Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

17 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE From a young age, Mark W. Hiser has enjoyed collaborating with others to reach a common goal. During his undergraduate studies, he completed pre-architecture courses; however, he felt more drawn to construction. In 1986, he graduated with a BA in construction management from Eastern Michigan University while simultaneously working with Freeman Darling, Inc., as a senior project manager, chief estimator and vice president from 1985 to 1996. During this time, Mr. Hiser also taught courses in construction management at his alma mater from 1988 to 1999. Since 1996, he has excelled as the president of Phoenix Contractors, Inc., in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Attributing his success to his wondrous mentors he has acquired along the way, Mr. Hiser considers himself a visionary with exemplary ideas, leading by example. He has always developed outstanding relationships with clients and architects, and during his 35-plus year long career, he has established connections with others, which is shown in the great fabric of employees who work for Phoenix Contractors. Mr. Hiser notes that it takes patience to look for good opportunities. In this sentiment, he has garnered significant patience and has been met with unmatched success. Mr. Hiser maintains affiliation with the American General Contractors Association, for whom he has served on their industrial relation and education committees. He has also been associated with the education committee of the Washtenaw Contractors Association and is a member of the Construction Association of Michigan and Better Business Bureau. He is a former member of the curricular advisory board at Eastern Michigan University. To attest to his success, Mr. Hiser won the Pyramid Award for “Best Project Team” from the Washtenaw Contractors Association on eight occasions, including for constructing the $5 million Ozone House Project in 2020 and the Metropolitan Detroit Animal Shelter in 2019. He has also been featured in a four-page article in Focus Magazine and won the Design and Construction Showcase Award. Looking forward, Mr. Hiser intends to develop younger employees and watch them grow within the company. MARK W. HISER PRESIDENT, OWNER Phoenix Contractors, Inc. Ypsilanti, MI