Trosper Communications Welcomes New Social Media Manager

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Trosper Communications, LLC is proud to announce the hiring of Ashleigh Stevens as the firm’s new social media manager. As the social media manager, Ashleigh will serve as the lead for all social media strategy and content creation for the firm’s clients.

“We are thrilled to bring Ashleigh on board,” said Elizabeth Trosper, principal of Trosper Communications, LLC. “Her extensive background in social media from the corporate marketing sector will be a great addition to the team.” Ashleigh has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Ashleigh was previously the marketing coordinator for the Silverton Casino where she managed social media accounts and handled all advertising material.

Trosper Communications, LLC is a full service public relations and advertising firm, with a wide range of clients and expertise. For more information on Trosper Communications, LLC, please visit



Nevada Business Magazine: Foundation Assisting Seniors Hosts Basket Raffle

The Foundation Assisting Seniors is set to hold their Basket Raffle at 2:30 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, October 29 in the Ballroom at Green Valley Ranch Resort.

This is the third annual raffle and the first time the Foundation Assisting Seniors will be hosting the event at Green Valley Ranch Resort. All proceeds benefiting the Foundation and their ongoing programs and services. The basket raffle will also include an auction, themed baskets and a gift card grab.

“We are happy to be able to host another basket raffle this year and know the community enjoys seeing all the baskets our volunteers have put together,” said Phyllis Washburn, Chairman of the Foundation Assisting Seniors Basket Raffle. “It’s a great opportunity not only to raise money for the Foundation Assisting Seniors but to get the senior community together in a fun and interactive atmosphere.”

The Foundation Assisting Seniors was founded with the mission of improving the quality of life for the senior community by assisting them in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, coping with the loss of a loved one and other senior challenges, as well as to provide assistance with everyday tasks such as household maintenance and transportation. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has responded to more than 100,000 requests for assistance services.

For more information on the event or for tickets, please call 725-244-4200 or visit

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Nevada Business Magazine: Hirschi Masonry Announces Construction Underway for Residential Project

Axis by Pardee Homes Debuts Model Homes

Hirschi Masonry, a premier masonry contractor in southern Nevada, is proud to announce their recent construction on Axis by Pardee Homes. Hirschi was contracted for both the rock walls and stone veneer on the new homes in the Axis community.

Located in the hills above Henderson, Pardee offers the most prestigious homes yet! Axis consists of 78 exquisite contemporary homes. The community consists of six collections of homes that receive upwards of 2,800 square-feet of stone and precast veneer by Hirschi. Each model home is a masterpiece and has been recognized for several national awards.

Currently, Hirschi Masonry is putting the final touches to the 70,000 square-feet of rock walls throughout the community. The rock walls help create views of the entire city from almost every house pad.

“We are happy to be a part of the growth and development of the housing community in Southern Nevada,” said Brett Hales, Vice President at Hirschi Masonry. “It is also an honor to provide value to our customers by showcasing our talents of building rock walls and providing veneer for the new Axis homes in Henderson.”



Nevada Business Magazine: SR Construction Names Bob Cunningham as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

Scott Loughridge, founder, and president of SR Construction is proud to announce the hiring of Bob Cunningham as the vice president of business development and marketing.

“We are proud to welcome Bob Cunningham to our team,” said Bret Loughridge, vice president of operations. “With decades of experience and a passion for excellence, I have no doubt that he will accomplish great things within our company.”

Cunningham brings more than 18 years of experience managing sales and 33 years of progressive experience in the business development and sales field. In this role, Bob brings the ability to branch out into new territories and divisions of the construction industry, and to provide insight for building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities, negotiating and closing business deals, and maintaining knowledge of current market conditions.

Bob was previously the business development manager over the course of 11 years between Robinson Construction and Helitech Civil Construction, where he spent much of his construction career in the Commercial and Industrial Processing industries. He possesses vast knowledge in both the general contractor and subcontractor divisions. Bob has also held positions such as national sales manager and sales manager throughout his professional tenure.

To view on Nevada Business Magazine’s website, click here.


Nevada Business Magazine: Hirschi Masonry Announces Work on Large-Scale Residential Project

Reverence by Pulte Homes Debuts Model Homes

Hirschi Masonry, a premier masonry contractor in southern Nevada is proud to announce its recent work on Reverence by Pulte Homes. Hirschi began work on Reverence in September 2016 and initiated the second phase in April 2017.

Pulte Homes exclusively developed Reverence, which features nine neighborhoods on 300 acres. The neighborhood is located on an elevated ridgeline that overlooks the Las Vegas Valley and is adjacent to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Plans for Reverence include six collections of homes featuring 23 consumer-inspired floor plans.

Hirschi Masonry serves as the exclusive masonry subcontractor, building all of the masonry retaining walls, masonry screen walls, stone veneer & brick veneer on the homes. Estimated completion for Reverence is Spring 2018.

“It is an honor to be a part of one of the largest residential developments in southern Nevada,” said Brett Hales, Vice President at Hirschi Masonry. “We are committed to excellence for our clients and are excited to be a part of a monumental project that will provide housing options for the individuals and families in Las Vegas.”

