History

   
Scott Pottinger the eldest of five children, was born and raised in Arizona. He attended Nogales High School (as did his grandmother and father) before graduating from Coronado High School in Scottsdale. He pursued his higher education at Arizona State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
    
Construction of some kind has always been in Scott's veins. After high school, he started his construction career working on a swimming pool gunite crew in Tucson. In Phoenix, he became a skilled union carpenter.
    
Scott always loved Santa Cruz County. He relocated to the area from Phoenix and worked for two prominent construction firms before he attained his own general contracting license in January 1980. Shortly thereafter he started his custom home building business.
    
The history of Scott's family in Arizona goes back a long way. His grandmother's father, George J. White, was the sheriff of Santa Cruz County in the early 1900s. He was killed in an automobile accident near Continental, which is now part of Sahaurita. The sheriff and his deputy were transporting two notorious Mexican bandits to the state prison in Florence. The prisoners had been found guilty of killing the postmaster and his wife in what is now the ghost town of Ruby.
    
Scott's grandfather, Craig Pottinger, published the first edition of the Nogales International Newspaper in 1925 which is still in circulation today. He was appointed Collector of Customs twice for the District of Arizona by Presidents Truman and Kennedy.
    
Scott's maternal grandfather, James Elliott Dunseath, was a prominent attorney in Tucson; and served as president on the Arizona Board of Regents
    
George Earl Pottinger, Scott's father, is a real estate investor. He was born and raised in Nogales; after selling the restaurant he established and owned for many years, he moved to Green Valley where he now resides.
    
Scott's uncle, the late Craig W. Pottinger was also born and raised in Nogales. He was a prominent real estate broker and land developer. He and his wife Loralee, owned and operated the Nogales-Sanborn Mexico Auto Insurance Agency for many years. Two of their children, Nanci and Gary, now own and operate the agency. Their eldest son Craig, trains Border Collies on his ranch on the outskirts of Nogales.
 
 

History