meet the team


Michael Hartel is the Founder behind the coveted brand Hartel Homes that clients have come to associate with unparalleled home remodeling.

Before finding his passion for renovation, Michael earned his Masters and Ph.D in engineering from the University of Florida. He worked in the semiconductor industry for several years before trying his hand at remodeling and flipping houses.

His tasteful design and eye for quality work helped transform a profitable hobby into a full time career. Now, he’s a licensed Realtor® in Texas and an active member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

Since entering the wonderful world of building renovations, Michael has left his unique stamp on dozens of homes around Austin.

On his days off, you can find Michael exploring nature with his dog and fiance or traveling some hidden corner of the world.


Nathan Spencer is joint owner and managing partner of Hartel Homes. His natural talent for construction began early in life and he even founded his own company at age 18.

Eventually, Nathan sold his company to pay for his education where he decided to explore other interests. He graduated from Fort Lewis College with a B.S. in Geology but ultimately returned to what he knew and loved best – remodeling and construction.
Nathan’s excellent interpersonal skills motivate his team to work together so projects run smoothly and ensure clients are always happy with the service they receive.
When he’s not keeping his team accountable to the high standards of Hartel Homes, you can find Nathan scaling a treacherous ridge on his mountain bike or belting out a soulful tune during karaoke.

Customers reviews

“I have enjoyed working with Michael on several projects. He cares about the outcome and ensures the job is done right. Thanks Michael!”
“Great people to work with. They care about your project & deliver quality products and services!”