CEO & Founder, Forté Specialty Contractors
Building on three generations of creative execution behind some of the globe’s most iconic experiential spaces, Scott Acton is no stranger to the world of luxury, experiential construction.
His entrance into this arena began with a long family history of Disney projects, projects known for being creative unusual experiences requiring innovative construction techniques. As the CEO and founder of Forté Specialty Contractors in Las Vegas, a construction and development firm specializing in the luxury residential, hospitality, restaurant, retail, nightlife, and entertainment industries, Scott is known for tackling some of the most difficult and attention-grabbing construction challenges.
For Scott, attending “Disney University” taught him the business and leadership skills necessary to build a successful career. Starting to work for his father and grandfather at the age of 16, Scott quickly developed an entrepreneurial drive that would propel him through the leadership ranks in the family business and multiple start-ups. In 2002, Scott started Trevi Manufacturing with the desire to combine manufacturing with construction, a marriage not seen within the market. His entrepreneurship led to national accolades like being named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Small Businessperson of the Year” for Nevada.
Since founding Forté in 2010, the company has grown into an incredible team of world-class craftsmen, designers, managers, and professionals. With nearly 200 employees, Forté’s inhouse capabilities include land acquisition, entitlement, financing, architecture, site planning, specialty fabrications, cold-form steel modular framing, project management and the execution, and quality control of numerous trades. The team ensures that each project exemplifies the company’s values of innovation, quality, teamwork, and safety. Forté is committed to delivering unsurpassed integrity of design, commitment to quality, and stewardship of budget. With every project, Forté continues to lead the luxury construction industry with technological innovations, such as a first-of-its-kind 3D printer and major execution of cold-form-steel framing manufacturing. Plus, other innovative technologies allow them to complete projects in record time for their clients.
As CEO, Scott’s ability to visualize the unusual has propelled Forté into the national spotlight as the premier specialty construction firm for groundbreaking experiential design, development, and construction. Today, the name Forté is synonymous with many of the hottest casinos, restaurants, nightclubs, and luxury residences in markets spread from Las Vegas to Hollywood, Macau to the eastern seaboard and beyond.