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 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.

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:

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Dan Hanson, CR, CLC


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!
Dan is a Certified Remodeler and Certified Lead Carpenter through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

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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.

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Hoa Nguyen

Financial Manager
Administrative Support

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.

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Jason Carr

Lead Carpenter Ermirtus

Jason is our dear friend and is currently battling ALS. Please check out his excellent writing on his blog: https://jcsjournalblog.wordpress.com/

You can also support he and his family at their go fund me page: https://www.gofundme.com/jcarr_als

Jason first learned about remodeling alongside his dad and grandpa on ambitious projects in their own homes. Attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, he absorbed lessons in architecture and craftsmanship while walking that city’s streets. In his twenties he toured the southeastern U.S. as a musician. Between gigs he began to work as an apprentice to two finish carpenters, and made the transition to full-time remodeling 12 years ago.

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.

Josh Stouffer


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 carpenter’s 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.


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 Building and 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.

Mary Windhorst

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.