“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.

Company Philosophy

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

Dan Hanson, CR, CLC, UDCP

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 d’Arbelles
Senior Designer

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 Baker

Karla hails from St. Paul, Minnesota and holds degrees in both Interior Design and Theatre Performance. She brings 15 years of experience to the table and believes that good design is not one-size-fits-all. Karla takes the time to truly listen to her clients and asks thorough questions to ensure that their spaces reflect their unique style and needs.  She has a passion for space planning and loves classic homes – particularly homes from the 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. Other interests include writing, hiking, live music, sporting events, hanging out with friends and family, and participating in anything that will make her laugh.

Ranisha Robinson

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 Mitchell
Production Manger

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 Nguyen
Financial Manager
Administrative Support

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.

Mary Windhorst
Office Manager

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 Greely
Project Development

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
Project Lead 

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 Pierson

Lead Carpenter

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.

Lennon Manthe
Project Coordinator

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 Stouffer
Project Manager

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.

Matt Johnson
Project Development

Matt joined Hanson Remodeling in the fall of 2016 and worked as a lead carpenter until the fall of 2022, when he transitioned to his present role as a project developer. Houses, history, and restoration have been lifelong loves. However, it wasn’t until his early twenties that he got his formal carpentry start, as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Raised in Massachusetts, he holds a degree in American History from St. Olaf College and lives in a 1915 Dutch Colonial house in St. Paul’s Como neighborhood.

Reed Deardorff

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.

Josh Czech

Josh has been a carpenter for 6 years, specializing in framing for the first 4.  He was drawn to remodeling for the broad range of skills and challenges involved. Josh enjoys art, music and biking in his free time. 

Tony Duran
Lead Carpenter in Training

Hi there! I’m Tony, a carpenter and builder hailing from the great city of St. Paul, Minnesota. I thrive on the challenge of taking a vision and transforming it into a tangible reality. When I’m not wielding a hammer or saw, you can find me exploring the outdoors – a good camping trip always recharges my creativity.

Beyond the job site, I’m a passionate foodie and enjoy trying new restaurants with my partner.

Harry Randolph 
Production Carpenter

Harry is a skilled carpenter and 30+ year veteran of the Twin Cities remodeling scene. He’s done it all, from historic renovations to new builds. A native of Minneapolis, where he currently resides, Harry enjoys spending time with his family and all things sports-related.

Mike Gunvalson 

Mike joined Hanson remodeling in 2019 and enjoys working on older homes in the metro area. In his free time, he enjoys music, travel, and spending time outdoors.

Paul Peterson
Project Lead 

Paul grew up in Minnesota the youngest of four boys. His dad was a carpenter and developer.  After working a couple years in a corporate setting, Paul came back to his roots in building. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with friends, family, and the outdoors. 

Declan Balow 

Declan grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota and graduated with a B.S. in Biology at Hamline University. He entered the carpentry field trimming production homes, then moved to custom trim work and cabinetry. He has a keen interest in hand tools, historic homes, and woodworking. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, biking, and reading.

Christian Twigg
Apprentice Carpenter

Before finding his way to remodeling, Christian enjoyed an eclectic career as a professional musician and Pilates instructor. He attended music school in Minneapolis, recorded albums and toured extensively as a bassist, notably with his band Spymob, and has taught Pilates in the Twin Cities for the last 20 years. He continues to enjoy the challenges and growth that come from working on old homes.

Jason Carr
Lead Carpenter in Memoriam

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.