Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor that specializes in complex commercial building projects. Founded in 1932, the company's first project was the construction of the Nashville Post Office- now known as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts- on Broadway Street downtown, paving the way for a strong foundation in the area. In 2006 Messer opened its Nashville office and has since invested nearly $200,000, along with numerous volunteer hours, into the Nashville community. Notable projects include Middle Tennessee State University Student Union, Student Services Building and parking garages; Vanderbilt University Powerhouse Gas Conversion renovation and addition (Phase I and II); Meharry Medical College Cal Turner Family Center; Motlow State Community College Smyrna Center; and multiple fire stations and police precincts for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County.
An employee-owned company with nine offices located across the Midwest and Southeast, Messer focuses its construction expertise in healthcare, higher education, life sciences, and industrial markets, building its reputation on positive construction experiences and value. Messer ranks nationally as a premier healthcare and higher education builder and Top 100 largest contractors, and is a leader in Building Information Technology. In fiscal 2012 Messer put in place more than $792 million in commercial construction.