In the Arizona desert, Hornick Contracting has made a name and a niche by focusing on a substance more valuable than the gold still hunted by prospectors: water. Now moving into control of a new generation, Hornick’s has survived and thrived through hard work and adapting to fit changing times and customer needs. Nor will that adaptation stop if company manager Tim Bottorff has his way.

Much of the company’s business is driven by Arizona’s geology. When housing was booming, most of Hornick Contracting’s installs were traditional septic systems. Now ATUs dominate because many building sites are located high on hills or mountains where good soil is nonexistent.

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