Southeastern Arizona 
Contractors Association

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Meet SACA's Board of Directors 

 

 

Ben Carter

President

 

 

 

 

 Tait Wilcox

Vice President 

 





James "Robbie" Cain

Secretary 

 

 



Ben Carter is 34 years old and works as a Project Engineer for KE&G Construction

Ben has been living in Sierra Vista since 1985.

Ben has 16 years’ experience in the construction industry. After graduating Buena High School in 1998, he became a house framer for several years in Sierra Vista.  

He then decided to go to college and graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

After college graduation Ben was hired as a field engineer for Granite Construction (a civil construction company) in Tucson.  He lived in Tucson and worked for Granite for several years. In 2009, Ben started working at KE&G Construction and shortly later moved to Sierra Vista.

Ben is married with two children, Mikayla and Ben, who he enjoys spending most of his free time with. 

When not working or spending time with his family, you can find him spending time in the outdoors hunting or fishing.

I am Tait Wilcox. I am on my second term of the Director’s Board.  I have a wife and two kids, which both are out of the house.  

 I grew up in Casper Wyoming, at the age of 22 I moved to Sierra Vista. I then moved with the retail company which I worked for from SV to Yuma, Prescott, Flagstaff.  Back in SV and wanting to get out of retail, I started cleaning businesses, which lead me to construction cleaning for Castle & Cooke. I applied at Castle & Cooke and became a full time employee, where I am currently Senior Construction Manager. I restarted my education and earned a few certificates, and a construction degree at Cochise College, on to University of Phoenix where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in management with a concentration in finance. I taught part time as a college instructor at Cochise College for eight years until 2015. Now I spend my quality time with the wife and help out around the house with shopping, cooking, yard work, and cleaning.

Wanting to be active in the community in an area in which I have knowledge, I searched for a way I could get involved.  After attending a few SACA safety seminars and meetings, I began to understand its value in the construction community. I applied for a position and got on the board.  I enjoy being on the SACA board and aiding in the communities needs, and assisting the contractors with a voice. For SACA I get or write articles for the newsletter, schedule safety meetings and help the other board members as often as I can. I am also a commissioner on the Environmental Affairs Commission for our City.

My hobbies are hanging out in the mountains, bicycling, bbqing, and aquaponics, growing fruits and vegetables. Every few years I like to rebuild an older vehicle, car, truck, or motorcycle, it does not matter, just find something that I am interested in. 



Robbie Cain, returns to SACA.  He was on the Board from 2011 through 2014.  Robbie, an accomplished golfer, participated in the SACA Charity Golf Classic in November 2016 and that sparked his interest in returning to the board and being of help.  


 

 

Mike Rutherford

Treasurer 

 

 

Mr. Rutherford is the President of Rutherford Diversified Industries, Inc.   Rutherford Diversified Industries, Inc. is a General Engineering Contractor currently engaged in fiber optic, outside plant construction in seven western states.  RDI also does dirt work, paving and subdivision utilities in the southern Arizona area. 

Mike is also a partner in Groth, Rutherford & Scott, LLC, which has several office buildings in Sierra Vista. 

He is currently the Past President of the Southeastern Arizona Contactors Association. 

Mike is the representative for SACA to the Registrar of Contractors Industry Advisory Council.   His committee involvement includes the SACA building committee, the Children’s Crisis Center, and the Historical Soldier Relocation Project. 

Mike, currently, chairs the Building Code Advisory & Appeals Board for Cochise County and is a board member on The Cochise Water Project.  He has served on the City of Sierra Vista Industrial Development Authority. 

In his spare time he is also the President of the Arizona Folklore Preserve located in Ramsey Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. 

To fill in the voids, RDI owns a Super Late model race car that will run at the USA raceway in Tucson.


Colleen Faherty

Board Member 

(Picture to Come)

Bryan Bowen

Board Member 

 

 


Jimmy Ruby

Board Member

 

 


Colleen Faherty  is a Mortgage Loan Officer for Guild Mortgage Company in Sierra Vista, AZ.  She has been in the finance industry for over 25 years and a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2010. She has held many licenses in her financial career including, but not limited to, Insurance, Investments and Mortgage. Colleen grew up in Tucson and has lived in Sierra Vista since 2008.  Colleen is the Board's Social Media Chairman and has also served on the committees for the SACA Annual Golf Classic and the SACA Home Show.  Colleen is also involved in the San Pedro Kiwanis group and has helped with many of their community activities. She has developed deep roots in this community and is committed to its improvement and sustainability.  Her desire is to give back some of what has been offered to her and welcomes more involvement to better herself and those around her.



