Bruce Bosse can be credited as one of the catalysts of Merit Construction, having seen the firm grow from a small construction company with a few employees to a prominent regional contractor. He joined Merit in 1983 and has worked in numerous positions, including serving as president from 1995 to 2017. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in building construction from Purdue University.

Bruce’s experience includes a wide variety of projects for a broad base of clients including:

Bruce is an active member of the professional community, having held leadership roles in Leadership Knoxville, Knoxville Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee, the City of Knoxville Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation Board of Commissioners, the BCBC Board, the Knox County Board of Construction Appeals, the Salvation Army Board, the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates, and the Historic Tennessee Theatre Board.

Bruce enjoys travel with his family and is an avid fan of college basketball and football. He and his wife, Sharon, have two children.