Founded in 1992, Au’ Authum Ki, Inc., (AAK) began as a small site utilities contractor. A member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community, Margaret Rodriguez started AAK as a way to fulfill her father’s dream of going into business and the construction industry provided that opportunity for Margaret. Although not in the residential construction business, Au’ Authum Ki is Pima for “People’s House” and reflects Margaret’s culture and vision.
Knowing that the construction business is tough and even more difficult for a Native American woman, Margaret’s determination is confirmation that hard work, sacrifice and perseverance will pay off. What once began as a small company with an initial bonding capacity of just $30,000, has grown over the past 22 years into a $30 million/year general contractor with offices in multiple states and a staff of more than 40 construction professionals.
Today, AAK is listed amongst the top ten largest Arizona companies in the following categories: minority-owned business, woman-owned, and Native American owned business. The success of Au’ Authum Ki can be attributed to our unrelenting strive for quality, exceptional service and the importance to surpass our client’s expectations. The AAK team is driven by our values of integrity, professionalism, quality and cost effectiveness. These values are the foundation for Au’ Authum Ki success.
A competitive differentiator for AAK, versus firms of similar size, is that we are very successful completing jobs in remote locales, under adverse conditions.