Hermes Construction Co.
Hermes Construction was founded in 1995. Since that time the company has designed and built industrial projects, religious facilities, and a wide variety of commercial building and remodeling projects. Hermes Construction continues to expand its design-build and construction management branches to meet the needs of the growing commercial community in Northern Kentucky. Hermes Construction thrives due to the interweaving of the talents of the Hermes brothers and the construction management professionals they hire.
Erik Hermes, President, began learning about construction by being a construction laborer for his father’s business. This hands on experience created a foundation for him to understand the hidden problems of all construction. He learned the effects of:
- the land the building is to occupy,
- the community ordinances,
- to identify design inefficiencies,
- effective and efficient land usages.
Erik then began estimating job costs and overseeing commercial construction. He studied Operations Management at University of Cincinnati, and was hired to handle all operations and expansion of the R.A. Hermes, Inc. properties (totaling over 500,000 sq ft). In 1995 the Erik wanted to pursue more development opportunities so he founded Hermes Construction Co.
Erik and his wife, Melissa, have four children and reside in Cold Spring, KY. Erik has served as President of the Business Network International (BNI) S.M.A.R.T. Chapter and Cambell County Chapters. He has been involved with various fund raisers that have benefited organizations such as: the Brighton Center, 4-H, and the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation. In addition, Erik is a member of St. Philip Church parish council and former Parish Council president.
Tyson, Vice-President, also began in the construction industry as a laborer for his father’s company R.A Hermes, Inc. In 1989, Tyson began working on an expansion to Delhi Storage (Building I). Tyson continued to work as a laborer through high school and part of college. During college Tyson co-oped first with PRO2E, performing duct work design, equipment sizing, lighting layouts, and manual drafting. Next he co-oped for the City of Covington Engineer’s Office, where he first began to work with AutoCAD, designing and overseeing construction on urban renewal projects. Lastly he co-oped for Pilot Building Contractors, where he worked as a project manager for construction projects. In 1995 Tyson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati in Architectural Engineering. In 1996 Tyson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, and an Associates degree in Civil Engineering.
From 1996-1999 Tyson worked as a -construction project manager. From 1999-2003 Tyson worked as a pre-construction manager and completed the 636,000 square foot Liz Claiborne distribution facility (with 254,000 s.f. of interior mezzanines – totaling almost 900,000 usable square feet).
In 2003, Tyson joined Hermes Construction Company as Vice President. Tyson and his wife, Julie, have three children and reside in Erlanger, KY. Since 2005 Tyson has served on the Bioethics Committee for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In August 2006, he was assigned to the task force responsible for the development of a new Pediatric Ethics Center, and is currently serving on a Search Committee to hire a Director. In addition, Tyson was the chairman for the 2008 Covington Latin School Academic Advancement Fund, and is currently the chair for the St. Henry Parish Building & Maintenance Committee.