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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

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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

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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 →

SRP Donates $50,000 Toward Ronald McDonald House

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Salt River Project has approved a $50,000 donation toward construction of a new Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa.  The new House will be the first in the East Valley and the third in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The new 12,600 square foot Ronald McDonald House will be… Read More →

Stephenson elected Sun Health Services Board chairman

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R. Jack Stephenson has been elected chairman of the board for Sun Health Services for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Stephenson, a resident of Sun City West, has a rich history of civic involvement, serving as president of both the Sun City West Rotary Club and the Briarwood Country Club in 2011. He previously… Read More →

Construction Set To Begin on 3rd SkySong Building

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Construction is set to begin on the third office building at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, continuing the momentum on one of the most successful commercial development projects in Arizona over the past few years. With the first two office buildings at SkySong almost fully leased, work will begin on SkySong III on August… Read More →

Steptoe hosts Construction Industry Tax Seminar

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by in Events | Featured | Legal | Real Estate

Contractors, developers, construction managers, and homebuilders are invited to attend Steptoe & Johnson’s 10th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar co-sponsored by the AzBusiness Magazine. Steptoe’s tax lawyers will bring participants an annual update on the latest developments in Arizona’s sales and property taxation. The seminar will take place September 27, 2013 and the Arizona Biltmore… Read More →

JCL building Sonoran Health and Emergency Center

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by in Featured | Healthcare

Visible construction of John C. Lincoln’s Sonoran Health and Emergency Center is rising on 22 acres south of Sonoran Boulevard near Interstate 17 in North Phoenix. The medical complex remains on target to open in December 2013. Initially, the $18 million Sonoran Health and Emergency Center will be a 40,000-square-foot facility housing emergency and medical… Read More →

ASU law school construction will start in 2014

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Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 in a plan to relocate Arizona State University’s law school from the Tempe campus to downtown Phoenix. The East Valley Tribune reports that costs for the law school’s new six-story building are estimated at $100 million to $120 million. The building is expected to be… Read More →

Regents OK construction of Phoenix Cancer Center

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The state Board of Regents has given final approval for construction of the University of Arizona Cancer Center-Phoenix outpatient clinic. The regents on Thursday also approved a ground lease for nearly 2 acres from the city at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and a 20-year facility lease with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health. Construction… Read More →

Cost of Kitt Peak wildlife crossings soar

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by in Business News | Travel

Construction costs for two wildlife crossings planned on Ajo Highway near Kitt Peak have soared by nearly 60 percent. The Arizona Daily Star reports the crossings now are expected to cost about $1.2 million. A Tohono O’odham Police Department report provided to Pima County’s Regional Transportation Authority shows nearly 20 percent of crashes in the… Read More →