Raymond James Manship  Owner/President  With an eye for detail and a penchant for burgeoning customer relationships, Jim brings over 48 years of longevity and experience in the construction industry to each aspect of every project. He got his start in construction at the age of 13, remodeling homes. at 19 he established a home-painting company while working his way through college at the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. Continuing his tenacious work ethic, Jim launched R.J. Manship Construction in 1983 specializing in custom homes and commercial buildings in Arizona including over one million square feet of retail space. With the creation of Manship Builders in 1995, Jim’s primary focus became residential luxury custom homes allowing him the opportunity to pursue his passion for turning clients’ unique visions into reality.

Raymond James Manship Owner/President

With an eye for detail and a penchant for burgeoning customer relationships, Jim brings over 48 years of longevity and experience in the construction industry to each aspect of every project. He got his start in construction at the age of 13, remodeling homes. at 19 he established a home-painting company while working his way through college at the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. Continuing his tenacious work ethic, Jim launched R.J. Manship Construction in 1983 specializing in custom homes and commercial buildings in Arizona including over one million square feet of retail space. With the creation of Manship Builders in 1995, Jim’s primary focus became residential luxury custom homes allowing him the opportunity to pursue his passion for turning clients’ unique visions into reality.

Mark Laidlaw  Vice President / Project Manager  Mark has been building homes for over 35 years and commandeers several aspects of each project including field supervision and project management as well as overseeing the accounting operations of the company. He began at age 12 painting houses and doing other handyman jobs while going to school. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and becoming a teacher, Mark’s passion for building could no longer be ignored, and he returned to ASU to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Since that time, he has been involved in the construction of over 300 new custom homes, custom remodel projects, and commercial projects. Mark brings his affinity for structural framework to every project believing that it ultimately provides the foundation for success in addition to a positive experience for the client.

Mark Laidlaw Vice President / Project Manager

Mark has been building homes for over 35 years and commandeers several aspects of each project including field supervision and project management as well as overseeing the accounting operations of the company. He began at age 12 painting houses and doing other handyman jobs while going to school. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and becoming a teacher, Mark’s passion for building could no longer be ignored, and he returned to ASU to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Since that time, he has been involved in the construction of over 300 new custom homes, custom remodel projects, and commercial projects. Mark brings his affinity for structural framework to every project believing that it ultimately provides the foundation for success in addition to a positive experience for the client.

Steve Fox  Senior Project Superintendent  Steve is a skilled carpenter with over 40 years in the construction industry including several hundred projects throughout Arizona. With a hands-on approach, he is responsible for all aspects of the build from planning and specifications to the final walkthrough with the customer. Originally inspired by the homes his father built, Steve learned the enjoyment of working with his hands at a young age. He went on to spend four years training at a carpentry union school. In the decades of honing his skills, he acquired the fervor not only for workmanship and quality but also for dependability, reliability, and client satisfaction, which he brings to every project through to completion.

Steve Fox Senior Project Superintendent

Steve is a skilled carpenter with over 40 years in the construction industry including several hundred projects throughout Arizona. With a hands-on approach, he is responsible for all aspects of the build from planning and specifications to the final walkthrough with the customer. Originally inspired by the homes his father built, Steve learned the enjoyment of working with his hands at a young age. He went on to spend four years training at a carpentry union school. In the decades of honing his skills, he acquired the fervor not only for workmanship and quality but also for dependability, reliability, and client satisfaction, which he brings to every project through to completion.

 
Gayle Horn  Project Manager  Gayle has worked in various aspects of the construction industry for over 32 years making her home at Manship Builders for the past 13 years. With her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Strategy and emphasis on customer service, Gayle specializes in managing multiple projects simultaneously. When it comes to directing communication efficacy between team members, architects, designers, clients, and subcontractors, her organizational skills are second to none. Gayle enjoys the uniqueness of each project and welcomes the challenge of taking a set of construction plans and turning them into the client’s dream come true.

Gayle Horn Project Manager

Gayle has worked in various aspects of the construction industry for over 32 years making her home at Manship Builders for the past 13 years. With her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Strategy and emphasis on customer service, Gayle specializes in managing multiple projects simultaneously. When it comes to directing communication efficacy between team members, architects, designers, clients, and subcontractors, her organizational skills are second to none. Gayle enjoys the uniqueness of each project and welcomes the challenge of taking a set of construction plans and turning them into the client’s dream come true.

Christopher Manship  Project Superintendent  Utilizing his knowledge of engineering theory, Chris continues to bring a fresh perspective to every project at Manship Builders over the past 15 years. His fondness for architecture and design began when he was a teenager and led to his deeper interest in structural engineering. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas, Chris entered the world of bridge design and asset management contributing to numerous projects across the country for various private, local, state, and federal agencies. Chris’s favorite aspect of a project is the transformation from design to reality. For him, construction is not just a career; it is a way of life. In his spare time, he can be found remodeling his own home.

Christopher Manship Project Superintendent

Utilizing his knowledge of engineering theory, Chris continues to bring a fresh perspective to every project at Manship Builders over the past 15 years. His fondness for architecture and design began when he was a teenager and led to his deeper interest in structural engineering. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas, Chris entered the world of bridge design and asset management contributing to numerous projects across the country for various private, local, state, and federal agencies. Chris’s favorite aspect of a project is the transformation from design to reality. For him, construction is not just a career; it is a way of life. In his spare time, he can be found remodeling his own home.

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