MDS Construction Solutions

MDS Builders, Inc. provides complete construction solutions. The company was founded in January 1989 and its headquarters are located in Boca Raton, Florida with offices also located in Austin, Texas, and Cleveland, Ohio.

Some of our achievements in the construction sector include the following:

  • Completed projects in forty-six (46) states.
  • Over 13,000 Vendors / Subcontractors.
  • Specialize in the construction and renovation of private commercial facilities, with considerable experience in interior tenant construction.
  • Over 5,000 projects completed to date.
  • Utilize state of the art computerized management information systems for estimating, project management, CPM scheduling, and job cost accounting.
  • Personalized and professional service.
  • Emphasis placed on timeliness, quality, and the comprehensive flow of job related information to all project participants.
  • A proud member of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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MDS Leadership

Mark D. Speedy

CEO

Mark Speedy is the founding member of MDS Builders. He relocated from Chicago, Illinois in 1987 to complete a large renovation and addition project for his former employer at regional shopping center in Delray Beach, Florida. He then decided to open his own company in 1989. Mark is responsible for the overall success of MDS and supervises all Planning and Operations of our company. His duties have included overseeing Sales and Marketing, Estimating, Project Management, Financial Management, Field Operations and all other organizational activities. Mark has built a platform and culture that assures the company will be able to maintain continued growth while also ensuring that every project is complete and on time and every customer is satisfied.

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry initiating in Project Management and estimating. He is the license qualifier for our company and holds licenses in all the states we do business.

Mark has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Palm Beach County Chapter. He has also served as a board member for the Palm Beach County Fire Code Review Board of Appeals and Adjustments.

Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology from the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas.

James E. Baumann

President

Jim came to MDS Builders in 1990 while still attending college and started as a field assistant. After gaining field experience, Jim started assisting in Estimating and Project Management. Subsequent to his college graduation he transitioned to a full-time employee with MDS as an Estimator and Project Manager. Jim managed commercial, retail, office, medical and industrial projects.

In 1996, Jim was promoted to Vice President and Operations Manager. He continued with Estimating and Project Management duties in addition to overseeing the day to day operation of field personnel. Other duties included, accounting, insurance, legal and administrative.

In 2007, Jim became our President and gained additional responsibilities which include Planning and Operations management, Sales and Marketing, and all other organizational and administrative activities. Jim is pivotal to carrying on and maintaining the strong core ethics and principles upon which MDS Builders was founded by promoting a strong work ethic and partnering philosophy.

Jim is a graduate of Florida International University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Jim has served as a member of the Palm Beach County Fire Code Review Board of Appeals and Adjustments.

David Pain

CFO

David co-founded MDS Builders and has been a partner since 1989. During his first seven years with the firm, David served as Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for planning, marketing, operations and financial management. He also developed and executed general corporate strategy, five-year and yearly business plans, sales/marketing plan, and all departmental policies and procedures.

David has recently begun serving as our Chief Financial Officer and has implemented management information systems that include fully integrated estimating, job cost, payroll, and accounting packages, along with PERT/CPM scheduling programs. David’s contributions have helped maintain our finance/operations, strong core ethics, and principles by fostering a proactive work ethic and partnering philosophy.

David is a graduate of Harvard Business School where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in finance and operations management. David also achieved a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas.

Upon graduation, David reorganized under-performing departments for other firms, managed annual budgets, cut costs, achieved significant inventory reductions and implemented quality assurance programs. Once he joined MDS Builders, David also led all operations including Project Managers, field production/scheduling, financial/accounting, legal issues, general administration, personnel decisions, employee benefits, safety and quality control.

Lisa Olivas Taucher

Regional Vice President

Lisa joined MDS Builders in 2004 as the Regional Manager for our Midwest office located in Ohio.

She supervises all operations in the Midwest Office including Sales, Estimating, Project Management, Accounting and Administrative. Lisa’s responsibilities include project estimating, buyout and project management of subcontractors and suppliers. She coordinates all trades, field personnel and scheduling.

