MT Builders offers preconstruction services to assist clients with project budgeting as well as building systems to be used. MT Builders prepares preliminary budgets based on preliminary plans and specifications. When the design process is started, MT Builders works with the developer, architect, and consultants to determine what components and building systems will be incorporated into the design to meet the developer’s needs for both function and budget.

As the design progresses, MT Builders will provide updated budgets, typically from 50% and 90% progress plans, to determine if the projected budget is on track or if value engineering is required to meet the desired budget. This system continues with the first city submittal plans. Throughout the budgeting process, MT Builders obtains cost input from key subcontractors, with a complete subcontractor bid out taking place when the plans are complete, typically the first city submittal plans. Following completion of the second city submittal plans, a final budget is established for the construction contract.

Geoff Simpson, Partner, CFO | Kaplan Multifamily

“A critical element of a successful development is partnering with a great general contractor. Kaplan began its relationship in 2015 with MT Builders and have had successful projects on multiple deals in the Valley. MT has been on time, under budget, incredibly responsive and nimble in what could easily be described as a very challenging market. As Kaplan continues to develop in the Phoenix area, MT will be our ‘go to’ general contracting firm.”

Hilton and Melanie Efune, Owners | Hilty’s Electric

“Hilty’s International Inc has had the opportunity of working with MT BUILDERS over the past 15 years on numerous projects. They are our preferred general contractors to work with as they simply stand out from the crowd. Working with MT Builders as a Trade Partner both, from the administrative side and in the field is professional, fair and their projects are extremely well run. They are the best of the best and we look forward to many continued years of working together.”

John Langton, SVP | Transwestern Development Company

“MT is a strong and valued team member.  They understand multi-family product and work hard to reliably deliver projects on-time and on-budget.


Josh & Jake Byrne | America Roofing

“MT Builders is a leader in the industry for production, quality, and safety. We at America Roofing LLC value our relationship with MT Builders as trade partners and are treated with integrity, honesty, and as a true team member.


Bill Fettis, Partner | LIV Communities

“From the time LIV Communities entered the Phoenix market, MT Builders was there for us. We were an experienced developer, and had constructed thousands of multifamily units in Michigan, but were just getting our start in the West. We knew that there were significant differences in soils, materials, and schedule times, so we knew that we needed a very experienced multifamily general contractor to build LIV Communities class A product. MT Builders was just the builder that we needed to build one of the first projects after the downturn in the Valley. The project, Liv Avenida, was completed on time, under budget, and the quality was second to none.”


David Tinkelman, President | Encore Cabinets

“Encore Cabinets and its ownership group have had the privilege to work with MT Builders for nearly 30 years on a variety of multifamily housing projects and have always considered them to be extremely fair-minded in their approach and operate with the highest level of integrity. They are an organization that focuses on their people – from clients to subcontractors to their own employees – they take care of their own and their top-quality product is a direct result of that.


Mark Larson, Partner | Marlin Mechanical Corporation

“Marlin Mechanical Corporation has been working with MT Builders since their inception and has been involved with both large and small projects. They have shown us the knowledge and integrity it takes to put together a team of subcontractors to complete a project on a timely and profitable basis. We count MT Builders as one of our most important clients and feel proud to be one of their main tier subcontractors.”


Michael Reiche, VP HVAC Division & Dan Reiche, VP Electrical Division | Delta Electric and Air

“The pandemic and post-pandemic era have ushered in unprecedented challenges for the construction industry. It is therefore vitally important to partner with a builder that can recognize and successfully navigate through these challenges to deliver a superior product in a timely manner. We consider MT Builders to be an industry leader in this regard – and we are thrilled to continue this successful partnership for many years to come!”


Bill Fettis, Partner | LIV Communities

“With all of this said, there is much more to MT Builders than just their excellent performance, it is their integrity. It is very rare that one can trust a contractor, like we do MT. And when you put performance, experience and trust together, you have a superior contractor! This is how we view Mike Tarver and his company, MT Builders. And this is why we continue to select this team to construct the IPA Liv projects.”


Rick Ziehl, President | Ridgeline Construction Inc.

