PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 26, 2018) – Sharp Construction, a woman-owned and operated general contractor, is experiencing exciting growth as the Valley’s commercial real estate industry continues to flourish.
Sharp Construction was founded in 2017 by CEO | Principal Tiffany Sharp and CFO | Principal Jeff Pinter. After less than six months, with recently added industry expert Stephanie Handley as Vice President | Business Development, Sharp boasts eight employees at its office in the Camelback Corridor.
“Our industry is evolving faster than ever before. As technology continues to advance, the rate of learning has accelerated, which is driving the movement for increased productivity for ourselves and our partners in the construction industry,” Sharp said. “All of which translates into a more successful project for our customers. Given this, Sharp is well positioned to deliver a best-in-class experience utilizing tried and true processes, secure subcontractor selection methods, open-book budget formation, and unrivaled customer service.
“We’ve assembled a highly experienced and motivated team. Our high-end quality, attention to detail, scheduling metrics and management, strict budget adherence, quality control, and safety management is what sets us apart,” Sharp said
Sharp has managed design and construction projects since 2005 and has a true passion for what she does. Her field and operations experience from the custom home business and years spent at Intel have afforded her a deep understanding of aesthetic and functional design, programming, best-in-class practices, trends, safety, building codes, and environmental regulations.
Her duties at Sharp include operations management, project management, estimating, training, culture development, and sales. An Iowa native, Sharp graduated from Arizona State University with Master of Science in construction management.
Pinter’s duties at Sharp include finance, estimating, sales, business development, and human resources. He has extensive construction experience after stints at Perini Building Company, Immedia Integrated Technologies, Adolfson & Peterson, and Fitch Architecture.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Pinter earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in education, economics and finance, and an MBA from ASU.
“Even though there are numerous suitable general contractors in the Valley, we believe there is niche we can fulfill in the Arizona market based on our past experiences,” Pinter said. “We know that construction projects are best built when partnerships are formed; between customers and general contractors and between general contractors and subcontractors.
“We began Sharp Construction with the intention to build a company with a great culture where all employees and partners share in our achievements; we do believe that this is our path to success,” Pinter said.
Handley joins Sharp Construction after almost three years at Wespac Construction as its business development director. Her duties at Sharp include developing a brand and marketing strategy for the company while leveraging new and existing relationships with owners, developers, brokers, architects, and consultants to build partnerships for new tenant improvements and ground-up construction projects.
“I was thrilled to be asked to join Sharp and to be on the ground floor of truly building up a company, shaping the culture, and defining the goals,” Handley said. “I love research, meeting new people, and developing new opportunities. I welcome any chance to connect people and companies. At Sharp, I get the chance to develop the brand strategy and define our tactics for getting our name out there. It’s very exciting.”
Handley is involved with numerous industry groups including the Arizona Association for Economic Development, ULI Arizona, and Valley Partnership.