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Arizona Builders Alliance members provide gifts for children in need

Through the Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) annual toy drive, the local construction industry came together to provide a memorable Christmas for hundreds of children in need. Approximately 150 construction companies, including RosendinMcCarthy Building CompaniesHensel PhelpsKitchell, and Sundt, and their employees, donated three 18-foot trailers’ worth of toys and over $40,000 to the 13th Annual ABA Community Service Board’s 2022 Toy Drive, which benefited five nonprofit organizations serving over 2,000 underprivileged children in the Phoenix Metro area. read more

Here’s a breakdown of current Arizona construction market

Ask just about any contractor in the Valley about the state of their current business and projects and they’ll tell you this: Business is booming! But, as fruitful as the Arizona construction and development market is throughout Metro Phoenix, it’s not without its challenges.

Right now, Arizona’s contractors are like a little brother who just got a major score of LEGO kits — build your own Death Star, T-Rex and Batmobile. But, the little brother discovers a catch — his older sibling wants all projects completed in the usual allotted amount of time, yet several essential LEGO pieces are on back order for double the price as normal and his two best friends are working on their own projects. Another buddy is able to help build, but he’s charging 30% more for his labor than the best buds would have.  read more

Here’s how construction industry is building a sustainable workforce

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, upwards of 47 million workers quit their jobs in 2021. Many have coined the disruption of the U.S. labor market “The Great Resignation.” Others — more recently — refer to the state of labor as “The Great Reshuffle,” as hiring rates outpace quit rates (since November 2020). In the construction realm, these semantic terms don’t quite capture the current labor market. If it had to be given a moniker, perhaps “The Great Disparity” would adequately represent the construction workforce environment. read more

Joe Duvall of Kitchell Welcomed as 2015 ABA President!

The ABA welcomed Joe Duval as the 2015 ABA President.  Joe Duvall, Project Executive of Kitchell Construction, has been in the commercial building industry since 1985.

Joe Duvall joined Kitchell right out of college 30 years ago. Since his early days as an estimator and project engineer, he has played a key role on many of Kitchell’s flagship projects including Howard Hughes Parkway Office, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, Flagstaff Medical Center, Motorola, Peccole Nevada Association, and Mountainview Hospital, plus scores of others representing hundreds of millions of dollars of work. From the very beginning, he has embodied the firm’s purpose and values of honesty and integrity, quality of work, and customer satisfaction. These qualities have made him the consummate internal operations auditor for the company as he travels from jobsite to jobsite sharing his know-how and providing counsel. Born and raised in Texas, Joe’s construction journey has taken him all over the country, from Arizona to Nevada (where he spent 15 years, seven of which running Kitchell’s Nevada office) to California to Colorado to Kansas to Tennessee and, full circle back to his roots, to Texas. read more

John Francis Krecek

It is with great sadness that we announce that John Francis Krecek passed away unexpectedly on December 26th at the age of 64.

John leaves behind his wife of over 40 years, Deb Krecek, son and daughter in law, Brandon and Cody Krecek, and daughter, Ashley Krecek. As well as his mother, Kathy Krecek and siblings, Lynn Strohecker (Jerry), Julie Velasquez (Abe), Mary Lou Cloonan (Rob), Bob Krecek (Robin). John loved Deb’s sisters as his own, Donna Meeker and Mary Jo Heyman (Tim). John had a large family he enjoyed spending time with, including his many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Francis J. Krecek and his beloved great uncle Monsignor Michael Nestor. read more

Trade competition sets the gears in motion and students up for success

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – A total of 150 students will compete in the Southern Arizona Construction Competition this weekend. The program is called, Joint Technical Education District (JTED). Organizers said, it is important to showcase different types of trade fields, especially now. Worker shortages in most industries are at all-time high and they hope this program will change that. read more

Watch Movie Online Logan (2017)

Logan (2017)

Duration 137 mins Genre Action, Drama, Science Fiction. In Cinemas February 28, 2017 Language English, Español. Country United States of America.

Plot For Logan

‘Logan’ is a movie genre Action, was released in February 28, 2017. James Mangold was directed this movie and starring by Hugh Jackman. This movie tell story about In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. read more