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. He started MadNic Construction in 2009 and several additional entities since.

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. 

Clay Wilson

Clay Wilson
Senior Project Manager

Clay began his career in business development managing national accounts. He found a passion in real estate leading him to Cushman & Wakefield as a project manager (eventually senior project manager) where managed comprehensive project schedules and assisted in building a company-wide real estate portfolio strategy. His career transitioned with CBRE as a senior project manager to provide oversight on behalf of owners, developers, operators and occupiers. In addition, he worked internally to improve project reporting (to actuals) to create cross-departmental fluidity. Clay continued improving company processes with The Burt Group for just over a year until he joined Trident Structures as a project manager. His career continues to elevate with MadNic Construction where his experience in project management and business development aid him as a senior project manager role with additional acquisition responsibilities.   

Clay’s Notable Assignments:

  • Parsley Energy – 135,000 SF Class-A Corporate Interior Project

  • Gatehouse Media – 30,000 SF Class-A Corporate Interior Project (Adaptive Re-use/ TI)

  • General Motors IT Innovation Center – 500,000SF Re-development

  • Hill Country Galleria – 30-Acre Re-development (Infrastructure/ Shell Buildings/ TI)

  • Grande Communications – 70,000 SF Restoration/ Renovation

Ben Denison

Ben Denison
Assistant Project Manager

Ben has over 10 years in construction with significant experience working with one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. He a business degree from Texas State and worked as an assistant project manager early in his career for three years at Lamar Technical Services. He worked with public utility companies to improve power grid structures with specific experience in design, surveying, construction layout and development. Ben was motivated to find his next step and continued his career with Cal-Atlantic Homes as the construction manager. During his tenure, he built over 250 single-family homes with some homes exceeding a $1.5 million sales price Ben oversaw the entire construction process from permitting to final certificate of occupancy. He trained multiple assistant managers, managed third-party trades, vendors and navigated project schedules, budgets and quality standards for every home. He worked closely with City of Austin officials to ensure each home met all necessary code requirements. He had a customer satisfaction approval of over 98% with buyers and generated the most revenue, often over $25 million annually. This past year, Ben joined MadNic as an assistant project manager to oversee a $40M, 69-unit luxury condo community in NW Austin. He is estimating all project costs, working with architects, engineers, City of Austin officials and interior designers to complete the site plans, design and approvals.  


Scott Sproat
Director of Marketing & Project Sales

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 has since helped the company scale appropriately with branding and marketing efforts.