Our Team

Mickey Elias - Elias Construction

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.

Jessica Markley

Interior Design and Marketing Manager

Jessica joined Elias Construction in February of 2018. She has worked in the design industry for over ten years and has an A.A.S in Interior Design. Developing relationships and fostering creativity with her clients is her favorite part of her role. In addition Jessica develops and implements marketing strategies to further the Elias brand. When she's not enjoying spending time with her three teenage sons Wes, Owen & Graham, you'll find her relaxing up north by a lake with her other half, Dean.

Jessica Markley - Elias Construction
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Nate Liesse

Lead Carpenter

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 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.

Bill Koetter - Elias Construction
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Sara Speier-Newbegin

Administrative Assistant

Sara has been working in customer service and office administrative settings since she was a teenager when she worked for her dad with his insurance business. She has worked in retail and customer service selling everything from greeting cards to beds and diamonds. Most recently she was working at Mayo Clinic as a medical administrative assistant.
When she is not working in the office Sara is with her husband Robert (Bob) going to car shows or on a drive in one of their cars, going for walks or doing her nails. She also enjoys spending time with their children Rachel (28), Josh (24), Ben (20) and their granddaughter Anna (11).

Michele DeBlieck

Administrative manager

Michele joined Elias Construction in January 2019. She loves working in the office setting and one of her favorite parts of her job is visiting with potential new clients and introducing them to the Elias Experience. Her passion for numbers and Excel also makes her thrive as our Finance Controller.  Outside of work she loves to scrapbook/craft, garden, landscape, hike and spend time with her 2 dogs, Hunter and Mauer.

Michele Deblieck - Elias Construction
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Anton Skerjance

Project Manager

Anton graduated from St. Cloud State in 2016 with a degree in Construction Management. He spends his free time with his wife Tessa and two dogs, Luna and Milo. He also likes to play golf and hockey, go hunting and fishing, relax at the cabin with family, and watch his favorite MN sports teams.

Jen Seresse

Interior Designer and Marketing Administrator

Jen is Elias Construction’s newest member, joining the team in the Spring of 2021. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Saint Mary’s University and completed a certification in Interior Design through New York Institute of Art + Design. Jen brings her talented design skills, attention to detail, and passion for interiors to create spaces for our clients that are uniquely theirs. When she’s not working, she enjoys going for a run, cozying up with a good book, catching up with friends and spending time with her husband, Josh, and daughter, Penny.

Jen Seresse - Elias Construction
Dick Dessner - Elias Construction

Dick Dessner


Dick graduated Triton High School and later attended Minnesota School of Business in Rochester, earning an associates degree in business administration. Unsatisfied with office work, Dick entered into the trades for framing, roofing, siding, and concrete work. His family consists of Brittany, Candace, Kaylee, Bentlee and the most recently, Charlee. In his free time Dick enjoys spending time riding his Harley, fishing, hiking, bowling and watching the Minnesota Twins.

Ryan Davis


Ryan has been working in the local construction industry for 21 years, most of that time spent on the outside of homes with his background in horticulture and landscape construction. For now, he is working for us part time on our carpentry team.
When he isn't working to improve people's indoor & outdoor spaces, he most enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Morgan and Emily, as well as close family and friends. As a homebody, his hobbies of gardening, woodworking and landscaping keep him close to his rural Stewartville home.

Ryan - Elias Construction

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