The GCON Story
GCON President, Mike Godbehere and fellow Arizonan and Co-founder, Gabriel Gavriilidis, created GCON in 2003. The owners became friends while attending Arizona State University where a seed was planted to one day start a general contracting business that would be unique in its flexibility to move between market segments to truly provide a full-service experience for every client.
The first project built by GCON the client provided a cashier’s check for $30,000 “to help get us started” solidifying the vision that relationships and trust would be the foundation of our organization.. That check, along with one laptop (that is still displayed in the GCON office) and a handful of business cards were the start of one of the largest construction companies serving the Southwest.
The GCON corporate philosophy is all about building relationships with clients, employees and the community. Since its inception, GCON and their team have been dedicated to volunteering to schools, cities, parks and non-profit organizations, even being recognized as a Phoenix Business Journal Corporate Philanthropist. Employees are valued at GCON, and are offered incredible benefits, career growth opportunities and constant leadership training.
GCON is a financially sound company coupled with their unique business model, they successfully navigated the 2008 recession emerging stronger and more diverse than ever. GCON is now working in 12 states and has completed major projects for clients that serve many of the top Data Center Provider providers and high tech companies.
As the company continues to grow, GCON is proud to be headquartered in Arizona and build projects that build our communities.
“ I believe making money is a by-product of doing your job well and that creating relationships and delivering the right products comes first.”Mike Godbehere, President GCON Inc.
Design Build Process
GCON has established a unique Design-Build process that provides Owners a refined delivery method to build a project within budget while meeting or exceeding their performance expectations. From the very start of the process, we collaborate with the Owner to develop a custom Program for their project that incorporates the standards, requirements and building performance expectations they are looking to achieve.
Once the Program is complete, a Design Request for Proposal (RFP) is created to allow three select architects to provide competing design proposals. Key deliverables of this RFP include proposed site plans, floor plans and elevations. The development of the Owner’s Program and design solicitation/competition is provided by GCON at no cost to the Owner.
- Our goal is to create trusting and long-lasting relationships through every project we build.
- Our upward trend in company growth is a direct result of our commitment to integrity, quality and safety, while exceeding our client’s expectations.
- GCON is recognized annually as one of Arizona’s Top 10 Contractors in Ranking Arizona and has been named as a Top Company to work for in Arizona according to AZCentral.
Guided by its client-focused project planning tools, G-Steps paves the way to providing a confident and smooth construction process to all its clients.