hardison/downey construction, inc. opened in the spring of 1985 as an alternative for clients who need the expertise and financial stability of a large general contractor, but want the personal service and attention of a small one.



We operate both "COMMERCIAL" (new & interior construction) and "COMMUNITY LIVING" (multi-family, student housing, senior living & limited-service hotel) divisions. The majority of our projects are completed on a team build or design/build basis under a negotiated contract. Many of these jobs are fast-track and technically complex. We emphasize preconstruction services, including conceptual estimating and value engineering. The size of our jobs typically range from $100,000 to $25 million. Our largest contract to date is over $100 million and our five-year average annual volume is in excess of $109 million.



A vast majority of our business comes from repeat clients and word-of-mouth referrals. We are selective about our clients and carefully monitor our workload, which enables us to give each project the focus and attention it deserves, and to approach it in a true team spirit. The long-term relationships we build with our clients and subcontractors reflect our commitment to TEAMWORK, SUPERIOR SERVICE, QUALITY CONSTRUCTIONCOMPETITIVE PRICES and INTEGRITY in every aspect of our work.



We are industry PRECONSTRUCTION LEADERS who are ready to bring our experience to help you make great decisions. Our team is committed to be an extension of the design team to provide a menu of solutions to the unique challenges of your project. Together with our corporate in-house virtual construction (BIM) capabilities and copyrighted Quality Assurance program, we leverage better building processes to deliver on your schedule, cost and quality objectives.



We treat our each of our subcontractors as a VALUABLE MEMBER of the project team. Since we don’t self-perform any work, we rely on the performance of our partners. In order to ensure success on each and every project, we cultivate long-term relationships with our subcontractors by asking for their input during the preconstruction phase, creating a safe and efficient jobsite, paying them on time and ensuring that the project is successful. As a result, they want to continue to work for us and always provide us with their best price and team for each project.



With more than 33 years of local experience we operate as a mid-sized contractor offering flexibility, low overhead, quick decision-making, streamlined processes and a horizontal organizational structure. Our current bonding capacity is $250 million per job with an aggregate limit of $750 million. Our firm brings GUARANTEED STABILITY in today’s volatile construction market.



While our portfolio illustrates diversity in work and award-winning projects, our HIGHEST VALUE is in our service and commitment to the community where we live and work. In conjunction with our sister company, Kitchell Contractors, we hold an annual Build FORE Good charity golf tournament that benefits a local Arizona cause. We are committed to sustainable architecture and preserving the environment, and make every effort to employ green building techniques in our construction projects. We are a Prickly Pear Sponsor for the Arizona Chapter of the United States Green Building Council, and have many staff members who are LEED Accredited Professionals that are committed to building environmentally safe construction projects.