Who we are

Marble Surface
Michael Ehrhardt
President

Michael was born in Warren, Ohio and then moved to El Paso, Texas where he graduated from High School. In 1989, he moved to Austin and earned a B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas. During his last year of college and until the Spring of 2011, he worked for J.C. Evans Construction. After that, he gained more experience at A Greater Austin Development, Ranger Excavating, DNT, and C.C. Carlton.

 

Then, in the Summer of 2016, he started Liberty Civil Construction, LLC. Michael has been on the Board of Directors of the Austin Contractors and Engineers Association since 2007 and served as its President in 2010-2011.

"I'm very proud of what we have accomplished in a very short period of time at Liberty. We have exceptional crews and staff and we are determined to be the best civil contractor in Central Texas with the highest level of customer service. This is our company culture."

Marble Surface
Heath Haney
Vice President

Heath developed his strong work ethic while working for his uncle in the early part of his career. He truly started from the ground up as a laborer with Tridal Ltd and worked his way up. Through his hard work, he became a Superintendent before leaving the company.

 

That experience plays a big role in his management style. Heath quickly realized the importance of interpersonal relationships within a construction company and works diligently to create a family-like atmosphere at Liberty Civil Construction.

Before partnering with Mike at Liberty Civil Construction, Heath served as Vice President of Operations for 5 years at a local civil construction company. Due to his diverse background and experience, he has the ability to manage large and technically challenging projects and complete them on schedule and within budget.

 

Heath has been married to his wife Ginger for 11 years, and has 4 children: Garrett, Wyatt, Savannah, and Caitlin.

Grant Robinson
Vice President

Grant Bullock Robinson is a 5th generation Austinite with a long family history in Austin and Travis County.  His grandmother, Amelia Bullock, was a long time residential real estate mogul in Austin, his grandfather was former Lt. Governor, Bob Bullock, and his great grandfather, NL Gault, was the Travis County Commissioner Precinct 2 from 1948 to 1974.  The ranch where his father grew up is now the Arboretum in northwest Austin. Grant has 16 years of civil construction experience starting out as an Assistant Project Manager with Rodman in 2005, making the transition and moving up the ranks over to DNT Construction, and now a Vice President at Liberty Civil Construction. Grant lives in Lago Vista with his wife, Jami, and their 3 children, Stella (16), Amelia (14) and Rhett (7). The Robinsons enjoy following their girls in their sporting events all over the country and spending time at their family ranch in Llano.

Ace Dickehut
Director of Estimating

Ace was raised in Central Texas. He developed his passion and knowledge for the civil construction industry and strong work ethic working with and learning from both his Grandfather and Uncle since the start of his career.Ace stared his full-time career as a laborer and worked his way up the ladder. He is currently a Sr. Estimator for Liberty Civil Construction. His job includes developing cost estimates for Single Family, Multi-Family, Commercial and Site Projects, as well as negotiating contracts and consulting with engineers and developers.Ace is an avid outdoorsman and has been married to his wife Charity for 24 years. They have two grown children, Sarah and Hunter.

Steve Louden
Director of Project Management

Steve Louden has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years, providing him experience leading major projects on highways and subdivisions. Most notably, Steve led several initiatives to improve I-35 through Texas.  He has worked as an office engineer, estimator, project manager, and is currently a director of project management at Liberty Civil. Steve grew in up in the Midwest working construction, leading him to attend college with a degree in Construction Management. He then traveled throughout the country building major transportation projects prior to relocating to Austin.

Steve enjoys fishing, car racing and has been married to his wife Susan for 32 years and have one son Austin.

Margie Ortiz
Director of Accounting & Administration

Margie began her career as a receptionist and then worked her way up to Accounts Payable, HR and Payroll, Contract Administration, and Accounts Receivable. She has compiled a diverse amount of experience during her 12 years in the construction industry. Margie is one of the original employees of Liberty Civil Construction and is a valued member of the team. Margie is the proud mother of two beautiful children, Laila & Silver. She has been with her partner Josh for 12 years. In her free time, she likes to read, watch movies, exercise, and hang out with friends and family.

Stacy Small
Contract Administrator

Stacy began her career in construction when working for a nation-wide homebuilder in 2003. From there she expanded her knowledge and experience by working in the stormwater compliance field for several years, before settling in with a local general contractor and then arriving at Liberty Civil Construction in 2018. Stacy’s attention to detail and unwavering commitment to develop personable and positive relationships with our clients, is an asset to a company that prides itself on its reputation in the industry. Stacy actively handles dual roles in Contract Management and Accounts Receivable. When not at work, Stacy likes to spend time with Jimmy, her husband of 17 years, going for a weekend motorcycle ride around the hill country, but most of her free time is spent with her fur-babies, Julie, Jax, Jake and Chloe. Stacy also works with the non-profit organization Flying Disc Dogs of Austin (proudly sponsored by Liberty Civil Construction), where she not only volunteers her time, but takes the field with Jake to compete.

