Kevin Morrissey – Principal
From Project Carpenter to President and Senior Practicing Partner of MW Morrissey Construction, Kevin Morrissey has emerged as a true leader in the Southwest’s construction industry.
Kevin’s forty plus years of on-the-job experience in construction included roles as Carpenter, Foreman, Project Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager, Senior Vice President at Chestnut Construction, and Co-Owner and President for 11 years at Barker Morrissey Contracting. With extensive knowledge founded and developed out of Tucson, AZ, MW Morrissey Construction is not limited to the borders of this beautiful state. Kevin carries his expertise and values to where you need it most. Having successfully completed business and managing projects in Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Montana, California, Nevada, Texas, and Pennsylvania, Kevin is well versed beyond the southwest borders, making him an expert in mobile General Contracting as well.
Some of Kevin’s notable construction projects include Desert Diamond Casino, Universal Avionics buildings 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 totaling 200,000 square feet, Texas Instruments, and numerous renovations at TMC Medical Facilities. The Desert Diamond Casino Project alone was a $40 million, 170,000 sq. ft. casino with administration offices, full service restaurant, buffet, three cafeterias, conference center, two wells and a stand alone water treatment facility.
Throughout his multi-faceted construction career, Kevin has dedicated time and expertise to many non-profit community organizations such as Third St. Kids, House of Neighborly Service, Arts for All, Tucson Center for Women and Children, Travelers Aid Homeless Shelter, and the Gospel Rescue Missions Bethany House. Kevin’s heart and time isn’t limited to our fellow man/woman in need. He and his wife, Cindy, extend their open hearts and home to four legged friends as well. In his free time (yeah right), you can find the whole Morrissey clan in the mountains getting back to their roots or at a sporting or community event re/charging their spirit.
Matthew Watza – Principal
Before teaming up with Kevin Morrissey and assuming his role as practicing partner with MW Morrissey, Matt Watza was a Project Manager and Project Superintendent with Barker Morrissey in Tucson, Arizona and a Project Engineer with McCarthy Buildings Companies based out of Phoenix, Arizona.
Matt’s extensive background, knowledge and education in construction management make him a strong voice as a principal of MW Morrissey. Matt’s experiences and oversight of projects encompass a wide range of public and private developments, some with contract values in excess of $75M.
He has an impressive list of over 30 notable, ground-up and tenant improvement projects in Southern Arizona alone; including but not limited to restaurants, retail establishments, casinos, theaters, prison expansions, medical facilities, civil developments, industrial/warehouses and more.
As a leading, locally-established Project Manager, Project Superintendent, Project Engineer and Practicing Partner, Matt is responsible for project management, bidding & estimating, business development, contract negotiation, field operations and general company oversight. From beginning formulations to project completion, Matt delivers jobs to the client on-time and under budget.
Throughout college and high school, Matt was a tri-sport athlete and participated on and off the field in a variety of community affairs. He has earned the respect of other athletes as well as young professionals and non-profit groups such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program with whom he worked and shared life-learning training and experiences. In his free time, you can find Matt enjoying the outdoors, perfecting his golf game, bike riding, hiking with his wife and two dogs, competing in sand volleyball or recharging to do it all again at local restaurants and establishments.
Kristin Reece-Blum – Business Manager
A former collegiate athlete, Kristin Reece attended Colorado Mesa University, in Colorado, on academic and athletic scholarships. She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management in 2006. Kristin further refined her business skills, as a Business and Operations Manager in the hospitality industry, and later the Accounting Director for Arizona Biological Control, Inc., until 2011.
True to her adventuresome spirit, Kristin also became a certified Life Coach and Wilderness First Responder. A teacher, volunteer, coach, guide, and guest speaker, Kristin has worked in this capacity with notable organizations such as Achieve Builds Confidence, Inc. (Chief Officer of Operations 2011-2016), Arizona Outback Adventure, Inc., and National Geographic Adventures.
Today, Kristin still remains closely associated with local companies and individuals, who frequently request her services as an independent contractor and coach in business and personal matters.
As Business Manager for MW Morrissey Construction, Kristin Reece brings her combined business acumen and fresh, energetic perspective in helping to found the company’s foundation, culture, and success. She genuinely listens and conveys her desire to achieve outstanding results for the company as well as the company’s clientele. Oriented to organizational growth, and the best one can be, Kristin is a sum total of MW Morrissey’s philosophy, “We’re All In!”
Growing and giving back are philosophies Kristin lives by. With a strong volunteer presence in our community, Kristin has worked with organizations such as Tu Nidito and currently continues her volunteer work in the school systems, teaching and building leadership skills to the youth of our community. In her free time, you can find Kristin being just that, free. Most likely she’ll be out hiking with her family and furry friends, scuba diving, snowboarding or working on her “mini-urban ranch.”