The Team

Niemela Construction, Inc.


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, Lead Carpenter

Anthony Bratt, Shop Caretaker

Richard Dworshak, Lead Carpenter
Steven Flock, Lead Carpenter

Charles Gulden, Carpenter

Nate Haapala, Carpenter

Cody Hillukka, Carpenter

Edwin Hillukka, Lead Carpenter

Trevor Hillukka, Carpenter
Ken Kako, Lead Carpenter

Devon Martin, Carpenter
Alan McClaren, Lead Carpenter
Bob Niemela, President and Business Manager

Sasha Niemela, Executive Assistant

Chris Norton, Lead Carpenter
Tom Olejar, Carpenter

Kurt Perry, Carpenter

Michael Reese, Carpenter

Brian Strand, Carpenter
Jeremy Strand, VP Operations
Jake Ylioja, Vice President