A Glimpse into the Developer’s Mind

Jim McCarty
Jim McCarty

James D. (Jim) McCarty came to the White Mountains in 1952 with Isbell Construction to build Show Low Lake Dam. He was twenty-one years old. As happens to many people who visit the White Mountains of Arizona, Jim fell in love with the area (and a local resident, Doris Kay) and was determined to make it his home. In 1954, after a one-year absence, he returned and purchased his first piece of property at 3801 S. White Mountain Road, Show Low (now Tractor Supply Company). Thus began his entrepreneurial journey.

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