In 1947, William R. Hunter began constructing concrete lined ditches for farmers across the East Valley and he formed Hunter Ditch Lining (HDL) a year later. Armando Taddei joined HDL and after a few years of working for the company, Mr. Taddei purchased HDL in 1961. The same year, Mr. Taddei founded Hunter Contracting Co (Hunter). The company is currently led by Max Taddei, Chairman of the Board, and Amy Ostwinkle, Corporate Secretary, as the third generation of the Taddei family to lead Hunter.
Although Hunter originally began as a heavy construction company specializing in roads and highways, the business has expanded to include all phases of transportation construction, water and wastewater management, mine reclamation, and parks, sports fields and public art installation. Hunter continued to grow by opening a second office in Tucson, as well as acquiring a revolutionary product known as "Con-Arch™". Con-Arch has made it possible for Hunter to construct concrete arches, substituting for box culverts, at reduced cost while offering improved aesthetics and increased structural integrity.
At Hunter, our primary focus is on our responsibility to our community. We have been an integral part of growth in the Southwest, and we continue to work closely with public and private owners in developing strategies and solutions that address the ongoing changes in the construction industry.
With Hunter Contracting Co as your contractor, you can expect an outstanding project experience, open communication, great relationships, and positive results.
Hunter builds upon its history of project success through the efforts of capable leadership, the dedication of its highly skilled employees, and a continued focus on the traditions and values of our founders. With this commitment to excellence, Hunter creates and maintains long-term client relationships centered on trust, dependability, and stability. Contact us to find out more about how Hunter Contracting Co. can help on your next project.
Hunter builds upon its history of project success through the efforts of capable leadership, the dedication of its highly skilled employees, and a continued focus on the traditions and values of our founders. With this commitment to excellence, Hunter creates and maintains long-term client relationships centered on trust, dependability, and stability.
The tenure of the leadership group speaks to the culture and values embraced and promoted throughout the company. Many of Hunter’s leaders started in the field and have worked their way up to leadership by dedicating their lives to continual growth. Their acquired knowledge affords them a unique and practical perspective at all levels of the industry. Their dedication to the success of the company and its employees is unrivaled, and provides a stable foundation for future generations.
Our team of highly skilled and experienced managers, engineers, estimators, operators, industrial craftsmen, carpenters, pipe layers, and laborers successfully completes projects for many disciplines of construction. Our administrative and IT team are well versed in the construction industry and they provide invaluable support to both our organization and our clients. Hunter’s employees take pride in their work and that of their teams, collaborating for successful projects that demonstrate the utmost in quality.
To build trust and technical confidence through performance, with a goal of continued future opportunities for our employees through our clients.
To be a sustainable, profitable company providing outstanding construction services through excellence in what we do, the people we employ and the experiences we leave behind.
Hunter encourages employees to be involved in our communities and offers opportunities through the Employee’s Charity Committee. It’s s a part of who we are, and we have a strong belief that volunteering helps us become better people who build stronger community ties. Below are a few of the other organizations our employees have supported:
Widening of roadway to six full lanes
Major drainage structures
Relocation of numerous utilities
Widening of bridge over Central Arizona Project's Main Canal
Multiple box culverts
Construction phasing to satisfy public and traffic demands
Precast girder bridge over the Central Arizona Project Canal
0.5 miles of roadway
Roadway modifications including rubberized overlay
Retention basin modification
Cantilever pier caps
Construction of operations and maintenance structures
Dedicated entrance to the new, enlarged parking lot
Large retaining walls
Replanting of salvaged native plants
Earthwork including rock excavation
Prefabricated restroom building, guard shack and ramada
What we are proud to offer you: