Executive Team 

Melissa Fisher
President, Development


Fisher is the principal owner and president of RISE Residential Construction. She focuses on project development, financing, and reporting. A CPA with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Accounting from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business, she has developed and certified over 6,000 units to date.

Dewey Stevens
Chief Operating Officer, Construction


Stevens serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for RISE Residential Construction. He has more than 30 years of construction management experience in single and multifamily housing, commercial, industrial, educational, and institutional sectors. With RISE, Stevens oversees all phases of the construction process and the management of field personnel, and compliance. Stevens is a graduate of Kennedy Western University with a degree in Business Administration. 

Areas of expertise:

  •  Student Housing
  •  HUD-Financed Projects
  •  LIHTC Housing
  •  Public Facilities 
  •  Single Family Homes
  •  Low-, Mid-, and High-Rise Buildings