Opened in 1995 by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, the Muckleshoot Casino was experiencing the challenges of an aging HVAC system. The existing packaged rooftop equipment contained hundreds of compressors and belt-driven fans. Failures were frequent, and it became a guessing game about which unit would fail next. Maintenance became overwhelming for staff, and repair costs—provided by outside contractors—were more than $1M annually.
To reduce operational costs and accommodate future expansion, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe partnered with AirReps. Account Executive, Billy Kodosky, led the team with help from Account Executive, Mark Ojendyk, and Project Coordinator, Kendra Luwe. Other key partners included Marnell Consulting and IMEG (Formerly MSA) Engineering. They helped design a new 3,600-ton chiller plant that would provide enough capacity for the existing facilities and a new hotel and resort.