Dave Hernandez brings over 20 years of construction finance and management experience to ROOST clients. He counts ROOST’s many happy clients, some repeat and many now friends, as the company’s greatest accomplishments. Dave founded Zilker Construction in 2009 and began teaming up with Watkins Custom Homes, a partnership formalized with ROOST in 2013.
Before moving into custom residential, Dave worked in multi-family and mixed-use development in leadership and construction management roles at Trammell Crow, Fairfield Development and Safari Construction where he managed over $350 million of development. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from UT Austin, where he also acquired a great love for this city.
He makes his home in central Austin with wife, Kari, two children, Tessa and Hayes, and his beloved springer spaniel, Clyde.