Who are we?

A team of highly-experienced builders who have a passion for creativity and customer care.

What do we do?

Build high-quality homes in a client-focused environment. From additions, to new builds, to design projects, no job is too big or too small.

Meet the team

Mike Larsen

Founder and CEO

Mike was born and raised in Arizona. He met his wife, Lindsay, in high school, married her in college, and they now live happily with their three children: Hadley, Porter, and Ivy. Mike started in the construction industry by flipping houses, this is where he learned to love the industry and everything it has to offer. However, people who know Mike will tell you that his absolute finest quality is making everyone around him feel good. People who meet him instantly know that he can get the job done and have fun along the way. Mike learned in his early days of construction management that communication is key. He listens to his client’s needs and will not stop listening until the job is complete. Today, Mike has overseen countless home additions, new builds, and design projects, and with each home, his passion for finishing the job right grows deeper. After graduating from ASU with a bachelors in Construction Management, Mike started this company with one goal: to build each home as if it were his own. In his spare time, you might find Mike spending time with his wife and children or even training for his next triathlon.

Mckay Larsen

Project Manager

Mckay was born and raised in Arizona, where he met his wife and got married last February. Mckay has worked in the construction industry since he was 14. He graduated from East Valley Institute of Technology in the Construction program during high school. He wanted to continue his education in construction management so he then went on to graduate from ASU’s construction management program. His first construction love was carpentry projects. He loves everything from trim work to high-end furniture. Mckay joined the PHB team right after college, he knew that he needed to be around great examples to help him grow in this industry, and he found that here at PHB. When asked what his favorite thing about the job is, he replied: “I love the process of discovering client’s ideas o their dream home and seeing the creation of it from beginning to end”. When Mckay isn’t managing PHB projects or working on his carpentry skills, he enjoys working out and powerlifting.

Brooks Merrill

Director of Operations

Brooks was born and raised in Eagar, Arizona. He has been married to his wife, Shelli, for 34 years and together they have two daughters, two son-in-laws, and three grandchildren. Before working for Phoenix Home Builder, Brooks owned and operated a multi-million dollar business for 18 years. It was during this time that he perfected his skill of directing operations. He oversaw the construction and worked closely with their selected builder to ensure the highest of quality for their company and building. Since Brooks has joined the Phoenix Home Builder family, he has come to love working with coworkers who deeply care about their clients. In fact, his favorite thing about this industry is working with the clients. He enjoys seeing the build go from a set of plans to an actual house, and then once the clients move in, an actual home. When Brooks is not working, you might find him enjoying his property in the White Mountains with his friends and family. He especially loves hopping on a quad to enjoy God’s beautiful creations.