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COMANCHE NATION SELECTS ASCG AND FLINTCO FOR CASINO/HOTEL

DENVER, CO, Oct. 10, 2007 -- ASCG Incorporated of New Mexico and the Oklahoma-based construction company, Flintco, Inc. have been selected by the Comanche Nation to provide design and construction for a casino/hotel complex near Lawton, OK.

Comanche tribal enrollment now numbers 13,391 with approximately 6,000 members residing in the Lawton-Ft. Sill area of southwest Oklahoma. The Comanche Nation complex is located nine miles north of Lawton.

The facility is slated to open in Fall 2009 and is located south of Lawton on the Texas border. The Red River forms the southern edge of the property and is also the Oklahoma state line. Access will be from Interstate 44 (Exit 1). Total project costs are $97 million.

The casino will feature 1,100 slots, 15 table games, a poker room, steakhouse, buffet, 24-hour restaurant/deli and retail shops. The151-room hotel will have indoor/outdoor pools, spa, health club, and direct access to the golf club house and conference center. The hotel will be designed to allow for future expansion of 100 to 150 rooms. Other project consultants include:

  • NB3 Consulting - Founded by four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III. His firm will design the golf course. NB3 Consulting has created golf properties for a number of Native American Tribes, including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, and Oneida Indian Nation.
  • Red Thunder Studio - A Native American-owned interior design located in Atlanta, GA. The firm specializes in hospitality design and has worked with over 15 Tribes.
  • Horizon Engineering - The Tulsa-based Indian owned civil engineering firm will tackle various engineering design, surveying, and construction tasks and has worked with numerous Tribes and Nations throughout the United States.

The unique quality of the primary firms that make up the design team is that they are all American-Indian owned companies. Structural engineering services will be provided by the firm of Chavez-Grieves, Albuquerque, NM.

"ASCG Incorporated will also create a master plan of the property that will include the golf course, future RV park, casitas/condos along the golf course, and a wastewater treatment facility," said Tom Cassidy, AIA, Associate Vice President, Hospitality Services for ASCG. "Other amenities may be added later."

Cassidy said one of the biggest challenges will be to bring the required utilities to the site, such as gas, electric and water.

"None of these services are located near the site. We also anticipate major road improvements to the site from I-44 as well as improvements to the intersection of I-44 and State Route 36," he said.

Robin Flint Ballenger, chairperson, of The Flintco Companies, Inc. said "It is my privilege to guide The Flintco Companies as we construct health centers and dialysis clinics, schools and community centers, child-care centers and revenue generating businesses across Indian Country." She added, "The Flintco Companies is committed to aiding the economic growth and improving the quality of life for all American Indians. It is both our heritage and our future."

About ASCG Incorporated

ASCG Incorporated (www.ascg.com) is minority owned and operated. ASCG holds several subsidiaries that provide a broad range of services including engineering, architecture, surveying and planning to commercial and governmental clients nationwide. ASCG has 15 offices in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

About The Flintco Companies, Inc.

The Flintco Companies is the largest American Indian-owned construction company and is one of the largest commercial contractors in the nation. The Flintco Companies' operating divisions provide a full range of construction services from nine offices in: Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin, Tex.; Memphis, Tenn.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Sacramento, Calif.; Springdale, Ark.; Springfield, Mo.; and two offices in Tulsa, Okla. The Flintco Companies, Inc. was named 2006 Indian Business Owner of the Year by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and as the 2006 "Minority Construction Firm of the Year" by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency based on the company's achievements as a minority-owned business and for its support of other minority businesses. The company was honored with this same award in 2000. For more information see www.flintco.com.

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