Q&D’s experience is made up of the accumulated knowledge of our people – what they have learned working together with others and from personal education and growth.

Their success is reflected in these outstanding outcomes; well-constructed, efficient, positive projects for our clients.


In Your Words

You are important to Q&D. You may be a client, the project’s architect, a design partner, a construction manager, stakeholder, building official or someone that lives next door to the site.

There’s no better proof that you matter to Q&D than the statements people just like you have made on our behalf after working together with us. Sharing these special emails, letters and statements inspires our teams, boosts our morale and promotes the collaborative culture we strive to create on each and every project.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and encouragement!

  • From day one, the people working on the Virginia Street Bridge project have brought so much positive energy to the area. They have been very innovative, passionate and committed to meeting the schedules without compromising quality. As the completion is near, several times a day I hear so many kind words about ‘the builders’ from business owners to residents to people working in City Hall to people on the streets about what an ‘amazing project this is.’ I am very grateful to be part of such a hard-working and dedicated team!

    - Kerrie Koski, P.E., Street Program Manager, City of Reno

  • Q&D Construction handled the Gateway program with a high degree of expertise and precision. The project met all the objectives of the client and design team, I am very pleased with the collaborative process the entire team followed to achieve that.

    - Sean Bogart, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Gresham Smith & Partners

  • Your crew put their heart and soul into the project and made so many good decisions on our behalf that they are hard to enumerate.

    Foundation Chairman Bill Wallace
  • The store is beautiful and is extremely well built. From the day we began planning this project to opening day, the Q&D team proved to be knowledgeable, professional and very conscious of our needs and procedures.

    Jason Loney, Scheels, VP Store Development
  • Thank you for your commitment to excellence and for embracing the CMAR delivery method. We faced tremendous challenges...Through cooperation, trust, good faith and communication, the Q&D team clearly demonstrated its ability to overcome obstacles and jointly solve problems. Q&D has set the standard of excellence for the contracting community in the State of Nevada.

    Dale Keller, P.E., Senior Project Manager, NDOT

Recent Projects

University Arts Building
This 42,000-square-foot, three-story University Arts Building has been years in the making and University officials and supporters were thrilled to kick off the construction June 14, 2017 with an exciting ceremony and reception. The design features a 280-seat recital hall, art museum, fabrication lab, electroacoustic lab, soundproof rehearsal spaces, music practice rooms, faculty office spaces… Read more »
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Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvements
Award-winning streetscape brings vitality and connectivity to a Lake Tahoe gem With Lake Tahoe just feet away and a bustling downtown, Placer County, California saw great potential in improving and activating the streetscapes of Kings Beach. A destination in all seasons, the area is a mix of classic Lake Tahoe amenities and a laid-back attitude…. Read more »
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Virginia Street Bridge Replacement
The iconic Reno landmark, the Virginia Street Bridge (VSB), has undergone a complete transformation. There, for over 100 years the VSB quietly stayed the same, carrying residents and visitors into the heart of the Biggest Little City while Reno grew and changed around it. Well past its service life, the bridge’s historical status gave way... Read more »
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Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Convention Center and Room Remodel
A record-setting tourist increase has helped spur this fast-moving remodel with suite updates and a fresh look for the convention center at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – all in record time. It’s all about balance and productivity Updates and upgrades can be a fluid process of evaluating and prioritizing scope while implementing construction over multiple kinds… Read more »
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Circus Circus Reno Midway Renovation
Fun for adults and kids alike, the Circus Circus Midway has been reinvented and transformed, from a traditional American circus vibe to a more whimsical European feel. Featuring a variety of performers, entertainment and games of chance, the venue creates a new sense of wonder by highlighting the clowns, acrobats and artists at its epicenter…. Read more »
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San Luis Obispo Airport New Terminal
Q&D is constructing the new terminal project at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport in San Luis Obispo, California. The Q&D team is looking forward to building a relationship with the San Luis Obispo County Airport (SLO) and using their experience to help facilitate the multi-stakeholder construction process. The project, a two-building, 48,500-square-foot facility, includes: ticketing… Read more »
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Q&D Construction takes pride in its attention to safety, ethics in the workplace,
and quality of our buildings and structures. We have been recognized by many
different organizations for our excellence in many different projects.


  • AGC Best Safety Record for Company over 400,000 worker hours
  • 2015 International Partnering Institute (IPI) Award, I-80 Carlin Tunnels Rehabilitation CMAR Project
  • 2014 AGC Pinnacle Award, I-80 Carlin Tunnels Rehabilitation CMAR Project
  • 2014 NDOT Silver Partnering Award, I-80 Carlin Tunnels Rehabilitation CMAR Project
  • 2014 NDOT Gold Partnering Award, Kingsbury Grade Reconstruction CMAR Project
  • 2013 ENR Southwest Contractor Award, Energy and Industrial, North Elko Pipeline Project



Since founding Q&D in 1964, President Norman Dianda has been committed to supporting the communities in which we build.  In our headquarters area, the Reno-Tahoe region, Q&D has built many of the institutions and venues that make it a great place to work, live and play. Q&D employees have a rich tradition of giving generously as leaders, volunteers and donors. Click to see a list of the organizations and foundations to which Q&D has given or with which we are currently involved.