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Thinkwell Officially announces New Business Venture Thinkwell Project Management


Thinkwell, an award-winning leader in the creation of turn-key experience-based entertainment solutions for theme parks, museums, casinos, and retail and resort destinations worldwide, is pleased to officially announce that its successful growth has given rise to a new business venture, Thinkwell Project Management.

The new company is built upon Thinkwell Design & Production’s reputation for deftly managing the creative, financial and logistical concerns of large-scale projects, and is designed to provide a unique set of specialty services from owner representation, estimating and contract negotiation to master planning, scheduling, budget tracking, value engineering and project closeout.

“In the past seven years, Thinkwell has developed as much of a reputation for our ability to bring in projects on time and on budget as we have for our creativity, ” explained Cliff Warner, a founding principal and the CEO of Thinkwell.  “Over time, we identified the need for a company with our strengths to manage the types of complex projects in which we often play an artistic role, and we created Thinkwell Project Management to fill it.”

Ron Edney, president and managing principal of Thinkwell Project Management, brings to Thinkwell more than twenty-five years of experience providing construction management, supervision, development and planning.

“Thinkwell Project Management will not only meet the needs of the existing Thinkwell client base but also cater to a diverse new clientele including casinos, hotels, restaurant, retail, resort developments, water parks, sports arenas and major theme parks exclusively requiring project management services, ” said Ron. “The company will provide a full range of pre-construction and construction management services for renovations and new developments alike.”

Thinkwell’s boutique company values—which the management credits with putting the team in high demand and making it one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US today—are the driving force behind the new venture.

“Whether we are tackling a scheduling conflict or an aesthetic question, our greatest strength is our ability to solve problems with creativity and efficiency, ” said Craig Hanna, a Thinkwell principal and chief creative officer.  “Our extensive experience, our problem-solving ability and our commitment to hands-on service give our clients confidence that we understand the uniqueness of each new project and are experienced at handling whatever logistical and creative challenges may arise on a project.”

Thinkwell is combining a diverse global client base, a focus on providing highly specialized services, and a relentless drive to exceed expectations in order to thrive despite the current downturn in many sectors of the economy. The company’s headquarters and its Thinkwell Project Management arm in Burbank, along with their regional offices in Barcelona and Dubai, are all intensely engaged in highly anticipated projects including the Warner Bros. theme park being built in Abu Dhabi, a new museum experience in Atlanta, Georgia, a “snow dome” project in Asia, and a first-of-its kind destination resort in Costa Rica.

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About Thinkwell Group

Thinkwell Group is the umbrella company borne of one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, Thinkwell Design & Production, to support the creation of new business entities that serve a growing clientele around the world.  In addition to its headquarters in Burbank, California, the company also operates two regional offices: Thinkwell Europa, a production and sales office in Barcelona, Spain and Thinkwell Arabia, in Media City, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Thinkwell Project Management is the company’s newest business arm, formed to serve clients seeking project supervision expertise. Together, the Thinkwell companies specialize in the turnkey design and production of one-of-a-kind experience-based attractions, exhibits, live shows and environments that have won widespread popular and critical acclaim in addition to industry recognition. Thinkwell’s clientele is comprised of theme parks, museums, professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and destination resorts including Harrah’s, Nike, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Universal Studios, MasterCard, Warner Bros., and other premier retail and entertainment organizations worldwide.

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