Welcome to Manship Builders

As one of the most prestigious builders in the Valley of the Sun, Manship Builders are noted for outstanding achievements in residential construction. We offer a tradition of superior quality, timely service and customer satisfaction. More importantly, we've earned a reputation for standing behind our work.

We specialize in desert living, golf properties, gated communities and premier real estate. Whether you're interested in a Southwestern, Territorial, or Contemporary architectural design, we can build to suit your unique needs.

Our mission is simple: Manship Builders strives to build the finest custom residences in Arizona. We do it right the first time and give our clients a rewarding experience in the process. 

Building a custom home is an important investment and decision. You want your home built with the finest quality materials and workmanship. You want a residence that has minimal maintenance, maximum energy efficiency and a home that can stand the test of time. You want it built on time, within your budget and with the utmost attention to detail. We understand those needs and we deliver.

Take a tour with us online and you'll see that we combine not only form, function, amenities and features, but character and livability as well. We believe you are the most valuable player on the team. We believe building a custom home should be an exciting and satisfying experience for you.

At Manship Builders we build more than fine custom homes, we build trust.

Meet The Team

Raymond James Manship 

Jim, the Owner and President of Manship Builders, is personally involved in each and every project. Jim participates in every aspect of the project to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Jim oversees the administration of estimates and contracts, reviews owner billings, conducts frequent site visits to maintain an open line of communication, and to verify the work meets his high quality standards. He is often seen operating equipment on the site and does whatever is necessary to keep the project moving forward. Jim's experience includes six years as sole proprietor of RJ Manship Construction, and three years with Lincor Construction Services as Vice President of Construction Services. Jim started Manship Builders in 1989 resulting in hundreds of luxury homes, several large scale remodels and some commercial projects. Jim attended Arizona State University where he studied Construction Engineering and also attended the University of Arizona's Agricultural College. Jim has a Bachelor of Science Degree. 

Mark Laidlaw

Mark is the Vice President, Superintendent and Project Manager for Manship Builders and is closely involved in our residential projects. Mark is involved in all phases of the job from estimating to final punch lists, preparing and administering subcontracts, scheduling subcontractors and material suppliers, supervises work on site, and prepares billings. His experience includes thirty years as a superintendent and project manager for R.J. Manship Construction and Manship Builders, three years as a project manager with Lincor construction and three years as a project manager and estimator for Target General Contractors. Mark attended Arizona State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. 


Steve Fox

Steve is a Project Superintendent/Carpentry Foreman for Manship Builders. He is responsible for scheduling subcontractors, verifying work is completed per plans and specifications, performs walkthroughs with the subcontractors and clients, and completes all punch list items. Steve is on site daily and fields any questions the client or subcontractors may have to ensure quality and satisfaction. Steve is a skilled carpenter and supervises the framing crew as needed. 


Gayle Horn

Gayle is a Project Coordinator/Project Manager at Manship Builders and works directly with the homeowner, designer, superintendent, subcontractors and suppliers coordinating the finishes and maintaining schedules and budgets associated with building a custom home. Gayle is responsible for communicating information to the field personnel, she prepares estimates, changes orders, issues contracts and reviews the pay applications for the accounting team. Gayle has been involved in the Arizona construction industry since 1986. Gayle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management & Strategy.