Vail, CO, November 07, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- When Vail Resorts Development Company (VRDC) set out to build The Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences at Vail they knew they were going to build something special but they had no idea it would generate so much attention. This month, Graham Frank with VRDC and Erik Peterson with OAC Management will fly to Orlando, Florida to join up with three executives from Old Republic Construction Program Group to present their success story to the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) at their annual conference.
Richard Livermore, executive vice president for Old Republic Construction Program Group, said: “I was approached by our President a few months ago to submit a presentation topic to the IRMI Conference Board. I knew immediately what I was going to present on: Our success with Vail Resorts and OAC Management on implementing a Quality Program for The Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences at Vail. After five years and eleven projects we felt this was the quality construction story we wanted to share with our industry. Of all the vendors we’ve partnered with OAC Management’s Quality Assurance Observation Program produced the best results. We’re honored to have been chosen to present and are excited about the opportunity.”
Graham Frank, director of development for Vail Resorts, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for VRDC to present to such an exclusive international audience. We knew we were doing the right thing when we decided to hire OAC Management to help us achieve our ‘QAO Certified’ designation, and have come to realize that we are in the front seat of pioneering a new level of designation that in all reality will become as identifiable as a LEED certification.”
“This is a great opportunity to share the vision and purpose of our company with the Insurance, Real Estate Development and Construction sector,” said Erik Peterson, President of OAC Management, “and that is to infuse a culture of excellence into each one of our projects that will transform individuals and products into lasting models that will ultimately revolutionize our industry.”
Vail Resorts Development Company received a first of its kind “QAO Certified” (Quality Assurance Observation Certification) award, presented by OAC Management Incorporated and Old Republic Construction Program Group, Inc. The Quality Assurance Observation (QAO) program has been applied to Vail Resorts Development Company’s most recently completed project, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail.
For more information about the Quality Assurance (“QAO Certified”) program used on this project, visit www.oacminc.com.