In late spring 2017, Eric Slivinski’s plans for a Tropical Sno location in Glendale had hit a milestone. The city had approved the business as a drive-thru operation, and he had been in touch with Cody Phelan, Willmeng principal-in-charge, for advice on working with contractors to “get the ball rolling

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Willmeng proudly supported the 7th Annual Feed My Starving Children Golf Tournament at Cottonwood Golf Course hosted by Men’s Ministry at Light Christ Church. Through the tournament, the organization has purchased nearly 400,000 meals to feed over 1,100 children for one year. “It was nice to hear about the experiences

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Willmeng’s Keyvan Ghahreman and LaRina Ornelas proudly participated in the Help Fill the Toy Closet Foundation’s annual check presentation to Cardon Children’s Medical Center. With funds raised by an annual golf tournament, the foundation was able to present the hospital with $102,000. The donation will be used to purchase comfort

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In 1961, The Mining Camp Restaurant, a family-style steakhouse in Apache Junction, became a favorite to locals and Superstition Mountain tourists alike. In July 2017, the business tragically burned down, and the community quickly pulled together at Hitching Post Saloon to support employees who had lost their jobs overnight. “We

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In late September, Willmeng President James Murphy and Principal-in-Charge Cody Phelan attended the 2nd Annual Empower Arizona Fundraising Breakfast hosted by Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona. It’s an event that Willmeng is proud to sponsor given Goodwill’s long-standing and lasting impact on the community. At the breakfast, Goodwill executives spoke about the

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As a Willmeng Senior Superintendent, Kevin Rentz is responsible for managing all field operations on projects assigned to him in an effort to accomplish timely and quality delivery. Learn more about his 37-year construction career in this Q&A: How did you get started in your career? Working with my dad

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In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, more than 50 Willmeng employees participated in the 2017 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer at Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix. As of Sept. 16, the date of the race, the Phoenix campaign raised $160,017 of the $250,000 goal. “It

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Willmeng Construction would like to recognize office and industrial specialist Glenn Smigiel, Steven Brabant, Marian McFarlane, Rick Abraham and Bob Young of Phoenix’s CBRE team for their ability to find potential for investors in properties where returns are not immediately visible, and for their history of success with Chase Tower,

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In May 2017, Willmeng began construction on Phase II of Kyrene 202 Business Park, an EastGroup Properties development. Phase II consists of three concrete-tilt buildings, totaling 166,280-square-feet, which are located at 154, 158 and 170 South Kyrene Road in Chandler. “Future tenants will enjoy this first-generation space, which offers state-of-the-art

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In May 2017, Willmeng and its employees set a goal to raise $5,000 by June 30 for the Great Future for Kids Campaign by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV). According to the organization, the program is designed to ensure that BGCEV programs and services are

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At first light on a crisp New Year’s Day in 2015, Major League Baseball (MLB) legend Bob Didier shared his vision with Willmeng President James Murphy of a Baseball Hot Stove event that would benefit the kids that call Sunshine Acres home. Sunshine Acres is a Mesa-based nonprofit that provides a loving, wholesome, Christian home

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Willmeng completed an extensive tenant improvement project at Fresenius Kidney Care, an Arizona dialysis center, in just under three months. The 1,578-square-foot project in Queen Creek included demolition, interior and exterior improvements, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing updates. “The goal of the project was to create new nurse stations and to

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The Arizona Fire Chief’s Association (AFCA) is recognized for developing, serving and supporting Arizona’s current fire service leaders and those of the future. This year the AFCA teamed with the Arizona Fire District Association (AFDA) to host the annual Fire & EMS Leadership Conference, which helps prepare organizations to address

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Willmeng has a long-standing tradition of supporting youth sports. With a philosophy to always do more than their share, the company often steps up to the plate wherever and whenever backing is needed. In 2017, Willmeng served as a sponsor for Red Mountain Little League in Mesa, an organization of volunteers

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Internships

Just before school started in August, we sat down with our summer interns from the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University to chat about their experience and how much they have grown. Although three of them will continue their interships into the semester, they had a

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As a dedicated member of the Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), Willmeng gathered significant resources to help the organization’s 2017 Backpack Supply Drive make the greatest impact. In the drive’s seventh year, the ABA raised more than $25,000 worth of backpacks and supplies to donate to 500 children total at RISE

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The entire Willmeng team recently enjoyed quality time together at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Ariz. for the company’s annual midyear retreat. An estimated 70+ employees, 55 spouses and over 60 children gathered for a weekend of relaxation, entertainment, good eats and reflection on the value of our company’s culture.

