By Candice Moore

For Sabino Canyon News

Tom Klijian bills himself as a “Craftsman/Artisan,” and he is that and so much more. He can create for you whatever it is you dream up, and if you’re not so good at the dreaming-it-up part, he can do that for you, too.

Working as a master craftsman in Tucson for 20 years, Tom has made quite a name for himself in the construction industry. Respected for his acute attention to detail and unsurpassable eye for quality, he has been featured in many magazines such as Home Magazine (front cover), Tucson Lifestyle, the Arizona Daily Star, and Remodeling Magazine, a national publication. His custom library was featured in the Tucson episode of This Old House. You may have seen his work in swanky McMahon’s Steak House, where he built both bars and the most beautiful exposed wine cellar you’ve ever seen. Or perhaps you’ve admired his display cases in the boutiques at exclusive Canyon Ranch.

Known for his custom cabinetry, clients have even hired him to build his masterpieces for their homes in other states. But he also does custom closets, trim and mouldings, furniture, and anything else made of wood you can think of. In recent years he has been recruited to build cabinets with a lifting mechanism which, when activated, reveal the television that was hidden within, a current trend in bedroom décor.

But don’t let all Tom’s accolades and praise scare you off: he is still quite affordable, and he enjoys the small jobs as well as the large-scale.

If you have a taste for the unique and special, consider Tom Klijian for your custom project. His professionalism makes him a joy to work with. Hire him once and you will find yourself, as most do, a repeat client for life.
Architects and Planners

To whom it may concern:

Having worked with Tom Klijian for about 20 years, it is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation. Tom has shown a great ability not only in craftsmanship, but all-around construction mechanics. He is the person we engage when involved with out-of-the ordinary construction projects.

We are looking forward to working with Tom in the future and endorse his efforts to expand his services.

Very truly yours,

James B. Meigs, III