subscribe to ENR magazine subscribe
contact us
advertise
careers industry jobs
events events
FAQ
Mcgraw Hill Construction
ENR Logo
SUBSCRIBE TODAY
& receive immediate web access
comment

Long-Time Las Vegas Builder George D. Kalb Is Dead at 68

Text size: A A
----- Advertising -----

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. Kalb
Noteworthy 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 1980, George and his younger brother Steve began Kalb Construction Co.

The award winning company was named Nevada’s Safest Contractor in 2006 by Southwest Contractor magazine (now ENR Southwest). Kalb Construction also ranked among the top southwest 100 contractors by volume during the 2000s.

"George’s confidence in guiding the company and supporting his employees is something every leader could learn from," said Steve Kalb. "He knew how to make a decision and would stand by it, regardless of the fallout."

The two brothers later split ownership in 2006, with Steve taking over the Kalb Industries unit and George heading up Kalb Construction.

Kalb Construction stopped accepting new work when George retired in 2011.

However, Steve and son Justin say they will still keep the unlimited contractor’s license active.

Keywords:

----- Advertising -----
  Blogs: ENR Staff   Blogs: Other Voices  
Critical Path: ENR's editors and bloggers deliver their insights, opinions, cool-headed analysis and hot-headed rantings
Project Leads/Pulse

Gives readers a glimpse of who is planning and constructing some of the largest projects throughout the U.S. Much information for pulse is derived from McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge.

For more information on a project in Pulse that has a DR#, or for general information on Dodge products and services, please visit our Website at www.dodge.construction.com.

Information is provided on construction projects in following stages in each issue of ENR: Planning, Contracts/Bids/Proposals and Bid/Proposal Dates.

View all Project Leads/Pulse »

 Reader Comments:

Sign in to Comment

To write a comment about this story, please sign in. If this is your first time commenting on this site, you will be required to fill out a brief registration form. Your public username will be the beginning of the email address that you enter into the form (everything before the @ symbol). Other than that, none of the information that you enter will be publically displayed.

We welcome comments from all points of view. Off-topic or abusive comments, however, will be removed at the editors’ discretion.