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