CHASSE Building Team Partners with Pimmex Contracting to launch Pimmex-CHASSE; Joint Venture to Focus on Native American Projects across Arizona
By Alison Bailin -
Monday Nov 08, 2021
CHASSE Building Team, a proud local contractor that oversees more than $350 million in construction projects across Arizona annually, is pleased to announce its formal partnership with Pimmex Contracting, a Native-owned contractor that provides a wide range of building services across Arizona, California, New Mexico. The joint venture, Pimmex-CHASSE, will focus on Native American projects in the Arizona construction market.
Since its inception, Pimmex-CHASSE has already earned a handful of projects, including the award of two early education Headstart facilities for the San Carlos Apache Tribe, a physical therapy expansion for Gila River Health Care and an EMS station for Gila River Health Care.
The partnership comes after years of vetting by Pimmex founder and owner, Carlos Munoz, a 2019 Native Business Magazine “Native Business Top 50 Entrepreneur” honoree. A citizen of the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), Munoz started Pimmex with his father (who he has since bought out) in Chandler in 2008. In recent years, he has grown the business to a staff of nearly 30 team members averaging $15-25 million in construction projects annually. Pimmex holds licenses with GRIC, the Navajo Nation and the state of Arizona. Among its most notable projects is the remodel of the Apache Gold Casino and Hotel for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
“We’d been approached what feels like a dozen times over the past few years about the concept of a joint venture to help us expand the work we can do on tribal land,” says Munoz. “I knew CHASSE through project director Matthew Wedding, who volunteers on the Chandler Compadres with me. It was clear from the onset that CHASSE shared our core mission to build efficiently, effectively and sustainably while giving back to the community at the same time. It was a perfect fit.”
Through Pimmex-CHASSE, the team is able to bid on larger projects on tribal land statewide. According to Munoz, the partnership also ensures he is able to help lead the charge in high-quality development for local tribes.
“We also retain our own core businesses as well, working on projects independently under our parent companies as we did prior,” says Wedding, whose team at CHASSE is both the 2020 Tempe Business of the Year and a 2021 Most Admired Company in Arizona honoree.
Among CHASSE’s most recent projects across greater-Phoenix and greater-Tucson are Hohokam Elementary School, John S. McCain III Elementary School, Novel Midtown Luxury Apartment Complex, The Fillmore Multifamily Development, U-HAUL Conference and Fitness Center, The Astor at Osborn, Union on 6th Student Housing, The January 8th Memorial, West Point High School, The Crossing at Cooley Station, The Creighton Academy, and Overture Kierland.