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Nonresidential spending regains momentum in 2016

Construction Employment
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Nonresidential construction spending crested the $700 billion mark on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis in January for the first time since March 2009, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and 12.3 percent on a yearly basis,… Read More →

Arizona Polymer Flooring acquisition strengthens position

Arizona Polymer Flooring

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a flooring products and concrete coating systems manufacturer, acquired California-based Super-Krete International, a globally recognized manufacturer of concrete repair and restoration materials. “Super-Krete is an industry leader and true market force in the decorative concrete market. We saw a fantastic opportunity to join forces and together offer our clients the best in both… Read More →

Sun State Builders completes Tiempo Development HQ

Sun State Builders
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Tenant improvements for software developer Tiempo Development’s International Headquarters were completed by Sun State Builders in the Papago Reserve Building in Tempe. The new 3,245 square-foot offices have a modern design, featuring bold colors, a high-speed Cat 6 IT infrastructure and a nine-foot window wall system throughout the offices, bringing in natural light to the… Read More →

CatClar Investments breaks ground in Biltmore area

CatClar Investments
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Rosedale Residences, developed by Scottsdale-based Catclar Investments broke ground last week on 27 tri-level townhomes, with the first occupancy available Summer 2016. “Designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Bing Hu, Rosedale is a unique and exclusive gated community that will appeal to urban professionals, baby boomers, eco-conscious buyers and jet setters who want the convenience of a… Read More →

Skanska finishes work on Buckeye park

Buckeye
by in AZRE Magazine

Skanska, a construction and development firm,  completed work at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye, a $3.95 million park project. Construction for the project included roadway construction, park features including entry gate house, entry gate monument and gates, ramadas, rest rooms and a pedestrian/equestrian bridge across the Skyline Wash. Skanska’s work ranged from subgrade preparation and… Read More →

OdySea Aquarium hits construction milestone

OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium remains on track for a summer grand opening, a “topping out” recently took place. This new construction milestone marks the conclusion of steelwork to the top of the facility which included installation of 2 million pounds of steel and 1,198 beams for the 200,000-square-foot, three-story facility. “This is truly an engineering marvel and… Read More →

Sky Harbor Terminal 3 construction will restrict lanes

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The modernization of Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 3 continues, with construction work shifting from the north to the south side of Terminal 3 later this week. During the overnight hours of June 4, the north inner curb lanes at Terminal 3, which have been closed to traffic for the past month, will re-open and… Read More →

Scottsdale developers converting visitors to residents

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Ushering in a new era of Downtown Scottsdale development, Deco Communities has opened the Sales Center for Inspire on Earll, the $42M development project set to bring 97 contemporary condominium residences to Downtown Scottsdale. Located at the corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Goldwater Blvd., neighboring authentically local Old Town hotspots like Sip Coffee and Beer… Read More →

Phoenix construction costs expected to rise in 2015

by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Construction | Featured

On February 5, Mortenson released its quarterly Construction Cost Index report for Phoenix along with five other metropolitan areas in the U.S.  According to the report, non-residential construction labor, material and equipment costs in the greater Phoenix area are forecasted to increase 3% in 2015.While costs fell in the latest quarter and there was 6% decline in local, non-residential construction employment last year… Read More →

Jones Skelton & Hochuli expands team

John Gregory

As one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, Arizona has shown a noticeable increase in commercial and residential construction litigation over the past few years. Jones, Skelton & Hochuli expands their Construction Litigation team with the addition of John M. Gregory. Mr. Gregory is an Associate with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli and serves as an… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Grows Insurance, Construction Practices

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

The law firm of Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. announced that C. Cole Crabtree and Erick Durlach both joined the firm as partners, bringing a variety of knowledge and expertise to the firm. Crabtree’s practice areas include construction defect, products liability, professional liability, personal injury and general insurance defense litigation. He represents both design professionals including… Read More →

Op-Ed: New ROC regulatory philosophy triggers need for self-audits

SMACNA Arizona

By D. Kim Lough, construction lawyer with Jennings, Haug & Cunningham Contractors throughout Arizona are being blindsided by a new administrative oversight role undertaken by the Registrar of Contractors (ROC). The Registrar’s new prosecutorial philosophy toward investigating complaints against licensed contractors places contractors at risk of losing their license for minimal technical violations which may… Read More →

MJ Insurance Named One of the Largest Brokers in U.S.

Michael Bill, CEO of MJ Insurance.

MJ Insurance, one of the nation’s leading property-casualty and employee benefits agencies, is one of the “100 Largest Broker of U.S. Business” according to Business Insurance magazine. MJ ranked No. 97 in the publication’s 2014 list. This is the second consecutive year that MJ Insurance has received the honor. Companies are ranked by 2013 brokerage… Read More →

MJ Insurance reports record revenue

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by in Business News | Economy

MJ Insurance, one of the nation’s largest privately-held insurance agencies, has reported double digit year-over-year growth with an 11 percent increase across all business lines. The agency also reported record all-time high revenues of $25 million. MJ’s fiscal year runs from September to September and for fiscal 2013, MJ saw solid growth in both employee… Read More →