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About Us « Palazzo Estates

Palazzo Estates

About Us

Our Philosophy

Michael Halsam, the founder and president of Palazzo Estates, sets the standard for luxury home building. As one of Arizona’s premier custom builders, he is renowned for his designs, styles and the quality of luxury homes that offer the ultimate in elegance. Homes that radiate warmth, taste, and charm while still utilizing all the features of today’s efficiency and newest technologies. Michael grew up in northern California where he was first exposed to custom home building. By the age of thirteen, he had learned enough skills to acquire his first job on a construction site, a drywall hanger. Along the way he learned the business from the ground up. He aspired to become a journeyman for all phases of construction. From framing and insulation, masonry and stucco, to electrical and roofing, he literally had his hand in all parts of the construction process.


At eighteen, Michael used his experience to start his own construction company. While he attended college in Arizona, he continued to expand his foundation of knowledge and experience. Then in 1991, in order to further his education, he sold his company and moved to Iowa to attend graduate school. After completing his doctorate degree in just three years, he relocated back to Scottsdale and began to utilize his education and his hands-on approach to business. In order to maintain his commitment to excellence.

Michael is involved in every aspect of daily operations, including estimating, field supervision, and project management. He uses the latest innovative technologies to coordinate the design and construction process, to bring the top level of quality. His team of architects, designers, and craftsmen share his deep understanding of what people need and love about their home, both aesthetically and practically. Michael has developed our company into a recognized leader in luxury home building. His appreciation for our desert’s beauty is a critical component for establishing a level of refined style and beauty for each home design that will enhance the natural surroundings. By carefully selecting architectural characters appropriate to our rich Sonoran desert each residence becomes a unique reflection of its environment. With his attention to detail, and unparalleled customer service, he truly makes Palazzo Estates, the builder of choice for Arizona.