A Refuge home.
A Refuge home.

In Tucson, a small builder has found a niche among giants, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

The belief that one’s home should be a refuge was the inspiration behind the name of local homebuilder Refuge Builders LLC.

The 16-year-old company specializes in spec homes in developments in Vail and on Tucson’s west side, said owner Chris Kent.

Over the past three years, Refuge has lowered its price point “significantly” in Coyote Creek and Wildcat Pass, Kent said, in order to remain competitive with national builders, which have had an impact on the local builders.

“But, they bring folks out to Vail in their tract subdivisions and that’s good for us,” Kent said of exposing homebuyers to the area.

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