The Phoenix office is the exclusive rigging contactor for Tucson JW Marriott Starr Pass. GES is a full-service provider of your rigging needs including trussing, lifts & hoists.


GES, is the exclusive in-house rigging contractor for the JW Marriott Starr Pass. Our goal is to ensure that all special event rigging is executed safely and efficiently. 

GES is committed to the JW Marriott Starr Pass to provide a safe environment for all guests and employees. We are responsible for ensuring that the structural limitations of all meeting spaces, as established by their engineers, are respected and for safeguarding all of the hotels equipment and installations. We also inspect all client-assembled equipment that is to be rigged to insure that these guidelines are met.

GES is involved with the planning of your event every step of the way in order to maximize efficiency.  Simply download the drawings of the hotel’s meeting spaces and contact us when you begin your design phase to discuss your specific rigging requirements.

We will handle the hanging of signage and décor for you. We can also provide all of the hardware and hoists needed to do the job right the first time. This allows you to focus on other details of your event.

GES fully understands that coordinating an event can be very stressful. It is our objective to work with you to provide all of the technical, equipment, and labor assistance that you require while at the same time ensuring adherence to OSHA safety requirements and safeguarding the assets of the JW Marriott Starr Pass.

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Contact our Phoenix office today

For assistance please contact Mike Ramsthaler | Sr. Account Manager GES

Phone: (602) 374-1416
Fax: (602) 567-1044.

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Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm; Straight Time
Monday – Friday 5:00pm – 12:00am Overtime
Monday – Sunday 12:00am – 8:00am Double Time
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am – 12:00am Overtime 
Holidays All Day: Double Time

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Straight Time 
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Rigging Supervisor
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Audio & Lighting Technicians
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Camera & Spotlight Operators
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Fork Lift Operators
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Turn-Around Time Rate applies when there is less than 8 hours rest in between union call backs.  In such cases, the current rate will continue until the employee gets 8 hours of rest.

Special Conditions

Holidays: New Years Eve Day, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day & Christmas Day.

  • Time and one half will be applied over 8 hours of continuous work

  • Minimum call will be four (4) hours

  • There is a mandatory 1 hour meal break every five (5) hours

  • The number of people required for a call will be determined jointly by TSR and the client.

  • GES will use the minimum number of people without sacrificing safety.

  • All prices and rates are subject to change.

  • All changes in labor calls must be called into the GES office within forty-eight (48) hours of the show load-in.

  • On site staff cannot change call times. If less than twenty-four (24) hour notice, the client will be billed for any changes.



Hang Points (includes Chain Motors)*
Additional Pick Points
12" Box Truss
19' Scissor Lift / Week
30' Electric Boom Lift / Day
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30' Electric Boom Lift / Week
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Fork Lift with Operator
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Price for ballroom hang points only.  For hanging in other locations, please contact GES directly for quote