KNOWN FOR EXCELLENCE.
In Design. In Construction. In On-Time, On-Budget Performance.
• • • • • • • • • • • Leading the Construction Industry in Southern Arizona Since 1959 • • • • • • • • • • •
In April of 2018, Tucson icon Micha’s Restaurant was destroyed by a fire that took less than 23 minutes to consume much of the building.
Caylor Construction was hired for the rebuild and began immediately with a quick-response clean up aimed at salvaging what could be saved. Since it was important to everyone that the restaurant be rebuilt as close to the original as possible, we recreated the plans from the 70’s and updated them to conform to new building codes. We worked closely with multiple governing agencies to get Micha’s back up and running as quickly as possible.
Our biggest challenge came in holding down costs given the extent and complexity of the fire’s destruction. We had to completely rebuild the roof and kitchen with new fire sprinklers and the installation of a new state-of-the-art stainless-steel exhaust hood. We restored all four dining rooms, and were especially excited to salvage the Patio Bar and keep its distinctive old family charm (although we did raise the ceiling while we were at it). A lot of our trusted sub-contractors were eager to help on the project, knowing that so many families depended on the restaurant.
We are so proud of how the rebuild was completed…and the fact that Micha’s families and friends can once again enjoy all their favorite recipes prepared by loving hands in a stunning new state-of-the-art kitchen.
Hands of Hope: Built in Prayers
Last fall, Hands of Hope came to Caylor with the task of remodeling an old medical building for their new facility in the Tucson Medical Park. The objective was to turn a rundown office to a comforting and welcoming center where Hands of Hope could minister to their clients by providing medical, educational, and consultative support.
Hands of Hope, being a Christian non-profit, wanted to dedicate their new building back to God. One of the most unique and exciting parts of the project was that it was built in prayers. Literally. They placed their petitions in their new walls; in their new entry, they requested that we place a two by four that was covered in handwritten prayers.
Caylor only used 60 days of construction. We had great subs that made this process a short turnaround with so many hands willing to participate. Additionally, we partnered with Monica Ashbrook, a local design specialist, to create a welcoming and beautiful aesthetic for the building. Caylor is proud to have partnered with this local non-profit, which allows the love of Jesus to be shared to everyone who walks through their door.
“God was so good to connect us with Caylor Construction!” – Elisa Medina, Executive Director
Being an active, contributing member of our community is important to us. We are proud to support numerous local organizations – and help them however we can – with the tremendous work they do for so many in our community.
Ben's Bells • Arizona LIFT for Life (U of A) • Catholic Community Services • Cornerstone Building Foundation Charities • DM50 • Easter Seals / Blake Foundation • El Rio Foundation • Girl Scouts • Integrative Touch for Kids • Rio Nuevo Heart of the City • St Elizabeth of Hungary Dental • Tucson CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) • U of A Foundation • Gospel Rescue Mission • American Heart Association • Challenged Athletics Foundation • Arizona Builders Alliance • Desert Hope Lutheran Church • Canstruction (AIA of Southern Arizona event) • Make Way for Books