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Gladden Farms Blossoms Thanks to Borderland Construction

Multitasking is common in today’s society, but rarely to the extent to that performed by Borderland Construction at the Gladden Farms master-planned community in Marana, located northwest of Tucson.

“The toughest part of the job is the schedule,” Steve Shepherd, company president and project manager, says. “This project will require as many as five separate crews all working at the same time on everything from earthwork to underground utilities to paving to meet the overall project schedule.”

The project combines both private improvements on behalf of Crown West, the developer, and public works infrastructure for the Town of Marana. “Along with the three private subdivisions, there are two bid-build projects: Mike Etter Blvd, which is the spine road splitting the projects, and the Postvale Corridor that primarily includes retention basins with dry wells, for complete drainage of the basins,” Shepherd says.

According to Shepherd, having one project with five different contracts, two Community Facilities District (CFD) contracts and three private subdivision contracts, is the most unusual aspect of the work.

Borderland Construction is being assisted by the following subcontractors: Torrent Resources for dry wells, Rockridge Construction for bank protection, Franklin Striping, Pace Electrical Construction for street lighting, and Trafficade for signage.

Shepherd says that Borderland Construction has worked with Crown West since 2016. “We’ve completed ten projects before starting the five we currently have under construction.” Besides Tucson, Crown West has active projects in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Reno.


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