Chef Marc Marrone Becomes New Chef-Partner at HallPass at The Gateway

SkinnyFATS is teaming up with one of the most talented and sought-after chefs in the country to introduce a variety of all-new concepts at HallPass, Utah’s first food hall located at The Gateway in Salt Lake City. Following a successful year operating Graffiti Bao and other concepts at T-Mobile Arena and the new Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas, Marc Marrone and Todd Lunger of Graffiti Hospitality will join forces with SkinnyFATS, with Marc becoming the new chef-partner at HallPass. Together, they will launch Graffiti Bao’s first location outside Nevada as part of the food hall’s new restaurant portfolio debuting mid-October.

Chef Marc Mazzone joins HallPass
Acclaimed Chef Marc Marrone

“We are thrilled to have a nationally renowned, innovative chef like Marc Marrone expand the HallPass dining offerings while further solidifying The Gateway as a foodie destination,” said Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director. “HallPass has been such a well-received dining venue, and we look forward to Marc launching his visionary concepts this month.”

Graffiti Bao is a fast-casual Chinese restaurant featuring bold, Asian-inspired recipes. Signature items will include chili garlic noodles with hand-pulled spinach noodles, crispy chili garlic sauce, Chinese broccoli and choy sum; an assortment of bao buns, including the Royale—Marc’s twist on a classic cheeseburger featuring angus beef, cheese, pickles, onions and special sauce; appetizers such as hand-folded dumplings and spring rolls; soups including pho and ramen; and much more.

Marc will also helm Hibachican, a dual hibachi concept featuring a playful balance of Japanese teppanyaki, tartare and small plates alongside Mexican tacos, aguachiles and house-made chips, guacamole and assorted salsas. The best flavors of East and West will collide as some of the dishes draw inspiration from both cultures, with al pastor yakitori, garlic soy teppanyaki tacos and more rounding out the new menu.

Next door, guests will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth with an epic selection of swoon-worthy, hand-crafted treats from Waffadopolis, the ultimate dessert shop in Salt Lake City. Bringing wonder and delight to guests with a uniquely customizable experience, the confectionery will feature house-made waffle cones with flavors such as black sesame and classic; individual sweets, including Instagrammable unicorn cakes; a build-your-own-ice cream bar; over-the-top shareables and more.

“SkinnyFATS was built on constant evolution of the menu, and HallPass essentially functions as a massive R&D facility for that. Having Marc at the helm will bring HallPass to its full potential in both creation and execution,” said founder Reed Allen Slobusky. “The Gateway has been an ideal venue and super supportive of the new approach to dining we are offering Salt Lake City.”

“I’m excited to partner with Reed at HallPass and bring Graffiti Bao to Salt Lake City,” said Marc Marrone, chef-partner at HallPass. “HallPass has already established itself as a staple in Salt Lake City, and what we have rolling out will further solidify that. Having seven different kitchens to play around with isn’t so bad either.”

Graffiti Bao, Hibachican and Waffadopolis will join five other eateries and bars at HallPass, including SkinnyFATS and Beer Zombies Draft Room & Beer Garden, created by founder Chris Jacobs, who has echoed Reed’s excitement in working alongside Marc at Beer Zombies in Salt Lake City.

HallPass is open Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to midnight. For more information, visit www.HallPassSLC.com.

ABOUT THE GATEWAY

The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events. www.atthegateway.com. 

ABOUT SKINNYFATS

Established in 2013 by Reed Allen Slobusky, SkinnyFATS is a popular American restaurant from Las Vegas that is well-known for its one-of-a-kind, two-sided menu featuring ‘Happy’ indulgences and ‘Healthy’ alternatives. A melting pot of cultural favorites with thoughtful ingredients and savory flavors, the menu caters to a variety of dietary needs and preferences while providing tasty meals and snacks. Since opening in 2013, the brand has developed a cult-like following, attracting foodies from around the world to its six locations in Las Vegas and Dallas, as well as its popular new food hall in Salt Lake City called HallPass. For more information, please visit www.SkinnyFATS.com.

ABOUT HALLPASS

Brought to foodies by the same owner as SkinnyFATS, HallPass is a first-of-its-kind food hall concept located at the Gateway in Salt Lake City. Featuring more than 15,000 square feet of stylish indoor/outdoor communal dining and chef-driven fare, HallPass allows guests to discover bold new cuisines in an environment filled with an eclectic mix of art, music, food, drinks and fun, including all-new restaurants helmed by chef-partner Marc Marrone. Innovative culinary concept SkinnyFATS anchors the food hall, bringing the beloved Las Vegas staple east of the Nevada border to satisfy more guests than ever before. For more information, please visit www.HallPassSLC.com.

