Jelindo Angelo Tiberti hailed from humble beginnings in Colorado. The Great Depression shaped his early years. After studying engineering at the University of Southern California, he came to Las Vegas in the early 1940s with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build the Nellis Gunnery Range, now Nellis Air Force Base.
He established his own construction company in 1950. As the city grew, projects came in nonstop — hotel and gaming facilities, reservoirs, schools, museums and civic buildings. The company completed various projects at the Las Vegas Convention Center, McCarran International Airport and for the city of Las Vegas.
An unassuming man, Tiberti was known for thinking things through on his daily walk before committing to a project. He built the Levi Strauss facility in Henderson based on a handshake.
Tiberti and his wife, Marietta, a nurse — who has the Marietta Tiberti Grand Hall named in her honor at UNLV’s Richard Tam Alumni Center — had six children and 21 grandchildren.more » « less