“Ridgeline Construction Inc. has been working with MT Builders for many years on various projects throughout Arizona. MT Builders is made up of a core group of dedicated and competent professionals. Their efforts, as well as their attention to detail, quality and schedule, have led to very successful projects for Ridgeline. It has been our pleasure to be a part of your construction team in the past and we look forward to working together in the future.”


Gary D. Todd, President | Todd & Associates, Inc.

“MT Builders has always approached pre-construction activities in a very hands-on manner with an open-minded and flexible approach with the goal of getting the best design for the client’s budget. Most of all, they are a team player. I would not hesitate to recommend MT Builders to our clients and do so without qualification.”


Douglas T. Whitneybell, President | Whitneybell Perry Inc.

“We are fortunate to have MT Builders involved early in the design process where their suggestions are a positive part of the process resulting in additional construction efficiency and reduced costs.A good day is working with Mike and his team.”


Chapin Bell, CEO | PB Bell Companies

“PB Bell continues to feel fortunate to have one of the best General Contractors in the State work on our projects. They have always produced quality projects with the utmost professionalism.”


Select Interiors

“Select Interiors and MT Builders have done several projects over the years and have had a great collaboration. MT communicates with a commonsense approach and is always excellent to work with when challenges need to be resolved. We at Select Interiors feel like we are a part of a team and with MT Builders as the lead, all subcontractors coordinate and work together for the good of the projects / developer / owners.”


Michael Reiche, VP HVAC Division & Dan Reiche, VP Electrical Division | Delta Electric and Air

“MT Builders and Delta Electric and Air share many of the same positive business attributes – most importantly fostering a culture of integrity, productivity and cooperation through teamwork. We at Delta Electric and Air are proud to be part of the MT Builders team.”


Gary D. Todd, President | Todd & Associates, Inc.

“For over 20 years, Todd & Associates has had the pleasure to work with Mike Tarver and MT Builders on a wide variety of projects, both in size and complexity. MT Builders’ reputation is well known in Arizona as a builder of integrity, honesty and a strong sense of doing what is right for the project and client, while balancing the needs of the project team.”


Michael Reiche, VP HVAC Division & Dan Reiche, VP Electrical Division | Delta Electric and Air

“Delta Electric and Air has had the opportunity to provide installations on a multitude of assisted living and multi-family projects for MT Builders over the past 20 years. While projects have varied in size, from less than 100 units to over 300 units, MT Builders “Team Concept” mentality and superior project management skills have allowed Delta the opportunity to consistently keep our job costs within budget.”


Douglas T. Whitneybell, President | Whitneybell Perry Inc.

“We look forward to opportunities to work with MT Builders. MT Builders is really exceptional. Our firm has worked successfully with MT Builders for 20 years on several thousand, apartment units. When they are the contractor, they are well prepared at the beginning and they anticipate issues in advance as the project proceeds. This greatly helps us with our work and often financially benefits our client.”


Chapin Bell, CEO | PB Bell Companies

“The PB Bell Companies have been working with MT Builders for 20 years. We could not be happier with this relationship. Developing a quality product is critical to PB Bell’s success as a development company. MT Builders helps us accomplish this goal.”


Torren Stantus, Owner | Premier Lighting

“MT Builders is synonymous with Multi-Family Construction. Premier Lighting is proud that for almost 20 years we have been MT Builder’s supplier and partner.  Whether you are a developer looking for a General Contractor or a Subcontractor, you can trust that MT Builders and their employees will work hard to make each project a success for everyone.”

Ron and Kim Howard, Owners | Arizona Fire Protection

“Arizona Fire Protection, Inc. has had a 25-year working relationship with MT Builders. MT Builders is great to work with. They have an awesome staff, from the office to the field. Always building a superior product with many years of experience! We at Arizona Fire Protection, Inc look forward to our bright future together.”

Brian Olson
Preconstruction Manager

Brian is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master of Architecture degree. After a career in architecture for seven years, Brian shifted his focus to real estate development until he joined MT Builders in 2012 as a Project Manager. He is currently responsible for managing the preconstruction process. Brian’s ability to use his design background combined with his construction knowledge benefits our clients by identifying potential project issues early on to prevent unforeseen cost overruns during construction.

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