Embedded in the Austin Community

Since relocating to Austin, TX, John has spent extensive time assembling a team of highly-skilled and incredibly talented tradesmen to complete the Bauen Builders family. For this group, it’s always perfection, pride, and passion over just a paycheck. The integrity and experience Bauen Builders bring to each project guarantee a high-quality finished product that’s built better.

John Macliver, President

John’s journey to commercial construction is unconventional. Although raised in a family of contractors, tradesmen, and developers, he didn’t begin his career in the construction industry. Early on, John recognized the importance of understanding the financial fundamentals of running a business and earned degrees in finance and math from Northeastern University. He began his professional career underwriting insurance and alternative risk platforms and over the years moved into commercial real estate development and construction.

John’s heart has always been in building things – whether it be building a team or building a structure, he revels in the process. Like his father and grandfather before him, both successful tradesmen and general contractors, John founded Bauen Builders on that passion. His wealth of experience and professional integrity are evident in the expertise, enthusiasm, and pride he brings to every project.

Hilary Soules, Vice President/CFO

Hilary is a small business owner’s best friend. Before partnering with Bauen as the CFO, Hilary spent countless years navigating the complexities of small business financial management. After college, she began her numbers career with an accounting firm in Colorado, where she served as the VP and Accounting Director. While there, Hilary oversaw the financial and administrative matters for over 40 homeowners’ associations, numerous restaurants, law firms, architects, real estate offices, retail establishments, and construction companies. For the next thirteen years, Hilary was devoted to helping small businesses succeed. She guided her clients through the post-2008 economic downturn and they now reap the rewards of her expertise with continued growth and prosperity.

In 2010, Hilary leveraged her accounting and small business expertise to start her own firm. In 2014 she returned to the Lone Star State where she always belonged. You see, Texas and the success of small business holds a special place in Hilary’s heart – her family has owned and operated a retail boutique in San Antonio for over 30 years. She started working at 12 years old and has not stopped yet.

Hilary is a Texas native and UT Austin alumni. She is an avid reader, yogi, and exercise fanatic, however, most of her time is spent cheering for her son at the baseball diamond, basketball court, or football field. She is also mom to a snuggly golden doodle.

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Kelli King, Project Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

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