Hidden Hollow Construction is a general contractor that specializes in restaurant construction & design. We can assist at every stage of the project from preconstruction to completion.
In order to offer the greatest benefit, it’s important that we are involved in as many phases of the project as possible. We can assist with site selection, lease negotiating, architectural services, new and used equipment, interior design and all phases of the project to the grand opening. We work very closely with our customers to ensure their wishes are achieved. We also provide advice and alternative solutions which can save our customers time and money without compromising our quality.
Established in 1979, we possess one of the oldest contractor licenses in the state and are proud of the rock solid reputation we have achieved in the community. We have two supervisors who have been with us for 14 years. The majority of our work is done in-house. If there is work which needs to be subcontracted out then we generally use subcontractors who have worked for us for more than fifteen years.
We operate in a manner to achieve our clients’ goals on time, on budget and with the highest standards of integrity and always strive to far-exceed the expectations of our customers. We are a relatively small company which gives us an edge as our personal service and responsiveness are unmatched. We encourage our clients to check any of our many references. Due to our vast experience in all types of restaurant construction and our close team-approach to our jobs, no other company can offer as much to a customer.
Design & Consultation
The need for construction services begins long before people, materials and equipment arrive on site. We offer assistance in the planning and design stages of each project, when the critical cost and schedule decisions are being made. This relationship continues through the construction phase and typically includes additional services such as general contracting and/or construction management.
We can assume direct responsibility for all construction phase activities. From design development through construction, we make your project a priority. Our contracts range from “strict bids” for straight forward projects to the “costs-plus” method for the complex, evolving remodels.
Restaurant Construction Management
Today, many clients want to be in control of their construction project but lack the expertise in orchestrating such an event. For these unique situations, we offer project management services. These services enable our clients to have the total control of their project and the added peace of mind in knowing they have access to managerial counsel when they need it.
We offer many types of restaurant services. From minor repairs such as grease trap installations to health department upgrades, from full kitchen renovations to tile and FRP repairs, from fine dining to fast food – no project is too large or too small.
Kitchen Design / Installation
We can assist in designing all your food service needs, including specifying equipment, layouts, budgets, all the way to purchasing and installing. No matter how small or how custom.
Hidden Hollow Green Practices
All design is value/product engineered to use as little new/modify existing as much as possible, (sometimes older is better)
As much is left in place in a remodel as possible to re purpose/reuse all available.
The majority of materials removed are recycled in various ways. All metals are separated and employees recycle and are allowed to split monies they receive, we have seen a large decrease in our roll off/dumpster billings since we implemented this and happier employees! ( all contemplated savings are figured into bids/budgets).
Many materials which can easily be re used are donated to Habitat For Humanity ( doors, hardware, light fixtures, appliances, sinks etc.).
Inorganic fill (concrete/asphalt) are sent to a specialty landfill that keeps this material separated from other fills so we do not use valuable landfill space and it is used as fill for roads etc.
A small portion of mixed rubbish is sent to a traditional landfill.
The majority of our studs for wall framing etc. are steel made from post-consumer recycled steel (old cars and washing machines).
Abygails Bakery & Cafe
Acacia Real Food and Cocktails
Ascend Day Spa
Bakehouse Breads production facility( 24,000 sq. ft.)
Banquet on a Bun
Beyond Bread (prod. kitchen)
Buddy’s Grill – Houghton
Cafe Torino Pizza Bar
Caffe Torino in the Foothills
Caridad Community Kitchen (Prep area)
Chile Verde Sonoran Grill
Christina’s Nails & Spa
Choice Greens (2017 Facelift)
Choice Greens Express
Country Club of La Cholla
Dan’s Italian Kitchen
Dickman’s Meat & Deli
El Guero Canelo East
El Guero Canelo – new location
El Taco Tote
EXO Coffee (Expansion)
47 Coffee Shop
58 Degrees & Holding Co.
Famous Sonoran Hot Dogs
Fenton Investments (misc. offices)
Food Conspiracy – Co-op commissary kitchen
Food Conspiracy Co-op grocery store
Frog’s Organic Bakery
Graze-Choice / Oracle Rd.
