About Talavera Homes

Talavera Homes, Inc., is a general residential and commercial construction company. Since 1990, we have been providing quality residential construction for Tucson and surrounding areas. This includes custom homes, built in the Tucson Mountains and exclusive gated communities such as La Paloma Estates, Rancho Sin Vacas and Catalina Foothills Estates #10. Talavera Homes specializes in luxury homes in a variety of styles including Santa Fe, Contemporary and Mediterranean. We offer our clients design/build contracts which provide added value to our custom home projects.

Talavera Homes is very proud of the workmanship that we build into every home. Our staff treats all custom home projects, large or small, with the same personalized attention to detail. With this attention to detail, we have earned a reputation as one of the best home builders in Tucson, and a listing in ARIZONA RANKING Magazine as one of the TOP TEN custom home builders in Tucson. Our clients have been our best source of advertisement, as most of our contracts are results of word-of-mouth referrals. Average home project value is over $675,000 with total residential and commercial projects valued at just under $20 million dollars.

Jorge M. Talavera, principal and founder of Talavera Homes, Inc., has brought together a team of professionals including engineers, vendors, and subcontractors who have a mutual commitment to high quality construction. Our combined knowledge and experience of thirty years in the engineering and construction fields, guarantees your residential construction project will result in a luxury quality home you can be proud of. As Sonoran Desert natives, we have a site-sensitive awareness of our desert landscape and are committed to preserving natural vegetation. Each home is constructed with minimum disturbance to existing site conditions. When possible, our aim is to allow our clients to use this community’s beautiful mountain and city views as “art,” offering large windows and patios as standard amenities. We believe you will be very happy and proud to have your custom home built by Talavera Homes, Inc.

Management & Organization

President & General Manager - Jorge M. Talavera

Jorge M. Talavera is a former civil engineering designer with twenty years experience in land development; encompassing commercial projects, master- planned communities and multi-family residential complexes. As Project Engineer he was responsible for coordination of multi-million dollar projects for both the private and public sectors including the oversight of hydrology studies, planning infrastructure feasibility studies, subdivision platting, construction bidding and improvement plans. Engineering project values ranged from $20,000 to over $10 million. In addition to his engineering duties, Jorge also served as Marketing and Business Development Manager for Trimble Engineering in the Arizona and Nevada regions. He was successful in securing contracts totaling $3.5 million.

As President and General Manager of Talavera Homes for over 15 years, Jorge works closely with our clients in site selection. Upon our client’s request he personally custom designs their residence, then follows through with quality construction of the home. Custom home project values during this period have exceeded $18 million. As part of Talavera Homes' community outreach program, Jorge previously served on the board of directors for the Gateway Program in the City of South Tucson which provides economic assistance and behavior health services to the town’s impoverished and homeless population.

Business Manager - Linda E. Talavera

Linda E. Talavera is a former Assistant Vice President and Manager for Wells Fargo Bank. She brings 24 years financial experience to our team of professionals. Linda has served as Business Manager for Talavera Homes, Inc., since 1997 where she administers all construction contract matters; from sub-contractor/vendor negotiations to construction phase scheduling and quality control. She also provides interior decoration, design planning and consultation. As the company’s Corporate Secretary Linda represents Talavera Homes at community functions supporting a variety of causes. She has previously been active in community outreach programs through the Volunteer Center of Tucson. Linda’s community involvement continues through present day. Through her efforts, Talavera Homes, Inc., is a consistent supporter of continuing education scholarship programs throughout Southern Arizona.

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