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Raving Strategic Partner

John Stewart

John has a lot of titles – president, registered architect, licensed contractor, recognized authority in the gaming and hospitality industry. But the title he prefers is “partner.” That’s how he built a $100 million+ company that is the choice of major firms, such as Yum! Brands, Ford Motor Company, Churchill Downs, and Brown-Forman. John’s nearly three decades of work experience run the gamut from gaming and hospitality to religion and retail. He has built churches, casinos, and corporate headquarters, but his greatest skill is building teams of dedicated, talented professionals.

John and his team at Encompass Develop, Design & Construct bring Raving and their Tribal and Commercial clients the know-how to take a tired casino and upgrade it to resort standards. They help shareholders take an empty field from start to finish, and transform it into a revenue-driving enterprise, as it makes “sense” for the location and the market. From initial budgeting and studies, Encompass partners with gaming properties through placing the perfect soap in the dish and the beds being made.