Morris Bailey
Sr. Project Manager

Morris has been in a supervisor role throughout most of his professional career. In that role, he's supervised crews on many projects across the state of Texas. He has been responsible for all aspects of construction, including the installation of water and waste water mains, street construction that included excavation and embankment, subgrade, flexible base, concrete curb and gutter, pavement, storm sewer systems and drainage structure installation, and project management that included maintaining project records, scheduling and ordering materials, and record keeping to ensure that each project was successful. Morris has been very successful serving as the project liaison for all communications with stakeholders in a project, including regulatory authorities such as Federal, State, County, and Local officials. The extensive knowledge and experience that he earned during his 20+ years in construction is brought forward into each project that he directs and supervises, which helps ensure that those projects are successful.

Chris Packer
Project Manager

Chris started his professional career working in the home building industry straight out of college. After building homes for 20+ years he became an area manager for a large builder in the Austin area. After a few years of management he went on to build custom homes for a well-recognized builder in town. After gaining great experience in the home building industry he decided it was time for new challenges. He then moved in to civil land development managing the installation of wet utilities, dry utilities, street construction, and dirt excavation. Working in this industry for 7 years now he is excelling with the supervision of many large projects for Liberty Civil.

Donny Barker
Project Manager

Donny has been in a supervisor/management role since graduating from the University of Texas in 1998. He has a passion for quality and excellence. Setting goals and having a vision to achieve those goals is what he takes pride in. He credits this to how he was raised and the influences he had playing division 1 sports. He believes that a good work ethic is huge in achieving success. He carries that over to his other passion which are his three beautiful children.

Will Cleghorn
Project Manager

Will Cleghorn was born and raised in Southern California and relocated his family to Austin Texas in 2007.
Will has always been intrigued with the Civil Construction industry since his youth.
His career began with an entry level position which he quickly climbed his 
way into a leadership role.  During this time Will gained experiences and knowledge that led him to a solid foundation and vast understanding of the construction industry. Will strides to collaborate and communicate with all team members for each of his projects. When Will isn’t at work or thinking about work, he is enjoying his time with his wife of 14 years and their dog Koda.  

Travis Glass
Assistant Project Manager

Travis Glass was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Prior to working at Liberty Civil, Travis worked on the Google Fiber project as a quality control inspector. 

After attending Texas State University in San Marcos, he moved back to Austin and married his wife Heidi, they are now proudly expecting their first child in May. 

In his free time, Travis enjoys working on his old Jeep and playing music with family and friends.

Daniel Sparrow
Assistant Project Manager

Daniel Sparrow was born in Groves, TX and attended Port Neches-Groves High School. He played 2 years of baseball at Galveston College before he transferred to Texas State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. Before Liberty Civil, Daniel worked for Cadence Design Systems as a Project Manager and Cedar Park overhead doors as a salesman. Daniel enjoys to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family in his free time.

Luke Kress
Assistant Project Manager

Luke Kress was born and raised in Cedar Park, Texas. Prior to working at Liberty Civil, Luke worked in residential construction and roofing in sales, estimation, and project management. He attended Concordia University Texas in Austin where he played baseball for four years and graduated with a Business degree. He now lives in Leander with his wife Emma. In his free time, Luke enjoys playing golf, being outdoors, and spending time with family.

Austin Polk
Assistant Project Manager

Austin Polk was born and raised in Lago Vista, Texas. After graduating high school, he played Baseball at a Juco in Dallas and later transferred to Texas State University to finish his bachelor’s degree.

Austin always knew he wanted to be in construction after growing up around his father who is also in the industry. Austin enjoys being on the lake with family and friends and loves watching sports.

Austin just started his career in construction here at Liberty Civil and is excited to learn and grow with the best team in the industry.

Cameron Chodacki
Estimator

Cameron grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to Central Texas as a teenager with his family where he later attended college at Angelo State University and working for IBM as an intern. He then began a professional career in construction after completing school with a communications degree. Cameron has worked as both a Junior Estimator and an Estimator for the past four years at Liberty Civil Construction. His job included and currently includes doing takeoffs, creating cost estimates for subdivisions and site jobs.  

In his free time Cameron works on cars and spends time relaxing at the Domain. 

Chris Mallia
Survey Manager

Chris has been in the survey/construction industry for 18+ years after moving to Austin from the Galveston area. He started his career as a rod man and worked his way up the survey ladder. He began his time at Liberty Civil in 2018 as the survey manager. Chris enjoys spending his free time with his family at the lake, on a golf course and coaching on a baseball or football field.