In 1955, Herman Chanen borrowed $1,000 to start Chanen Construction Company in Phoenix, Arizona. The first project built by the young company was Money Oldsmobile automobile dealership, which was soon followed by another dealership, Courtesy Chevrolet. Within years, the company was building airport terminals and developing and building Arizona’s first high-rise office building, The Arizona Title Building.
The company launched a construction management division specializing in large and complex public buildings. Steve Chanen joined the company in 1991 and soon after, Chanen opened a Las Vegas office and was building casinos in Nevada and for Native American communities. From these humble beginnings, Chanen Construction Company now creates buildings from manufacturing plants to college campuses, airports to high-rises throughout the continental US.