Mike is the President and Founder of SoDella Construction. He is a licensed General Contractor, and has been directly responsible for the design, development, contracting and construction of over 1500 Multi-Family homes and 2500 Single-Family homes across Arizona. Over his 20 year career, he has also been integral to the operations teams of two quality and value focused builders, Meritage Homes and Homes by Towne.
In 2007 Mike joined Meritage Homes, Arizona. In 2010, he expanded his role to national level with Meritage Homes, covering 13 divisions in 7 states, tasked with the company-wide implementation of Meritage Homes’ Innovation, Home Performance and Sustainability Program. In 2011, Meritage set a new national standard in energy efficiency and integrated renewable design in offering cost effective Net Zero Homes throughout the US.
From 2012-2017, Meritage constructed over 10,000 Energy Star homes under Mike’s direction. Mike played an important role in all home design product development in the West region to ensure cost effectiveness and high customer value. Responsible for the operations team, he focused on standards that created quality, consistency, accuracy and predictability to ultimately drive operational excellence in construction.
Multi-Family construction became Mike’s expertise while on the operations team at Homes by Towne, from 1999 – 2007. With extreme focus on quality construction and efficiency in production management, he was responsible for all Planning, Entitlements, Contracting and Field Operations for over 1000 multi-family units across Phoenix, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Early career design and engineering work with Rick Engineering Company was the foundation for Mike’s technical and detail oriented work, from 1996 to 1999. He worked on dozens of development projects, while building relationships with municipalities and design firms in Arizona.
In 1996, Mike earned a Bachelors of Science at Clarkson University in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering. He is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona.