The PENTA Building Group Completes North Las Vegas Readiness Center

LAS VEGAS (May 16, 2013) – The PENTA Building Group announced today the completion of the North Las Vegas Readiness Center.

The 68,000-square-foot facility, which the Nevada National Guard will utilize for training, includes a main building with an auditorium, assembly hall, multiple classrooms, office area, storage area, locker room and security vault. A smaller security building is also on site.

PENTA’s contract for  the $24 million project was issued and administered by Nevada State Public Works. Construction began in December 2011. The North Las Vegas Readiness Center was completed and officially turned over to the National Guard in April, a formal grand opening was held on May 14, 2013.

“The PENTA Building Group is honored to complete such an important facility for the state of Nevada and the National Guard,” said Paul Dutmer, assistant project manager for PENTA. “As a Nevada-based company, it brings us great pride to provide such a valuable resource to the local men and women who defend our country.”

As many as 200 workers per day were involved during the peak construction of the project, Dutmer said. PENTA utilized about 20 subcontractors.

The North Las Vegas Readiness Center is designed according to the National Guard’s advanced defense standards.

Members of the Nevada National Guard will carry out their one-weekend-per-month service at the center. Dutmer explained the urgent need for a new National Guard facility, as the neighboring Floyd Edsall training center has experienced overcrowding.

“The new readiness center gives members of the Nevada National Guard a better opportunity to learn,” Dutmer said. “This facility provides the space and security needed to give the best possible training to these brave men and women.”

The PENTA Building Group

The PENTA Building Group is a nationally recognized general contractor with offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Palm Desert, and Tulsa. As a general contractor, construction manager and concrete subcontractor, the company partners with every member of the development, design, and construction team to build a variety of projects ranging in size and scope. 

The success and experience of PENTA spans a wide variety of market segments including hospitality/entertainment, gaming, education, healthcare, Native American, retail/tenant improvements, commercial, industrial, public works, and parking structures.

PENTA is ranked annually among the top 400 national general contracting firms by Engineering News Record and is the recipient of countless project awards.

PENTA is privately held company possessing an impressive financial statement, bonding capacity, and a commendable safety record. For more information, visit  or contact Jennie Bowman at 702-614-1678 or by email at