Company & Services
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.
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.
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.
Construction & Project Management
Carpentry & Steel Fabrication
Concierge & Maintenance
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.
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 \ Project Manager
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.
Ryan Pyka \ Project Manager
Ryan graduated from UT Austin with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and worked for seven years at firm specializing in post-tensioned commercial high-rise construction. He engaged Matt as a Building Science Consultant for his personal home, resulting in a 5-star rating from The Austin Energy Green Building Program. In 2010, Ryan joined the team and has successfully completed ten Risinger homes, three of which were featured on the AIA Homes Tour.
Luke Marks & Tim Weak \ Assistant Project Manager
We believe in nurturing talent that, with on-the-job training and experience under Risinger&Company’s mentorship, will become our future Project Managers and Project Executives. Our assistant Project Managers have two roles — traditional project management duties as assigned (generating quotes for scope change orders) and in-house subcontracting duties (job site maintenance, applying waterproofing materials to a subfoundation, or putting up a construction fence).