Commercial construction is booming in Tucson, says McDowell. “Investments from major companies like Caterpillar, GEICO and Roche are fueling the office market. Over the last five years, there has been a $2-billion economic impact because of the revitalization of Tucson’s downtown,” he says. The growth has put significant pressure in pricing and resources. “Locking in subcontractors as early as possible has become vital to ensure critical trades have sufficient staff allocated to assign to projects and meet schedule deadlines.”
Firm in Focus
Tofel Dent Construction
3555 E. 42nd Stravenue, Tucson
Founder: Steven L. Tofel
What’s New: Currently transitioning from the founding management to a team led by Jim Tofel and Dave Dent, the firm is building the Marist on Cathedral Square in downtown Tucson.