Friday, December 9, 2016

Guerdon Modular Buildings Completes Set of Latest Marriott Hotel

Guerdon Modular Buildings, located in Boise, ID, has completed the crane set of a 122-unit Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Pullman, Wash.

Guerdon is the leading manufacturer of large-scale, modular construction projects and modular multi-family housing developments in the western United States and Canada.

In partnership with Stonebridge Companies and Vandervert Construction, the four-story, 76,000-square-foot hotel is being built with modular construction technology, with all rooms and finishes made exactly to Courtyard by Marriott specifications. The project is among the first Marriott hotels to be built using modular construction processes.

Located at 1255 NE North Fairway Drive in Pullman, this Courtyard by Marriott is on Washington State University's campus and within one mile of the Palouse Ridge Golf Course. Stonebridge Companies will be the owner and operator of the completed hotel, which will be open to the public in spring 2017.

“Modular technology combines on-site and off-site construction processes to build a better building, faster. While site crews worked on the foundation, Guerdon produced the modules that make up the hotel in September and installed the modules mid-November,” said Lad Dawson, CEO of Guerdon Modular Buildings. “This approach not only reduces construction time substantially, it also addresses many of the challenges that hotel developers face, including finding skilled labor, maintaining construction quality and minimizing risk. Every day, we talk to more and more developers looking to reduce their risk and take advantage of this technology for their next hotel project.”

The Pullman Courtyard by Marriott is only the second built using modular construction. Marriott’s first modular hotel, a Fairfield Inn in Folsom, California, opened to the public on December 1 and their third modular hotel is currently being built in Oklahoma City. Marriott is using the Pullman project as a template for the company as they build additional hotels with modular technology across the United States.

Notice that all the rooms were fully furnished before they left the Guerdon factory
Guerdon’s innovative technology reduces build time and construction impacts while delivering significant improvements in quality, energy efficiency, noise reduction and cost-effectiveness when compared to on-site building methods. Guerdon’s construction experience, engineering, design expertise and manufacturing capacity is unrivaled in the industry. For more information, please visit

Stonebridge Companies, founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver, Colorado. For more information, please visit

Vandervert is a commercial general contractor founded in Spokane in 1975 and prides itself on having a deep understanding of the trade, as well as long term relationships with owners,
developers, and the best design partners and subcontractors. For more information, please visit


Harris - Finish Werks said...

I'd like to give "props" to Chris Rimes of Commercial Modular Solutions. He busted his butt for weeks getting the boxes erected. As a consultant to larger developers, I'd like to see him succeed because he is the glue that brings skeptical developers and manufacturers together. The busier he gets, the more modular multifamily gets built. More production is good for everyone - including us single family guys.

Check him out at

Anonymous said...

These buildings are beautiful. The efficient construction are the wave of the future. The remote tractor operation of Layne Davis with Davis Crawler Service partnering with the crane company is amazing to watch. Modular is the future. Chris Rimes has the vision and knowledge to customize each project with the best sub-contractors.

Anonymous said...

These two comments are spot on! Chris Rimes, Commercial Modular Solution is consultant that every developer needed a on their project. I have worked with Chris on several big projects as a laborer. He gets the job done and takes care of the crew.