Boston-based Suffolk Construction Co. has landed the $1 billion contract to build the Wynn Resort casino in Everett, one of the largest private construction contracts ever awarded in the state and a deal that’s expected to generate thousands of jobs over the next two years.
Wynn Resorts Ltd., which in 2014 won the sole license to build a full-scale casino in Eastern Massachusetts, initially contacted more than a dozen major construction companies across the country, according to a spokesman. The company whittled its options down to a few finalists before settling on Suffolk, citing its pledge to pay close attention to detail and to meet its timeline.
The casino is scheduled to open by the end of 2018.
“Building a five-star resort that meets the Wynn quality standards requires an attention to detail that is unwavering, ” Wynn executive Robert DeSalvio said in a statement. “Suffolk Construction shares our values and is working with us full speed to meet our ground-breaking target.”
The deal is a coup for Suffolk, which with roughly $2.5 billion in annual revenue is already the state’s largest..