Enews 07-20-16 crestpoint cos.
Enews 07-20-16 crestpoint cos.

CRESTPOINT COS. OF Mason, Ohio, this month opened its second hotel in 2016, a Home2 Suites in Powell, Ohio. In February, the hotel development and management company of which Kal Patel is president and CEO, opened a Hampton Inn & Suites in New Albany, Ohio.

The company has several more hotels in the pipeline, said Patel. Construction will begin in August on a Holiday Inn Express in Wilder, Kentucky and a Fairfield Inn & Suites in Lexington, Kentucky. In September, work will begin on a 93-room Holiday Inn Express in Cincinnati.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites is Crestpoint’s first new-construction Marriott brand. Crestpoint will manage all three properties.

D.A.G. Construction of Cincinnati, Ohio, is the general contractor for the Kentucky projects. D.A.G. was co-founded in 1990 by Dale White Sr., an Indian American, and Gregory J. Webb, an African American. Local, state and national business communities have given D.A.G. Construction numerous accolades and awards recognizing it as a successful minority-owned business, including a ranking in the Business Courier’s Top 15 for Largest Minority-Owned Businesses. White, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1977, was named the National Minority Male Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001.

Cincinnati Commercial Contracting is the general contractor for the Holiday Inn Express project. CCC is a construction management and real estate company founded by John Westheimer,