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In April 2017, Willmeng announced a company-wide wellness program that encouraged employees and their spouses to lead healthier lives. Each individual willing to commit to the three-month challenge was provided with a Fitbit Charge 2 to monitor daily steps, distance and activity levels. This quarter’s winners were announced at our annual

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Advisor Group, one of the largest networks of independent financial broker-dealers in the U.S., recently worked with Willmeng to renovate their Phoenix location at 20 East Thomas Road in Century Link Tower. The 67,000-square-foot office tenant improvement project on the 19th, 20th and 21st floors began in January 2017 and was

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As Willmeng’s director of client and pre-construction services, Keyvan Ghahreman works to further develop and deliver client service strategies as the company and it’s project work expands. With 20 years of experience in several aspects of Arizona’s construction industry, Keyvan offers a very thorough understanding of the business and a

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Willmeng has wrapped up a complete renovation of Camelback Esplanade courtyard, serving as a recreation area to employees of tenants such as CBRE, VanTrust Real Estate and Tiffany & Bosco. “This project is in a highly visible area of Phoenix, and the transformation of the courtyard provides the complex with

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Willmeng Construction would like to recognize Tim Westfall, Joe Hoye, Joe Doucett, David Guido and Ryan Moroney of Phoenix’s Newmark Grubb Knight Frank for listing an “unprecedented 12.5 million square feet, Yuma to Flagstaff – more than any other retail brokerage team in metro Phoenix.” They are recognized as Broker

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For 21 years, NAIOP Arizona Chapter has hosted Night at the Fights, the organization’s largest networking event of the year, where leaders and members of Arizona’s commercial real estate industry gather at the J.W. Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn for an evening of fine dining and boxing. For the second consecutive

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September 2017: The project was completed successfully and on time! View the final product photos above. May 31, 2017: Willmeng is nearing the final stages of a nearly 9-acre  new campus for Gilbert Christian School (GCS). The Greenfield Campus construction began in early October and is scheduled to wrap up

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Willmeng recently supported the 944th Fighter Wing Booster Club Golf Tournament in benefit of Luke Air Force Base (Luke AFB). According to Luke AFB’s website, “the mission of the 944th Fighter Wing is to train and provide combat ready airmen.” During peacetime, the unit trains reservists for worldwide deployments and has

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As a platinum sponsor of the Help Fill the Toy Closet Golf Tournament for the fourth consecutive year, Willmeng proudly supports the Banner Children’s / Cardon Children’s Medical Center. In preparation for the event, Willmeng annually holds an in-house fundraiser, asking that every employee donate new toys to help the

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For four consecutive years, Willmeng has proudly supported the Chandler Compadres Golf Classic in benefit of underprivileged youth in the Easy Valley. Beneficiaries include the Boys & Girls Club of the Easy Valley, ICAN Positive Programs for Youth, Chandler Christian Community Center, Fans Across America, Chandler Service Club and the Weekenders

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The Aguila Youth Leadership Institute recently celebrated 13 years of success in helping Arizona students from low-income communities reach higher education. At the 8th annual luncheon held at the Heard Museum, Willmeng and corporate leaders were honored for supporting the program and alumni were recognized for their active roles in

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Keith Sabia is a Principal-In-Charge at Willmeng. He brings the experience of delivering hundreds of public and private development projects on time and within budget for the clients he serves. This year, Keith’s goal has been to establish Willmeng as a preferred contractor of choice for aviation and fire station

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May 1, 2017 Update: Dared 89 is complete! Click here for a time lapse video of the project. Jan. 11, 2017: Dared 89 is a new two-story, 90,000-square-foot office building currently under construction. Project completion is set for Summer 2017.

