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Hotel construction ramps up at Schweitzer

| March 31, 2021 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — As drier weather arrives in the Inland Northwest, Schweitzer is ramping up its hotel construction project in the village.

Humbird, the resort’s new hotel, is on target for its slated opening for the 2021/22 winter season thanks to the work of the Jackson Contractor Group, a regional general contractor serving seven states in the Pacific Northwest, Schweitzer Mountain Resort officials said in a press release.

“Jackson brings to the project an energetic and highly motivated group of professionals that have fully embraced the latest in digital technology as it applies to construction design, planning and execution,” Tom Truluck, Schweitzer Mountain utility director, said. “The timeline they inherited to complete this project is extremely tight and their response to get ahead of schedule from the start has been impressive to say the least.”

With their experience in general contracting, construction management, and design/build services, Jackson has been able to complete extensive indoor projects for Humbird’s heating, electrical, and water systems in the underground garage this winter, Schweitzer officials said. Framing is anticipated to begin in April with a target of four stories being framed in a month and a half.

“Getting this important work done really sets us up for success this summer,” said Trulock. “We are anxiously looking forward to Humbird’s completion and we anticipate working with Jackson on future projects.”

Jackson Construction Group officials said they also were excited to be a part of the project.

“We are excited to work on the Humbird project for the Schweitzer Community,” Brian Beck, Jackson Construction Group division mManager, said. “This is a state-of-the-art hotel that incorporates a trail- blazing approach to construction, working with a strong, collaborative team that will allow the project to be finished and opened in a single mountain building season. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of something so unique and special.”