate is encouraged to participate in shaping the
Industrial and Office Properties, Nevada probably 60 percent. Most of our clients future of ACI.
Development Authority, all the area are extremely satisfied with the profes-
chambers, Construction Specification sionalism and competence of our con- Additional Projects
Institute, CCIM, Rotary and Salvation struction and administrative team.” The company is the contractor for Pecos
Army to name a few. Another relationship that has resulted Warm Springs Business Park, a seven-
“You have to participate wherever you in multiple contracts is with Auto Zone, acre office condo project; Camino Al
make your living if you want to control the national automobile parts chain. Norte, an 11-acre phased office project
your destiny,” Potter says. “So, we try to As the exclusive contractor for and Eldorado Industrial Business Park, a
be involved in all the local organizations.” Community Bank of Nevada, ACI has 220,000-square-foot office/industrial
ACI also sends its employees to vari- built seven banks and completed tenant park, all of which will be completed in
ous AGC educational seminars for addi- improvement projects on many others. 2007. ACI recently completed a 20,000-
tional training. Real Estate Services Group, Discount square-foot gerontology/psychiatric
If any employee wants to continue its Tire, Wells Fargo Bank, Georgia-Pacific, building for Universal Health Services.
education, ACI will reimburse the stu- Burger King and Fazoli’s Italian Other projects include elementary
dents as long as they keep a C average. Restaurant all have given ACl their schools for Clark County, warehouses,
stamp of approval by awarding repeat retail buildings, strip centers, restaurants
Repeat Business contracts over the years. and fast food outlets.
ACI recently completed a three-story, One of the most important qualities of In total, the company has handled
60,000-square-foot, class A medical office Affordable Concepts is the longevity of hundreds of building projects and tenant
building in Las Vegas on the campus of its employees. Several key employees, improvements, Potter says. ■


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