About Pate Contractors

At Pate Contractors, we are friendly people who love to build! We are a Woman-Owned Commercial General Contractor specializing in turnkey ground-up construction, building remodels, and tenant improvements in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Our Guiding Values: Integrity, Honesty, and Accountability. We live these values while partnering with you to deliver the highest quality project that meets your goals. We’ve formed an outstanding team of superintendents, project managers, and subcontractors who don’t just meet your expectations. Instead, we strive to exceed your expectations in every aspect of our work.

Pate Contractors is owned and operated by Tim Pate and Natalie Arzaga. The company continues the traditions and ethics of Tim's late father, Herman Pate, who founded Pate Contractors during the 1970s. As an ownership team with more than 25 years of commercial construction experience, Tim and Natalie combine Tim’s supervision in the field with Natalie’s management of office operations and estimating.

NATALIE ARZAGA is a native Tucsonan. While attending the University of Arizona, she began working for a general contractor. That was the start of her construction career, and she’s been in the field ever since. Natalie takes great pride in the projects she has been involved in, and her role in the growth and development of Tucson and Southern Arizona.

TIM PATE grew up in Nogales and later moved to Tucson. Construction is truly in Tim’s blood – he learned the trade from his father and it’s a major part of his life. When he’s not on a job site, Tim enjoys working on projects in his garage and acquiring tools. You name the tool, he probably owns it! Our clients respect Tim for his vast knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of construction.


“Outstanding Abilities”

Tim Pate exhibited outstanding abilities that I personally have not seen in my 45 years in the industry. I could go on and on.

Pat Manley, Sabino Recovery
Founder, Owner/CEO Johnson Manley Lumber

“Talented Team”

We have nothing by praise for this talented team. Every situation and task was handled timely and professionally.

Greg McKeehan, Owner
Fuzziwigs Candy Factory

“Consistent Integrity”

As architects, we look to associate with people and firms of consistent integrity and performance. Pate Contractors is such A firm.

Kim Acorn, A.I.A., President
Acorn Associates Architecture LTD