About Us

What makes Tru Builders stand out from the crowd?

TEAMWORK! From the No-Hassle Estimate, to Construction and the final Walk-thru, we involve every member of our Team. We continually strive to deliver the highest Quality Work, On Time and On Budget. We are a Full-Service Contractor and maintain a staff of Highly-Skilled Tradesmen that take Pride in their Workmanship. Our Management Staff is 'Hands On' and remains active in the Project thru to completion and beyond. We take great Pride in our ability to Communicate & Coordinate with our Clients, as well as finding reasonable resolution to issues that may arise. Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Reasons to Choose Tru Builders for Your next Project:

  • We are truly a Full-Service Contractor. From Design to Demo. Framing to Finishing. We even Clean-Up!
  • Tru Builders is Family-Owned & Operated with over 40 years of experience in the industry.
  • Fully Licensed, Bonded & Insured
  • A+ BBB rated and Members of and highly recommended by PORA & SCHOA.
  • In-Home Estimates
  • Design Assistance
  • No Unnecessary Delays! Most Bathroom Remodels are completed in 2-3 weeks & Kitchens in 4-5 weeks.
  • We know your time is precious and do our best to work within your timeframe; we work closely alongside your family's schedule. Seasonal Residents we can do your project while you are in town or away, whichever you prefer.
  • We handle every Project with Care and Craftsmanship while remaining focused on deadlines.
  • We approach your Project with a customized and individualized plan to see that the vision you have for your project comes TRU!
  • We plan carefully to match Colors, Styles and Design choices to preserve the Beauty and reflect the Pride you have in your Home.
  • In-House Field Crews
  • Our workers are Clean and required to be Respectful of your Home and it's contents.
  • Our exceptional Product Knowledge and experienced Skill Set is applied to every Project, providing you with professional grade Service and long lasting Quality.
  • We pass our Savings and Cost on to you, our Clients. We leverage established Dealer relationships to ensure Affordability and most importantly, Quality.
  • A Project Manager will be in contact for the duration of the Project.
  • We provide a two year Warranty on all our work.
  • Like our motto says: On Time, On Budget, For Your Peace of Mind. Your Contractor of Integrity!
  • Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed!

Meet the Tru Builders Family

Max Christiansen

Co-Owner/Qualifying Party, Sales & Design


Max has been in the business since he was 10 years old, working for his father who was a Builder that specialized in Custom Homes in Southern California and the ski country of northern New Mexico. When Max was 23, he started working for a National Home Builder and worked 'his way up the ladder' with a few large companies to where he was in charge of 20 million dollar projects as Development Manager. Max, on his own, has personally developed and built Gated Communities in Scottsdale and Phoenix and built dozens of Custom Homes ranging from 2000 to 14,000sf as well as over 100 Addition/Remodeling Projects. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family & friends.

Lori Christiansen

Co-Owner, Office Manager, & Senior Designer


Lori has been in the Real Estate and Lending business for almost 30 years, doing her first Open House at 16 (her Grandfather was a Real Estate Broker) and has partnered with Max in all aspects of building. Lori also has Interior Design experience and enjoys helping Clients visions become reality. Max and Lori have been married 25 years and have lived in the Phoenix Valley for over 20 years. They have 6 children and are very active in their Community and Church. Lori is an avid reader and also enjoys keeping up with her teenage girls that are still at home and the whole family enjoys spending time at the Lake.

Rissy Christiansen

Digital Designer & Media Coordinator


Rissy is the daughter of the Tru Builders owners, Max and Lori Christiansen. She works for Tru Builders part time as the digital designer, media coordinator, and photographer. She stays in the office most of the time. Occasionally she helps the guys in the field, so she can better her understanding of all that takes place during our remodels. She plays a big part in designing the kitchens and bathrooms for most of our remodels. She also takes the final pictures of our projects and manages some of our social media. She plans to further her education at the American Institute of Interior Design school in the summer of 2019. She likes to spend her free time with her nose in a book. When she’s not reading she prefers to spend time with her family and friends.

Cassie Christiansen

Designer & Co-construct Coordinator


Cassie is one of the designers at Tru Builders. She works part time at Tru Builders helping clients pick out their color scheme and theme for their remodel or addition. She loves to coordinate a room to match what the client wants. She is going to college for Child Psychology and plans to transfer to ASU in Fall of 2019 to complete a Bachelor’s Degree, then to continue with her education in hopes of a Master’s Degree or PHD. In her free time Cassie loves to hang out with her boyfriend, friends and family and takes any opportunity to travel.

Jeannie Nelson

Office Assistant


Jeannie is an office assistant at Tru Builders. She’s responsible for various office and clerical tasks and some aspects of our social media presence. Jeannie is a retired City of Phoenix employee, where she was employed for 24 years. In her spare time, Jeannie is involved in church and ministry activities. She enjoys the outdoors, music and various sewing and craft projects.

Brad Anspach

Superintendent


Brad is the superintendent at Tru Builders. Brad joined the company early this year with his 24 years of construction experience. His professionalism, expertise, integrity, and knowledge has been a huge asset to our company and our clients. He started framing homes at the age of sixteen and continued working with his father, who owned a painting company, specializing in residential interior and exterior projects. After graduating high school, Brad began working as a foreman for two large companies, running projects up to 57 million and a crew of 96+ employees that included NFL stadiums, resorts and schools across the nation. In his free time Brad enjoys hunting, fishing and anytime spent with his wife and kids.

Affiliations & Associations

  • bbb-logoIn Excellent Standing with the BBB
  • pora-170x170-1Listed with and Highly Referred by PORA
  • SchoaLogoListed with and Highly Refrerred by SCHOA
  • realtorMember of the National Association of Realtors
  • President of West Valley Networking
  • Member American Cartage and Contractors Association
  • Past President WCHS Spiritline Booster Club
  • Active and Volunteer in their local Church
  • Member Willow Canyon High School Site Council
  • Past Members and Board Member in the Peoria Diamond Club