Mercer Construction
A little bit about Mercer Construction, including where we began, what drives us, and what lies ahead for our company.
A little bit about Mercer Construction, including where we began, what drives us, and what lies ahead for our company.




A little bit about Mercer Construction, including where we began, what drives us, and what lies ahead for our company.

Paula Mercer Butterworth, president and owner of Mercer Construction, is a native Tri-Citian born to a family who were hard-working farmers with firm family values and a strong work ethic. Her father was a contractor in the industry and both her mother and father instilled to each of the four children core values of hard work, honesty, and personal integrity. Paula entered the construction industry in 1996 when it was the second-largest employer in the nation, yet only 10% of those employed were women. She proved her abilities by working as a General Manager (GM) on multiple construction projects in the area from 1996 to 2003, at which time she established Mercer Construction. Paula continues to work as a GM, as well as a Builder-Developer for her own organization.

Construction and Land Development Projects:

  • Sagewood Meadows (1996), General Manager (Land Development) At the time, this community was one of the first large-scale subdivisions in the area, consisting of 201 lots, split into 6 phases. It featured a landscaped park with a walking path, and not long after, Badger Mountain Elementary School was built in the neighborhood to accommodate the growing number of residents.
  • Sagewood Meadows (1996-1999), General Manager (Construction) Built over 100 homes, collaborating with numerous designers, all of which had a very different aesthetic. Phase 6 of the development features a home that was a big winner at the 1998 HBA Parade of Homes.
  • Desert Springs (1998-1999), General Manager (Land Development) This project consisted of land development of 59 lots in a rapidly growing subdivision, located in South Richland, Washington.
  • Desert Springs (2000), General Manager (Construction) Constructed 59 energy-efficient homes with the cost ranging from $135,000 to $180,000.
  • Canyon Crest (2000), General Manager (Land Development) Developed the land into 23 residential lots and built the road known as "Canyon Street."
  • Canyon Crest (2000), General Manager (Construction) Built 23 homes featuring spectacular views in this quiet subdivision. Homes ranged from $135,000 to $180,000 and had similar floor plans like the Desert Springs community.
  • Canyon Lakes - Loden Greens (1999), General Manager (Land Development) Land development of 106 home sites built in a single phase.
  • Canyon Lakes - Loden Greens (1999-2001), General Manager (Construction) This project consisted of the development of a golf course community with 100 elegant new homes with unique designs and luxury features, including a big winner at the 2001 HBA Parade of Homes featuring a three-story home with a vintage home theater.
  • University Park (2001-2003), General Manager (Land Development) Developed the land in a now-thriving area of North Richland, conveniently located near most major Tri-City employers.
  • University Park (2001-2003), General Manager (Construction) Built a 52-unit condominium community that was the first "new construction" in North Richland in ten years, and featured the first "Smart Park" in the region.
  • River View Pointe (2003), Owner/Developer (Land Development) This project consisted of land development of 42 acres, equaling 157 lots located in South Richland, Washington near Steptoe Street and Highway 240.
  • River View Pointe (2003-Present), Owner/ Builder (Construction) Led the construction and building of over 130 homes in this up-and-coming community. This neighborhood is one of the first "Neo-Traditional" communities in the Tri-Cities, offering 61 alley homes and 96 conventional homes with stellar views.