Hanson Building and Remodeling 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 company prior to his senior year in college, Dan passed on a management position offer, graduated from Luther College and 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 begin 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.

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.

Our Staff:


Dan Hanson


Beginning his career as a finish carpenter in Colorado, then working for two premier Twin City remodeling firms, Dan formed Hanson Building and 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 Building and Remodeling projects Built for You!


Grant Young

Lead Carpenter

Grant Young has 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.

Donella Olson

Donella Olson

Director of Sales & Marketing / Lead Designer

Donella has quickly become an integral part of the Hanson team. She has spent most of her fifteen years of architectural design experience fine-tuning a unique Design-Build process, which she enthusiastically offers as our Lead Designer. Her goal is to make the remodeling process as enjoyable as possible, and with integrity. She believes that every home has the potential for greatness. It is the responsibility of great designers and builders to see that potential and succeed in its execution.


Hoa Nguyen

Office Support / Marketing

Hoa has been helping with bookkeeping and marketing. Prior to working at Hanson Building and 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.