It all started with a magnet on a string. Dad’s white Ford pickup truck would take me from my Saturday morning cartoons to pick up nails with a magnet. He assured me that even though I was on clean up duty this was an extremely important job. It’s a reflection of how we treat our clients and how much we respect and value them.
After magnets, there were post-it notes. My job was to go around and place post it notes wherever I saw quality issues during the finishing stages. He trained my eyes early and always took the time to explain what I was looking at and how to build it.
Next there was hand tools, driving backwards with a trailer, heavy machinery, superintendent duties, quality control, safety, bookkeeping, and project management.
Outland Construction is the result of a beautiful family business, long hours, hard work, and great relationships built with a team of trades that allow us to have the reputation that we have today.
We are blessed to be in Austin. We are blessed to be in construction. And we would be honored to meet with you.
In loving memory of our builder dad, the modern cowboy.
MEET THE TEAM
Tom graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1976 with a degree in Construction Management and a minor in Architecture. In 1979 Tom moved to Austin Texas where he has built multiple businesses and raised his family.
Tom Luth has won numerous awards for constructing custom residences including “Best Home in the Unlimited Category” in Austin Texas.
As a result of his technical knowledge of construction, in 2001, Tom was asked by a local attorney to consult on a project that had construction related defects. Tom quickly found himself fascinated with the construction consulting industry and started AAQ Consulting, LLC In 2001 through this present date. Tom continues to build and offers services to project owners, contractors, attorneys and insurance companies in matters of construction procedures and defects. He considers this work to be more like teaching and thoroughly enjoys these endeavors. The AAQ Consulting business has been further expanded to include dispute resolution as well as avoidance by providing services to law firms, insurance companies, and construction organizations. Tom and AAQ consulting have participated in well over 100 lawsuits as an expert witness for trial work, evaluation reports, assignments of responsibility, damage assessment opinions and preparing estimations for the cost of repairs and corrections.
Jessica grew up in a family of entrepreneurial contractors and developed a passionate skill for the construction business. Jessica graduated from Texas State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Forensic psychology. She combined her college education with her construction skill sets landing a job with Covalence Coated Products selling waterproofing construction material across the state of Texas. She led sales meetings to over 100 companies including architects, manufacturers, lumber dealers, and brokers, creatively closing some of the largest builders in America.
After her corporate experience she rejoined forces with her father in 2008 at Outland Construction and AAQ Consulting. As a builder she’s been involved in new residential construction, remodels and commercial projects totaling over $30,000,000.00. She is an expert in details and has a natural "get it done" attitude. As a consultant she has expanded her knowledge of the many intricate areas of the construction industry having inspected, documented, read depositions, developed reports and researched the many ways construction projects fail and end in lawsuits.
She obtained her real estate license to further her knowledge of Austin’s markets and to add value to her clients who seek the right lot in Austin to build on. She uses this knowledge to help her clients budget their projects and make sure they are not overspending on the construction of their home for the area.
Jessica is the President of Outland Construction Co., Inc. and AAQ Consulting LLC. She leads the company with guidance from God and lessons learned from experience.
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker, author and educator
Alex is everyone's number one go to person. She is the office manager, project support specialist, AP, AR, IT, and protector of the company. She is the bulldog you want protecting you; not chasing you. She is loyal and true and good at everything that she does. She manages the paperwork, superintendents, reports, and watches over the financials of the business and projects.
She is a team player and can wear many hats in the construction industry. She has experience in estimating, managing change orders, lien notices, insurance documents, creates and reviews contracts, weekly reports, weekly meetings, monitors the construction schedule, purchases materials, schedules equipment, creates pay apps, Invoices, close out documents, and acts as the liaison between subcontractors, vendors and the Outland team.
She is knowledgeable in excel, word, Procore, AIA contracts, iSqFt, and Plan Swift.
She has been with Outland Construction and AAQ consulting since 2013. She continuously expands her education in the construction and business industry.