“Our association with Kevin dates back twenty years. Over that time he has done a large variety of jobs for us ranging from repairs and maintenance to, most recently, a major remodel of a badly water damaged finished basement, including installation of what is basically a brand new bathroom. He has diagnosed and resolved a complex outdoor drainage issue. Also a leaking roof, a swimming pool equipment replacement and many more. In all we have found him very workmanlike, reliable and transparent and reasonable with his pricing.”
When it comes to residential construction in Arizona, we recognize the tug of war between creating a home that mirrors the homeowner’s personality and staying on the equitable side of the total investment. Don’t overinvest with a builder who doesn’t understand the local market. Years of remodeling and building for others, as well as buying and selling real estate for ourselves, has given Strong Tower Homes & Construction the unique ability to identify the ideal scope of work for a project while maximizing the client’s equity position in their home.
Strong Tower Homes & Construction’s mission above all else is to take care of and protect our clients. To us, this means delivering the highest level of quality in our work while being good stewards of our client’s capital.
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
– Walt Disney
“Tell me again that it can’t be done and then watch me do it over and over again.”
Growing up with both parents involved in home building and real estate, Nick McCully developed a passion for both sides of the industry. Nick started as a basic laborer on his father’s job sites, sweeping and cleaning up debris, eventually working his way into and learning the specific skillset of a number of related trades.
Prior to starting his real estate brokerage and taking over his father’s general contracting firm, Nick had moved on from construction and began his partnership with Nathan Pierce (begun in late 2005). They would go on to combine the lending and acquisition sides of residential real estate under one umbrella. Together, Nick and Nate generated more than 35 million in residential real estate sales volume until the market crash in 2008.
With Arizona leading the country in distressed assets, Nick and Nate forged a new path in the world of short sales while developing their real estate investment business. In helping distressed homeowners gracefully exit their overleveraged properties, the partnership quickly built a reputation for finding the best opportunities with the highest returns on investment. And here Nick found himself once again in the construction side of real estate. Utilizing their existing knowledge, relationships with sub-contractors, and general contracting resources, Nick and Nate consulted and managed remodeling projects for both their investors and themselves.
By 2014, the revival of Arizona’s real estate market led to Nick and Nate’s adaptation of their skills to benefit the average home buyers and sellers. The idea of Strong Tower Homes & Construction and what it could do took shape, and in early 2015 Nick had acquired his father’s longtime general contracting company under the Strong Tower umbrella. Strong Tower Homes & Construction offers a wide array of services, including minor repairs, maintenance and caretaking, BINSR repairs, updates and remodeling for sellers and buyers, custom home building, and more.
Nick married his sweetheart and best friend Teresa in 2004, and they have two amazing boys (Ethan and Gavin). In his precious free time, Nick loves spending time with his family, traveling, and getting his hands dirty under the hood of his diesel truck (assisted by his boys of course).
“A strong aversion to the status quo.”
While other teenagers his age were spending hours a day in front of the TV playing video games and racking up debt, Nathan Pierce was working, going to school full-time, and eager to invest in his future. With a 401k and an IRA in tow, Nathan started his real estate career and purchased his first house in 1998 at age 19. After seeing the immense potential the property had as a rental, he realized the long-term benefits of investment properties and purchased a second house nearby. By this time, Nathan was hooked on real estate. He persistently sought new opportunities to invest in, and through his experiences, found a knack for facilitating fix and flips. When he moved out of his parent’s home at age 22, Nathan was the proud owner of five houses.
Over the next several years, Nathan gained hands-on lending experience from his own buying and selling endeavors, as well as from working closely with his clients and their lenders. His knowledge of lending, coupled with his real estate experience, made Nathan a driving force in the Phoenix real estate arena.
Nathan combined his investment and lending skills, and his shared appreciation for exceptional customer service to support the distressed market. He worked to change the traditional short sale flip model and helped homeowners exit their properties graciously with the least amount of financial hardship. By focusing on high returns on investment for his clients, Pierce earned a trusted reputation and expanded his services to other areas of residential real estate. In 2012, Strong Tower Real Estate Group was born.
Living by the mantra, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you,” Nathan co-founded Standing in the Gap Foundation to help local at-risk children reach their full potential. In his free time, the altruistic Phoenix native loves going to Cardinals games, listening to live music, traveling and spending time with his wife (Jess), two sons (Chase and Charlie) and their yellow lab (Allie).
“Semper Fi” – Although defined literally as “Always loyal”, it is much more a state of mind and a way of being – a way of living with actions and thoughts represented by truth, honor, fairness and commitment.
Kevin has been in home building in the Phoenix Valley since the mid-’90s. Personally knowledgeable and capable in framing, drywall, plumbing, electrical, painting, tile, trim carpentry, and stucco work, Kevin began his training as an apprentice with the Arizona State Carpenter’s Union, where he also obtained his Welder’s Certification. After completing his Apprenticeship Program, Kevin went on to work for several Valley custom home builders – each experience contributing to his expertise – and completed the HBACA Certification Training Course for Superintendents. In 2004, Kevin created Pendragon Construction, LLC and has been providing high quality custom home remodel services in the Valley ever since.
He has been married to his wife, Mary, for 40 years, has three grown children, and three amazing grandsons.
Kevin is a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps. Serving in the Corps shaped his desire to be the best, to be accountable, and to be honorable in thoughts and deeds.
What fires us up each morning to do what we do?
Here’s a peek at our foundation.
- Show Up like a boss
- Act like a boss
- Communicate like a boss
- Show respect like a boss
- Deliver like a boss
- Celebrate / Appreciate our team & clients like THEY ARE THE BOSS
We know, we’re a rare breed.
“If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.”
– Donald Trump
You know those rare people that do what they do simply because they absolutely love doing it? Well, that’s how we roll every day, all day. It’s not about the dollar, it’s about ALWAYS, ALWAYS taking care of our clients to the very best of our ability. We know that doing this one thing all the time is why we are successful, and it’s why we continue to flourish.
YOU are our fire.
YOU inspire us to be great!
- Robert S.
“We’ve used Kevin for a couple major projects/remodels in our home. Last summer we wanted to remodel our kitchen and bathrooms, and upgrade our tile floors. Kevin does a great job getting an understanding of the remodel goals and presenting an easy to understand estimate. Kevin is very honest, thorough in his work and uses excellent subcontractors. I would gladly recommend Kevin to anyone with a remodel project.”Keith Helmuth
“Recently, we had two of bathrooms remodeled by Strong Tower Homes & Construction. We both were very impressed with Strong Tower, Kevin Mccully, and the individuals used to complete this remodel. It is obvious that the most important thing to Kevin is “Customer Satisfaction”. Kevin was here the entire time making sure everything was running as planned and on schedule. We have nothing but “high” praise for Kevin and his Strong Tower. Honesty, integrity, professionalism, and commitment would describe the principles that this company operates by. We highly recommend Strong Tower to anyone who is considering a remodel or any other construction work. When and if we do any construction work in our home in the future, we will ask Strong Tower Homes & Construction to do it. Many thanks to you, Kevin, and your team, for a job “Well Done”!
Again, thanks.”Ken and Judy Voigt