This success story begins with Tim McCormac, custom home builder, literally on a ladder, until the ladder of success was presented to him and he climbed all the way to the top.
Tim McCormac, owner of Tempe-based Temac Development Inc., has an impressive resume in the construction industry with a strong focus on quality and building relationships with every commercial project and luxury custom home he builds.
“I define myself by the quality of the product that we put out,” he said. “I’m a self-made guy that thinks big, and we define ourselves by delivering quality every time, no matter what kind of project it is. In fact, people recognize our work by the level of quality they can see and feel,” McCormac said.
It was that big-idea perspective that put him in the right place to be selected as ICONIC LIFE magazine’s ICONIC HAUS in 2020.
It was that big-idea perspective that put him in the right place to be selected as ICONIC LIFE magazine’s ICONIC HAUS in 2020, more than 10,000 elegant square feet under roof with a Mod-iterranean design imagined by Candelaria Design. Tim and his wife, Tracey had a vision for a top-shelf approach to modern meets Mediterranean design and made the interior selections throughout the home.
Then 20 marquis design teams arrived on the scene to bring the home to life with unique interiors in every space. In the end, more than 100,000 virtual guests toured this stunning luxury custom home that sold almost immediately upon completion.
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Today, McCormac is developing three luxury estates, leading the construction of several large-scale commercial projects and has a vision for a community that would feature a neighborhood of Temac Development-imagined estates. Temac is among the first luxury custom home builders to work with innovative green building materials and techniques in his homes, and always makes sure every home is a smart home.
Sitting at the top of the mountain did not come without a climb from the bottom that included a very determined, intentional trek for young McCormac.
McCormac grew up in the construction business and attended Arizona State University’s Del Webb School of Construction. “My dad and grandfather were in construction all of my life, so I knew it was something I wanted to do,” he said.
Early in his career, McCormac worked for Pulte Homes and got his general contractor license. He then went to work for Dick Lloyd Custom Homes and built more than 500 homes.
McCormac left Dick Lloyd Custom Homes to start Temac Development, his luxury custom home building company with a full spectrum of services, from development and new construction to remodeling and restoration. Temac’s experienced team offers the capabilities to manage all aspects of a construction project, as well as combine the functions of architect, interior designer and engineer with its design-and-build approach.
Temac’s experienced team offers the capabilities to manage all aspects of a construction project, as well as combine the functions of architect, interior designer and engineer with its design-and-build approach.
McCormac’s first Temac project was a residential remodel in Arcadia in 2003. Despite some early success, there were times when he struggled to find work during market downturns but learned some important lessons that serve him today.
“My good friends helped me through the hard times,” he said. “I also find it extremely helpful to network as much as possible. When I was in need of work, I would do improvements for a bar tab as a way to meet people which led to a lot of opportunities.”
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In 2012 his luxury custom home building business gained momentum, and McCormac built up his portfolio and his reputation in the industry, working on housing developments including Arcadia Heights, bars and restaurants including Pedal Haus Brewery, and a range of other projects from a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport to the Tesla facility in Scottsdale.
Temac is continuing to expand in the luxury home market in Arizona, California and Nevada, including several projects in Paradise Valley. “I see us moving more into the luxury home space,” said McCormac. “As we grow, we always want to stay a boutique builder with quality as our top priority.”