December 3, 2019

Before Wayne Newton was "Mr. Las Vegas," he was a budding teenage star in Phoenix. He performed with his brother, Jerry Newton, as the "Rascals in Rhythm" locally, including on the Lew King Show.

Another child performer who appeared on the these broadcasts was Linda Sue...

November 13, 2019

Some would say the entrepreneurial journey for Daniel and Leane Owen has come full circle. They say they’re just getting started.

Earlier this year, the husband-and-wife team founded Tenec Coatings, a contracting business offering concrete coatings installation, floorin...

November 4, 2019

Who would have thought a print publication launched in 2012 would still be flourishing 8 years later?

Arizona Contractor & Community magazine has just released our 36th issue that is focused on the H & J Construction Co., one of the Valley’s most innovative mid-century...

October 18, 2019

The Desert Mission has been helping Sunnyslope families address their health and social needs for more than nine decades. Now a part of the HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center, the Mission has been an invaluable resource, bringing stability, revitalization, jobs...

October 16, 2019

There’s nothing quite like working with family. At Preach Building Supply, it’s been a vital ingredient to a successful business for decades. Preach sells an array of masonry and landscaping products across Arizona. The company is run by Phil Preach and four of his fiv...

October 14, 2019

“It’s Tulip Time at Dutch Village” sounds like a promotion for a plant nursery, not a Phoenix housing tract. But the subdivision located in Sunnyslope at the southeast corner of 19th and Dunlap avenues marketed its Dutch theme by offering potential buyers a complimenta...

September 24, 2019

The "Back When" column in Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine is a rare photo that captures bank executives performing manual labor under a teenager's guidance. This event occurred in 1963 when Guaranty Bank prepared to open a new branch in Sunnyslope. The kid aske...

September 6, 2019

Thanks so much to the North Central News and their new editor, Colleen Sparks, for featuring an article about the just-released Sunnyslope special issue of Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine in their September issue.

The eclectic community always sur...

September 3, 2019

The first Sunnyslope special issue (Fall 2017) of Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine focused on the community’s more exotic businesses and characters: Richard Barker’s Cloud 9 Dining Room atop Shaw Butte, Dr. Kenneth Hall’s North Mountain Hospital and El Cid Bowli...

July 23, 2019

In last month’s installment of this two-part series, we discussed retrofitting sustainable systems into historic and existing buildings. While Arizona is a young state — a spritely 107 years-old — it encompasses some buildings of truly remarkable vintage. These include...

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