Honey Baked Ham
It’s a Grind
Keaton’s – Foothills Mall
Keaton’s – Tanque Verde
Le Buzz (kitchen Remodel)
Lodge in the Desert
Maloney’s – Flagstaff
Maloney’s – Tucson
McFadden Gavender Advertising
Mercado San Agustin (design & F&B)
Mini’s Cupcakes (Oracle Rd.)
Mrs. Brown’s Burger Barn
Neo of Melaka
Nimarco’s – Flagstaff
Nico’s Tacos – Swan Rd.
Nico’s Tacos – Oro Valley
Nico’s Tacos – Vail
Old Pueblo Grille
Pizzaria Mimosa (design & F&B)
Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink – Food and beverage
Reilly’s Beer Garden
Salsa Brava – Flagstaff
Salsa Brava – Page
Sam Hughes Place (co-general)
Scott & Co
Shlomo & Vito’s
Smokin – Orange Grove
Smokin – Swan Rd.
Smoothie King (2 locations)
Sports Buzz – two locations
Strombollies – Flagstaff
Strombollies – Page
Taco’s Don Juan
Tap & Bottle (Oracle Rd)
Tap & Bottle
The Grille at Hacienda Del Sol
Tohono Chul Tea Room (kitchen remodel)
Torino in the foothills
Tough Luck Bar
Tough Luck Club
Truland Burgers and Greens
Tucson Hop Shop
Tucson Tamale Production Facility
Tucson Tamale, Oracle Road
Video City – three locations
Viro’s Italian Bakery
Welman Sperides Mickelberg – Architects
Windemere Real Estate – Oro Valley
World Wide Wraps
Yen Salon – two locations
“Hidden Hollow has now built two new tamale shops for us in the past year. I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it is to work with Ted and his crew. Because of Ted’s understanding of the restaurant industry, he was a collaborative and strategic partner in the build out process. He took our ideas and design and put life into them. Ted understands that he isn’t just doing a build out, he is enabling someone’s dream. He communicated every step of the way and kept the entire process on track. In addition to successfully completing his scope of work, he also kept me on track with my responsibilities. All this resulted in us getting a beautiful, ready to open tamale shop on time and on budget. As long as Ted is in business he is the only contractor in Arizona we will work with.”
Todd Martin, Owner, Tucson Tamale
“If Webster’s Dictionary had a definition for Hidden Hollow Construction, and its owner Ted Curtis it would read as follows: Integrity, professionalism, execution, commitment, old school work values and ethics, with a tremendous sense of urgency.”
“Ted has proven to be a man of his word in both cost analysis, and an uncanny knowledge of city and county building codes. His reputation with the health department is impeccable. His budget expertise, with an emphasis on state of the art design and development, is unequaled in my experience of forty some years in the food industry. Not only is the finished product exactly, or beyond our expectations, but we have always come in at, or under budget, and on time!”
“Ted and his team were an absolute dream to work with. With only a loose idea to start with, he was able to step me through each leg of the process, refer other reputable vendors for different aspects of the job, and keep the entire project on time and under budget. I can’t imagine there is a better contractor in Tucson or in any other city that I could have selected for this project.”
Corinne Tso, Owner, Cook Tucson
You are in the same position I was last year, in search of a general contractor that will be honest, fair and do a great job for you. Hidden Hollow Construction is that company. We used Ted Curtis and his crew for the construction of our off-site commercial kitchen and complete remodel of our retail grocery store. The entire process was daunting, but Ted walked us through every step with a wealth of knowledge, good advice and support. I can’t recommend them highly enough”
“When I opened my business five years ago, Ted Curtis took charge of the design and construction of the building. His knowledge and experience in the restaurant and construction business was priceless. He saved me thousands of dollars in the cost of starting up a restaurant. The workmanship by Ted and the members of his company was timely and very professional. To this day, if I have any problems or concerns regarding anything, Ted is the one on the scene to help. In the food business, this kind of relationship is very valuable. It’s like finding a good doctor.”
“Our first project with Hidden Hollow was the kitchen. When we were interviewing Ted, he pointed out several ways he could save us money after just looking at our architectural plans. In fact, Ted and his company were able to save us thousands of dollars because of his in depth knowledge of every aspect of the building process”