To view on Nevada Business Magazine’s website, click here.


Nevada Business Magazine: Neighbors Assisting Neighbors to Host 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Neighbors Assisting Neighbors (NAN) in Solera at Anthem will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, October 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 2401 Somersworth St. in Henderson, Nev.

The cost of the breakfast is a $6.00 donation. All proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Foundation Assisting Seniors and their ongoing programs and services. Tickets are on sale in the Encore Lounge on Friday, Sept. 15, at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“What better way to raise money than to host a pancake breakfast,” said Favil West, president of the Foundation Assisting Seniors. “This event shows our community how much our seniors mean to us and we are happy to come together to support them.”

Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will only be sold on Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Twenty tickets are $5.00. The drawing will take place at 11:00 a.m. The gift card and merchandise live auction will be held at 11:30 a.m. All auction participants must be present to win. For more information, please call 725-244-4200 or visit

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Nevada Business Magazine: Organization Protecting Those Who Serve Receives Donation From Las Vegas Engineers

Las Vegas Engineers, LLC, a leading structural engineering company in Southern Nevada recently donated $1,000 to the California nonprofit organization, E614 Corporation, which benefits active law enforcement officers.

The donation will go directly toward the cost and shipping of safety gear to protect law enforcement officers across the United States. Due to the generous donation from Las Vegas Engineers, at least six more active duty officers will receive protective armor.

E614 is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that donates all of its proceeds toward safety equipment to officers in need all across the country.

“We are proud to donate to an organization that gives back to the ones that keep us safe during emergencies,” said Dan Campbell, principal structural engineer and owner of Las Vegas Engineers. “Police officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis for us, and it is only right to say thank you by making sure they can do their jobs safely.”

On Aug. 4, Dan Campbell threw out the first pitch at the Las Vegas 51s game on behalf of E614 Corporation. John Thompkins and Jayne McBride, co-founders of E614, were also in attendance.


To view on Nevada Business Magazine’s website, click here.


Las Vegas Sun: UNLV technology park expects to construct third building soon

The UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in the southwest valley appears ready to begin construction on a new building.

Representatives of the Gardner Co., a Utah-based developer that signed onto the project northeast of Sunset Road and Durango Drive last year, said work should begin before the end of the year.

“We are planning on breaking ground and will have all the permits and everything in hand in the next 60 days,” said Dan Stewart, vice president of development for Gardner. “We’re looking to break ground in November or December.”

The $20 million building will be four stories and 120,000 square feet.

Plans for the 122-acre site call for a master-planned business, research and technology community featuring office and retail space. At buildout, the park will feature 10-15 buildings with up to 1.5 million square feet in office space.

Gardner said plans for the third building have been submitted to Clark County for review.

There are two buildings on the site now, with Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Catamaran in one building and charter school American Preparatory Academy in the other.

Although Stewart said it was difficult to secure tenants without a new structure built, he said that he has a pair of entities ready to go for two floors of the third building.

“We’re looking to do some sports research,” said Stewart, who declined to confirm specific tenants. “Incubator space, dry labs, getting into that whole autonomous world, biomed and everything else a true research park would have.”

UNLV President Len Jessup doubled down on the possibility of sports medicine research at the park in his annual State of the University address last week.

“In an interdisciplinary effort — from the medical school, nursing, physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition and community health sciences, and some non-health sciences … (we) are talking about joining forces for sports medicine,” Jessup said. “That’s the perfect thing for us to be doing, and faculty is starting to look at what that will look like.”

With the Vegas Golden Knights kicking off their inaugural NHL season next month and the pending arrival of the NFL’s Raiders in Las Vegas in 2020, Jessup said the situation is ripe to add sports research in the valley.

“It’s just a perfect time for this university to be doing that program,” he said. “It’s really exciting.”

Collaborating with UNLV’s School of Medicine has been discussed as well.

Initial work on the site, which was acquired by UNLV in 2005, began in 2015, with two buildings. One was a 100,000-square-foot facility for Catamaran, an Illinois-based pharmacy management company.

“The biggest problem was the recession,” Stewart said. “The whole office market valleywide was decimated during the recession.”

Gardner signed on after the UNLV Research Foundation decided to seek a developer that had experience working with similar projects. Gardner helped build facilities for the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute, Adobe, Thumbtack and SolarCity, among others.

Gardner and the UNLV Research Foundation are promoting incentives such as sales and use-tax abatements to draw out-of-state tenants to the site. Good freeway and airport access as well as nearby retail, dining and shopping options are among the amenities being advertised to potential tenants.

UNLV’s partnership with Switch, which houses the school’s Intel Cherry Creek Supercomputer, is another key amenity.

“It’s a huge draw because of its speed,” Stewart said. “It’s easily one of the top five computers in the world. We believe that’s a huge draw for the type of high-tech companies we’re trying to entice to come.”

To view the article by Mick Akers on Las Vegas Sun’s website, click here.



