Here is the scoop on Wood Bros Homes. Wood Bros were John and Bob Wood who built in Denver in the early 50's. John was a preacher and a carpenter. They had an impeccable reputation and built up an organization that by the mid 70's was completing 5000 homes a year. Back then that put them in the top ten builders in the US. They brought there own organizations to the cities and towns they chose to expand. They built in Denver, Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne and Phoenix. Phoenix was one of the first cities they chose for expansion. and used their stock Colorado plans to begin a subdivision, It didn't go over well, as you can imagine. So, they had their in house Denver architects design a second set of "Southwest Plans" which are the plans in your subdivision. Are you on 35th ave or the subdivision on 43rd ave? 43rd ave was the improved plans and sold quite well. They sold as fast as Continental Homes which was the elephant in the room in the late 60;s and 70's. (Until Charley Keating took them over, He's a cook in a Scottsdale Reataurant last time I saw him, but I digress) Citi Corp bought Wood Bros Homes in the mid 70's and The accountant they chose to run Wood Bros, dismantled it during the recession of the late 80's. They had a good Run, built good homes, and stood behind what the built. Bob Wood passed away in the 80's and John spends his time between Alaska and Scottsdale.
I sold homes in Phoenix from 1969 to 1972 when I was promoted and sent to OKC, Not sure that was a promotion in retrospect, but then went on to Houston and eventually Denver.
But I sold homes at 43rd ave (can't remember cross street) but was near Sweetwater or Dunlap. and I sold in Scottsdale and South Phoenix. At the time the homes on 43rd ave were selling in the 30's pretty high priced considering I sold in south phx for $16,950, Ha. Wood Bros had as many as 8 to 10 subdivisions and I last sold at a townhome subdivision on 43rd Ave and Thomas before moving to OKC.
You laugh about the green carpet and the avocado appliances, but they were the the hot items in the early 70's along with Harvest Gold. Funny but before I went to work at Wood Bros, I was their carpet rep and sold floor covering to homebuilders. So i probably sold that green carpet! and how long did it last? I used to kid clients as I took them to demonstrate a model home about "showing them the Bullet Proof Carpet" well it's not bullet proof but practically kid proof. Oh, by the way if you were a Veteran you could move in for $1.00 in those days.
and the cabinets were from Mastercraft, one of the best in town.
What else can I tell you? Hope this helps