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Argue Custom Homes

Interview with Tom Argue


How did you get into custom home building?

More than two decades ago, I turned my passion into a reality. While working successfully in the commercial and environmental construction industry in California, I transitioned to designing and building custom homes in my hometown of Scottsdale. I [believe] my success in the building industry is due to my philosophies of integrity, honesty and dedication. Being named Arizona Foothills 2012 Best Custom Homes Builder is a huge honor. I attribute this accomplishment to the excellence of our employees and subcontractors.

What area of the field are you most passionate about?

My passion for the business is all encompassing. Our team’s passion is as vibrant from the day we create a feasibility study to the day we see our clients move into their home. Through the entire journey, every day is filled with the desire to exceed the expectation of our clients and deliver an inspiring product.

How many homes in North Scottsdale and Silverleaf have you built?

We have built more than a hundred homes Valley wide but our core business has always been in North Scottsdale. My wife, Margaret, and I have always lived in North Scottsdale. Six years ago, we moved our family into Silverleaf and are proud to call the community home. We have built or are currently in design building more than 20 homes in the Silverleaf community. We are proud of our strong building presence in the community. We embrace the personal relationships we have with each of our clients. Each of these relationships reflects our true success.

How is building in Silverleaf different than other communities?

Silverleaf is a community that embraces the natural environment. Subsequently, the developer enforces a complex design standard that upholds the integrity of the community while preserving the natural desert. While some may find these standards rigorous and challenging, we embrace them and value the Covenant Commission’s vision. There are many other challenges due to the soil conditions, terrain, and hydrology concerns to name a few, but these challenges are all part of the necessary evolution of constructing the Valley’s very best homes.

What do enjoy about building in Silverleaf?

We enjoy building in many of the Valley’s communities. We are proud to be a preferred builder in many of the Valley’s custom home communities. Being a resident of Silverleaf, I am fortunate to have several of our projects close to home. I am fortunate to work with some of the best professionals in the business. Whether it is the Covenant Commission of Silverleaf, interaction with the developer, working with the Valley’s finest architects and engineers, every day I feel privileged to be part of the best in the industry. Silverleaf is a unique community that has risen from the majestic hillside of the McDowell Mountains. Its elevation allows many home sites the opportunity to take full advantage of the best the desert has to offer. The diversity of its membership, the amenities of the club, the relationship to the McDowell Mountains are just some of the great assets Silverleaf offers to its residents.


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