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Residential | MIRAMONTE HOMES Best in Southwest MIRAMONTE HOMES BRINGS QUALITY LIVING TO SOUTHERN ARIZONA. BY KATHRYN JONES National Home Builders for its work on single-family homes. »Miramonte Homes has been honored many times by the Miramonte Homes • Headquarters: Tucson, Ariz. • Employees: 21 • Specialty: Homebuilding “Arizona is a challenging market.” –Steve Quinlan, CEO »Miramonte Homes says its use of contemporary indigenous architecture sets it apart. industry for more than 30 years – had been an original partner/investor in Miramonte Homes and an equity partner in various Kemmerly projects since the mid-1990s. In 2008, Quinlan and Kemmerly collaborated to repurchase Miramonte Homes from Standard Pacific. They assumed day-to-day management of the company in 2009. Unique Advantages Through the years, Miramonte Homes’ portfolio has grown to include a mixture of highdensity, multifamily and urban communities, as well as high-end custom homes and commercial real estate. Miramonte also manages land development for its own communities as well as for large, national homebuilders. Recently, the company became involved in rental projects and is in the process of building a series of luxury town homes. Its diverse capabilities enable Miramonte to succeed despite market fluctuations, Quinlan says. “Arizona is a challenging market,” he admits. “We are competing against foreclosure properties right now, so pricing is absolutely critical. We are able to pick up some smaller subdivision lots that are bank owned. The benefit is that they are probably too small for most of the nationals to look at, and there are just a few other privately held, smaller builders that are still in business, so there hasn’t been much competition on those lots. We’ve also developed good banking relationships over the years.” Most of its direct competitors, on the other hand, face overvalued land and the inability to A 130 s the third-largest Arizona-based homebuilder, Miramonte Homes of Tucson, Ariz., has remained committed to building distinctive, quality communities throughout southern Arizona since 1993. Co-owners Chris Kemmerly and Steve Quinlan – who share the title of CEO – bring more than 50 years of real estate experience to the building process and have been honored with multiple awards for quality and design. Kemmerly, a third-generation homebuilder and graduate of the University of Arizona, began his career in real estate working for a prominent homebuilder in Chicago. He returned to Tucson in 1992 to start his own business and quickly gained a reputation for creating first-rate custom-built homes. The company received the Custom Builder of the Year award in 1995 and again in 2001, as well as the Best in American Living Award from the National Home Builders for its work on single-family homes. In 2004, Kemmerly sold Miramonte to Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. He ran the corporation’s Tucson office for almost three years before he ventured out on his own again. Quinlan – who has been involved in the Southwest real estate CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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