July 19, 2019

"When renovating an existing facility, especially an older one, everyone knows there will be some unexpected existing conditions that will be encountered,” Ryan Lee, project manager for Perlo Construction, says. “This project just happened to have a significant amount...

June 3, 2019

When Arizona Contractor & Community magazine hosted a retirement party for Chuck Runbeck in 2018, Bryant Shaw came by to wish Chuck all the best and show him some copies of Chuck’s previous publication, Southwest Contractor.

Shaw also brought a scrapbook of construction...

March 20, 2019

Arizona has its share of monsters lurking in the great outdoors. There’s the Gila monster, a venomous reptile with steel-trap jaws. There’s allegedly the Mogollon Monster, a relative of Bigfoot with an offensive body odor. Perhaps the most intimidating beast, however,...

January 13, 2019

The Rodeo Drive-In opened in 1953 in an industrial area of Phoenix near 12th Street and Buckeye Road. It was the Valley’s seventh drive-in, with room for 550 cars with each auto charged $1 for admission. The Rodeo had a challenging evolution, with increasing neighborho...

July 10, 2018

In today's busy world, who has time for a double-feature at a theater? 

Double-features were the policy of the one-screen Indian Drive-In Theater when it opened at the northeast corner of 27th Avenue and Indian School Road on August 27, 1948.

Patrons rolled in to see Ran...

June 8, 2018

Arizona Contractor & Community magazine had a major presence at the 2018 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference held at the iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale this week.

The magazine had it's own session promoting the magazine that highlights new construction projec...

June 6, 2018

Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, announced it has promoted Kevin Connor to vice president & project executive. He has been with Skanska for 17 years and was previously a project executive.

In his new role, he will continue oversigh...

May 18, 2018

The late Utah Jazz head coach Frank Layden famously quipped, "You can't teach height."

But back in 1963, "Hite" did grow on Phoenix in the form of Henry Hite, publicized as the world's tallest man. Touring the Valley as the "Corn King Giant" for Wilson's Corn King Meats...

May 11, 2018

Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, has moved its Phoenix office to 2800 N. Central Ave.

“We’re excited to move into our new office location. Our business in Phoenix and throughout the state has grown over the past few years and this...

April 30, 2018

Our just-released May/June issue of Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine L.L.C. features stories from two gentlemen, Robert Canion Jr. and James Bond, who first met during construction of the Central Avenue underpass south of downtown Phoenix in 1939.

Other feat...

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