“Hanson Remodeling was very good at creating the space we wanted by carefully listening to our wants, needs, and expectations.
Hanson Remodeling Design Build was formed by Dan Hanson in 2008. His intrigue into the craft of home building and remodeling began early with family tours of architectural homes. After interning with a manufacturing company prior to his senior year in college, Dan passed on a management position offer and graduated from Luther College with degrees in Business Management and Philosophy. He set out to Colorado to explore his intrigue of building. He knew that he did not want to wake up in middle management in his 30’s wondering if he should have pursued carpentry. He earned a position as a finish carpentry apprentice and was hooked. He moved to the Twin Cities after traveling in Canada and South America to live in an urban setting and enjoy the profession of remodeling.
Built for you: this means we listen to your concerns and are an advocate for your interests.
Work hard, work smart, do right by others. We are light-hearted, and accountable.
Do right by others: this means that for every project we bring integrity, honesty, and craftsmanship. It means that we respect all individuals involved in the building process and our environment.
Meet our Team
Beginning his career as a finish carpenter in Colorado, then working for two premier Twin City remodeling firms, Dan formed Hanson Remodeling with the mission to build beautiful, intriguing spaces with the clients’ interests in mind. It’s part of the company philosophy: Do right by others. It’s what makes Hanson Remodeling projects Built for You! With dual degrees in Business Management and Philosophy from Luther College, Dan sees the business of remodeling from many angles. Dan is proud that he is a Certified Remodeler, Certified Lead Carpenter and Universal Design Certified Professional through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Rebecca brings 10 years of design experience with her and hails from the Twin Cities South Metro. She earned her B.S. in interior design from the University of Minnesota. She has been transforming spaces for her clients for over ten years and still can’t get enough of the distinctive challenges that every project brings. With a careful eye towards design and functionality, she takes the time to truly listen to what each individual client wants and needs from their home. She then assembles those pieces of the puzzle to create uniquely tailored spaces that will be enjoyed for years to come. Rebecca has practiced design work both here and in the Denver area. Though she and her husband thoroughly enjoy traveling, they are excited to have their home base back in Minnesota.
Karla hails from St. Paul, Minnesota and holds degrees in both Interior Design and Theatre Performance. She spent the first decade of her career in the professional arts community and the second decade honing her craft as an interior designer. Karla believes that good design is not one-size-fits-all. Each individual and family uses their home in a unique way and their spaces should reflect their personal style and needs. Karla takes the time to truly listen to her clients and asks thorough questions to make sure no stone is left unturned. (She may even ask to look in your cabinetry and closets to adequately assess your storage needs.) She has a passion for historic architecture – especially houses that reflect the Victorian, Arts-and-Crafts, and Tudor Revival movements. She believes that spaces must be both functional and beautiful and loves paying attention to the little details that make her clients fall in love with their design. Karla is very dedicated to her nieces and nephews and loves spending as much time with them as possible. When she is not acting as a human jungle gym or attending a T-ball game, she enjoys writing, hiking, live music, sporting events, hanging out with friends and family, and participating in anything that will make her laugh.
Ranisha grew up in the Twin Cities with a lifelong love of the arts, design, and architecture. She graduated with a degree in art focusing on ceramics from the University of Minnesota. She recently returned to school to earn her kitchen and bath design certificate and is now a certified kitchen and bath designer (CKBD) with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). As an artist, she loves to be hands-on throughout the design-build process, to see spaces transform and the new vision for clients’ spaces come to life.
Mark grew up on a dairy and grain farm in central Minnesota. His construction career began after high school building new homes and adding additions to houses in his home town. After a several years of building standard homes, he decided he wanted to do something completely different and began constructing log and timber frame homes throughout the Midwest. After success with this method of building he decided that he would like to challenge himself more and moved to Seattle to join a remodeling company where he became a Project Manager. After a few years he moved back to Minnesota to be closer to family. Mark brings his more than 15 years of construction experience to the Hanson team as the Production Coordinator. In his spare time, you will find him hunting, running, hiking, on the water and helping his parents on the farm.
