About Us

Located in the heart of Austin, TX, Mercury Permits, Inc! has proudly served the greater Central Texas region with building permit expediting services since 1996. Because timeliness is so crucial to the construction industry, we are committed to processing all permits in the swiftest and most efficient manner possible to save your enterprise valuable time and money.

Because our firm is so experienced in the building permitting process, Mercury Permits, Inc! can provide a swift response time to all your submittals, all the necessary follow up for required application corrections, and knowledgeable experience of all the various government and local departments to get your permit.

City Fees

Plan Review and Permit Fees to the cities are based on either construction costs or square footage, depending on the individual city requirements. We require a separate check for city plan review fees, and upon approval of the permit, a check payable to the city for the permit fee.

Processing Fees

Our fees are based on time and departments involved. Services are based on an hourly rate. Approximate estimates can be given based on each particular project.

Our Staff

Brennon Ivey

Brennon started with Mercury Permits in 2003 and has helped to grow the company from a one-person business to a thriving consultancy. The Texas native is a Jack of All Trades at the office, but his primary role is as our trusty bookkeeper and offsite project manager.

Brennon’s favorite places to go in Austin include Mount Bonnell, El Dorado Cafe, and Mozart’s Coffee. He and Gigi, his terrier mix, enjoy going to Auditorium Shores dog park for the great views of downtown Austin.

Denise Reid

Denise started Mercury Permits in 1996 after struggling to work through the City of Austin’s permitting processes on her own. After mastering the system with plenty of first-hand experience, she wanted to help others who were battling these layers of red tape. This desire has grown into a customer service-based business that’s been going strong for over 20 years and her team has done business in all corners of Texas.

When Denise isn’t at work, she loves kicking back with a cold Shiner Bock and going to local Mexican restaurants in East Austin. Her weekend hobby is to go on long-distance group bike rides, where she can exercise her tenacious nature in the fresh air. She has three kids and a backyard chicken coop at her Leander home.

Monica Rodriguez

Monica has been at Mercury Permits since 2007. She’s always on the go at City offices, doing the legwork to prepare plans for submission and review by government planners in Austin and surrounding jurisdictions. Monica is an Austin native with three kids and a cute Boston Terrier name Zuko. When she’s not at work, she enjoys walking the Lady Bird Lake trail and hitting up her favorite taco spots around town.

David Steele

David joined the Mercury Permits Team in 2013 having been involved in the construction industry since 2006 doing everything from custom home estimating to deep foundation testing for skyscrapers and bridges across the globe. As a project manager, he handles all aspects of the permitting process – from the proposal to securing the final permits. His code analysis and consulting skills are integral to Mercury Permits’ operations. He also serves as the Network and IT Administrator for Mercury. David has a daughter he loves to spend time with, and a rescued Weimaraner/Pit Bull mix named Arwen who lost her home in Hurricane Harvey. Casa Colombia, Mozart’s, Torchy’s are his go-to food spots when he’s working downtown. In his free time he enjoys taking the doggo to Lake Travis and the disc golf course, as well as dabbling in fine woodworking, baking, cooking, and smoking fine meats from his home in Lago Vista.

Aaron Henderson III

Aaron started with Mercury Permits in 2018. Being taken under the wings of the team, Aaron is quickly learning all aspects of the business. Being born and raised in Mississippi, Aaron enjoys spending most of his time hunting and taking in the Texas scenery with his wife and German Shorthaired Pointer Ruger. If not out in nature then, he can be found under a car doing all things automotive. Torchy’s and East Side King are his favorite spots to eat.

Morgan Tiner

Morgan started with Mercury Permits in 2021 and her primary role is as our trusty bookkeeper and office manager. After growing up in Houston and living in Colorado she decided to plant roots in Austin TX. With her knowledge and 10 years of commercial and residential construction and accounting experience she brings a lot to the Mercury Permits team.

Morgan’s favorite thing is to road trip around the US with her pups, Pippa and Chevy. She loves the mountains and camping, and her goal is to visit every National Park and one day make the trek to Alaska. Her favorite Austin spots are the Mean Eyed Cat, Casino El Camino, and concerts at the Mohawk. She also enjoys spending days kayaking on Lake Travis.

Charles Clark

Charles joined the Mercury Permits team in 2021, after having spent the previous sixteen years in the construction document printing industry. He is learning all aspects of the permitting process, and how to successfully navigate the jurisdictional waters.

Charles is a San Antonio native, and spends his free time working as a sound engineer at the ABGB, brewing beer, doing graphic design for bands, cooking, practicing photography, and traveling. At his home in South Austin, Charles is surrounded by his wife and a menagerie of pets…an African grey parrot named Jarobie, a chonky cat named Dr Taco, a chihuahua mix named June, a pug named Roscoe (Uncle Puggeh), and a golden retriever named Tugboat. Together, they can often be spotted enjoying nature and exploring the Hill Country surrounding the Austin area.

Our Clients

Mercury Permits, Inc! is proud to serve a broad portfolio of clients from many industries, ranging from multifamily apartment homes and automotive repair shops to large grocery chains and small restaurants. Here are a few of our clients:

  • Alliance Residential Company

  • Austin Java

  • Chuy’s Mexican Food

  • Castles Design Group

  • HODGES Architecture

  • H – E – B

  • McDonald’s

  • Panera Bread

  • Simon Malls

  • And more!

If you have any questions regarding our company or if you would like to discuss your next construction project, please contact us at 512-708-1171 today.