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About Austin

If I Didn't Work in Construction: Perfect my ninja skills

Favorite Thing about Construction: Having something tangible to show for a day's work

Favorite Animal: Jungle cats

Austin Dodder

Chief Operating Officer

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

Austin joined Elder Construction in 2011. He was named Chief Operating Officer in January 2020.  As Chief Operating Officer, Austin focuses on the operations of Elder’s Northern and Southern 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.

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” were instilled while working on job sites for his dad.  Austin continued to pursue his passion with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Construction Management at Colorado State University. Since graduating, Austin’s experience ranged from overseeing door replacements for valued clients to working on $100 million+ multi-phase projects in remote locations. 

In his free time, Austin enjoys traveling and being outdoors with friends and family.


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