Tucson Remodeling Contractors

 Straw Bale Home - Front

J. Mark Thomas

General Contractor

President and Founder of Straw Dogs Construction, Inc.


Mark has lived in Tucson since 1978. He has a wide variety of hands-on construction experience over the last 31 years, including painting, framing, general and trim carpentry, estimating, project management, superintendent duties and teaching construction.

He taught both young men and women construction skills thru job training programs when he was a contractor for the Tucson Urban League and also when he worked for the Arizona Conservation Corps. He has always been strongly motivated to help people in need and give back to his community.

He started Straw Dogs Construction in 1997 after building a straw bale home in conjunction with the Urban League and Habitat for Humanity. He built the Straw Bale home pictured here in Oracle, Arizona in 1998. He has always been interested in alternative methods of construction and still incorporates that knowledge and flexibility with clients today.

Mark's philosophy on life and business is based on honesty, integrity, trust and respect. Building a relationship with his clients is as important to him as completing the project. He wants his clients to work with him for all their projects, now and in the future. This is why he has been able to establish a flourishing referral-only business for the last 16 years and has never had a complaint through the Registrar of Contractors. He practices this philosophy in all aspects of his life including employees, sub-contractors, vendors and of course his family and friends.

As a company, our mission is to accomplish what the client wants with quality ...first and foremost!



Straw Dogs Construction, Inc.

P.O. Box 40127
Tucson, AZ 85717


Phone: 520-327-2242

Licensed - Bonded - Insured

ROC #239395


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