GCR Building Solutions for better living

Who We Are

At GCR Building Solutions, LLC we focus on improving the quality of life of our clients. Yes, it’s just that simple.

Home repairs, maintenance, and remodels require thoughtful solutions. We bring our deep experience in home building and renovation, reinforced with site-specific research to every project we tackle. We create partnerships with every client that allow both new and experienced homeowners to make confident decisions about their home.

Our dedication to delivering enduring quality and comfort without costly maintenance sets us apart in the home building industry.

What are your hopes and dreams? We’d love to help you make your dreams a reality.

What We Do

What We Do

At GCR Building Solutions, LLC we strive to build lasting relationships. Our goal is to affect your quality of life by partnering you to build and/or maintain your homes. We are proud and deeply touched that 85-90 percent of our clients are repeat clients, some for as long as 20 years. Some might have changed homes over the year, but maintained the partnership with us for all construction and home related questions.

Our goal is to listen to your concerns, assess the project and questions at hand, educate you on potential solutions and advise on best practice. Once a project is started our goal is to execute our work using best practice with the highest level of skill, all while being mindful of budget and time restrictions. We always attempt to minimize the interruption in your everyday life.

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Often renovations take us by surprise, we did not plan on major repairs/renovations but some incident provoked it. When time is of the essence, we assist you with knowledeable advise on how to update your house and recreate your home with as little interruption as possible.

New Construction

Efficiently managing a project helps you understand the feasability of your project and helps us deliver timely solutions.

We encourage you to have a team of professionals assisting you when starting this kind of endeavor. We work closely with architects and draftsmen. As licensed contractors it is our responsibility to translate your dream and your plans into reality.

We can help you choose the right lot or design the best house for a lot you already own.

We will consult on building options which stay within your budget and timelines.

James has managed the construction from ground up for hundreds of homes in the Tucson area over the last 2 decades. He can easily manage your project from the beginning to end.

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Building Forensics / Diagnostics

For our forensics works we rely on some of the latest diagnostics tools in the building industry as well as James professional skill and experience of 20+ years in the construction industry.

We actually enjoy research. All too often it is assumed when if we see structural changes that we are looking at the root cause. In reality, the root cause could be anywhere. It takes in depth understanding of the structure of a home, and the dynamics of a house aging to truly understand the intricacies of change and where potentially the failure could be situated. We do not wear white lab coats – but we are still performing procedures to look inside the building structures, take biopsies all the while trying to remain minimally invasive!

Once diagnosed, we want you to understand the building failures. The hard truth is that by the time a homeowner notices a damage in the building, structural or mechanical changes have already taken place. We will help you find out what happened, and why.

Before any work begins, we provide cause and effect reports detailing the scope of the work involved. After we are done, we provide the same reports, so you can easily see how we have updated your home.

We help you maintain a happy and healthy home. Knowing what is happening and why will help you make knowledgeable decisions in the future, scheduling and budgeting appropriate maintenance tasks efficiently.

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Partnerships and HOA Management

We work with property management companies and condo associations to manage our client’s major repairs and maintenance. We also work with clients, property management companes, and condo associations to assess the current state of their buildings. We help analyze things like:

  • Assessing the current state of buildings, such as when it’s time to update roofing
  • Educating clients and condo board members to assess damages for things like water leaks
  • Clarifying who is responsible for addressing damages
  • Settling disputes surrouding financial responsibility


Integrity and Efficiency.

My husband and I were eager to update our flooring and repair our leaking windows.

James was very knowledgeable about the repairs and his team were meticulous in keeping a clean work site.

GCR completed the work on time as promised and his employees exhibited integrity and efficiency throughout their time in our home.

We have already recommended GCRBuildings Solutions LLC to our friends and neighbors.

— Kerry and Ramesh Jagasia

On time. On Budget.

James did outstanding work remodeling and improving our garage doors and roof parapets. He was on time and on budget throughout the project and carefully protected all the adjacent parts of our home.

He clearly enjoyed the respect and confidence of all the various subcontractors we utilized. As an added bonus, it was a true pleasure to work with him and with Silke.

— Rich D.

Knowledgeable. Responsive. Efficient.

We worked with Ghost Canyon Ranch Building Solutions on several projects of different scales over the last 2 years.

We found James knowledgeable and responsive. He identified root causes of problems and outlined solutions to address them.

All the work was done by a professional and efficient team. In all instances, project results exceeded out expectations: in quality of work; timeliness of completion; consideration of our home and minimizing disruptions; and final cost. We could not have been happier with the overall experience GCR Building Solutions, LLC provided.

— Ann and Peter


James has helped me with all manner of home repairs for the last 10 years, including roofing, driveway installation, electrical work, plumbing, and drywall repair.

All work has been done in a professional way and I am happy with the results. James is a pleasure to work with and has become a valued friend.

— Janet S.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a contractor?

We were hoping you would ask…. It all depends on you and your project.

Depending on the nature of your project you might benefit from having a licensed, insured and bonded contractor manage and oversee your project.


Could it get complicated, especially if electricity, water or gas is involved? Could it be costly if something goes wrong, now or later?

We think it is advisable to have a professional assist you with your gas, water and electricity work. If anything goes wrong, it can end up costly, even deadly.


Consider how long it would take you to manage this project or do it yourself.

Some projects can take weeks unless you can bring in a crew of dedicated team members. If they are skilled workers, their pace might be faster, and they can often finish a project in a day or two that might have taken 6 weekends for a private person.


The art of good contracting is to be able to predict a timeline and budget for your project. This allows all parties to be held accountable and have clear expectations.

Subcontractors are highly skilled specialists in their field. That is why we hire them and entrust them with your project. However, for multiple specialists to work together, we need a coordinator, i.e. your contractor who will choose precisely the right subcontractor for the right job at the right time, and collaborate with all of them.

Your subcontractors need to follow each other in specific orders depending on the project.

If they do not get scheduled correctly, they will have to reschedule, and the rest of the project gets delayed (ie. Tile layer scheduled before the waterline was fixed and the concrete floor repaired).

Now all the subcontractors will have to be pushed back, and of course, this project will take a backseat for them since they already lost a half day of work because of it.


What if something goes wrong, now or later?

You are covered! Hiring a contractor will give you warranties, the skill and know how of a professional and protection from the ROC.

You know your contractor will use “best practice” approaches to all your projects.

Best of all, you have an experienced professional on your side, with your best interests at heart, because after all – we work for you!


James Gaul

Email: james@gcrbuildingsolutions.com

Phone: (520) 975 – 7789