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Arizona State University’s Sun Devil 100 is a celebration of the achievements of Sun Devil-owned and led businesses across the globe, spanning many industries. This year, Willmeng President James Murphy was honored as a business leader who is “igniting innovation,” and it was revealed during the event that Willmeng Construction, Inc. finished 7th in this

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Willmeng recently launched an employee wellness competition that divides 60 participants into groups with team captains. Each employee and family member willing to commit to the challenge was provided with a Fitbit Charge 2 to monitor daily steps, distance and activity levels. “We like to do an annual review of

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Award Winning

If there were academy awards for commercial real estate activity in Phoenix, it would be NAIOP Arizona’s Best of NAIOP Awards. Willmeng was recently named Best of NAIOP Arizona’s 2016 General Contractor of the Year, an award that recognizes excellence and commitment to the industry. “Willmeng accomplishes the success of

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Willmeng was honored to attend the Evening of Dream’s Gala hosted by Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. Billy Cundiff of Hines lost his mother-in-law, Colleen, to ovarian cancer, and

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What professional accomplishment gives you the most pride and what makes it so rewarding? Strategically working through a project and realizing the end result as a tangible product. In commercial real estate, what is the most important element for making the perfect pitch or sealing the deal, and why is

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The Luke Air Force Base fire station was recently highlighted on CBS5! Willmeng completed the remodel of the base’s fire station through funding created by the 7th Annual Fighter Country Partnership Honor Commanders Golf Classic, one of the four nonprofit organizations that benefits from the Courageous Heart campaign with Fry’s

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The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities. ULI Arizona Trends Day is a one-day, deep dive into the most current state of national land use trends. Throughout the day, better ways to cultivate and use US lands are

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Thank you to our incredible clients and friends for joining us for another enjoyable Phoenix Open! This has been a long-standing tradition for Willmeng and we look forward to continuing it for years to come.

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Willmeng recently had the pleasure of supporting the DEL Foundation at Scottsdale’s Top Golf. The DEL Foundation was founded by Jeremy Lear, Principal at Evolution Design, Inc., in an effort to remember his father, Darrell Eugene Lear who battled with cancer, and to raise proceeds for cancer fighting organizations. “My

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Willmeng Construction would like to recognize Senior Vice President, Bill Marney of Hospitality Real Estate Counselors (HREC) for his impressive, 30-year career. In 2016, he brokered over $200 million in hotel transactions, with major sales including the Firesky Resort in Scottsdale for KHP Capital Partners, the Beverly Heritage Hotel in Milpitas, Calif. for Fillmore

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Willmeng has wrapped up major courtyard enhancements at Biltmore Financial Center that will help the building attract new tenants with Millennial employees. The $1.2 million project, which commenced in June 2016, was a complete remodel of the existing courtyard which sits over a parking garage. The modified space includes an

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On Jan. 24, the fifth floor toy closet at Cardon Children’s / Banner Desert Medical Center was dedicated for a second time within a three-year period to Audrey Jane Murphy, former patient of Cardon Children’s and daughter of Willmeng’s President, James Murphy. Organized through donations made to the Banner Foundation through

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In December, Willmeng was recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Since then, we’ve received amazing support from our industry clients, friends and colleagues. We most recently received this letter from the Secretary of State and were blown away with how kind and thoughtful this letter

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Growing up, what did you aspire to be? I’ve always been passionate about construction and design. Growing up, I did woodwork, metal work and built models.  I was always involved in building something or putting something together. Describe your leadership role. I  mentor the teams and work with them to

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Willmeng has grown tremendously, and it’s evident that our success is due to our passionate and diligent team! Willmeng was delighted to share a joyful evening with family, friends and coworkers at the 2016 Christmas party that was nothing short of wonderful. One thing is for certain: Willmeng knows how

