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.

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.”


Michael T. Reiche, President | Delta Electric and Air, LLC

“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.”


Laura M. Scott, Assoc. AIA | Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck Architects

“I have had the privilege of working with MT Builders for five years. During this time, with each project, I have been impressed by the relationship with their sub-contractors, which speaks of mutual respect. MT Builders truly grasps the concept of working as a team, including the Owner/Architect/Contractor relationship. They continue to strive to provide the highest quality end product. I look forward to many more years of working together.”


Michael T. Reiche, President | Delta Electric and Air, LLC

“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.”


Bill Fettis, Partner | IPA

“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.”


Chapin Bell, President | PB Bell Companies

“We know that there is no firm out there that builds to the quality that MT Builders does. This quality stems from experience, skill and “hands on” involvement of the entire team at MT Builders. This starts with Mike Tarver, project managers and coordinators, to the on-site superintendents. We can’t imagine any other firm building a PB Bell apartment community.”


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.”


LuAnn Thoma Holec, FASID | Thoma-Holec Design, LLC

“We have had the pleasure of designing interiors for several senior living communities with MT Builders. The project management process, quality of communication, and the quality of the final product were always exceptional.”


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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