AJ MESSER

PRINCIPAL

 

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.

ALEXA CHRISTINE

PRINCIPAL

 

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.

CHRISTINE BUTLER

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

 

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 MARION

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

 

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.

GREG HOTALING

PROJECT MANAGER

 

Hailing from Southern New Mexico and West Texas, Greg has over 18 years of experience overseeing all phases of multi-million-dollar construction projects, including single-family, multi-family, military mixed-use, and small commercial for both public and private sector clients. Other highlights of his work include extensive remodeling improvements, site improvements, utility relocations, asbestos abatement, concrete tilt-up construction, and tenant improvement projects of both occupied and unoccupied spaces.  Greg also has a broad background in construction contract scenarios, including design-build, guaranteed maximum price (GMP), cost plus fixed fee, and hard bids. Outside of work, Greg enjoys golf and fishing but makes no claims at being good at either.

OMAR OLIVARES

SUPERINTENDENT

 

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

 

Omar lives and works by this principle; 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.

CHASE FORRY

SUPERINTENDENT

 

Chase was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and served in the Navy following high school graduation for 5 1/2 years as an FMF Corpsman. After spending a year at Coastal Carolina University, he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in residential construction technology. Before joining MDC, Chase worked in commercial construction as well as single-family production in the Austin area. Outside of work, Chase enjoys spending time with his dog and getting familiar with the Austin area.