ABOUT MARC MARRONE

Cooking since the age of 15, Chef Marc Marrone was first inspired by the treasured recipes handed down in his New York Italian family. After receiving his culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute, Marrone rose through the ranks of the original TAO kitchen, starting as a sous chef and working his way up to the top as West Coast Corporate Executive Chef of TAO Group, leading the TAO Group restaurants, including TAO Las Vegas, Beauty & Essex, LAVO and Marquee Dayclub in Las Vegas; TAO Los Angeles, The Highlight Room and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar in Los Angeles; and LAVO atop the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With a heritage of Italian cooking and classical French training, Marrone is equally passionate about Asian techniques. Since leaving his position with TAO Group in February 2019, he has premiered Graffiti Bao, Piña Mexican and Gemma Gemma Square Pies, with the announcement of a forthcoming concept called Italian Graffiti, coming to The Bend in 2022, rounding out his recent accolades. Together with partner Todd Lunger, Marrone has formed a consulting group called Graffiti Group Hospitality LLC. Marrone is also a chef consultant for Locale Italian Kitchen in Las Vegas and remains a vital chef and visionary within the restaurant community.

Promontory Leads Park City in a Summer of Record Home Sales

PARK CITY, UTAH EXPERIENCES ‘LAND RUSH’ AS COVID-19 PANDEMIC BRINGS A WAVE OF TRANSPLANTS FROM DENSE CITIES

Affluent families from urban areas seek a lockdown-free lifestyle with over 22% of record home sales occurring in the exclusive Promontory community

PARK CITY, UTAH – As the pandemic prompts dramatic changes for millions of Americans, Park City, Utah has become one of the leading choices for affluent families seeking to relocate from cities in hopes of making the best of anxious times with a lifestyle without lockdown. The mountain resort town is an obvious option due to its abundant outdoor recreation and cultural offerings, proximity to Salt Lake City International Airport for when travel resumes, and the conveniences of a nearby urban center that no other comparable resort town boasts. Consequently, Park City is experiencing an unprecedented demand for luxury real estate and scarce inventory. Nowhere in Park City is this more evident than at Promontory, one of the most exclusive, private communities in the West.

The 6,400-acre, amenity-rich community accounts for 22 percent of Park City’s July and August home and land real estate boom. It had an astounding 86 new deals during those two months, more than triple the amount during the same time period last year, with record sales of over $275 million year-to-date, compared to $214 million for all of 2019. There have been 165 sales in the community so far in 2020 compared to a year-end total of 142 in 2019. As Park City’s only private community featuring a fully built out infrastructure of year-round member amenities, Promontory is well-positioned to support this increased wave of demand. Last year, Promontory introduced its new enclave, Pinnacle at Promontory, which provides even more seclusion as a smaller gated community with its own member amenity and even larger homesites.

Promontory sets new home sales record
Dye Clubhouse at Promontory

“Promontory was instrumental in redefining Park City as a summer destination. My vision was to create a world-class mountain retreat second to none for multi-generational families with a vast array of amenities and programming designed to be enjoyed year-round,” says Promontory developer Francis Najafi of Pivotal Group. “This record sales activity has solidified us as a desirable haven for new buyers and longtime members to be together with their young children, adult children, and grandchildren. Families find comfort in the ways they are able to connect amidst an expansive retreat that offers safety and variety with five restaurants and many on-site recreational offerings, including two golf courses with their own clubhouses, an equestrian center, miles of trails for year-round enjoyment, a winter tubing hill, and a new event venue. Our membership has typically been 80% second homeowners, but we are now seeing the percentage of primary residents increase due to sudden changes in families’ lifestyles and priorities.”

Promontory’s numbers are reflective of the larger Park City picture. Park City closed home sales in July and August 2020 volume increased more than twofold over July and August 2019. 116 home sales amounted to $206 million in July and August 2019, while July and August 2020 saw 188 sales totaling $446 million. As of September 1st, pending home volume in Park City was $564 million compared to $215 million at the same time last year. In addition to the idyllic lifestyle, the fact that Park City’s exceptional public schools are open for in-person learning is a draw for families from out of state. Many second homeowners are also becoming primary residents, selling their existing properties in search of homes that better meet their needs for year-round living.

