Our Team

Prior to starting Elias Construction, Mickey worked as a finish carpenter and still enjoys getting out his tool belt, whether it’s on the job site helping the Elias crew or around his home. When not swinging a hammer or managing the company, Mickey spends his time with his wife, Holly, and their two young children, Owen and Cora, at their country home Annendale Acres.

Mickey Elias

Owner & CEO

Holly earned a degree in computer graphics while studying at RCTC. She has held various positions like Operations Administrative Assistant, Department Lead and Pharmacy Technician. Currently, she works as Sales Administrative Assistant and the Operations Manager at Completely Clean. Holly and Mickey have two children, Owen and Cora and lots of animals including two dogs, three cats and ten chickens at their country home in Byron. She enjoys crafting and thrift shopping during her free time.

Holly Elias

Sales Administrative Assistant

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 )me with her dog, Mauer.

Michele Lucas

Administrative Manager & Finance Controller

Dayo moved to Rochester from Kentucky in 2017 and was a middle school Science teacher for 19 years before joining Elias in 2022. She enjoys reading, writing and watching her daughter show life who’s boss!

Dayo Powell

Executive Assistant

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, golfing, fishing and working on projects around his yard.

Bill Koetter

Project Consultant

Jessica has worked in the design industry for over a decade and has an A.A.S in Interior Design. She joined Elias in 2018 and loves developing relationships with clients and designing beautiful spaces with them. A forever Vikings fan, Jessica also enjoys as much time as possible relaxing up north and spending time with her three sons Wes, Owen & Graham and her better half, Dean.

Jessica Markley

Interior Design & Marketing

Dan entered the trades full time in 2009 after years of towing cars in Minneapolis. He recently married his wife, Hillary, and they currently live in Byron with their son, Dylan, and five pets. In his free time, Dan likes to travel, fish, spend time with family and binge-watch various series on TV.

Dan Laska


Nate entered the trades in 2007 by way of the Carpentry Program at RCTC. After working a few years for a custom home builder in Plainview, he became a licensed general contractor himself in 2010. Having been friends with Mickey since age 17, coming on as Lead Carpenter for Elias Construction in 2013 was a no-brainer and made for an extremely smooth transition. When Nate isn’t swinging a hammer, you can find him with his family. He enjoys taking trips with his life partner, Marie, and their son and likes going for bike rides and attending the occasional concert.

Nate Leisse

Lead Carpenter

Manny Virrey


Dick is our Cabinet Shop Manager and has 40 years of cabinetry experience. He owned Mountain Oaks Cabinetry in Austin, MN for 28 years before joining the Elias team. Dick and his wife, Kay, reside in Dexter, MN and have been married for 42 years with two children and four grandchildren.

Dick Weaver

Cabinet Shop Manager

John lives in St. Ansgar, Iowa with his wife Allison and three kids, Lucas, Maddie and Hunter. Before joining the Elias team, he worked side by side with his Dad for 16 years at Mountain Oaks Cabinetry in Austin, MN. In his free time, John likes to be outside with his family, watch Minnesota sports, and investigate the paranormal.

John Weaver

Cabinet Shop Lead

Dick entered the trades in 2012 doing framing, roofing, siding, and concrete work. He worked his way into home remodeling in 2019, quickly joining the Elias team in 2021. Dick says working for Elias has been "the most rewarding job he's ever had. The energy and drive for everyone to improve daily is unmatched." In his free time, you'll find him cheering on his teenage daughter, Kaylee, as she kicks butt in sports, and taking care of the littlest members of his own team, Bentley, Charlee and Dunlee. He loves swimming and spending time outdoors with his fiancé, Brittany and, if time allows, riding his Harley. He's also about the biggest MN Wild and Twins fan you've ever seen.

Dick Dessner


James was born and raised in Rochester and resides there to this day. He has 25 years of experience and had his own finish carpentry business. James considers himself a family man with three kids, a people person and an artist.

James Jelle

Lead Carpenter

Kyle is 25 years old and is from Kasson, MN. He resided in Winona for a short time where his career in construction began, learning soon after that he had a love for finish carpentry in the residential setting. When he’s not on the clock, Kyle enjoys fly fishing for trout and is involved with the local catholic community in and around Rochester.

Kyle Nichols


Anton graduated from St. Cloud University in 2016 with a degree in Construction Management and then joined Elias Construction in 2019. In his free time, Anton spends time with his wife Tessa and their two dogs, Luna and Milo. Together they love biking, camping, golfing, and playing yard games at home. Anton also enjoys traveling to new destinations and working on house projects to update his own home.

Anton Skerjance

Operations & Project Manager

Elias Construction provides the following services in the Rochester Minnesota area: kitchens, basements, primary suites, additions & garages, interior design, drafting & design, custom cabinetry, and custom carpentry.