Rusty MacLachlan is a 1979 graduate of Kickapoo High School. In 1983, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Missouri where he also played football.
MacLachlan is a seventh-generation homebuilder/general contractor and real estate investor. He is the president and CEO of MacLachlan Construction Company, which has specialized in custom home design and building for over 37 years. He is a former two-term president of the Springfield Home Builder’s Association and two-term president of the Missouri Home Builder’s Association. He is also a longtime member of the board of directors for the National Association of Home Builders and the local Home Builders Association (on the local board since 1995).
He is a current board member for Habitat for Humanity of Springfield. He is a past board member of the Springfield Traffic Advisory Board and from 1993 to 1998 he served on the Housing and Interior Design Council at Missouri State University.
MacLachlan and his wife Julie have been married for 38 years. They have four children and five grandchildren.