Piqua Orr-Statler Hotel Renovation 


Tuttle Construction, Inc. was the general trades prime contractor for The Piqua-Orr Statler Hotel Renovation. The project was a $20 Million, 84,000 SF facility; Tuttle was responsible for the overall project and schedule coordination, as well as the general trades scope of work. We self-performed the scopes of rough and finish carpentry, concrete, masonry, wood window restoration, decorative sheet metal, and doors and hardware.

This building was established in 1891 and for many years, housed the Fort Piqua Hotel. After the hotel closed back in the 1980s, the building sat empty for 20+ years. The 5-story building had to first be gutted internally of all walls and ceilings to expose the structure. Then, designated areas of the building were removed in their entirety; this process involved well-planned shoring and debris removal operations as the remainder of the building was still under construction.

As the building underwent demolition, continuous structural issues presented themselves, requiring re-engineering and repair. Several beams were deteriorated or broken. New structural steel and lumber had to be used to repair or replace existing structural members as the situations arose. The building was in such a state of disrepair that floors and walls were literally falling in as the new structure began construction!

The paved parking lots and roadways surrounding the building were saw-cut and removed or milled, stone base was re-graded, and new pavement was placed, along with new reinforced concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and catch basins for storm drainage.

We were able to utilize our own semis and delivery trucks to deliver and haul a large part of the materials and equipment needed for the project. This included hauls of up to 2-hours round trip down interstate highways, as well as navigating the downtown city streets to access the jobsite.

Project Owner

City of Piqua Downtown Redevelopment Project, LP 201 West Water Street Piqua, Ohio 45356

dates & numbers

Project inception date: December 7, 2006
Project completion date: September 7, 2008
Contract Amount: $10,001,638
Project type: General Contract – Hard Bid


Jeff Wray Architects 204 S. Ludlow St. Dayton, Ohio 45402

our team

Tuttle Construction, Inc.
880 Shawnee Road
Lima, Ohio 45805

Project Manager: Mike Baxter
Site Superintendent: Tim Hamilton