may-june-2012 Archives

Valley Partnership: Chairman Q & A – Rick Hearn

Valley Partnership - Rick Hearn - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Rick Hearn joined the Valley Partnership Board of Directors in 2005 and has been an integral part of its leadership team, culminating with the chairmanship in this, the 25th anniversary of the organization. A 25-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Hearn joined Vestar in 1994 as its director of leasing, overseeing much of… Read More →

Crescent Ballroom – More Than Just Music And Munchies

crescent ballroom

Crescent Ballroom extends its hours to accommodate the downtown lunch-hour crowd Don’t let the size of this venue fool you. It’s a triple-threat host to seven nights of live music and a full-service bar, as well as two well-known chefs in its kitchen. And — it’s no longer limiting itself as a Downtown Phoenix happy… Read More →

Valley Partnership Former Chairmen Discuss Phoenix Development – Part 1

valley partnership - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Valley Partnership is celebrating 25 years as Metro Phoenix’s premier advocacy group for responsible development. In looking back – and also looking ahead – AZRE magazine brought together six former chairmen to discuss goals the group has successfully achieved and challenges that lie ahead. With the commercial real estate industry making a slow recovery from… Read More →

Valley Partnership Past Chairmen Discuss Phoenix Development – Part 2

valley partnership - AZRE magazine May/June 2012

Valley Partnership is celebrating 25 years as Metro Phoenix’s premier advocacy group for responsible development. In looking back – and also looking ahead – AZRE magazine brought together six former chairmen to discuss goals the group has successfully achieved and challenges that lie ahead. This is part 2 of this discussion. Go to page one… Read More →

Q&A: Vice President/Western District Manager Steve Grauer

Steve Grauer - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Steve Grauer shares how he got started in the construction industry and what he thinks about the future of Hensel Phelps Construction in Arizona. Q: How did you get your start in the construction industry? A: As a young boy, I was constantly around the construction business. My father was a vice president of an… Read More →

First Job: Bo Calbert, SW President McCarthy Building Companies

McCarthy - Bo Calbert - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

Bo Calbert, Southwest President McCarthy Building Companies, discusses his first job as a caddy and the things that helped him get to where he is today in the construction industry. Bo Calbert Title: Southwest President Company: McCarthy Building Companies What was your first job? When I came home from the last day of sixth grade,… Read More →

This Green Schoolhouse Rocks

green schoolhouse - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Phoenix’s Roadrunner Elementary School is going green thanks to Hensel Phelps and a California-based organization Investment in a child’s education takes on an entirely new meaning with the Green Schoolhouse Series project. Started in 2008, the Green Schoolhouse Series is in the process of creating the world’s first LEED Platinum design schoolhouse. In Arizona, it’s… Read More →

Taking It To The Streets On Food Truck Friday

The Phoenix public market and Food Truck Friday stimulate the community and economy. Each Friday on Central and Fillmore, students, seniors and dressed-down businessmen and women mingle and munch at an event that not only satiates the appetite, but stimulates the economy, too — the Friday Food Truck event at the Phoenix Public Market. In… Read More →

All Aboard The PHX Sky Train

PHX skytrain - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

PHX Sky Train Stage 1 at Sky Harbor is a moving example of Hensel Phelps’ grand presence and reputation in Arizona Ask Allan Bliesmer what’s most special about the $644M PHX Sky Train project, and his answer isn’t that surprising. “The team effort toward a common goal,” responds Bliesmer, operations manager for Hensel Phelps Construction… Read More →

Super Solar Tower To Rise From Desert Floor

enviromission solar tower - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

‘Look, up in the sky!’ Super Solar Tower will rise 2,800 feet from the desert floor in Arizona’s La Paz County. For 75 years, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has made a name for itself around the world with innovative building projects. However, the best is yet to come. In 2013, the Western District Hensel Phelps… Read More →

Homebuyers Bounce Back

homebuyers - Arizona Business Magazine May/June 2012

The rules have changed a bit, but it’s still a perfect time to purchase a home. If you have good credit and a good job history and can put money down for a house, it’s a great time to buy, say experts in real estate and finance. In fact, the sooner the better, because it… Read More →

CityScape At The Center Of It All

CityScape Plaza - Arizona Business Magazine May/June 2012

CityScape revitalizing downtown Phoenix with its myriad dining, shopping and entertainment choices. The arrival of CityScape has done more than change the business and entertainment landscape of Downtown Phoenix. “CityScape has been a boon for booking meetings and conventions because of the dining, shopping and entertainment options it provides right at the doorstep of the… Read More →

Q&A: President Dan Pierce of Kitchell

Dan Pierce, President of Kitchell, AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Q&A: Dan Pierce, President of Kitchell Q: Technology is playing an important role in today’s construction market. What are some of the latest advancements you’re seeing utilized to make building better? A: We’ve seen remarkable advances with respect to building information modeling (BIM) technologies. The capacity to share information efficiently has enhanced our ability to… Read More →

Manufacturer Of The Year Awards 2012


The Arizona Manufacturers Council and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized the achievements and contributions of four exceptional manufacturing companies at the 2012 Manufacturer of the Year Awards on May 11 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Phoenix. Manufacturer of the Year: Suntron Corporation Phoenix-based Suntron’s largest market segment is the defense industry. Given… Read More →