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.)

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.
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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.
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Nate Liesse /
Assistant 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.
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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.
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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. 
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Michele DeBlieck /
Office Coordinator

Michele joined Elias Construction in January 2019. In addition to working in the office setting, Michele has always had a passion for design and remodeling and she loves merging the two together as our Office Coordinator. Outside of work, she loves to scrapbook/craft, landscape, hike, and spend time with her 2 dogs Hunter and Mauer.
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  • "Elias Construction is a very professional company that strives to communicate with all aspects of the remodel project from start to finish. We had a great experience in remodeling our master bath, and small bath plus kitchen countertop. The added benefit of an interior design specialist made the selection of flooring, paint, countertop, and even accessories much less stressful. Lots of support by the staff made this remodel a great experience. Thank you to all at Elias Construction!" - Mary Ludwig

  • “The highest quality remodeler in the area. We just finished a full first floor remodel and they did an excellent job. They took a complex remodel and made it manageable to digest. From selection of windows to paint samples. The owner Mickey is incredible with the overall project plan and he manages the subcontractors with ease. Mary the designer was a magician with finding the right light fixtures, handles and knobs. All of the finish work is superb! We would highly recommend and use Elias again!!! We love our new kitchen, bathrooms, bedroom and living room. Thanks.” - Rose Marie

  • “Elias Construction finished our basement. Their communication and craftsmanship cannot be beat. My only complaint is that now my standards for other services are so high no one else can meet my expectations!” - Stephanie Hanson

  • “Simply amazing! Everyone was so professional and polite. The kitchen looks fantastic and, as a wheelchair user, I can reach everything! What a tremendous difference. We can't thank them enough.” - Shelly Maciujec

  • “Elias Construction is the only company I would use!” - Todd Hultgren

  • “Absolutely phenomenal job on our basement! We are so impressed! Great people to work with!! Thank you so much!!” - Nadia Wood