Arizona Contractor & Community

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This issue of Arizona Contractor & Community magazine is dedicated to our dear friend, Charles “Chuck” Runbeck, who passed away recently at age 91. Chuck steered the publication, put his sterling reputation on the line to sign up our first advertisers, and had the marketing magic needed to make our long-shot vision become a reality.

Thanks again, Mr. Runbeck, for passing on your wisdom, sharing your stories, and allowing us to team up with an old master for one last exciting ride to the print house. You will be missed.

Magazines available via the ACC website or at Books on 7th Avenue in Phoenix,

or at the Ignite Sign Museum in Tucson.


Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine has just released the July/August issue, which takes a look at farming and construction in the state. Staff were so excited about the topic that we even featured our second-ever "centerfold," a beauty built by Del Webb using new...

Phenomenal growth occurred in Phoenix after World War II, causing influential residents to seek big city amenities. A modern playhouse was high on the list for the Phoenix Little Theatre Company. The city, prodded by Maie Bartlett Heard, Frank Snell, and Barry Goldwate...

Dana Woudenberg grinned as he reminisced about growing up with his father, John Woudenberg. “He was a hard worker and always had business deals going. John was also the biggest human being I’d ever seen,” he laughs. “If he started yelling, my brother and I would run.”


In a time when 'spectacle architecture' looks for media attention, it is essential to recall the post-World War II era and a specific architect who put people first in his approach to architectural design: Calvin C. Straub, FAIA.

I was first exposed to Straub in the ear...

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DCS Contracting dug through the past to create the future in their most recent Valley project.

The company was involved in making infrastructure improvements to the Novus Innovation Corridor, a multi-phase, 350-acre development near Tempe Town Lake on the ASU campus.


Van Tuyl  Companies has launched VT LandGroup, an entity dedicated to land acquisition initiatives. The company will operate in unison with its sister company VanTrust Real Estate to seek and acquire land nationwide in various stages, from raw land to fully entitled/de...

Scottsdale-based Greenlight Communities, the country’s first company to innovatively focus solely on building “attainable” housing to fill the void between affordable and luxury apartments, has set its sights on Mesa for its latest Cabana-branded apartment community.


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