NORFOLK, VA – The Pamunkey Indian Tribe recently announced the construction team that will bring the HeadWaters Resort & Casino project to life. The tribe has paired national construction firm Suffolk with Hampton Roads-based W.M. Jordan Company to build the estimated $500 million resort and casino along the Elizabeth River. Suffolk has earned an outstanding reputation for their work in the industry. The two firms were chosen in part for their commitment to utilizing local subcontractors and suppliers that reflect the Norfolk community. With performance measures that include high participation goals for African American businesses and workers, their record of including minorities at all phases of the construction process will be critical to the project’s success.
“This construction team will bring this project to life, one nail at a time,” said Robert Gray, Pamunkey Indian Tribe Chief. “They are known for the quality of their work, and I have confidence they can deliver a magnificent project on schedule. Just as important as their commitment to quality work, they are equally committed to providing opportunities for small and minority-owned subcontractors and suppliers to play a significant role in this project.”
“Suffolk is thrilled to be serving as the construction partner for this incredible project, working alongside the Pamunkey Tribe, the City of Norfolk, and all of the tremendously talented team members,” said Pete Tuffo, Suffolk President. “We look forward to bringing our national gaming and hospitality expertise to this endeavor, which will be driven by our team’s innovative spirit. We also recognize the opportunity this project presents for the surrounding community, and we are fully committed to creating meaningful engagement and a diverse workforce.”
“We are excited to be a part of another state-of-the-art project in the City of Norfolk that will positively impact the lives of the Hampton Roads community,” John Lawson, Executive Chairman of W.M. Jordan Company said. “Our corporate commitment to working with local trade partners and businesses and engaging our minority subcontractor community will be critical to the success of this project. We share several mutual values with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and are confident that this partnership and project will be a successful addition to our thriving community.”