Hoa has been helping with bookkeeping and marketing. Prior to working at Hanson Remodeling, Hoa ran a food truck downtown, went to culinary school at the Art Institute, and completed her Master’s degree in French Literature at the University of Minnesota. Her wit and capacity to complete any administrative task allow us to keep the focus on the details of your project.
A native of Minnesota, Mary comes from a diverse professional background, from serving the best pork chops in town to clerking for a district court judge. Her office experience includes the largest legal publisher as well as a local investment firm, among others. She loves being a part of improvements of all kinds and is excited to become more involved in the remodeling industry. During her free time she enjoys cooking, riding horses, and being with her family.
John brings his 30 years of construction experience to the Hanson Remodeling team. He is key in helping us provide accurate estimates for our projects and helping our clients through the sales process. He loves helping people. He grew up in New England, obtained a degree in furniture design and construction and went on to manage an architectural firm. From there, he came to Minnesota where he has dedicated his professional life to assisting homeowners with wonderful remodeling projects with his sales, estimating and project management experience. John loves all manner of activity which include being with his family, fishing, trap shooting, photography, reading woodworking, landscaping, and playing his banjo.
Grant Young joined us as a lead carpenter and field supervisor. His dedication to client satisfaction and outstanding craft fits in perfectly with the company. Grant is a native Minnesotan. After owning and selling Northern Air Lodge resort in Ely, Grant came to the Twin Cities to be back in an urban setting. In addition to remodeling, Grant enjoys being with his family, building custom lamps, and getting out for a ride on his bike.
Eric is the gentle giant with a calm demeanor that allows for a consistent construction pace on his projects. He has been remodeling homes for 16 years. His care for clients’ homes and consideration of their needs is right in line with our company values. In addition to his construction skills, Eric is an accomplished sound engineer, musician and his knowledge of musical bands is extensive. Just ask him. When not working, Eric enjoys cooking, woodworking, and playing guitar.
Hailing from the northwoods of Wisconsin, Lennon moved to the Twin Cities 12 years ago to continue his career. He has sixteen years of carpentry experience, starting with everything from the ground up in residential construction to cabinet building to all aspects of trim carpentry. He is enthusiastic for his trade and prides himself on his dedicated work ethic and deep carpentry knowledge. When not working, Lennon spends his time with his growing family and building furniture.
Josh brings a strong background of more than 10 years of construction experience, a bachelor of science degree in business from St. Mary’s University, a can do professional attitude and an easy to get along with personality to our team. His ability to be a key supporting member on any project, allows our lead carpenters to move your job forward with the quality and care you expect. Outside of remodeling, Josh enjoys staying in shape and being with friends and family.
Originally from the Boston area, Matt moved to Minnesota to attend St. Olaf College. After earning a BA in American History and Environmental Studies, he signed up for AmeriCorps service with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Matt spent the next two years cutting his carpentry and project management teeth building all over the Twin Cities metro. Since joining Hanson Remodeling in the fall of 2016, Matt has enjoyed diving deep into the craft and science of home remodeling. Matt currently residing in the St. Paul Midway area, and in his spare time he enjoys reading, music, tinkering, and all things outdoors.
After earning a degree in Economics from St. Olaf College, Reed chose to explore a life-long interest in home building as a carpenter for Habitat for Humanity. Reed comes to Hanson Remodeling eager to grow in his craft while producing unique, tailored projects. He enjoys bringing his commitment to high-performance building and attention to detail to the creation of beautiful and functional spaces. When away from work, Reed likes to stay active, be with family and friends, and spend time out west in the mountains.
Lead Carpenter in Memorium
Jason is our dear friend and left an amazing legacy after battling ALS. Please check out his excellent writing on his blog. Please read his obituary. His spirit, craft and kindness live on as we continue to honor him in our company.