Owner of several Engel & Völkers brokerages throughout the Western United States, luxury Real Estate Advisor Paul Benson has handled 61 of transactions totaling $172 million in Park City this summer. “The significant increase in demand from families relocating is resulting in scarcity of luxury properties and driving prices up,” says Benson. “There is little opportunity for new construction within Park City limits, and people are drawn to the exclusive lifestyles offered by Park City-adjacent communities like Promontory that feature member-only amenities and more space for safety and quality of life.”

Recent transplants are relocating from dense areas like Southern California, the New York tri-state area, Chicago, Texas, and the Bay Area. In a stark reversal of the norm, some plan to make Park City their primary home and buy or maintain apartments in the cities from where they moved. Whether this migration from urban centers is a long-term trend and if there are significant changes to the seasonal nature of the town, which was already beginning to experience shorter shoulder seasons prior to the pandemic, remains to be seen. For now, escalating home prices and demand are showing no signs of slowing down.

ABOUT PROMONTORY

Promontory is an award-winning 6,400-acre recreational second home and private mountain community in Park City, Utah. Promontory’s expansive mountain setting offers diverse year-round amenities and activities for the multi-generational family. The community consists of 1,674 homesites with stunning mountain views. More than 627 homes have been built, and there are approximately 675 Members of the private, Promontory Club. Eight of Promontory’s 30 distinct neighborhoods feature developer-built homes, known as Promontory HOMES. These include the new, modern Portfolio of Homes within the Pinnacle at Promontory neighborhood. For more information, visit www.promontoryclub.com.

Statistics contained within this report are based on information from sources including Park City Board of REALTORS® MLS and Proprietary Internal Reporting for the period 1-1-2019 through 8-31-2020.

Utah Tip Challenge

NEW GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE DONATES SURPRISE WEEKLY TIPS TO UTAH RESTAURANT SERVICE STAFF

A new grassroots effort, Utah Tip Challenge, has formed to collect funds through Venmo to donate to service staff at a different restaurant each week. In its inaugural week, $1000 was raised by mostly modest contributions to a dedicated Venmo account. As an unexpected surprise for staff, organizers donated funds at Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive in Park City upon finishing their lunch on August 15th. UTC’s mission is to help hospitality workers through financial challenges that have resulted from the pandemic.

Boneyard Saloon staff receives a surprise $1,000 tip.

Local transportation company owner Sam Rubin was inspired by a similar initiative in Nashville started in May by Lexy Kadey. In a recent week, she raised in excess of $45,000 and donated to nearly 40 individuals. She now has 860,000 followers on TikTok where she posts emotional videos of donations being given.

“Knowing that the hospitality industry is a disproportionately impacted one, I wanted to launch a fundraising effort for this community,” says Rubin. “Instead of giving to a single individual; however, the management of each establishment we visit can use their discretion on how to disperse the funds to their staff. Small donations are welcome, and I’d love to see the contributions grow each week. It’s a feel good effort that makes a difference, and it’s truly rewarding to see the emotional reaction from staff.”

Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive was chosen for the first week’s donation because owner Jesse Shetler has long been known for giving back to the Park City community with free Thanksgiving dinners and season-ending parties for locals. He also has been donating proceeds of DBR Restaurants (No Name Saloon, Butcher’s Chop House & BR, and Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive) gift card sales to his staff during the pandemic.

Shetler gratefully says, “I am very excited for the Boneyard staff and appreciate the recognition of all the hard-working folks in this struggling environment. These are unprecedented and excessively challenging times. Along with other small business models, the hospitality industry can only survive this with the support of our community. This is exactly what it looks like when community comes together.”

Anyone wishing to suggest a restaurant or bar whose staff is in need, can email utahtipchallenge@gmail.com or reach out through Facebook or Instagram. The donation period each week runs from Friday at 5 p.m. to Friday 5 p.m. Restaurants in both Salt Lake City and the Park City area will be considered by organizers, and they will not be notified in advance.

Individuals and businesses are invited to contribute any amount as often as they wish via Venmo at @utahtipchallenge.

