Joe Rozier manages the operation of multiple historic buildings and projects owned by the family of Galveston preservationists Cynthia and George Mitchell. MHP’s inventory is comprised of three hotels, two parking garages, two parks/event spaces, the Pier 21 complex, several parking lots and 18 historic buildings with retail, office, restaurant and apartment spaces.
Rozier began working for George Mitchell in 2008, as Senior Project Manager of Architectural and Development Projects; Rozier stepped up to the plate after Hurricane Ike without hesitation and played an irreplaceable roll in the rebuilding of the Mitchell Properties that were affected by the storm. Rozier along with the MHP team wasted no time organizing 350 individuals including architects and engineers to begin the work. Within two months, they had bids and approvals ready to lead the 26 million dollar rehabilitation.
Before working for MHP, Rozier was Vice President of Eubanks Group Architects' (EGA) Galveston Branch. While with EGA, Rozier and his team worked on a number of MHP projects, one of which included the rehabilitation of the veranda windows at the Hotel Galvez. Their work was recognized with an Award of Merit from the Texas Historical Commission. Rozier also contributed to multiple popular Galveston area projects over the past 20 years including Saengerfest Park, the Mardi Gras Museum, The Strand Brewery, Sunflower Bakery, Starbucks, The Ronald McDonald House expansion, the Moody Mansion Car Museum and Olympia Grill, as well as, a number of beach homes and the restoration of homes in the East End Historic District.
Rozier has overseen all construction for MHP including its historic buildings located in downtown Galveston, Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House and Harbor House Hotel & Marina for the past seven years. Notably, he has been an integral leader in the restoration and adaptive reuse of historical buildings to create vibrant residential and retail spaces. Most recently, Rozier has been involved in the restoration of the cast iron storefronts of the Thomas J. League and the Rosenberg buildings, along with the complete exterior and structural renovation of two Hendley Row buildings.
Rozier has been involved in the community and has served on the UTMB School of Nursing Advisory Council, Galveston Chamber of Commerce and multiple committees serving the City of Galveston including: Seawall Development Zone, the Landmark Commission, Building Code Review, City of Galveston Charter Review, Disaster Response Plan for Historic Properties, Community Recovery Committee and the Planning Commission. While on the Planning Commission, Rozier and his fellow commissioners worked tirelessly on the Disaster Recovery Projects including updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Disaster Recovery Plan, Mobility & Thoroughfare Plan, Coastal Management Plan, Community Sustainability Plan, Parks & Recreation Plan, Historic Preservation Zoning Regulations and finally, the Land Development Regulations. Rozier currently sits on the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership board and is a member of both the Park Board’s Downtown Oversight Committee and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
He and his wife Sheryl are now enjoying Downtown Galveston Loft living after spending fifteen years renovating and restoring a circa 1894 East End Victorian home.