Lisa has been a Project Manager in the construction industry for 22 years and has extensive experience in design build, out of the ground construction, historical renovation, interior renovation, industrial, retail, and office space construction.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio University in 1986 and is a past President of the National Association of Women in Construction, Cleveland, Ohio Chapter.

R. Murrell Perry

Vice President | Director of Operations

As a Vice President | Director of Operations for the MDS team since 2016, Murrell’s responsibilities include overall project operations for multiple projects.  His duties include client relations, business development, contract negotiations and administration, permitting guidance and oversite, financial management, scheduling, sub-contractor and materials procurement as well as management of MDS project construction operations teams.

With construction experience in retail, restaurant, office, super market, institutional, high-end residential projects, education, government, historic renovation, hospitality, auto dealerships healthcare spanning almost three decades, his specialty is in medium-to-large out of the ground and renovation Projects.

Murrell’s construction expertise list includes such clients as, Las Olas Company, Audi, Bentley Rolls Royce, Florida Atlantic University, Hyatt, NASA, and Miami-Dade College.

Murrell’s has been a resident of South Florida for 30 years, and has extensive Senior Construction Project Management experience. Murrell has attained a Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from University of Central Florida and earn a Master Degree in Business from Nova Southeastern University and is a LEED AP.

Ron Zegiel

Pre-Construction Manager

As our Pre-Construction Manager and Chief Estimator for the MDS team since 2015, Ron’s responsibilities include management of estimating operations involving MDS Builders 3 operating office locations in Florida, Ohio and Texas.  In addition, his responsibilities as Chief Estimator include estimating strategy, estimating team guidance and support, personnel management, client relations, contract negotiation and Business Development. Ron’s 35 years’ experience in the construction trades include virtually all types and sizes of construction project ranging in size up to $125,000,000.

Ron has performed many successful pre-construction services for notable clients such as: General Growth Properties, Jones Lang LaSalle, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Ford Motor Co., Audi North America, BMW USA, Codina Carr Residential, The Related Companies, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and Miami Dade College just to name a few.

Ron specializes in conceptual budgets and pre-construction estimating services budgets and planning from initial concept through grand opening. Ron holds an Architectural Design and Drafting undergraduate degree from New England Tech and belongs to a number of trade associated organizations.

Eddie Mezardjian

Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development, Eddie brings 30 years of executive management and operations to the MDS Team. A former business owner for 24 years, he has spent a significant portion of his life in high-end luxury residential construction. With his formal training in Civil Engineering, he also brings a rich project history of high-rise, industrial storage, hotel/hospitality, medical office, hospital construction and civil work to MDS. Eddie utilizes his field experiences to effectively guide MDS into new business opportunities.

A believer in the practice of creating partnering relationships that respect a clients’ needs while maximizing the abilities of MDS to execute and serve, Eddie is creating new venues for which MDS can find success and excel.

A graduate of Bowling Green State University, he received a BS Degree from the College of Construction Technology. Eddie is also an accredited LEED professional, NCEER Certified Instructor, and has held his State of Florida Certified Building Contractor license (CBC047742) since 1989.

Our Services

General Contracting

Since 1989, MDS Builders, Inc. has served as a model of construction excellence by providing quality-built environments. We believe the integrity of the project must never be compromised even if there are time and budget restraints. 

Programs / Rollouts / Rebranding

With years of experience on the national stage, MDS can manage and facilitate your programs, whether rolling out a new product, or an overall rebranding. Where timelines with specific milestones are required, MDS focuses on the flow of program related information whereby practical and reasonable processes are formulated to achieve the required goals. 

Facilities Maintenance

MDS Builders, Inc. is your one source for all your maintenance needs; we offer a comprehensive 24/7 Facility Maintenance service to keep your business running smoothly at all times without having to take time from your duties. 

Construction Management

Construction Management is a fee-based service that provides you with an experienced and objective advocate that acts in your best interests, guiding you through the construction project from initial concept to final construction closeout.

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