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Awards

We did it again! Willmeng has been recognized as the fifth most admired place to work in the small business category of the Phoenix Business Journal’s best place to work ranking. Qualities that make our company stand out from the rest include heavy industry association involvement, loyal sponsorship of many

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Santander at Centrica is one of Willmeng’s most recent and proudest redevelopment projects. It involved the transformation of three long-empty big box retail stores into fully leased and vibrant Class A office buildings. The adaptive re-use project in Mesa’s once struggling Fiesta District features a robust fiber optic infrastructure, making

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Willmeng Construction would like to recognize Mike Beall, Sean Spellman, Nicole Lemon, Chris Walker and Jeff Wentworth who have proven to be a winning team for Cushman & Wakefield.  In fact, they’ve been named the Broker Team of the Month in Commercial Executive Magazine’s sixth issue of the year. For more

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Willmeng recently completed a tenant improvement project for Avella, a 48,000 SF specialty pharmacy in Phoenix. Avella is a national company on the forefront of supplying the newest and most advanced medical drug therapies for complex issues including cancer, addiction, hepatitis, HIV, infertility and ophthalmology. After expectations were set, timelines

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Willmeng was a finalist in the Social Impact category at the 20th Annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards, Arizona’s premier celebration of entrepreneurship. Of the 12 finalists, Willmeng was one of only two Valley construction businesses to qualify. The Spirit of Enterprise Awards, hosted by the W.P. Carey School of Business

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Willmeng attended Rock the Cause, a charitable event at Rawhide hosted by the Chandler Compadres in support of the organization’s many beneficiaries. The Chandler Compadres are a non-profit, charitable group founded in 1980 that has spent over three decades donating their time, resources, talents and money to help families and more

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Every company knows that sponsoring the best themed hole at NAIOP’s Annual Golf Tournament is an all-out creative competition. Willmeng took home the gold with inspiration from the Wizard of Oz at the 13th hole, which marks the seventh year in a row that we’ve won for best hole! As

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Sam’s Night, formerly Sam’s Family Fun Day, began as a way to help educate others about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Duchenne MD) and to help raise funds to support the research mission of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), an organization founded almost 20 years ago by families of boys with Duchenne.

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Willmeng proudly sponsored and attended the Night of Champions Gala and Auction benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley (BGCEV). With the help of over 500 prominent business and community leaders, more than $300,000 was raised during the special evening! The gala is the club’s main fundraiser

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What is the best advice you ever received? My first mentor, Darryl Lincoln, told me, “take care of others and they will take care of you.” Daryl is the first project manager I worked with. His advice meant to take care of owners and subcontractors at any project, as they would

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At San Tan Charter School, kicking off the semester one week before classes start with football and volleyball on San Tan Fall Sports Night is tradition. This year, Willmeng employees made the event possible for the students and their families. Willmeng started ground-up construction on a 13,980-square-foot classroom building on

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Willmeng President James Murphy, Project Superintendent Don Gleash and Fire Chief Terry Garrison of the Glendale Fire Department were selected to be sworn in as honorary commanders at Luke Air Force Base under the guidance of Lt. Col. Gregory Mayer of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, also known as the

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Three years ago triARC architecture & design invited us to join their team at UMOM New Day Center’s Walk for Homeless Families at the Phoenix Zoo. We’ve walked with them every year since because the inspiring event brings our team together, and helps to spread awareness and raise funds for

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Willmeng has wrapped up a swift tenant improvement project in Tempe for a large software company with headquarters in Redmond, Wash. The 5,500-square-foot office renovation began on July 1, 2016, with design plans by Architekton being discussed six months in advance. The Willmeng team worked early mornings and late nights around

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Willmeng was recently recognized at as an Industry Leader of Arizona by Arizona Business. The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards celebrates top leaders in key industries in Arizona and recognizes the contributions and impacts these top leaders in key industries have within Arizona. The 2017 Industry Leader of Arizona awards

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