Messer brings value by acting as a self-performing general contractor.

Our ability to self-perform is what makes us true builders and not simply project administrators – it’s the backbone of who we are because our craft employees are not only hands-on in the construction process, but they also provide invaluable creativity, knowledge and education to our project management staff.

An increased Messer presence where we self-perform allows us to positively influence the culture, behavior and pace on Messer project sites – all of which directly impact quality, safety and schedule.

But it doesn’t stop there, Messer is committed to workforce development. Messer offers in-house Department of Labor certified apprenticeship programs to ensure that our craftforce and those pursuing a career in construction have the skills they need to be successful in the industry and perform quality work.

In addition, over time we've found that when we self-perform on projects, our subcontractors provide us with better prices because they understand our ability to drive quality and efficiency when we not only manage the project but contribute to building it.

At more than 500 strong, our foremen and skilled tradespeople make up nearly half of workforce and can perform the following services:

  • Demolition
  • Rough carpentry
  • Hand excavation
  • Resteel placement
  • Millwork installation
  • Concrete forming
  • Concrete placing
  • Finish carpentry
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Machine foundation excavation
  • Doors, frames, hardware installation
  • Miscellaneous specialty installations


Interested in Messer's Craftforce employment opportunities? Learn more here.