About Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising was founded by David Rogers in 1990, and he still serves as the CEO of the company.

Phoenix Rising quickly grew as demand for the quality design and craftsmanship of the company became known.

Also as the company grew, building strong relationships with theme park professionals in Orlando and the Central Florida area, more talented team members and additional services were added.

Today, Phoenix Rising offers complete turn-key environments, from design to fabrication to installation. Services offered have grown to include:


Our Client List Includes

Universal Studios - Orlando, Hollywood, and Osaka, Japan.
The Scriptorium
The Kennedy Space Center
The Dallas Cowboys
The Billy Graham Museum
The Chickasaw Cultural Center
The Freeman Company


and many more!   Check out our Portfolio


Consultation and Planning  -  Project Design  -  Custom Fabrication  -  Scenic Art and Direction
Project Management  -  Field Installation and Service  -  Resourcing of Outside Vendors


David Rodgers

David Rogers - Founder/Chief Executive Officer

With over 30 years as a manager in the construction industry, and half that in theming, David was the perfect person to bring together the talent at Phoenix Rising.


The recent projects for Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley and the work for the "Escape to Gringott's" ride are personal favorites, as he found them "Immensely fulfilling.   The large scale, immersive projection screens and Show Sets that the Phoenix Team created for this world class attraction are truly enchanting."


David is the proud recipient of a Home Builder’s Association’s Aurora Award, but says that, "More importantly, I am delighted with the many notes of gratitude Phoenix has received from its clients throughout the entertainment industry."


When not at work, David loves to read and garden and also enjoys kayaking and exploring Florida rivers and waterways.  As he says, "Most of all, I enjoy time with my wife of 34 years, my four children and nine grandchildren."