Firms in Focus: Messer Construction Columbus, Ohio
VP, Reg. Manager: Rob Verst
Revenue: $800 million
Year Founded: 1932
What's New: Messer is managing Ohio State University’s $305-million North Residential District transformation and work on the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s Safari Africa exhibit.
Rob Verst, Vice President and Regional Manager
Messer Construction Co. "In the Midwest, we're seeing major investment in higher education, especially in Ohio, where new procurement laws allow public entities to take advantage of alternate delivery methods such as CM at-risk and design-build," says Verst. "Our extensive experience with campus settings, including managing logistical details and ensuring the safety of staff, students and visitors, has well positioned us to capitalize on these changes. In fact, we have nearly $700 million of student housing work in progress."