Build

Every project we take on includes our goal of delivering a home that provides for improved health, enhanced durability, increased efficiency and greater comfort than any home you’ve lived in before. We are recognized nationally for our knowledge of building science and utilize the Austin Energy Green Building Program guidelines geared to our Hot/Humid Texas Hill Country climate.

Design

We work closely with the most talented Architects (our construction team uniquely includes a licensed architect) and our approach unifies the client / architect / builder team leading to extraordinary results. Our background in building science, our understanding of design, and our processes for construction management separate us from every other contractor.

Management

We value honesty and integrity above all else. Throughout the building process, we share with our clients each cost and fee, every invoice and man-hour and hold weekly meetings with the architect, client and builder. This encourages value-based decisions whether in early budgeting or final material selections.

Services

Pre-Construction
Construction & Project Management
Commodity Pricing
Labor Pricing
Cost Management
Carpentry & Steel Fabrication
Concierge & Maintenance
Financial Stewardship

Our Crew

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Matt Risinger \ CEO & Chief Builder

Upon graduating from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a degree in Industrial Management, Matt began his construction career at NVR in Washington DC. In 2005 Matt and his growing family relocated to Austin where he started Risinger&Company. Matt is dedicated to Building Science and is a recognized expert & thought leader in the industry.
 

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Eric Rauser, AIA \ Builder \ Architect & Partner

Having earned a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Eric's early experience ranged from design-build renovations to large commercial office buildings. In 2004 Eric and his wife relocated to Austin and started a small architecture firm. Maintaining his practice, he soon began working with Matt to build and renovate homes. Eric promotes a unique interfacing with architects, growing the company’s reputation for excellence in craftsmanship and design.
 

Steve Lesem \ Chief Operations Officer

Following a rewarding career in high tech as well as involvement with the books 'Half Time' and 'Finishing Well' by Bob Buford, Steve now pursues his passion for homebuilding. He translates that passion into a desire to work by improving all aspects of our company. From financial matters and HR to technology upgrades and improved planning processes, Steve is our mentor and our coach. He particularly enjoys working to ensure that clients can easily understand our stewardship of their funds.
 

Tim Hill \ VP of Project Management

Tim comes to us following a successful career with his own home building company and enjoys the challenge of translating an inspirational set of plans into a beautiful home with patience, diligence, and expertise. Tim is a UT trained Mechanical Engineer, past president of the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Austin, certified Graduate Master Builder by the National Association of Homebuilders and has served 15 years on the City of Austin Building and Standards Commission.
 

Brandon Lafayette \ Project Manager

Brandon’s vast knowledge of homebuilding spans from cost estimating to project management. He has been a student of construction most of his life — working for his father's painting company in high school, operating his own construction crew, and earning his degree from the University of LeTourneau in Business Administration. He's built high-end homes in the San Antonio & Austin areas and enjoys the attention to detail required of each challenge that arises.
 

Amy VanDerLee \ Project Manager

Amy’s first foray into construction was working on boats in San Remo, Italy; an experience that left a lasting impression. This experience was so profound that she later left the telecom field to attend the Northwest School of Boatbuilding and attain a degree in Wooden Boatbuilding. After working out of Channel Islands boatyard as a shipwright for 5 years she decided to return home to Austin where she moved into high-end residential construction. After taking a break to raise her son, Amy got her project management certificate from PMI and is glad to be a part of the Risinger team. Amy’s skills as a boatwright and experience in project management make her exceptional at building highly detailed and complicated homes.
 

Marcia Leigh \ Controller

Calling Austin home for the past 27 years, Marcia graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University with a degree in Communications Studies and Business Administration. After working with a CPA firm she decided to develop her accounting skills even further by going back to college for 2 more years obtaining nothing but accounting courses. Not only has she worked with other home builders and construction companies as their controller, she has successfully owned an accounting and bookkeeping company assisting companies that range from food manufacturing to real estate management. With meticulous detail Marcia ensures that the accounting and HR departments run flawlessly and with precision.
 

Brett Greig, AIA \ Project Manager

Brett transitioned to homebuilding after eight years as a practicing architect. Her background makes her especially suited to execute architecturally-driven details, and translate design into reality. But for Brett the most rewarding aspect of project management is the relationships -- serving as the liason between homeowner, architect, and trades and ensuring that communication flows clearly between all three. Brett earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from UT Austin. She currently serves as co-chair of the AIA Austin Custom Residential Architects Network, and occasionally writes about mid-Century architecture for various publications.