Messer adds to its construction operations team in the Upstate

May 17, 2023

Messer Construction Co. has added three industry veterans to its Greenville-based team, each with extensive experience leading complex expansion and renovation projects in the commercial, health care and higher education market segments. Braden Busold joins as operations vice president, Bill Keckeis as project executive, and Alex Walling as project manager.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these talented builders to the team as we continue to grow our presence in the Upstate,” said Erin Thompson, vice president and region leader. “As an employee-owned company, one of our main focuses is providing our people with opportunities for career advancement. Braden, Bill and Alex have a combined 40+ years with Messer, and we’re excited to now have their leadership in Greenville.”

Busold has been with Messer for nearly 20 years in the Dayton, Ohio, region. There, he focused on developing relationships and providing oversight on higher education projects at Miami University and the University of Dayton. In addition, he has led construction of K-12 and senior living facilities. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Busold has served on the board and executive committee for March of Dimes and the Dayton Art Institute.

Keckeis has been with Messer for 15 years in the Columbus, Ohio, region. His experience includes leading projects for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio State University, Nationwide Reality Investors, and multiple health care projects within the Mount Carmel and OhioHealth systems. He earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Cincinnati. In his free time, he enjoys coaching his daughter’s tee-ball team and being an active community member.

Walling has worked for a variety of customers since joining Messer in 2016, including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Cincinnati. He is involved with Messer Flow Committee and enjoys fishing, traveling and sports.

Messer recently announced its expansion into South Carolina with the opening of its 11th regional office located in the Upstate, serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Greenville and surrounding counties.


About Messer Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor that provides leadership for complex commercial construction projects in the Aviation, Federal/Military, Health Care, Higher Education, Industrial, and Science and Technology market segments. An employee-owned company, Messer’s transformational investment in its people, communities and innovative building solutions has enhanced the landscape of the 11 regions throughout the Midwest and Southeast in which its employees live and work. A local builder with national resources and expertise, the company has delivered value for 90 years through quality construction and client experiences, taking care to both exceed customer expectations and build long-term relationships.