Miles Construction Builds On its Cannabis Construction Resume
Second MedMen Facility Taking Shape in Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Miles Construction, a diversified northern Nevada general contractor, brought MedMen’s Desert Hot Springs cannabis cultivation and production facility out of the ground this week, with the first phase of construction taking shape on the 45,000 square foot factory.
This is the second such facility Miles has built for MedMen, following construction of its Mustang location outside Carson City, Nevada. The Desert Hot Springs project builds on the Miles’ national reputation as a leader in understanding the complexities of constructing Dutch-style greenhouse environments.
“Construction of the Desert Hot Springs facility starts with a steel building, but that’s where its similarity to other types of construction ends,” said Cary Richardson, Miles’ vice president and senior project manager. “The success of this project depends on understanding the horticulture, mechanical and engineering systems, security, and operational intricacies of a cannabis cultivation and production process. We also have to navigate the regulatory and reporting aspects of the project, and partner closely with state and county agencies.”
Miles has developed expertise not just in cannabis horticulture, but also in the Dutch-style greenhouses MedMen favors for their quality, opacity and efficiency.
“Our new Desert Hot Springs location will be one of the most high-tech cannabis cultivation and production facilities in the world and a flagship operation for MedMen,” said Adam Bierman, co-founder and CEO of MedMen. “A project of this complexity and scale requires a level of construction expertise that, frankly, only Miles Construction has.”
Today, Miles has nearly a dozen cannabis projects in design or under construction in multiple markets. They partner with entrepreneurs and cannabis leaders to build both traditional indoor and state-of-the-art Dutch style greenhouse facilities.
“Cannabis construction has quickly become a niche focus for Miles Construction and something we do quite well,” Richardson said. “The horticulture facilities we create are always built to obtain the highest performance levels and set the bar for this rapidly developing industry.”
Since 1986, Miles Construction has been at the forefront of northern Nevada’s growth and leads the industry with its sustainable construction and adherence to strict industry standards. Expansion beyond commercial construction, Miles Construction has renovated several of the regions newest hospitality properties as well as demonstrated its capabilities in preserving and renovating historic locations and landmarks. For more information, visit online at MilesConst.com.