AJ has always known he would take after his grandfather and build homes. While attending Texas Tech University, he worked for a custom home builder, then signed on with Trammell Crow Residential where he helped complete over 2,000 units in Central Austin. In 2009, AJ combined his extensive knowledge of both commercial and residential construction to create Messer Design + Construction.


Not your average builder, AJ has an astute attention to detail. You will often see him after hours checking job sites and running numbers to ensure a project is completed successfully and on budget. He has been active with new home construction and extensive remodel and renovation projects throughout the Austin area. 


Testimonials from his clients as well a roster of repeat and referral business speak to to his creativity and tenacity in pushing projects beyond expectations.




Watching her parents build and run one of the most successful real estate companies in West Texas, Alexa has grown up with real estate in her blood. Alexa attended the University of Texas in El Paso and majored in Business and then went on to study Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado. While obtaining her Master’s, she worked in commercial property management in Downtown Denver for Cushman and Wakefield. Shortly after graduating, Alexa returned to Texas to work under one of the top luxury broker’s in Austin at Gottesman Residential Real Estate.


With a keen understanding of the residential market in Austin, Alexa brings a unique insight into the construction field. As a real estate agent, she understands marketing trends in both design and interior amenities, her radar is set to catch trends and upgrades.


Alexa strives to go above and beyond for each client each step of the way. She believes communication and organization are the key to a successful project.




Jim is a visionary leader with over 17 years of progressive, senior-level management experience in developing profitable strategies and organizational effectiveness on a national scope. Jim develops solution-oriented tactics, implements cost control practices for optimal efficiency, and drives performance enhancement of cross-functional teams.




Christine joined Messer D+C in January 2020 after moving to Austin from Boston, MA. She obtained her Master's degree in Accounting from Endicott College in 2019 while working in the accounting industry for the past eight years. Her career focus in construction and real estate accounting makes her the point-person on our team for all accounting and financial matters. Her responsibilities include overseeing daily accounting operations, aiding with job budget tracking, and establishing accounting policies and procedures.




Sarah grew up in the Hill Country and recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Spanish. Go Red Raiders! She is a driven individual and is MDC's go to person. She enjoys helping people create their dream home in the best city in America.




Clay has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He brings a broad knowledge of residential, multi-family and commercial construction. After working in multi-family for the past 5 years, Clay returned to custom home building as MDC's project manager. He prides himself on good communication, respect of the project and professional relationships with clients.




Michael grew up in Grain Valley, Missouri, the heartland of America and exemplifies the true spirit of American Exceptionalism at its best. He had artistic abilities at an early age and has carried that talent into his career path of builder, remodeler, trim carpenter, blacksmith and construction manager.  His career started as an apprentice trim carpenter in Kansas City, Missouri. He then joined the Army and served at the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell Army Base in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Michael brings a lifelong commitment to technical expertise, quality construction and above all a commitment to client satisfaction to the Messer D+C team. Michael and his wife, Kristal, reside in Austin, Texas.




"Knowledge is power, but powerless if you got it and you do not acknowledge it." - Ryan Daniel Montgomery.


Omar lives and works by this principal; he is constantly pursuing information and learning new skills to sharpen his abilities as superintendent. Omar has worked in both residential and commercial construction. He manages the resources to bring his client's visions to life.

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