Founded in 1983, Niemela Construction has provided decades of fine craftsmanship, attentive service, and a positive jobsite atmosphere to home builders in the Twin Cities.

Raino Niemela's values have continued on to the next generation of leadership, as his son Bob and fellow owners Jake Ylioja and Jeremy Strand strive to live up to and beyond that legacy.

Team Members:


Thomas Anderson, Carpenter
Chad Bordwell, Carpenter
Anthony Bratt, Carpenter

Richard Dworshak, Lead Carpenter
Steven Flock, Lead Carpenter

Cody Hillukka, Apprentice

Edwin Hillukka, Carpenter
Jason Hillukka, Carpenter

Justin Hillukka, Apprentice

Trevor Hillukka, Carpenter
Ken Kako, Carpenter

Kevin Loukusa, Carpenter
Alan McClaren, Lead Carpenter
Bob Niemela, President and Business Manager
Raino Niemela, Vice President
Derek Nikula, Carpenter

Chris Norton, Carpenter
Tom Olejar, Carpenter

Michael Reese, Carpenter
Jeremy Strand, Production Manager
Jake Ylioja, Operations Manager

The Team

Niemela Construction, Inc.