With over 60 years construction experience, MadNic Construction offers more than just a name to our projects – we provide the expertise and attention other companies lack.

We provide residential construction and commercial construction services from the ground up, ensuring dependable structures for years to come. With the high demand for residential and multi-family units, MadNic Construction can provide all of your construction needs.




Rance Clouse

A longtime veteran of Austin real estate, Rance began his real estate career in 1986, after graduating from Principia College, with Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., in booming Ontario, California. For 8 years, Rance engaged in commercial real estate transactions, specializing in industrial and commercial brokerage services for property owners, developers, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. In 1994 Rance founded an Arizona based development company focused on retirement living. During his tenure as President of Florence Buttes, Inc., Rance was responsible for land acquisitions, financing, entitlement, construction supervision, and project management for this successful developer in the fast growing Phoenix region. Rance continued to operate Florence Buttes, Inc. and its successor entity, RKR Properties, LLC until 2004, when the last lots were sold.

During this successful run Rance branched out in 1996 to co-found Homes Direct, Inc., a Florida based finance company that offered subprime financing and home sales for the burgeoning manufactured home industry. Rance was responsible for operations, corporate finance and underwriting guidelines. The concept and company were sold to The Associates, a Ford Motor Credit company in 1998. After the sale, Rance relocated to Texas to continue his brokerage, management and development career.

Fortis Realty Services, LLC was formed in 2004, with Rance as the sole Principal, to provide real estate brokerage services, and association and property management services. In 2007, FORTIS has expanded to include residential and commercial development.

Also in 2004, Rance partnered with two other individuals to form Interurban Development in 2004. Interurban specialized in urban and near urban condominium and townhome development in Austin, TX and Atlanta, GA. Rance moved on from Interurban in 2007 to expand Fortis in the areas of brokerage and management, and to independently pursue development opportunities.

Rance formed Canvas Properties in 2015 in an effort to combine his experience development and sales into a boutique brokerage that handles both residential and commercial transactions. 

Rance’s notable developments include

  • Florence Gardens, Florence, Arizona. A 3,500 lot subdivision. Activities included marketing and sales of 350 improved lots. Construction and sales of 38 homes. Entitlement and bulk sale of a 156 lots.
  • Tierra Del Sol, Florence, Arizona. A 120 lot subdivision. Activities included planning, zoning, financing, construction management, marketing and sales.
  • Casita Hermosa Condominiums, Florence, Arizona. A 79 unit condominium development. Activities included construction management, marketing and sales.
  • Bel Air Lofts, Austin, Texas. An 83 unit urban condominium development. Activities included, financing, operations, marketing and sales.
  • Pease Place, Austin, Texas. A 25 unit condominium development with built in solar.
  • 904 West, Austin Texas. A 28 unit condominium development with built in solar, including live/work units and two retail condos.
  • Towns on Cumberland. A 13 unit townhouse development with many green amenities including tankless water heaters, 100% LED lighting and more. 

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Roger Frakes
Vice President of Construction

During his career, Roger has contributed his experience to $3 billion of construction projects. This includes leading the project management, cost controls, vendor selection, and execution of construction projects. He has been responsible for guidance to construction related scope and costs for both owned assets and new acquisitions.

His résumé includes national and local award-winning projects in several areas such as sports venues, corporate headquarters, industrial sites, student housing, residential high-rise condominiums and apartments, and large convention centers throughout the United States. Roger takes a proactive and entrepreneurial approach to his projects, and is heavily involved from the inception until occupancy and then continued maintenance of the assets.

Roger graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of science in engineering technology with an emphasis in construction engineering.

Notable Developments:

  • Grand Central at Kennedy, Tampa, FL- Two Condo towers, one 12 story, one 14 story. 392 units. (Named Best Residential Project of ’08 by Southeast Construction Journal and McGraw Hill)
    • Post Tension concrete towers, high rise.
    • Retail on 1st floor, Condo office on 2nd floor. 1300 stall cast-in-place parkinggarage.
    • Painted precast exterior walls with storefront on main level
    • Elevated pools and amenity decks.
  • Aspen Heights – Columbia, MO Cottage Project. 900 Beds of student housing.
    • Single family, duplex, tri-plex & quad-plex with 10,000sf club house, stick built construction. 176 buildings
  • Aspen Heights – Fort Collins, CO Cottage Project. 748 Beds of student housing.
    • Single family, duplex, tri-plex, quad-plex and six-plexes with 10,000sf club house, stick built construction. 176 buildings
    • First project with Aspen Heights to ever build with prefabbed exterior and interior walls
  • Aspen Heights – 8th & Nueces, Austin, TX. 22 Story High Rise Apartment Downtown Austin. 200 Units
    • Post Tension high rise concrete tower.
    • 7 story cast-in-place concrete garage with apartments and amenity decks above.
    • Elevated pools and amenity decks.
  • Aspen Heights – The Independent, Austin TX. 58 story High Rise Condo Downtown Austin. 370 High End Units
    • Post Tension high rise concrete tower.
    • Elevated pools and amenity decks.
  •  Aspen Heights – The Rise – Podium project, Albany, NY 115 units, 227
    • Post tensioned concrete podium project
    • Stick framed residential units above garage.


Scott Sproat
Marketing Manager

Scott has 18 years experience in sales, marketing and brand management. Early in his career, Scott worked with consumer product goods introducing them to new markets in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area. His career moved him to Chicago where he pursued an interest automotive marketing and worked for several years on the agency side engaging in lead generation, experiential marketing and brand awareness for General Motors. Scott moved back to Austin in 2009 to work with Audi of America managing identity and brand standards with dealerships across the country. Scott’s passion for marketing in the luxury segment led him to Aspen Heights (currently building The Independent) where he was a regional marketing manager and most recently the director of marketing for Core Spaces who focuses on mid to high-rise products near college campuses nationwide. Scott joined the company in February 2016 and is looking forward to helping the company scale appropriately with branding and marketing efforts.