Company Info

Cobre Building Systems Inc. has been a highly respected construction company in Tucson and Southern Arizona since 1973. Our President, Tim Puntenney, has over 39 years of experience in construction, and our qualified staff adds over one hundred years of combined experience. Cobre’s driving philosophy centers on the provision of client based construction services. We prefer a “team oriented” approach where we work with owners and architects during the development and design phases of a project to assist in determining the most cost effective building method. We take the time to listen to our client’s needs and then provide relevant, honest and insightful building options.

We review all existing documents, assess site conditions, and utilize a thoughtful, experienced approach to provide construction services specific to the project. In our opinion, no project is “typical,” each has unique requirements which should be carefully considered in determining the design and construction plan. Throughout the years we have developed a group of highly qualified and responsible employees and subcontractors. In addition, we have established an excellent working relationship with many architects and engineers. We are experienced in pre-engineered systems construction as a Butler Manufacturing authorized builder as well as conventional construction. We provide superior workmanship, competitive pricing and innovative technologies. We specialize in building industrial, commercial, retail and agricultural projects. We use the latest construction techniques, highest quality materials and the latest energy saving designs including insulated panel systems, solar photovoltaics and daylighting. Whether your project is a simple tenant improvement, an airplane hangar, or a complex medical office you can rest assured that Cobre Building Systems, Inc. will deliver the best value, on time and within the budget.


Butler Manufacturing™ continues to lead the metal building industry by offering design flexibility, cost effectiveness and high quality. Cobre Building Systems Inc. has been a Butler Builder® for 25 years, an alliance that has proven extremely productive and mutually beneficial. Cobre has been the recipient of Butler’s High Performance Award seven times, and is a member of Butler’s Five Million Dollar Sales Club. In 1998 Cobre was designated a Career Builder, a distinction given only to Butler Builders who have demonstrated total competence in design and construction. The Career Builder designation is the highest level of affiliation with Butler Buildings Division and is a dynamic association between Butler Manufacturing™ and a Builder who continually meets high standards of performance in seven key areas: marketing competence, construction capability, professional design services, sound business management, adequate financial resources, high local reputation, and career dedication.

Customer Comments/Testimonials

Our reputation within the Southern Arizona community has grown as customers have come to appreciate our commitment, expertise and reliability. Read on to see why customers are as pleased with our services as they are with their new facilities!

"AGM management has been quite pleased with each of the four construction projects (totaling over 42,500 square feet) you have completed for us. In our minds, not only did you complete the projects on time, but you went out of your way to save us money on each project and, to date, we have had virtually no construction problems with any of them."
Ellen Howlett
CFO AGM - Container Controls, Inc.
"I wanted to especially thank you for your professional input during the construction phase of this project. Your experience and input not only saved us money during construction, but will no doubt result in savings in utility and maintenance cost for years to come, All in all you and your firm are nothing short of a superior organizations. I look forward to an opportunity to do business with you in the future."
Kit Johnson
Director of Operations - Bowlin Travel Centers Inc.
"I want to thank you for a job well done. From the time that the construction phase of the project began, it ran much smoother than I could even hope. Our building was not a simple project in that there were specialized manufacturing spaces and an unusual HVAC system, but despite this, the building was completed in a timely manner and the quality of the work was excellent. I especially appreciate the way that Cobre was always looking out for my best interest."
Gary R. Sims
Ph.D., President - Spectral Instruments, Inc.
"With Cobre’s excellent construction knowledge and their hard work with the county, the finished project is a facility that we are proud to occupy and properly represents our company. Cobre Building Systems Inc. is a first class organization and a pleasure to work with."
Ken Koehler
Director of Corporate Relations - Arnold Machinery Company
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cobre Building Systems, Inc. for an excellent job constructing our new manufacturing annex. All the pre-construction assistance you gave me to end up with a far superior end product is also greatly appreciated. If you have any prospective clients you wish to have come see our plant, do not hesitate to contact me. I will have no problem telling them of the excellence of your company."
Jeff Healam
President - Tucson Rolling Shutters, Inc.