About Us

The Company’s Senior Management Team is among the industry leaders in commercial construction and development, with a passion for creating and delivering exceptional projects. The Company is led by Gene Ritz and Russ Greer, who have more than 70 years of combined experience in the commercial and multifamily construction arenas.

While Spire’s Management Team has built many different types of commercial properties (including medical, retail, hospitality, multifamily, and student housing) for a value of over $1 billion, our recent focus has been in the student housing field. The company has begun construction on more than $65 Million in student housing projects since its inception in 2016. With Spire’s relationships and understanding of local and national design professionals, developers, and subcontractors and suppliers, Spire is the “right choice” as a member of your development team.

When engaged with our clients during the design phase of a project, Spire lends years of experience in assisting the design team to improve constructability methods, review value engineering options to satisfy cost constraints, and provide detailed project scheduling to confirm project completion expectations. Our team of construction professionals are supported by a state of the art construction management system, which allows us to make the construction process a seamless experience, while providing all stakeholders the opportunity for success.

While student housing projects have been our focus, our management team has the experience to be an asset to your next project, whatever it might be.

So, who is on your TEAM?

Meet The Team

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Picture of Gene Ritz President at Spire Construction

Gene Ritz
President
gene@spireusa.net

Picture of Travis Ritz Project Manager at Spire Construction

Travis Ritz
Project Manager
travis@spireusa.net

Picture of Tori Pelham Accounting/ Project Administrator at Spire Consulting

Tori Pelham
Accounting/ Project Administrator
tori@spireusa.net

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Melanie Harrang
Accounting
melanie@spireusa.net

Kaira Carrasquillo
Project Administrator
kaira@spireusa.net

Leo Rill – Assistant Project Manager

Leo Rill
Assistant Project Manager
leosdan@spireusa.net

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Licensed to build multifamily projects in five states:

  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Virginia
  • Nevada
  • Alabama

NASCLA accredited in eight states:

  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • West Virginia
  • Arkansas

Spire also has built projects with local licensing in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Kentucky.