Based In: Chandler, AZ
Achen-Gardner Construction is led by Dennis Troggio (Chief Executive Officer), John Walstrom (President/General Manager of Operations), Dan Spitza, PE (Vice President/Manager of Business Development, Project Managers, and Design Services), and Kevin Nunez (Vice President/Chief Estimator). Together we have shaped Achen-Gardner into the industry leader it is today.
The Achen-Gardner partners take great pride in the organization we’ve built and the quality services our teams provide. Evidence of our distinct company culture can be seen in the level of trust and respect our clients have for us and the pride our employees take in being part of the Achen-Gardner family. Known as an industry leader in delivering complex roadway and wet utility infrastructure projects, Achen-Gardner is consistently ranked as a top ten general contractor (re: Ranking Arizona Magazine) and often described as an employer of choice.
Well established in Arizona, we continue to expand our operations and are also licensed in Colorado and New Mexico. We are poised and confident in our ability to deliver the same high level of service and quality throughout the southwest.
Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC started as an Engineering Division of Achen-Gardner, Inc. in 1989. In 1999, it became its own independent company as Achen-Gardner Engineering, LLC. In 2009, we changed the name to Achen-Gardner Construction, which is how we are known today.
In the beginning, the long-term goal was to self perform as much work as possible. This goal was accelerated by the state law that required horizontal contractors to self perform at least 50% of our work. Since then, Achen-Gardner has become a contractor known for self performance, controlling our destiny, and completing projects on time and under budget. We are a leader in Construction Manager at Risk, Design-Build, and Job Order Contracting projects.
Working in public right-of-way and in and around live traffic every day requires planning and a diligent approach to safety. In the past five years, Achen-Gardner has installed more than 900,000 lineal feet of wet utilities and more than 1 million square yards of pavement within the public right-of-way and active traffic environments. Maintaining a safe construction project is our top priority.
Cesar Martinez, Achen-Gardner’s Safety Director, works closely with project superintendents and field crews to provide continuing education on proper procedures required for performing work safely. He also creates project-specific safety plans to accommodate any unique risks. Cesar visits projects regularly and enforces a “zero tolerance” policy, which has resulted in more than 800,000 man hours worked (2013-2015) without a lost time accident. Achen-Gardner is committed to the safety and health of all workers, clients, and the general public.
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Concrete, Pipeline Servicing, Underground Utilities,