A Sometimes-Rocky Empire
From coast to coast, Tutor Perini builds public works projects, casinos and hotels -- even though litigation often has followed.
L.A. Red Line Subway
Tutor Perini remains embroiled in a 17-year battle with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over allegations that the public agency was overbilled for predecessor firm Tutor-Saliba's work on building the first part of the Los Angeles subway system.
Tutor Perini was the lead contractor on the $8.5 billion Las Vegas development but ran into trouble over construction of the Harmon Hotel, which co-owner MGM Resorts International has argued should be razed because defects would lead it to collapse in a strong earthquake.
Van Nuys Airport
Tutor-Saliba built a $34 million parking garage and bus-shuttle terminal that opened in late 2004. But the company was cited for using substandard materials and had to fix defects related to concrete columns and flooring, among other issues.
In addition to Las Vegas casinos, the firm and its subsidiaries have built several others throughout the U.S., including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., and the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. In February, a subsidiary was awarded a $97 million contract to build the Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, La.
In January, the firm won the contract for construction of the 13 million-square-foot, $4 billion mixed-use development on New York's West Side.