The same year AROK opened for business, it was awarded with its first major Arizona contract, the Metrocenter Mall. The mall was a difficult project that allowed AROK to disprove beleifs that it was impossible for a small newcomer to achieve success on a development of such magnitude. “With the help of a lot of good people doing a lot of hard work, it was successfully completed in record time,” said Scott Maki, one of three current owners of AROK. When the mall opened in Oct. 1973, it was the first two-level, five-anchor mall in the US, and was the largest shopping center in Arizona.
The accolades that AROK received for their work on the Metrocenter Mall, at the time, earned the company a reputation for seamless coordination, quality service, high performance and strong relationships, which still ring true today and are the foundation of AROK’s success.
AROK prides itself on the fact that a large majority of their business is comprised of repeat clients. “We accomplish nothing, no matter how well a job goes, if our customer does not want us back for their next project,” says Maki. “Our experience has taught us to work hard, have courageous integrity, to help others and to never forget to enjoy the ride.”
WORKING WITH AROK
Since its inception, AROK has completed approximately 2,500 jobs on time and within budget. AROK’s project proficiency and history is unmatched, with major differentiators including the tools, technology and materials that are utilized on a daily basis, and the thousands of experienced AROK craftsmen throughout the states and regions served that are able to quickly staff projects large and small, in remote and urban locations. Every sized job is completed with the same professional principles in mind.
AROK employees serve as ambassadors that consistently listen to client needs and deliver upon commitments that surpass customer expectations. To meet client timelines, AROK assembles a project team which then commences proactive project planning, manages milestone tracking and employe effective critical thinking at all times. In addition, AROK strives to set realistic and competitively priced budgets, and closely monitors costs accurately as the project progresses.
With project deadlines being a priority, AROK maints a large inventory or materials for projects that require an immediate start. AROK also has exclusive, direct buying power within the industry, which allows for generous client savings.
With a combined 80 years of experience in the construction industry, Brent, Brian and Scott have worked on high-profile projects in California, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. They have weathered the challenges of multi-million dollar projects in diverse environments, workforce and contractors.
They are a team of top professionals in their field that have overcome great business and personal challenges, and are proud to own and run a successful company.
Over the years, AROK has adhered to strict financial principals and has maintained a strong balance sheet through their high number of project pursuits, reliable payment system, a deep understanding of cost control, and realistic commitments based on available resources. According to the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), AROK’s financial ratios are among the top 1 percent of industry peers.
In addition, AROK’s company culture ensures that there are always reliable and talented team members available to complete any job. Employees are trusted, recognized and valued in the workplace. Growth is fostered through mentorship, and teamwork is seen as imperative. AROK employees’ work ethic, personality and skill are what keep our clients coming back, resulting in an outstanding repeat client rate.
AROK provided outstanding field supervision and jobsite performance to achieve the project’s schedule goals and complete the project successfully. Their field staff work safely and are committed. We just finished a project together for Aligned Data Center in Phoenix and look forward to working with them in the future.
Just wanted to compliment your crew on this project. They went out of their way to cooperate with me on the little changes and issues that came up, never complaining and always with what I found to be a refreshing, great attitude. Your company is to be commended as it is evident that you are training field staff well, and it shows in the quality and professionalism that the guys take in the field. Thanks again, and I look forward to the next job working together!
I have worked with AROK on various project for over 30 years and with three generations. The same hard work ethic and quality worksmanship has been passed on from generation to generation. Our relationship has been time-tested and I know that I can count on AROK to stand shoulder to shoulder with us to resolved challenging issues and deliver a project on time.