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John G. Johnson Construction Selected As The Construction Manager At Risk For Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers Phase 2 Renovation Project

January 6, 2015

Hotel Breakers

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Cedar Fair Corporation has selected John G. Johnson Construction Company as the Construction Manager at Risk for the 2nd Phase of additions and interior renovations to the 110 year old Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point Amusement Park located in Sandusky, Ohio as designed by GSB, Inc. of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

John G. Johnson Construction Company is undertaking Cedar Fair's largest capital improvement project with the renovation of the 110 year Hotel Breakers. Phase 1 ($11,000,000) of the two-year project was completed by JGJ in 8 months during the 2013 off-season. The work included exterior EIFS façade improvements, balcony repairs, new mansards, new multiple roofing systems (plastic shingles and EPDM), and new PTAC units and interior finishes at all guest rooms. Phase 2 ($30,000,000), which started in August 2014 , includes a new grand entryway and lobby, major renovations to the 5-story rotunda including two new elevators, renovations to 511 guest rooms, and the addition of a new Starbucks, Surf Lounge Bar, and Administration Office areas. Outdoor improvements include a new grand Porte-Cochere, new hotel approach and drive, and rotunda gardens. Site improvements include new guest parking areas and guest walkways.

With Phase 1 being completed on budget and on time for guest arrival in May 2014, again John G. Johnson was tasked with the challenge to develop and implement the Phase 2 construction project to be completed in an aggressive 9-month deadline for the opening of the 2015 season.

Prior to the start of construction, John G. Johnson performed the Preconstruction and Estimating Services to the Hotel Breakers Project Team at the Schematic, Design Development, and Construction Document phases of the project.

Incorporated in 1943 and located in Cleveland Ohio, JGJ specializes in Construction Management, General Contracting, and Design-Build services. John G. Johnson Construction Company is dedicated to providing professional construction services and is committed to customer satisfaction and a high-level return of the customer's investment in all phases of construction.

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