McCaleb Construction Tucson, Ariz.

Full-service remodeling and custom homes

20 years in business

2002 volume: $3 million

Staff: 3 office, 11 field

John McCaleb came to Tucson from Chicago almost 25 years ago knowing "just enough about remodeling to be dangerous," he recalls. His operation has evolved from a custom home spec builder to a high-end remodeling company that specializes in delivering projects "with a certain feel" to his clients.

"If we have a specialty," he says, "it's making places look like they've been around a long time," he says. His company shines, McCaleb says, "in our finishes and in our ability to make things high quality and high class."

Photo: Patrick Giclas McCaleb Construction completed 76 projects last year, ranging from $18,000 to $925,000. The company does as much of the work in-house as possible. "It's one of the things that makes us costlier, but it gives the high-end client peace of mind," McCaleb says