Michael and Mary Sims
began Sims General Building in their Corrales home back in 1990, operating out of their laundry room to keep costs down. To Mike, starting SGB seemed like the end of a natural progression; having been in construction since the age of eighteen, he had built up ample experience as a laborer, foreman, and then partner in a previous company. He knew the only next step was to strike out on his own.
SGB first worked on remodels and renovations for clients like Sandia National Laboratories and the Veterans’ Administration. It focused primarily on commercial projects, completing several high-profile assignments such as Albuquerque’s Healthcare for the Homeless Facility and the UNM Student Union Building, in which it assisted KL House in the take-over completion. Over the years, Mike and Mary have also enjoyed ample time spent working with alternative materials like straw bale and adobe, which they view as the next evolution of construction.
What’s next for Sims General Building, Inc.? More of the same, in the best way possible. The company is quickly becoming the premier rammed earth builder in New Mexico and everyone involved is excited to continue in this unique direction of alternative materials. But that doesn’t mean Mike and Mary’s philosophy has changed. Each new project, whether it involves straw bales or wood framing, will still be built with the Sims’ passion for quality and beauty.