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The True Life Companies gives back to the City of Flagstaff

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August 27, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Investment

The True Life Companies, the developers of Pine Canyon, a master-planned golf course community in Flagstaff, will be presenting the City of Flagstaff with a check for more than $922,000. The check presentation will take place during the city council meeting on Tuesday, August 25, which begins at 4 p.m. As part of the development agreement with the City of Flagstaff,… Read More →

Grandview Terrace finishes last phase of assisted living project

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Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation by Sun Health has finished building an upscale 20-suite residence for up to 30 people who need assistance with activities of daily living. Grandview Terrace’s Assisted Living project is the last phase of a multi-million dollar, top-to-bottom renovation of the Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation campus — previously known as… Read More →

Ruaha River Power launches Lukosi River Feasibility Study

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Ruaha River Power Company Limited (“Ruaha Power”) has announced that Ritoch-Powell & Associates (RPA), a Phoenix, Arizona based engineering consulting firm has been selected to undertake a feasibility study for a cascading series of run-of-river hydropower projects on the Lukosi River in central Tanzania. The feasibility study is being partially funded by a US $600,000… Read More →

Norterra West breaks ground in Phoenix

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USAA Real Estate Company of San Antonio, Texas, in association with Tempe, Arizona-based Metro Commercial Properties, has broken ground on a speculative office development in the I-17 / Deer Valley submarket in Phoenix. The development, named Norterra West, will include two (2), three-story Class-A office buildings approaching 300,000 square feet, and will capitalize on the… Read More →

Sundt to redevelop Pima Animal Center in Tucson

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Sundt Construction, Inc. was selected as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the redevelopment of the Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona. Once completed, the project will replace most or all of Pima County’s outdated animal care center originally built in 1968, when the County  had less than a third of its current resident population… Read More →

Ground breaks on 386,100 SF industrial project in Tolleson

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Sun State Builders has broken ground on the First Industrial project in Tolleson, AZ. The 386,100-square foot cross dock distribution facility situated on 21.2 Acres will be complete by December of this year and will serve as the new home of Mattress Firm and other tenants. The Class A building will offer 36-feet clear height, K-25 ESFR,… Read More →

P.B. Bell earns top honors for safety

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P.B. Bell, a leader in multi-family housing development, management and acquisitions, is being recognized for its commitment to safety.  For the eighth consecutive year, P.B. Bell has been included on CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company’s exclusive “Best of the Best” list for its efforts to keep employees safe. The Phoenix-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, an advocate… Read More →

Multi-million dollar expansion to hit Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

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Chairman Louis J. Manuel, Jr., members of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council as well as representatives from the Community recently announced plans for a multi-million dollar expansion at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. With initial work to begin in spring 2016, the expansion is expected to include a spa, a conference center with multi-use ballroom space,… Read More →

ABA: Commercial Construction Poised for Rebound

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By Mark Minter, executive director, Arizona Builders Alliance Joe DuVall, president, ABA, project executive, Kitchell Sometimes, it looked like the Great Recession was never going to end. Layoffs, shrinking or non-existent margins, projects that bid but never got built all seemed to be the order of the day in recent years. It looks like the… Read More →

Speculative industrial development to launch in Gilbert

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Joint venture partners, Conor Commercial Real Estate, a member of The McShane Companies, and Globe Corporation, have announced the acquisition of a 16-acre land parcel for the development of AZ|60 – a new two-building, 225,600 square foot industrial project. Available for-sale or lease, the speculative facilities will offer modern design and flexible configurations to meet… Read More →

ABA Project Profiles: Arizona’s Finest

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Arizona Builders Alliance is a partnership between the Arizona chapters of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Building Chapter Associated General Contractors (AGC). It represents more than 250 contractors, suppliers and professional service firms in the commercial construction industry. Here are spotlight projects its members have been working on this year. Airport I-10… Read More →

ABA-AGC apprenticeship program to fill talent shortage

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The house, the cabin, the cars and the company. Dean Lundstrom lost it all when he declared bankruptcy in 2010. Twenty-six employees were out of work. His company had been awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. At a point, though, Lundstrom says he knew it was too late to save his business. However, knowing… Read More →

Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management expands

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Twenty-seven years ago, Susan Stephenson Harris, a retired banker from Oklahoma, moved to Arizona to relax and play golf. Six months later, in 1988, she started Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management as a hobby. In 1997 Matt White joined the Caretaker team and in 2007 he became the sole owner of Caretaker Landscape and Tree… Read More →

AZRE Source: The private land grab

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It is obvious the Valley is landlocked, but not all of that land is up for grabs. Only 17 percent of land in Arizona is private land available for development. The public state trust owns a majority of the undeveloped land in the state. “I felt this is a well-kept secret,” said Kuldip Verma, CEO… Read More →