Founded in 1890
Sundt was founded in 1890 by Mauritz Martinsen Sundt, a Norwegian ship carpenter who immigrated to the United States as a teenager.
First Major Project - 1910
One of M.M. Sundt’s first major contracts was constructing a dam for the Agua Pura Water Company in New Mexico in 1910.
Relocation to Tucson – 1929
Sundt was hired to build a Methodist church in Tucson, Ariz. in 1929. John Sundt, one of Mauritz’s 12 children, liked Tucson so much that he decided to stay.
Building the University of Arizona – 1936
Within a one-year period, M.M. Sundt was awarded contracts to build six projects.
Diversification in Heavy Civil Construction – 1952
Sundt entered the heavy construction field by building a runway for Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. Crews built an 11,500-foot-long, 200-foot-wide runway for the Air Force’s first jet bomber.
International Work – 1962
Sundt's first work outside the U.S. was for wastewater treatment and pumping plants in Trinidad and Tobago.
Sundt Pioneers Alternate Delivery Methods – 1966
Sundt completed the Tucson Federal Savings Building, Tucson’s first skyscraper, as a CMAR project and what would be defined today as a public-private partnership. The 20-story building went up four stories, and then was cantilevered out and over an existing building.
Sundt Opens Phoenix Office – 1968
The company first ventured into the Phoenix market in 1964, establishing a permanent office in the metro four years later.
Moved London Bridge to Lake Havasu City, Ariz. – 1971
Sundt moved 10,000 tons of the original facing blocks of London Bridge from England to face a new bridge in the desert of Arizona.
Landmark Slip Form Projects – 1976
Sundt pioneered the concrete slip forming technique used for concrete cores of high-rise buildings, including Reunion Tower in Dallas, Texas.
Before “Green” Was Trendy – 1984
Sundt built the award-winning Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, taking extreme care not to disrupt native vegetation.
Arizona Canal Diversion Channel, Reach 4 – 1993
The ACDC is a flood control project in Phoenix. Sundt constructed a 4.6-mile-long segment of the channel, winning a prestigious Build America award for its work.
J. Doug Pruitt Named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer – 1998
J. Doug Pruitt took the reins of Sundt's leadership and increased attention to issues such as cost control, succession planning, and training.
Revamping Bergstrom Air Force Base into a Commercial Airport - 1999
Work included extensive demolition and new construction to convert this former AFB to what's now known as Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
Back to Los Alamos – 2000
A fast-track schedule to complete an emergency flood control project to protect the Los Alamos National Laboratory resulted in another Build America Award for Sundt.
Sundt Completes Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication – 2008
Developed using the public-private partnership method with the City of Phoenix and Arizona State University, the school was the first ground-up facility built on ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus.
Sundt Celebrates 125 Years of Construction Innovation – 2015
For its 125th anniversary, Sundt releases The 125, a book of project innovations from the company’s history.
G. Michael Hoover Named CEO - 2016
Long-time Sundt employee G. Michael Hoover takes the reins as Sundt’s CEO, guiding the company’s growth and entry into new sectors and markets. He is as an industry leader, actively involved with the AGC; The Beavers, a national heavy civil organization, and multiple other organizations.