Eric Visser is the founder of Visser Construction LLC. His history of growing up in the
construction industry and working for the family business in the Midwest ultimately led him to home
building in Alaska. Originally born in Florida and growing up mostly in Iowa, Eric went to visit Alaska in
the winter of 2008 and never left. Construction and home design are in Eric’s blood. His father has
owned a paint contracting business in Iowa for over 30 years. Sister, Marie, owns an interior design firm
also located in Iowa. One of his uncles even owned a construction company on the Caribbean island of
Eric is the President of The Alaska State Home Builders Association and Past President of the
Anchorage Home Builders Association. Visser has also been appointed to the Construction Technology
and Research, Building Codes and Standards, and Energy and Green subcommittee of the National
Home Builders Association. He helps support community volunteer projects through the Anchorage
Home Builders Care Endowment Fund. He also advocates for intelligent regulation by participating in
Anchorage Assembly meetings and traveling to the state capital, Juneau, on behalf of the home building
industry. Eric works to improve building practices through constant education and research into the
most advanced building techniques.
After moving to Alaska, Eric got involved in real estate investing within the first couple of
months of being here. During the same time, he started working in the oil industry, first for CH2MHILL
and then for Orion Engineering. The years of project management experience in the oil industry has
helped him get building down to a science.
In the beginning of 2015 he left the oil industry to manage his real estate portfolio (and take
some time off). He spent a substantial amount of time out the country, driving a motorcycle around the
world! It was in the beginning of 2016 when he returned to Anchorage and spotted a void in the
Anchorage housing market and decided to start Visser Construction. What was that void? Clean,
modern, affordable homes that are super-efficient and really easy to maintain. All the homes that Visser
Construction has designed and built were constructed with that in mind.