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Promontory Club Debuts its Exclusive Double Deer Event Venue

The expansion of the Nicklaus Clubhouse is a multi-purpose space designed to accommodate both intimate and larger functions sponsored by members of this exclusive community in Park City, Utah

19th Hole Lounge in Double Deer

Promontory, one the most luxurious private vacation home communities in the West, is pleased to announce the completion and debut of Double Deer. The significant expansion now completes the Jack Nicklaus Clubhouse at 31,609 square feet and is specifically designed to accommodate members’ private events for both corporate and social entertaining. This multi-million dollar amenity is part of developer Francis Najafi’s vision to ensure Promontory continues to evolve with new amenities that meet the needs of its members who are predominately second home owners. The next phase will feature 26 single-story, individually owned cottages adjacent to the venue where short-term rentals will conveniently accommodate guests attending events at Double Deer.

“As a world-class, multi-generational community, we felt creating a space to celebrate life’s most meaningful moments would be important for our members, and the reception from our community has been a very enthusiastic one,” says Promontory developer Francis Najafi of Pivotal Group. “This is yet another remarkable amenity that further differentiates Promontory, positioning it as one of the most prestigious, highly coveted vacation home communities ever created.”

Double Deer is a multi-use facility that accommodates private events for up to 250 guests hosted by Promontory members. The exquisite venue provides a flexible space with stunning mountain views for weddings, family reunions, corporate events, and non-profit fundraisers. Ideal for these times of social distancing, Double Deer can be transformed into three distinct entertaining spaces to make it suitable for smaller gatherings. State-of-the-art audio visual systems can function independently for each of the three spaces. Nano doors provide a true indoor/outdoor ballroom experience with healthy airflow and expanded space for distancing. 

Interior designer Vallone Design of Scottsdale, AZ has created a timeless, modern feel with light blues and cool textures. In addition to indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, Double Deer features private rooms for a bride to dress and relax, a green room, pre-function area, and a coed golf/sports lounge, “The 19th,” overlooking the 18th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Painted Valley Golf Course. The Sage Spa features four luxurious, Asian-style spa treatment rooms, each offering an in-room, private shower and changing room. Ninety parking spaces have been added to accommodate guests attending events.

Robin Milne, General Manager of Promontory, says, “The backdrop from the patio of the Double Deer ballroom is stunning! Promontory’s Nicklaus golf course in the foreground with Deer Valley rising up into the blue skies of the Wasatch will frame many meaningful photographs of Promontory Members celebrating special moments for years to come. We can’t wait to celebrate with them!”

ABOUT PROMONTORY

Promontory is an award-winning 6,400-acre recreational second home and private mountain community in Park City, Utah. Promontory’s expansive mountain setting offers diverse year-round amenities and activities for the multi-generational family. The community consists of 1,674 homesites with stunning mountain views. More than 627 homes have been built, and there are approximately 675 Members of the private, Promontory Club. Eight of Promontory’s 28 distinct neighborhoods feature developer-built homes, known as Promontory HOMES. These include the new, modern Portfolio of Homes within the Pinnacle at Promontory neighborhood. For more information, visit www.promontoryclub.com.

THE GATEWAY MODIFIES SUMMER EVENTS THAT MAXIMIZE ITS SPACE AND ABILITY TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE

Four ongoing events support local vendors while providing opportunities for the community to safely gather

The Gateway, Utah’s premier destination for dining, entertainment, and shopping, has successfully re-launched its event programming in keeping with social distancing guidelines and safety protocols. A variety of recurring events will be held throughout the summer to cater to every whim and interest. These include Free Movies on the Plaza, Yoga on the Plaza, Urban Flea Market and the Art &Craft Market presented by the Utah Arts Alliance. “While our programming may look a little different, The Gateway remains committed to fulfilling our mission to be a vibrant venue for community gatherings and events,” says Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director. “We and our partners are closely following CDC and local guidelines to ensure the safety of our vendors, tenants, and patrons. We’re very pleased by the enthusiastic response these modified events have received from the community and the sense of normalcy they provide to those who attend.”

Below are the regularly programmed events through the summer. Additional events can be found at http://shopthegateway.com/calendars/

ART & CRAFT MARKET PRESENTED BY UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE
Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm until October in front of Hall Pass and Urban Arts Gallery

Art & Craft Market at The Gateway
Photo Credit: The Gateway

The craft portion of the Salt Lake Farmers Market at Pioneer Park has relocated to The Gateway to provide vendors and shoppers with more space to physically distance. The outdoor street market features Utah vendors offering their unique handmade products. Masks are required.

