Strongfield Contracting History

30 Years of Experience!

Strongfield Contracting started in 1981 when Les Busfield left his job as a Superintendent for a large framing contractor and started his own general contracting company with another carpenter. He wanted to be his own boss and he wanted to build projects he could be proud of. He’d been a carpenter for 10 years building track homes that were built for speed and profit. He was hungry for quality and he wanted to build it. 

For the next ten years Les and his partner built and remodeled custom homes around the Valley. They started a frame and trim division to fill a niche in the semi-custom home market that demanded more quality than track homes did. When housing slowed down in the early 90’s the partners decided to split up. The partner wanted the general contracting division so Les took the frame and trim division. It was a small frame and trim operation with a good reputation and a new client named Monterey Homes. Les’s wife Debby became his new partner and brought the organization and systems that were needed to grow the business. The housing market exploded over the next 15 years and Strongfield grew and prospered. They focused on quality and service and their reputation grew.

When the recession began in 2008 construction took a major hit. The valley was hit especially hard and new home permits plummeted. By the end of 2009 the frame and trim division was closed down and the remodeling division was active again. Clients were ready to improve the homes they weren’t going to sell and there were foreclosures available to fix up and re-sell. Strongfield adapted to the market and survived the recession that closed the doors of 60% of the contractors in the valley. Strongfield continues to do what we have always done: listen to our clients and focus on quality and service.

Full-Service Residential Contractor


Strongfield Contracting is a full service residential contractor. From our modest beginnings a quarter-century ago, we have steadily extended our reach into all types of residential construction from room editions to new home construction and major remodels. Strongfield Construction is fully insured, bonded, and EEOC-compliant. We work throughout the Phoenix valley.