 

 

My name is James (Jimmy) Ruby. I am 34 years old, a graduate of Marcos de Niza High School and Refrigeration School Inc (RSI). I moved to Sierra Vista in 2006 to join the family business, Arizona Comfort Systems Inc. established in 1987. I am the father of twins James & Nora born April 2015, my wife is a department manager at Northrup Grumman. 

My current position as General Manager of Arizona Comfort Systems involves all phases of the business from Residential New Construction, Remodel and Service.

I believe that the customer comes first, and will not compromise on quality products and outstanding service. 

Our employees receive ongoing training so that we can stay ahead of and keep our company apart from our competition.  I am Nate Certified and RESNET Accredited Home Energy Rater. 

I am looking forward to working with SACA to help improve our community and home for the future.





Robin Dodson

Board Member

I was raised in Huntington Beach, CA, attended Fountain Valley High School, graduating in 1972.  I attended Golden West Community College, ASU, Orange Coast College and Irvine College of Business.  I earned certifications in Waste Water Treatment Renovation as well as Legal Secretarial Skills with emphasis on Business Communication and Accounting.

 I moved to Prescott, AZ in 1975 and worked as a software sales/trainer in Job Cost Accounting and Legal Office application software for 4 years, then moved to AZ Hwy Safety Specialists for 10 years where I handled job costing and estimating.  In Prescott I volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was the chairperson for the Annual Gourmet Dinner in 1995, on the Dinner Committee in 1994 and on the Auction Committee in 1993.  I was also a member of NAWIC for 5 years.

 I moved to Sierra Vista in 1999 after visiting family in Bisbee and joined United Metro Materials as a clerk.  Several years later, I became an Account Manager and Rinker Materials acquired UMM, followed by an acquisition by CEMEX.  I worked with an incredible team and had the privilege of developing amazing customer relationships with area contractors. 

In 2014 I was honored to work with KE&G and Cochise County to apply an award from CEMEX for construction projects making a difference.   In 2015, KE&G and Cochise County were the recipients of the 2014 CEMEX International Building Award in Infrastructure and Environmental for the Palominas Flood Control and Ground Water Recharge Project.

I left CEMEX in December 2016 and I am currently Semi-retired and enjoying time to explore!





Bill Goethe

Board Member


Bill Goethe is the proud owner of Mr. Fix It.  He was born in Glendale California to a military family. Therefore, traveling extensively, his family ended up in Massachusetts. From there he graduated from Ayer High School.  Bill worked in sales in the Automotive Industry for over 20 years.  In the mid 90’s he moved to Arizona.  In 2007, he started working in home repair. In 2009 Bill opened Mr. Fix It as a small handyman company while attending Cochise College, studying in the Building Construction Technology (BCT) program. 

Over the last 8 years Bill grew his company Mr. Fix it to be the largest, most respected remodeling and repair contracting company in Southern Arizona.   Mr. Fix It is based on the principle of giving back to the community and owes its success to a culture of team work and professionalism exemplified by its employees.  

In 2015 Chamber of Commerce awarded Mr Fix It Small business of the year, along with being awarded Best in Sierra Vista for remodeling 2 years in a row. Also in 2016 Bill Goethe was awarded Business person of the year. 

Bill is proud to call Sierra Vista his home. He is married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  His future goals include to work on the improvement in the west end of Sierra Vista and to continue giving back to the community.  






Damon Trejo

Board Member


Damon Trejo is 43 years old and has lived in Arizona almost all is life.  After graduating from Saint David High School, he served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints in Spain.  When he returned he went ot school in Mesa where he found his wife.  Shortly after getting married they moved back to Saint David and within a few years Grasshopper Landscaping was started.  

Damon has been doing lawn/yard care for over 20 years.  He is a licensed contractor with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.  he has a business license with the Pest Management Division and is a qualified & Certified Applicator to spray herbicides.  Within the past few years, he has also become a Certified Arborist.  he attends continuing education classes regularly to keep up-to-date and on the cutting edge.

Damon and his wife, Marie, have 6 children ages 8-20.  They work around their family and make family time a priority.

SACA:  1048 East Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635           Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1004, Sierra Vista, AZ  85636         

Telephone: (520) 458-0488
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