Austin Dodder

Austin Dodder

Chief Operating Officer

Austin has an extensive background in construction and joined Elder Construction in 2011. As Chief Operating Officer, Austin focuses on the operations of Elder’s Northern and Colorado Springs Colorado offices. His primary responsibilities include client, subcontractor and employee satisfaction, as well as supporting Elder’s commitment to safety. As a member of Elder’s Leadership Team, Austin is also involved in company strategy and planning.

"Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”

Thomas Jefferson

Background & Experience

Austin’s passion for the construction industry started at a young age. He is the third generation in his family involved in the construction industry. His desire for quality and doing things the “right way” was instilled while working on job sites for his dad. Austin continued to pursue his passion with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management at Colorado State University. Austin’s experience ranges from overseeing door replacements to working on $100 million+, multi-phase projects in remote locations.


  • BS Construction Management, Colorado State University