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Vol. 9/5 - Sept/Oct 2020

This issue of Arizona Contractor & Community magazine focuses on three major Phoenix contractors: B.L. Gustafson, Porter “P.W.” Womack, and Andy Womack. Each man had a unique personality in operating their midcentury construction companies that helped build Arizona.


We also cover two often overlooked key figures in Arizona design: Albert Chase McArthur, the architect of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, and groundbreaking African-American architect Rushia Glen Fellows.


Copies are available via the ACC website or at Books on 7th Avenue in Phoenix, or the Ignite Sign Museum in Tucson.


Table of Contents:




From the Editor: Concrete Does Float - Douglas Towne

Contributor Profiles: Michael Bernstein & Tom Pickrell

Back When - Contractors Clean Up - Douglas Towne

B.L. Gustafson: Adept with Horses and Horsepower - Douglas Towne

Albert Chase McArthur’s Arizona Biltmore: The Jewel of the Desert - James Logan Abell, FAIA

Porter “P.W.” Womack: Powerhouse Constructor in Phoenix - and Beyond - Tom Pickrell

Andy Womack: The Rodeo Clown Who Helped Build Phoenix - Tom Pickrell

Building on the Past - 1948: Murphy’s Equestrian Promenade

Architect’s Perspective - Rushia Glen Fellows, AIA: Courageous Community Leader - Doug Sydnor, FAIA

Digging Through the Archives – Joe Roybal - William Horner


Construction Around Arizona: Projects – People – Practices

Gateway to the Skies for 58 Years Comes Down at Sky Harbor

Where is Construction Today as a Result Of COVID-19? - Tom Harrison

DCS “Bridges” Rittenhouse Road Improvements in Queen Creek

A+ Work! - Chasse Modernizes Arizona Schools - Alison Bailin Batz

Making Asphalt: A Conversation with Solterra’s Pat Weaver

The Five Best Tech Opportunities for Construction Companies - Jason Krankota

Beware of Environmental Gifts - Michael Bernstein

Vol. 9/5 - Sept/Oct 2020

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