About Iliff Construction

Terry Iliff has been building custom homes in New Mexico since 1984. "I started in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I pooled all my resources into getting my contractor's license and some promising land on which to build. I had enough money left over to buy a wheelbarrow." She successfully built and sold several homes in the area. She took on a partner, and together they started a successful contracting company. The partnership became a marriage and two daughters, so Terry moved to the Albuquerque area, where she continued to build quality homes.

“My company is a small one”, says Terry. I am involved for the entire project, from drawing the plans to vacuuming the floors. I have worked that way for over twenty years. When your home is under construction, I am there every day. I usually work with the same high-quality subcontractors, and I know the owners and their crews. I do everything possible to keep within your budget. Because I am there on the job, I coordinate the subs to maximize their time and prevent waste. You can contact me any time and I will know the status of your home, what the next step is, and also provide suggestions and improvements as the job progresses.”

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Terry and her husband live in a home she designed and built in Rio Rancho. Their home is in the Los Rios neighborhood where she has several build to suit lots available. “I can walk to most of the properties available. I am there every day, making sure the job is on schedule.”

Terry is also committed to building energy efficient homes. “New Mexico is an excellent location for green choices, including solar and alternative energy. The cost of these systems is coming down. It is far more economical to build these systems into new construction than retro-fitting an existing home,” says the builder. All successful contractors must work closely with their owners. Terry, however, takes the owner's wishes very seriously. The best homes reflect the owners style and sensibility. “If you have a mantelpiece from Spain, we will work to incorporate it artistically and safely into your home. Since I always draw my own plans, special requests are taken into consideration from the beginning of the building process.”

Terry graduated from the University of Arizona in 1978 and has a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Contact Terry at (505) 891-3181 for more information. Her email is:

Iliff Construction is located at 6004 Rio Salado Loop NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. New Mexico license GB-98 #82925. Terry Iliff's office number is (505) 891-3181 and her cell phone is (505) 269-7456.


  • My husband and I contracted with Terry Iliff to build our dream home. We had never built a home before and needed a lot of guidance in making critical decisions. Terry was very patient in working with us, and she would explain the pros and cons and costs associated with each option. The contractors she used were of high quality and paid attention to detail. The home was also built in the six-month time frame we agreed upon. Every time we entertain new people, we always receive compliments on our home like it was just built yesterday.
    — Georgene Jander

  • We moved here from the East Coast to live and build our house. We had an idea of what kind of house we wanted but no clue regarding building codes or what goes into building a southwestern house. Terry was very patient with us helping us every step of the way, making decisions and adding or changing or moving things as we changed our minds, sometimes on a daily basis. She was very patient with us and believe me, my husband was very demanding. In the end, it was truly was the house of our dreams. I would happily recommend her to any who wants to build a house custom made for them.
    — Dona Momchin

  • Thanks for building us such a great house - we love it! It still does not feel like we own it though. Marie says she feels like she is visiting a "Bed & Breakfast." I'm convinced that you build the best value home in Albuquerque, and you do it with style. It's been a real pleasure doing business with you. Your experience and professionalism helped to make building a very positive experience.
    — Mike and Marie

  • Terry has built not one, but two custom houses for us in the last decade. Need we say more?
    — John and Suzanne Horning

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Iliff Construction has built over twenty custom homes in the greater Albuquerque area. Using local subcontractors and labor, the company is proud to be a part of Rio Rancho's growing business community. A well-built custom home is a sound investment and will provide its owner many years of living enjoyment in our beautiful Rio Grande valley. Please call Terry for more information and a tour of our existing homes and properties.

“I believe in getting the most out of your building dollar.”, says Terry. “ I still have the original wheelbarrow I bought in 1984. Not many contractors can say that! I take the same care in building your home - value, quality and attention to detail. Please call me if you have any questions, or would like to view some of the properties available. I can also build on your lot if you already have a location.”

Original Wheelbarrow, circa 1984
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