VEGAS INC: Celebrating the 2017-18 Angel Awards

The winners of Greenspun Media Group’s Angel Awards exemplify the caring and compassion found throughout Southern Nevada.

For instance, Bob Sheridan of Cox Communications has devoted a large part of his life to volunteering. He’s pitched in with the Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, the United Way, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Cox Charities’ golf tournaments. “Volunteering takes our minds off ourselves, and puts our focus on doing something for other people who may be dealing with a difficult personal situation,” Sheridan said.

Another of our honorees, Stacey Wedding, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a small child; it was a diagnosis that influenced her philanthropic spirit into adulthood. She took some of the lessons she learned helping educate others about diabetes and molded them into Professionals in Philanthropy, an altruistic organization that’s celebrating its 11th anniversary.

It’s an honor to give a tip of the hat to the Sunrise Children’s Foundation, which has been instrumental in helping so many young lives in Southern Nevada — more than 150,000 children and families annually.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts may only be five years old, but it’s growing up fast. The Angel Award honoree has become instrumental in helping bring an arts education to Southern Nevada. For instance, it created the first annual Heart of Education Awards, honoring outstanding Clark County School District teachers.

When it comes to big dogs in the world of nonprofits, few are bigger than United Way of Southern Nevada. We’re honored to celebrate them, in part for their 60 years of service. The agency’s inaugural Day of Caring brought together more than 1,000 Southern Nevadans who donated their time at 23 nonprofit agencies and 16 schools — and that’s just one day in a long calendar of giving for United Way.

We’re happy to shine a spotlight on SR Construction, which has integrated giving into its corporate culture. The company has raised money to help seniors, the Red Cross, Three Square, Best Buddies Nevada and multiple programs for veterans, among others.

Another company helping Southern Nevadans be the best they can be is Barrick Gold Corporation. In 2016, the company invested more than $9.7 million into our communities. They’ve been strong supporters of education, the arts and environmental stewardship.

We’re proud to name them all winners of our Angel Awards.

Keep your eyes open for our Giving Guide, where you’ll also get profiles about local organizations you might not have heard of before now. The profiles explain volunteering opportunities that are available and myriad ways that you can help. Our index of nonprofits at the back comes from Internal Revenue Service records and is one of the most comprehensive lists of charities in Southern Nevada that you will find. It’s a resource that we couldn’t bring to you without the support of the Caesars Foundation and MGM Resorts International. We’re also grateful to the Westgate for hosting the Angel Awards event.


SR Construction

For more than 26 years, SR Construction has been committed to strengthening its community and prioritizing opportunities to provide civic service when possible.

The company was founded in 1991 as a full-service general contractor, and has since completed more than 1,200 projects throughout the Southwest.

SR Construction has excelled not only in designing and building health care, hospitality and commercial servicing markets, but in building community relations. This year, as part of the Henderson Hospital team, it conducted a Hard Hat Challenge, raising nearly $10,000 for the Henderson Senior Nutrition Fund, an organization serving at-risk seniors to help keep them out of nursing homes and being able to live independently.

The firm continued its efforts with Henderson Hospital by partnering with Fox 5 in two community charity events: a blood drive that collected 131 units of blood for the American Red Cross, and the “Supply Our Students (SOS)” school supplies drive that assembled more than 1,000 backpacks full of supplies for students in need.

In addition to these charitable events, the SR team participates in the City of Las Vegas Corporate Challenge, donates to Three Square Food Bank, and sponsors a youth basketball team. The general contracting firm recently donated supplies and labor to assist Best Buddies with the renovation of its new office space. Thanks to the SR team, Best Buddies Nevada will be able to better serve over 25,000 individuals within our state.

President Scott Loughridge is committed to supporting America’s veterans by donating annually to the Wounded Warrior Project, Freedom Alliance, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Semper Fi Fund.

“At SR Construction, volunteering and being active supporters of our community are things that are integrated into our company culture,” Loughridge said. “We encourage all of our team members to get involved, and the best way to do so is to lead by example. All of our top-level executives truly set the bar high, as giving back to the community is a personal desire.”

— Howard Riell

To view the article Vegas Inc.’s website, click here.


Medical Construction and Design: Two Micro-Hospitals Open in Nevada

Two micro-hospitals, referred to as neighborhood hospitals by owners Dignity Health and Emerus, have recently opened in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project team for both companies included PhiloWilke Partnership and SR Construction.

The North Las Vegas Campus Neighborhood Hospital was the first to be built in the state. The three-story building is approximately 58,600 square feet and houses a licensed hospital on the first floor. In addition to patient rooms, the hospital has a diagnostic imaging suite, lab, inpatient waiting room and space for primary care and specialty physicians in addition to a wellness center.

The Blue Diamond Campus Neighborhood Hospital is 27,000 square feet and mirrors a similar layout housing a licensed hospital on the first floor. In addition to patient rooms, the hospital has a diagnostic imaging suite, lab, inpatient waiting room and space for primary care and specialty physicians. A wellness center is located on the second floor.

To view on the Medical Construction and Design website, please click here.