Building with Excellence

Arnzen Building Construction has become a key player in the changing face of North Central Idaho. We have grown into a competitive general contracting firm in the region, building and remodeling many residential, commercial, educational, medical and public works projects.

Our extensive experience involves all aspects of building. In residential construction, we generally handle all building phases with in-house crews. These phases include excavation, site work, foundation, flat cement, framing, roofing, siding, interior finish and trim. In the commercial field, we have completed a wide variety of buildings and remodels.

We maintain our high quality construction and workmanship with a stable, long time work force. Field experience ranges from 11 to 30 years. Our office staff is willing and capable of answering any questions and assist with communication between project team members during the building process. Besides wide-ranging building knowledge, experience and friendly customer service, we are also fully insured for your protection.

As a local company, we are familiar with most local subcontractors and their capabilities. We also have many contacts and sources outside the area. We coordinate well and gladly give opportunities to owner specified local subcontractors to bid and perform work.

Awards of Merit

  • State Insurance Fund Appreciation of Support
  • Prairie High School Industrial / Technology Department
  • Latah County Historic Preservation Commission Orchid Award Potlatch Rail Road Department
  • Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission Orchid Award TD&H Engineering
  • Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission Orchid Award Northwest Media

Project Efficiency

We at ABC, believe what we do is special. Our clients enjoy personal service, project efficiency and reduced overall cost. We work hard in our client’s interest to bring the project in under the max price. The subcontractors and suppliers we use on projects become part of a successful team which demands qualified work force, quality workmanship and performance, and then rewards them with required support and prompt payment. These sound like little things. But unfortunately in today’s marketplace, projects are often completed by construction teams made up of low bidders, under qualified and unfamiliar with local resources and conditions, completing minimum standard work with all the back biting and duress that goes with it. We find our system gives the client a better product at less cost than our competition.

Quality Control

Any job done once correctly is the best way to streamline a schedule by eliminating delays. Proper quality control prevents project delay by verifying correct materials, methods and trades for every phase of construction. ABC starts with selection of qualified subcontractors and suppliers. Project submittals are thoroughly reviewed and processed to expedite delivery. The project manager continually tracks the progress, addressing the status and any issues at:

  • Monthly meetings with design team (owner & architect)
  • Biweekly meetings with all project subcontractors
  • Daily meetings with project manager or superintendents

The project superintendent will also play a key role in quality control. Our superintendent will review and study all plans and product information before and during the course of construction, submitting daily reports on compliance and scheduling.

History

Arnzen Building Construction was established by company President, Morris B. Arnzen of Cottonwood in 1987. Morris is a native of Cottonwood, graduated from Prairie High School, and attended the University of Idaho. He has been in the construction business since 1979. A long time employee of Enneking Building Construction, Morris purchased the firm when George Enneking chose to retire from the business. The firm then incorporated January 6, 1995 to its present name.

Philosopy

Our reputation is to do the job precisely according to specifications. We pride ourselves on complete customer satisfaction. Project excellence, personal attention and quality service are the fundamentals of the Arnzen philosophy. We are committed to ensuring that all investments, financial or otherwise, are fully maximized. Open communication and close job supervision are keys to quality project completion. We take pride in assisting clients with establishing realistic cost models and providing specific cost control strategies to adhere to those models. The team is dedicated to developing, documenting and implementing clear, concise and simple procedures for each phase of a project, which facilitates a more thorough understanding of the desired scope of work.

The Arnzen Team

Arnzen Building Construction maintains high quality construction and workmanship with a stable, long time work force. Field experience ranges from 11 to 30 years. Our office staff is willing and capable of answering any questions and assist with communication between project team members during the building process.

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Morris Arnzen

President

Morris has over 30 years of construction experience, including over 20 years as president of the company. This includes experience in commercial, health care, religious, residential and educational facilities. His core belief is that no matter the size of the project, each one must be built to the highest standard - meeting or exceeding all of the owner's goals. This belief has been ingrained in the company from the beginning, making the company a leader in the construction industry and sought after for many design-build projects. Morris maintains this high standard with the help of high quality employees and a team of select subcontractors. Some of Morris' best qualities are: effective communication with the owner/architect and field staff; a high degree of detailed estimating; being very receptive to other ideas; and providing personal service. Professionalism and quality craftsmanship will always be the first and last thing any client will remember about Morris and Arnzen Building Construction.

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Julie Arnzen

Secretary/Treasurer

Julie has over 24 years of experience managing the office. Her extensive knowledge and skills include supervision of three office personnel, multi-state payroll, and project paperwork and submittals, on various projects in Idaho and Washington. Julie has a reputation of providing unparalleled completeness and organization in her office support services.

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Max Nuxoll

Superintendent

Max Nuxoll started with Arnzen Building Construction, Inc. in 2013. He spent 26 years in the Army managing and leading soldiers and civilians around the world in budget and finance related duties. He was Office Manager/Estimator for Jack Wimer Machine for 13 years. As Office Manager he developed Quality Control Manuals and Procedures, office procedures, ordered supplies and materials, managed all of financial operations, maintained public relations and human resource matters. As Estimator Max read blueprints, performed takeoffs, submitted bids and managed projects.

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MICHAEL F. TERHAAR

Superintendent

Mike started work with ABC in 1987. He has 26 total years of construction experience for ABC, 10 ye ars as foreman, and 12 years as superintendent. Mike’s knowledge, communication and coordination skills, with a firm background in construction, are his tools to coordinate work. He builds rapport with architects, subcontractors and client’s resulting in successful projects. He is continually complimented by our clients, for going above and beyond the call of duty, in making his projects run smoothly and efficiently.

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NICK FORSMANN

Superintendent

After working for Uhlenkott Pump Service, Nick Forsmann started with Arnzen Building Construction, Inc. in 1989. Nick is known for his attention to detail and over the years he has built many large-scaled custom homes.

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BRADY ARNZEN

Superintendent

Brady Arnzen has experience as a CAD specialist, Foreman, Range Technician and even as a Teacher Assistant before coming to work with us in 2013. He is known for his excellent computer skills and his strong work ethic, working to pay for his college education and related expenses himself before coming to work for ABC.

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DAN KAREL

Superintendent

Dan's carpentry and remodeling experience make him an important member of our team joining us in 2001. Before joining ABC, Dan had worked as a Sales Rep and Sales Manager in Idaho Falls, Idaho and later in Lewiston, Idaho.

We find Morris and Julie are honest individuals that have successfully nurtured their company on sound business principles. We know that each project that we complete with ABC will be a success. We enthusiastically look forward to future opportunities to continue our working relationship with them."

Gregory G. Castellaw and Laurence H. Kom
Castellaw Kom Architects