MOVIES ON THE PLAZA
Wednesdays, 9 pm at Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza sets the stage for free, feel-good movies every Wednesday night until the end of August. Family-friendly films include Crazy Rich Asians, Lion King (2019), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Filmgoers are welcome to bring blankets and camping chairs and are encouraged to order take out from any number of restaurants at The Gateway to enjoy during the screening. Advance registration is required for groups up to six people. Each reservation will be assigned a specific spot on the Plaza. See the full line up.Masks are required for check in and may be removed upon arrival to reserved spot.

URBAN FLEA MARKET
2nd Sunday of the month, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Entree fee – $2

Discover treasures from eclectic, local vendors. Booths are spread out to encourage social distancing, and aisles are marked for one-way traffic. Masks are required for vendors and visitors, and hand sanitizer stations are available.

YOGA ON THE PLAZA
Sundays, 10 am – 11 am

All levels of yogis are invited to stretch out the weekend and get in the flow with Salt Lake Power Yoga. The free Sunday series is held outside The Grand Hall on the upper level of The Gateway. No experience is necessary, but participants must bring their own mats due to coronavirus health measures. Capacity is limited to 50; sessions have been filling up, so pre-registration is required. Once 50 guests have been reached, there is a waitlist option. Masks must be worn upon arrival and may be removed once at designated practice location. Hand sanitizer stations are also available.

About The Gateway: 
The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.  

About Vestar: 
As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar acquires, develops and manages shopping and entertainment destinations that serve as community focal points. Since its inception in 1989, Vestar has earned a reputation for integrity and responsibility in the fields of retail property development, operations, leasing and marketing. Vestar’s current portfolio of retail properties totals 30 million square feet throughout the western states. For more information, please visit vestar.com

Indoor Air Quality is Crucial to Public Health and Safety as Buildings Reopen During Pandemic and Second Wave is Anticipated

A new handbook for Facilities Managers and building owners offers in-depth guidance for how to ensure HVAC systems are properly maintained and upgraded to minimize virus spread

Facilities Management Volume Two

In light of COVID-19’s worldwide impact, schools, office buildings, hospitality venues, and shopping centers are among those adapting to new protocols in an effort to reopen responsibly. Following CDC guidelines to keep employees and visitors healthy and ensuring they can continue working can be a cumbersome task for those managing buildings of any size. A comprehensive guide, Facilities Management Volume 2, is now available to help organizational leaders and facilities managers properly address the issue of indoor air quality in their buildings. Published by Pavilion Business Services, the 144-page book covers everything from improving management of HVAC systems for healthy air quality to energy conservation and cost savings.  

“Successful businesses will adapt and innovate to meet their customers’ and employees’ new behaviors and needs while also instilling confidence,” says Facilities Management Volume Two creator Greg Spafford, Managing Director of Pavilion Business Services, who has spent much of his decades-long career managing B2B marketing for large HVAC companies. “Improved indoor air quality, ventilation, and purification are essential to keeping buildings – and those inside them – healthy.”

Preparedness for the new normal will provide occupants, visitors, clients and employees safety in a rapidly-changing world. Indoor air quality is not a short-term problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that COVID-19 might be here for good, even if a vaccine is developed. Because experts can’t predict if or when this novel coronavirus will dissipate, it’s important to improve indoor air quality to reduce virus spread, given that human beings spend 90 percent of their time inside.

Spafford adds, “A company’s greatest asset is its workforce. Investing in healthy employees can have a profound impact on the bottom line with fewer sick days and greater productivity. HVAC serves as the lungs of any indoor environment. If it is well designed and maintained, people will be healthier.”

Facilities managers are in a position to be super heroes in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It’s imperative that they have the latest technology at their disposal to easily manage building health and safety procedures.

The Facilities Management Volume 2 will empower building managers, owners, and developers to:

  • design and develop a better functioning workplace
  • gain knowledge on HVAC effects
  • improve air quality to maximize health and safety
  • increase comfort and reduce energy costs
  • reduce insurance costs
  • avoid legal liabilities

The handbook is available for a reduced price of $97 at HVACAndAirQuality.com.

New App Informs Consumers When High-Demand Products Arrive

PROVO ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES NEW APP TO REDUCE TRIPS TO STORES FOR HIGH-DEMAND ITEMS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

It Arrived notifies consumers when items they seek are in stock at local retailers

It Arrived is a new app that aims to reduce additional, unnecessary trips consumers make to stores for high-demand items during the coronavirus pandemic. Developed by a former director of a Provo grocery store and founder of raceentry.comrodeoticket.com and strideevents.com, the app allows customers to subscribe for notifications when their selected stores receive the items they are looking to purchase. Each customer can choose the products they would like to receive notifications for. The app and user account is free. To receive the alerts, there is a nominal subscription fee of $2.99 for the first store and 99 cents for each additional store. The app is available for Android and iOS devices. It Arrived is launching with Utah stores, but plans are underway to quickly add retailers in other states throughout the country.

It Arrived app

The CDC guidelines include limiting trips to the store to once a week, but many consumers are finding that’s not possible when they can’t find products they’re seeking, particularly items like disinfectant, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper,” says Hyrum Oaks, Founder of It Arrived. “The app is a convenience and safety measure for both store employees and their customers and strives to reduce COVID-19 exposure and community spread. Our hope is to help people minimize their trips to the store, so they’re going only when they know their desired items have arrived.”

Utah retailers that have joined It Arrived include:

  • Days Market – Provo
  • Edgemont Pharmacy – Provo
  • Kohler’s Food Store – Lehi
  • Payson Market – Payson
  • Reams – Salt Lake City
  • Reams – Taylorsville
  • Reams – Kearns
  • Reams – Magna
  • Reams – Sandy
  • Reams – Cottonwood Heights

As the owner of event-oriented website businesses, Oaks was forced to lay off some employees due to regulations banning mass gatherings. Instead of continuing to lay off more employees, he pivoted his business to create software that went back to his roots as a store director of a grocery store in Provo.

“There has been a remarkable amount of innovation and adaptation as a result of coronavirus, and we wanted to work within our wheelhouse to provide a solution to help alleviate a pain point for both consumers and retailers,” Oaks says.

There is no long-term commitment required (subscribers can cancel at any time). While the app informs customers when the in-demand products arrive, there is no guarantee that the items will still be available when customers make their visits.

For more information, visit www.ItArrived.org.

WOODSIDE HOMES JOINS LEADING BUILDERS OF AMERICA TO COLLECT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The national homebuilder continues construction and sales with new protocols in place to address coronavirus outbreak

Woodside Homes has joined Leading Builders of America’s urgent, national call to collect unused, excess masks and eye protection equipment from its trade partners. These are being collected at Woodside Homes’ Corporate Office, 460 West 50 North, Suite 200, Salt Lake City. Cash donations are also being accepted at https://www.directrelief.org/. The public can follow the effort on social media at #BuildersCare.  

“This is an opportunity for the homebuilding industry to step up to aid in the coronavirus public health crisis and protect our essential healthcare workers,” says Woodside Homes CEO Joel Shine. “As a company that cares deeply about our communities, our homebuyers, and employees, Woodside Homes is calling on all of our trade partners to act with a sense of urgency to respond to our nation’s shortage of protective equipment. Together, we can fight this pandemic and come out stronger than ever as an industry and as a country.”

As Woodside helps to fulfill this need in the healthcare community, it also is implementing measures to help keep employees and customers safe as the construction and sales of new homes continues. Woodside Homes’ sales offices, model homes, and Inspiration Galleryâ design centers have enacted screening policies for anyone entering these venues. Visitors are asked to affirm that they and all members of their households are in good health and not under quarantine, have not been in contact with someone who may have COVID-19, and are not high risk for COVID-19 such as recent travel. In accordance with recommended CDC guidelines, Woodside employees will maintain appropriate social distance, refrain from handshakes, visit homes in separate cars, and limit group sizes to 10 or less (this number may be further reduced). High touch points, such as door handles, chairs, desks, and phones are regularly sanitized.

“We have consulted with experts to implement best practices designed to protect our community, employees, homebuyers, and trade partners while we continue construction and sales to meet the housing demand in the markets where we build,” Shine explains.

About Woodside Homes

Woodside Homes, one of the top 30 homebuilders in the U.S., is celebrating its 43rd year in the business of designing and building single-family homes for move-up and entry-level buyers. Woodside Homes is dedicated to being “Better by Design,” delivering an exceptional experience to every customer and acting as a trustworthy, knowledgeable guide throughout the home buying process.

In 2017, Woodside Homes was acquired by SEKISUI HOUSE, one of the world’s largest homebuilders. The two companies joined forces with their shared philosophies in creating sustainable communities that grow and adapt to the needs of today’s homebuyers.