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New hotel breaks ground in Carson City

Staybridge Suites Groundbreaking

From the Nevada Appeal on November 6th 2019. Written by Anne Knowles aknowles@nevadaappeal.com

Life and business have come full circle for Crystal Maggelet.

In 1972, Maggelet’s father, Jay Call, owner of a national chain of truck stops called Flying J, built his first motel to diversify his business as the gas crisis loomed.

Call chose Carson City and built his motel on Carson Street, although Maggelet can’t recall its name or exact location. She remembers the motel was near a Fastway service station, also owned by her father.

“It was on the main drag and I don’t know if it still exists,” she said.

Maggelet, CEO, chairman and president of FJ Management Inc., formerly Flying J. Inc., is now building Carson City’s newest hotel — a three-story, 94-room Staybridge Suites on Retail Court.

“It’s just tremendous you started here and now you’ll have another one,” said Mayor Bob Crowell at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday.

Staybridge Suites is part of IHG, a hotel business whose brands include Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. The Staybridge brand is an upscale […]

New hotel breaks ground in Carson City 2019-11-06T22:48:16+00:00

Housing shortage a leading issue for Carson City – Metcalf Builders in the News

As featured in the Nevada Appeal by Ann Knowles on January 6th, 2018

Carson City officials expect to take on a range of complex issues in 2018.

A new waste management contract is on the horizon and could change how the city recycles. A new formula for stormwater rates is being considered to more equitably distribute costs. And major road projects are underway as the city, like cities and counties everywhere, continues to struggle with how to pay for routine upkeep of its streets.

Probably no issue is more complicated than housing, which should be front and center in the coming year.

“We need more affordable housing in Carson City,” said Mayor Bob Crowell. “There is definitely a housing shortage.”


As anyone who has looked for an apartment to rent or a house to buy in the last year can attest, Carson City’s housing problems run the gamut.

“The market is 100 percent occupied,” said Jeni Chavez, director of Rental and Housing Programs, Nevada Rural Housing Authority.

NRHA just completed a statewide housing study. In Carson City, the group found […]

Housing shortage a leading issue for Carson City – Metcalf Builders in the News 2018-01-08T16:23:21+00:00

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Reno wins Hospitality Development of the Year

As featured in the 12th Annual Summit Awards from Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Published on May 29, 2017

The Summit Awards is the premier annual event that recognizes the success of distinguished commercial agents, brokers, developers, property managers as well as commercial projects in the Northern Nevada region.

Courtyard by Marriott Reno Downtown/Riverfront                                                                                                                                                                   1 Ballpark Lane, Reno

Developer: Basin Street Properties                                                                                                         […]

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Reno wins Hospitality Development of the Year 2017-06-02T16:25:42+00:00

Hope is for 308 Curry to serve as catalyst for Carson City development

As featured in the Nevada Appeal by Anne Knowles 05.06.2017

Steve Neighbors hopes 308 Curry St. serves as a catalyst for Carson City development.

“The success or struggle of 308 Curry will speak to all developers,” said Neighbors, who’s one of three trustees of the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation, which is developing the mixed-use project now under construction. “I think it will create a domino effect.”

The goal is to demonstrate a small city like Carson City is worth investing in for developers and businesses who usually only look at bigger cities.

The complex will include apartments, retail and office space and has been in the works for years, starting with a lengthy public process to chose a design by Carson City architect Robert Darney.

Since breaking ground in July 2016, the project has run into a few roadblocks.

First, the 1960s-era Citibank building which was to be renovated was found to be unsalvageable, requiring a tear down and all new construction.

Then wet winter weather and a shortage of construction workers delayed the build out, although Neighbors thinks they can make up lost time and be […]

Hope is for 308 Curry to serve as catalyst for Carson City development 2017-05-09T18:34:41+00:00

Metcalf Builders Inc Featured in Construction Today

Metcalf Builders Inc. – Hyatt House and Hyatt Place

By Chris Kelsch – Construction Today

Technology clearly isn’t the only business booming in California’s Silicon Valley. As that industry continues to flourish, there is significant demand for business-centered hotels not just in the San Jose area, but all throughout the San Francisco peninsula.

Hence the need for a Hyatt House and Hyatt Place project, a 21-month build that broke ground in the late summer of 2016 and is expected to finish in May 2018. Given the activity surrounding the project, it’s easy to see the need for its development. A massive office project will add about 2 million square feet of office space right across the street. Additionally, Samsung Semiconductor is building a 680,000-square-foot headquarters just down the road from the Hyatt site.

Given the continued expansion in technology, a number of hotel chains including Kalthia Group Hotels and Sheraton are all planning facilities in the South Bay area. The Hyatt House/Hyatt Place combination, though, is a unique approach – while both hotels will cater to business travelers, the Hyatt Place portion will be seven stories, made predominantly of concrete and glass. The building will […]

Metcalf Builders Inc Featured in Construction Today 2017-05-01T18:15:38+00:00