Our Leadership

Frank Renda

Frank grew up working in his family’s construction business, Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc., eagerly learning the trade from his father and uncle. After graduating from Texas Tech University, he returned to the family business as a field supervisor. Years of hard work and an unswerving dedication to quality earned Frank the title of General Manager. At that time, the company was a local utility contractor with around 100 employees. The business boomed under Frank’s visionary direction, expanding into nearly two dozen states, acquiring 2,000 employees, and growing from $20 million to over $550 million a year in revenue.

Today, Frank serves as CEO of Southland Holdings, one of the largest construction companies in North America with licenses in over 30 states. He offers nearly three decades of project management experience and has worked on projects from Maryland to California.

Rudy Renda

Growing up around his family’s construction firm, Rudy can remember being on job sites since the age of three, learning from some of the best and hardest workers in the business. He graduated from Texas Tech University and joined Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc., as a field supervisor, working alongside his cousin Frank Renda.

Rudy has spent almost 30 years leading various heavy underground projects including pipelines, tunnels, water and wastewater treatment plants, and marine work. As part of Southland Holdings’ leadership, he is responsible for overall operational performance at the Southland family of companies. Whether he is working on safety enforcement, budgeting, or nationwide job site coordination, Rudy is determined to lead by example and exceed client expectations.

Tim Winn

Tim began his construction career in 1991 working on a survey crew in Longview, Texas. After graduating from Texas Tech University with dual degrees in Finance and Economics, he joined Frank and Rudy Renda at their family’s business, Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc.

As the construction firm was growing into the leading Texas-based provider of water and sewer infrastructure, Tim took on their first large-scale out-of-state project in North Carolina. His devotion to ensuring successful project completions and going beyond client expectations helped him expand the business into 21 states.

Tim’s responsibilities as part of Southland Holdings’ executive leadership include efficiency reviews, resource management, equipment procurement, and partnering strategies. He has worked on projects from New York to Hawaii and continues to coordinate work between job sites across the nation.

Teressa Fields

Since earning her Accounting degree in 2004, Teressa has been proud to manage Southland Holdings’ daily financial and administrative components. She maintains the company’s strong balance sheet and provides guidance in all things finance-related. Teressa values efficiency and effectiveness, and business operations have flourished under her leadership. She also manages Southland’s treasury, tax, and risk management aspects, working closely with company principals to certify that each project is operating in accordance with established benchmarks and regulations.

Russell Lindsey

Russell is in the business of growing strong, competitive companies. He believes in open communication with clients and goes the extra mile to solve issues that may arise during a project’s lifecycle. Russell holds a Construction Science degree from Texas A&M University and an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He has honed the skills he learned in the classroom on the field and in the office, providing exceptional operations management and expert construction industry knowledge. Today he supervises the daily operations of a 280-employee company that generates over $160 million a year in revenue.