Meet the Leadership Team
As a commercial construction management company, leadership is the core service that we provide. Engen Contracting leads our teams to collaborate, work with pride, and deliver a quality product every time. We interact with our employees, sub-contractors, vendors, clients and consultants with a respect that is consistent from project to project. By having open communication and follow-through, regardless of the varying chemistries and wide-ranging personalities unique to each project, our success is judged by our ability to effectively adapt and build positive and lasting relationships with all parties involved.
Chris Engen – President
Chris Engen, President of ECI, is actively involved with every single project keeping an eye on the big picture. Chris received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Science from Kansas State University in 1983. He spent 15+ years supervising, estimating and project managing ground up office buildings, hotels, churches, apartment complexes, etc. Most of that experience took place in Texas along with a 2 ½‐year stint on the West Coast.
Since creating Engen Contracting Inc. in 1997, he has withstood economic cycles over the years by working on diverse commercial projects with ground up construction through tenant improvements. Offering full service to his clients, with his expertise and vision anything is possible, with his faith, everything is possible.
Michael Engen – Vice President and Sr Project Manager
Michael joined ECI in 2011. A graduate of Texas State University in the Construction Science curriculum, he excels in his attention to detail, organization and follow up skills. His knowledge of all aspects of construction contributes to ECI’s overall commitment to protect the client’s interest, finances and final product. Michael works closely with our clients to ensure complete satisfaction with the full package, from submittals, project‐scheduling updates, meeting preparations for weekly owner meetings, to working directly with the sub-contractors to ensure lead times, product deliver, and over‐all client satisfaction. Michael digs in, works hard, and is very thorough.
Mary Jacobs ‐ Accounting and Office Manager
Mary joined ECI in 2017 with 14 years of construction administration experience under her belt. She handles all the internal books and payroll, along with client financial updates. Her attention to detail, knowledge of construction processes, and accounting and human resource experience offers ECI a versatile and knowledgeable asset.
Brad Hagen – Estimating and Business Development
Brad joined ECI in 2004. He has provided a great deal of estimating experience over the years. He has also diligently produced new leads contributing to our sustained volume of construction activities. Brad works hands on with our clients to best determine their needs, breakdown their costs, assist in design build, gathering and preparing comprehensive bid packages, and budget proposals. Brad is a key factor in Marketing and steering new business as well as maintaining long lasting relationships with existing and past clients.
Open Studio Architecture
Our experience working with Engen Contracting, Inc. for the past 6 years has been excellent. They bring key construction knowledge and outstanding management to each project. ... We have teamed up on multiple successful projects. Engen Contracting’s approach to a project brings a great value not only to our client, but to the design team as well. ... Anyone would be well served selecting Engen Contracting, Inc. as their construction manager or general contractor for their project.
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with many different general contractors. Working with Chris, Michael and the ECI team has always been an enjoyable experience. Their thoughtfulness for detail and craft, management tactics and professionalism at all levels of the construction process has been an absolute pleasure. I have seen it and my clients have seen it as well ... and that is a true testament to their work and care.
Synergistic partnerships don’t come along very often. Over the past three years, we have been truly blessed to find a group of folks that not only THINK and WORK like us, but TRUST like us. Success comes when you find PARTNERS in this business that have the same VALUES and PRINCIPLES as your own TEAM. The results are magical. Chris and the wonderful TEAM at ECI have been that Fairy Dust for Albert Enterprises and Albert Restaurant Group. We couldn’t do what we do in Central and South Texas without them. Keep up the great work!
Kerbey Lane Cafe
It was an absolute pleasure working with Chris and the ECI team. They brought a level of professionalism and organization we’d never before experienced with a general contractor and their attention to detail and ability to adapt in the field was remarkable. ECI has been a tremendous partner in our business and we will continue to look to them as we undertake new projects.
Austin Habitat for Humanity
When Austin Habitat for Humanity took on building our new Headquarters Building & ReStore in South Austin it was the largest undertaking in our 30 year history. ECI was up to the challenge, bringing our project in on time and under budget. We’ve received numerous compliments on the project and we are proud to show off our new home. We know we can trust ECI to do quality work and look forward to working with them on our next project. Onward,
Engen Contracting Inc.
A full-service general contractor specializing in commercial construction, ECI brings a strong reputation for building quality projects that are competitively priced, a commitment to quality craftsmanship, professionalism, and building trusting relationships to every project we undertake.
2100 Kramer Lane, Suite 550
Austin, Texas 78758