Our Mission

At Elias Construction we fulfill our guarantees and produce high quality finished products while providing an exceptional experience for all parties involved.

Our Superior Service Guarantee

What sets Elias Construction apart from other contractors is our Superior Service Guarantee. What is it you ask? It’s 3-fold. (Click bulleted links for further video information on each.)

  • Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
    MN law requires 1 year and is the industry standard; we choose to go above and beyond that standard for our clients.
  • Guaranteed Completion Date
    If we do not complete your project within the time frame promised our price will be reduced .5% of the original contract per business day.
  • Guaranteed to the Penny Proposals
    Our submitted price is not an estimate. If our price is off based on the proposed plans and specs, we pay the difference.

Our Story

When thinking about the remodeling experience and working with a general contractor, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is the project done in an organized, detailed and thorough manor? Is there an open channel of communication between the client and the contractor? Are there prompt responses to questions and daily emails updating the clients as to the project’s progress? Is the contractor convenient to work with, finish by a guaranteed deadline and deliver on their promises? Unfortunately, when someone is heard describing their remodeling experience, it’s quite the opposite. These stories are too common! People deserve the opportunity to have a positive remodeling experience with all of the characteristics listed above. This is exactly what Elias Construction does!

In the development of Elias Construction, Mickey, the owner, thought about what he would want the experience of working with a general contractor to be like. Being that he had not previously worked for a general contractor, Mickey had not been taught the typical methods of operating a contracting business. This allowed him to start with a fresh and open mind. He set out to construct a system for remodeling that was to be rooted in organization and accountability, and centered around the clients everyday needs.

Mickey envisioned a remodeling process that was consistent, structured, and organized. By adhering to those three points, and with the addition of diligently maintaining open communication with clients, a system was created that guarantees clients an exceptional remodeling experience. This system was the foundation.  Upon turning that vision in to reality Elias Construction was born in 2008, a construction company that delivers on their guarantees!

Our Team


Mickey Elias /
Owner, Sales and Design

Prior to starting Elias Construction, LLC, Mickey worked as a finish carpenter for Greenslade Construction of Hastings, MN and he married the boss’s youngest sister, Holly Greenslade. They now reside in Byron, MN with their son Owen and daughter Cora. In his free time, Mickey enjoys spending time with his family, reading, camping and working on misc. projects around the house.

Ashlee McDonah /
Office Manager

Ashlee joined Elias Construction in March of 2014. Ashlee studied at Rochester and Community Technical College where she received her Administrative Assistant with legal emphasis degree. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dylan, and their three children, Caden, Abigail and Mackenzie. When she is not working, you can find Ashlee spending time at her pool, reading and going up to her family’s cabin.

Nate Liesse /
Project Manager

Nate entered the trades in 2007 by way of the Carpentry Program at RCTC. After working for a custom home builder in Plainview for a few years, he became a licensed general contractor in 2010. Having been friends with Mickey since age 17, coming on as a project manager for Elias Construction in 2012 was a smooth transition. When Nate isn’t managing projects or spending time with his family, he enjoys riding bicycles and attending concerts.

Bill Koetter /
Design and Sales Consultant

Bill specializes in designing interior spaces that are not only beautiful, but efficient and functional. Bill and his wife, Kristi, have 4 four wonderful children, Kadyn, Kaige, Khord and Kohen. Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, building custom furniture, coaching youth tackle football, and volunteering for his local fire department.


Jessica Markley /
Interior Design and Marketing Manager

Jessica joined Elias Construction in February of 2018. In addition to pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, she earned her A.A.S. in Interior Design in 2012. Her specialty is kitchen and bath design, and she loves helping clients with home projects that exceed their expectations. When she's not enjoying spending time with her three sons and their many activities, you'll find her relaxing up north by a lake. 


Valerie LaVinge /
Design and Sales Consultant

Valerie joined the Elias family in the fall of 2018. She has a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design and specializes in space planning. She believes that interior design should be individually catered to the lifestyle and tastes of every client. Aside from a passion for design, Valerie loves to travel with her husband Brett, Daughter Reagan, and their 3 dogs. When it is not a cold Minnesota winter, you will find her camping, hiking, and kayaking Northern Minnesota.



  • “Mickey's communication and organizational skills are excellent. Very professional to work with. Works hard to make sure you are satisfied.”

    Christine Miller
  • “Mickey finished our basement, did a fantastic job, everything and more than we wanted. His attention to detail and communication throughout the project was superb. We love it!”

    Cara Tracy
  • "Professional and always on schedule. Very quick to respond to either a phone call or email. Easy and stress-free process. Would definitely hire again."

    Lindsey Goldade
  • “We are extremely satisfied with the work performed by Elias Construction. We had water damage that required extensive repair. The work was completed in a timely manner and we were impressed with the attention to detail!”

    Kent & Lynn Wilson
  • “We chose Mickey over two other 'big' builders and are glad we did!!! Cost was lower, quality was MUCH higher, and the experience was 100% positive. Thanks Mickey! You (and your crew) are the best!”

    Andy Picha
  • “Remodeling turned out to be a very positive experience. Mickey excelled in communication and following through on every little detail. We started with an honest, realistic timeline and they kept to it. Well done!”

    Teri Joyce
  • “Elias Construction was completely professional. They do quality work and communicate very well throughout the entire project. Whatever house project is next - Elias Construction will be the only one I'll need to call.”

    Emily Twedt
  • “We would highly recommend Elias Construction. Mickey Elias is well organized and an exceptional planner. He sets a timeline and keeps to it, he is fair, reasonable, and creative when dealing with unforeseen circumstances, and was willing to work with us to incorporate personal touches to make the project our own. ”

    Jonathan and Tricia Torrens-Burton
  • “Elias Construction completed a kitchen/dining room, living room remodel for us and we cannot say enough about Mickey and his team. Their efficiency, attention to detail, and communication skills are amazing. We were never left in remodeler’s limbo – there were never any surprises and everything went smoothly!”

    Carol Cooper and Matt Morgan