Established 1983    |     NV License #0020471/Unlimited

Ron Harris

PARTNER

Ron has been a resident of Las Vegas since 1963 and was certified by both Clark County and the City to become a Construction Inspector. Soon after, Ron took a position with Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital (currently UMC) as Assistant Director of Facilities. He was then promoted to Director of Facilities Development and Operations where he was responsible for the construction of the hospital’s new Medical Surgical wing. In 1976 he took a position, as Project Coordinator, for the expansion/remodel of Caesar’s Palace Hotel &apm; Casino, with Corrao Construction Company, now Marnell Corrao Associates. In 1982, Mr. Harris made the decision to create Harris Associates, a construction management and general contracting corporation, with an unlimited license and has since been involved in a wide variety of projects, including single family residential developments, custom homes, apartments, expansion & remodeling of hotel casino properties, retail centers, industrial developments & special events, such as championship boxing matches and live performance concerts. He is also a member of the Construction Management Association of America.

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Stratosphere Hotel & Casino: 1,000 Room Tower Construction, Remodel of Casino, Multiple Retail Shops & Restaurants
• Flamingo Hilton Casino: 1,000 Room Tower Completion
• Las Vegas Hilton & Casino: Suite Conversion of guest rooms converting to high end suites, Star Trek “The Experience” & Space Quest, Starlight Express Showroom for Andrew Lloyd Weber Starlight Express Musical, The Nightclub (a 450 seat showroom and nightclub), Multiple Retail Shops & Restaurant Remodels, Casino Renovation of replacing casino ceiling & floor coverings while keeping casino in operation and Converting portions of two existing restaurants to a high end Baccarat room
• Riverside Hotel & Casino: 600 Room Hotel Tower
• Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino: 600 Room & Casino Addition
• Arizona Charlie’s West: Buffet Remodel
• Nevada Palace (now Cannery East): Remodeling & Expansion
• Tropicana Hotel: Swimming Pools & Grounds
• Main Street Station (Downtown): Construction Manager

Tom Patterson

PARTNER

Tom has overseen planning and construction of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of hospitality, commercial, industrial and educational K-12 construction projects nationwide. His passion is taking clients from concept to completion, no matter what the task. At Harris Associates, Tom coordinates business operations, develops the client base, estimates/manages projects, and oversees accounting.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management from University of Detroit

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Hooters Conversion Project
• Tourneau T.I. @ Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops
• VIP Reception Remodel @ Excalibur
• High Limit Slots @ Mandalay Bay
• Starbucks @ Green Valley Ranch
• Elara Grand Vacations: 20,000 sq. ft. sales center on the 57th floor, 13,000 sq. ft. lobby remodel with a Starbucks, 12,000 sq. ft. 3rd floor and 40 story room renovation
• Jabbawockeez Theater @ Luxor Hotel & Casino (15,000 sq. ft./ 830 seat theater), Jabbawockeez Retail, Lobby & Bar (4,000 sq. ft.) and Restroom Remodel (1,000 sq. ft.)
• Blizz Frozen Yogurt @ Luxor, Bally’s and MGM Grand
• Pinkberry @ The Shops at Crystals
• Luxor Hotel & Casino Remodel (100,000 sq. ft. casino floor renovation)
• Union Restaurant (currently Javier’s) @ Aria City Center
• Julian Serrano @ Aria City Center
• Watch & Jewelry Shop @ Aria City Center
• Social House @ The Shops at Crystals
• Fontainebleau Sales Center – ground up construction
• Motor City Casino (Detroit, MI): 17 story, 400 room tower, Convention Center & Casino Remodel – $300 Million
• Chrysler Corporation (Toledo, OH): Toledo Assembly Plant – $770 million

Bryan Cowart

PARTNER

Bryan grew up in the industry with a family-owned GC business in Alaska. He developed his management experience in commercial construction during the height of the Las Vegas expansion, from 1997-2011, providing management and leadership on multiple high-rise, low-rise and strip casino tenant improvements. With Harris Associates, his primary roles as Project Executive are Business Development and Pre-Construction. Recently Bryan’s been overseeing projects on multiple properties and providing pre-construction and management services for long-term clients.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from University of Nevada Las Vegas

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • The Dorsey Cocktail Lounge @ The Venetian Resort & Casino
  • Palm Restaurant @ Caesar’s Forum Shops
  • Bush Residence-Penthouse @ SoHo Lofts
  • Casino Royale Bar Relocation
  • Cigar Bar @ Caesars Palace
  • Minus 5 Ice Bar @ Mandalay Place
  • Avi Resort Bingo Conversion — Laughlin
  • Avi Resort High Limit Room — Laughlin
  • Canali Clothing Store @ Caesar’s Forum Shops
  • William Lyon Design Center @ Downtown Summerlin
  • Earl of Sandwich @ Downtown Summerlin
  • Spearmint Rhino Pre-construction & Demo – Las Vegas NV
  • Dillen’s Family Ice Cream Shop – NLV
  • Grape Street Café & Wine Bar @ Downtown Summerlin
  • Casa Fuente Bar Remodel @ Caesar’s Forum Shops
  • Rhumbar Patio Remodel @ Mirage
  • ABC Hyundai – ground up dealership – LV
  • 1923 Cigar Bar @ Caesar’s Forum Shops
  • Triple C – office renovation – Downtown LV
  • Spearmint Rhino – office renovation – LV
  • 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque @ Mandalay Bay
  • CRUSH @ MGM Grand
  • Fizz Champagne Lounge @ Caesar’s Palace
  • Fat Tuesday @ Caesar’s Forum Shops
  • La Comida Mexican Restaurant – Downtown LV
  • Turrell Art Project @ The Shops at Crystals
  • Fat Tuesday and Perfume 11 @ Casino Royale
  • Lynard Skynard BBQ & ABX Burgers @ Excalibur
  • La Cave @ Wynn
  • Rhumbar @ Mirage
  • Palms Place Condo Towers – $300 Million Condo Tower
  • Casa Fuente @ Caesar’s Forum Shops
  • PURE Nightclub @ Caesar’s Palace
  • Coyote Ugly @ New York New York
  • Monorail Connector @ Harrah’s / Imperial Palace
  • Wyndham Timeshares – Towers 1 & 2
  • Park Tower Condos @ Howard Hughes Center
  • The Resort at Summerlin @ Rampart Casino