When Spencer left his IT consulting job in 1996, he “figured I’d go work for this home builder for a couple years,then go back to consulting. But I just found construction to be rewarding work, and I really enjoyed the people that I interacted with and met on a daily basis, so I never left.”
In 2007, he joined up with a former colleague’s company, Multi Drywall & Partition to restructure the organization during the downturn. Pivoting from the previous business model, they expanded the business through the downturn by focusing on one client at a time, and by finding great people who were knowledgeable in their craft. These formed the basis for a strong company culture that persists through today. “Our business is really all about people. We try to provide a good place where people want to work, where people are challenged and a place they can be proud to work. I really feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work every day with great people,” Spencer reflected.
The company has been honored over the years for its client focused efforts with prestigious awards from the HBA including the 2011 Subcontractor of the Year Award, the 2014 Distinguished Service to the Remodeling Industry Award, the 2017 Distinguished Service to the Building Industry, 2019 Associate of the Year as well as numerous awards from Angie’s List and Houzz.com.
Spencer has been an owner of Multi Drywall & Partition, and an active member of the HBA, since 2007. A certified public accountant (CPA), with an MBA from Michigan State University, he worked for years at a big three accounting firm providing manufacturing and information technology consulting services, and gaining a valuable broad view of business management. His understanding of construction was gained through 10 years as senior vice president for a major home builder.
He has actively served over the years at the local Association level. He has held both secretary and treasurer positions on the Remodelers Council, has served as vice president of the Sales & Marketing Council, and has served as chair of the Membership Committee. Since 2013, Spencer has also served on the HBA Board of Directors. “I think attending any HBA meeting or event is helpful because, in interacting with all the other members, you learn,” said Spencer. “You always pick up something that is helpful to your business.”
Spencer has been married to his wife, Leslie, for 27 years. The couple has two children – a son who graduated from Vanderbilt University and is working in Charlotte and a daughter who is majoring in Business, Technology and Design at the University of Southern California. Spencer is also a “big brother” in the Big Brothers / Big Sisters program.