Churchill Downs Turn 1 Hotel & Historical Gaming Facility

Horse racing in Kentucky dates back to 1789, when the first race course was constructed in Lexington. Almost 100 years later, in 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as “Home of the Kentucky Derby” and the longest continually running sporting event in America.

“Churchill Down Turn 1” is a new, seven story (with one intermediate level) entertainment and hospitality facility with covered permanent stadium seating, hotel, and historical racing machine (HRM) facility in the first turn at the legendary Churchill Downs racetrack. The first-floor level HRM includes state-of-the-art gaming floor, sports bar, VIP lounge and multiple year-round dining venues. There is an intermediate or mid-level between the first and second level for Back-of-House functions to serve the guests. The second-floor level is the 27,000 sq. ft. ballroom and meeting rooms that have access to the 2nd floor party deck to watch racing. On level 3 is an additional party deck and the Hotel workout facility. The 156 hotel rooms are on the four levels, 3 through 6, and feature trackside suites, which will offer private balconies and covered panoramic views of the entire tack, as well as non-track facing rooms. The trackside suites convert to observation suites during the Kentucky Derby. The top (seventh) level is a penthouse Banquet Room and additional observation decks.

Kentucky Exposition Center Gate 1

The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), formerly Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) was originally built in 1956. KEC is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is overseen by the Kentucky State Fair Board, and is one of the ten largest facilities of its type in the U.S., with over 1,200,000 sqft of indoor space.

Calhoun Construction is serving as the General Contractor renovating the Gate 1 entrance. Gate 1 handles more than 50% of all traffic that enters the center. The renovation include expanding the existing gate from it’s current 5 vehicular gates to a total of 10 vehicular gates.  The renovation will also include 10 new toll booths for employees covered by a steel framed canopy with integrated digital technology, and a new auxiliary building that will host a restroom and IT space.

Frost Brown Todd Attorneys

With over 525 lawyers practicing in 13 markets across nine states, Frost Brown Todd is one of the largest and most prestigious firms operating in the middle of the country. Each of their locations bring their own areas of strength, while working collaboratively to spread those strengths throughout the firm.

Calhoun Construction served as Trade Contractor on the interior renovation of four floors of the Louisville, Kentucky offices.  Calhoun self-performed the metal stud framing, drywall and ceilings.

NTS Building 435

For over 50 years NTS has focused on creating the best places to live and work for their residents and clients. Their goal each day is to deliver excellence in every area of business and to provide the best possible experience for their customers. NTS currently manages over 10.9 million square feet of real estate, which includes over 5,000 luxury apartment homes and over 3.9 million square feet of commercial property. Their commitment to excellence remains as strong today as it did when they started.

Building 435 is a 120,000 Square Foot Class AA+ Office Building located within the ShelbyHurst Office Campus at the landmark location at Hurstbourne Parkway and Shelbyville Road. This new building will offer excellent views and phenomenal branding opportunities along Hurstbourne Parkway.

The ShelbyHurst Office Campus location is among the very best of all suburban office parks in Louisville Metro. It has a prominent boulevard through the heart of the campus that is bordered by bike lanes and wide, attractive sidewalks.

Convenience to East end neighborhoods, proximity to major interstates, and nearby access to many restaurants, shopping centers, hotels, retailers, and two regional malls makes ShelbyHurst the superior location appealing to employees and employers alike.

Calhoun Construction is the General Contractor of this 4 story building to be completed in the Fall of 2020.

Jewish Community Center

With a Jewish population of around 8,500, Louisville’s Jewish community boasts many active participants and a wide range of organizations, programs and services. It also has a rich history.

The largest organization is the Jewish Community of Louisville. It includes the Jewish Federation of Louisville, the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, the Jewish Foundation of Louisville, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Hillel and Community, Louisville’s Jewish newspaper.

The JCC has a wide variety of programs from health and wellness and cultural arts, including CenterStage, to BBYO and other teen programs, summer and winter camps and a preschool. The Federation provides the community infrastructure – raising money to support Jewish community agencies, programs and services, offering leadership development opportunities and keeping the community connected to Israel through Partnership 2Gether and missions.

Calhoun Construction has been chosen as the Construction Manager on a major renovation at the current location.  More details to come.

BrightSpring 2nd Floor

ResCare, Inc., founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is dedicated to impacting communities for the better with a mission to help people live their best life. As the largest diversified health and human services provider in the U.S., ResCare is the largest private provider of services to people with disabilities, the largest privately-owned home care company, the largest provider of specialized high-acuity neuro-rehab in community settings and the largest career center workforce contractor in the U.S.

With more than 40 years of experience, ResCare offers daily living support services and in-home care, vocational training, job placement, pharmacy, rehab and behavioral health services for people of all ages and skill levels. Our care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States – helping more than 2 million people each year.

Calhoun Construction served as a General Contractor on the 2nd floor build-out of the new corporate headquarters.  Calhoun previously completed the tenant fit-out on the 3rd and 4th floor of the 805 Building consisting of new offices, meeting spaces and conference rooms throughout.  The second floor build-out is 34,000 sqft and consists of more offices, lobby, meeting spaces and conference rooms.  Calhoun self-performed the metal stud, drywall and acoustical ceilings.

Navy Federal Credit Union

Since 1933, Navy Federal has grown from seven members to over eight million members. And, since that time, their mission has remained the same: to serve and enrich the lives of those in the military community.

“Once a member, always a member.” You can leave the military, change employers, move, retire, get married—yet always stay with Navy Federal. Your life is their mission.

Calhoun Construction Services served as the Construction Manager for the renovation of an existing former bank location into a new Navy Federal Credit Union branch. Calhoun self-performed much of the renovation work.


McKesson is the oldest and largest healthcare company in the nation, serving more than 50% of U.S. hospitals and 20% of physicians. They deliver one-third of all medications used daily in North America with operations in more than 16 countries.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor for the renovation of the Louisville, Kentucky office.

Independence Bank

The history of Independence Bank is a history of people who shared a dream of creating a strong community bank. They envisioned a bank that would provide extraordinary service to its customers and grow along with its communities.

Independence Bank’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1909, when Farmers & Merchants Bank opened in McLean County, Ky. In 1971, Charles A. Reid and Maurice E. Reisz purchased Farmers & Merchants Bank in McLean County as well as Providence State Bank in Webster County. Soon after, Chris Reid joined his father and uncle and assumed a leadership role in the banks.

In 1997, the two small banks were incorporated under one name, Independence Bank. Where did the name come from? From Charles’ granddaughter, Lauren. While on a family vacation in Philadelphia, she noticed Independence Hall looked like a bank. And the rest is history.

Calhoun Construction Services is happy to be a part of the revolution that has grown into 12 markets within Kentucky. Calhoun served as the Construction Manager on the second location in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Center for the Arts

Home to many of the Louisville’s major arts organizations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts brings the finest in music, dance, theater and more to Kentucky! They are the home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene, to the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One Family Theatre and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville, as well as a host of community theaters and our own Kentucky Center Presents performances. The three theaters of the Center, along with our sister facility the elegant W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre, are Kentucky’s showcases for the performing arts. From Broadway to ballet, from blues to bluegrass, from Big Bands to Beethoven, our stages overflow with magnificent entertainment almost every night of the year.

The Kentucky Center has four times been voted Kentucky’s best venue for music, theater and dance by the readers of Kentucky Monthly magazine. But it is more than stages and theaters. It is the Governor’s School for the Arts in Danville, offering three weeks of intensive training for hundreds of Kentucky’s finest high school artists every summer. Its education and outreach programs bring the arts to children and adults in dozens of community centers, healthcare facilities and schools in all of Kentucky’s educational regions. Through its programming and education departments, The Center is able to bring the arts to virtually all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. And its access services ensure that everyone can experience the wonders of the performing arts without barriers or restrictions.

Calhoun Construction served as the General Contractor by self-performing the renovation on the Bomhard Theatre fire damage project.