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.

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.

Ashlee McDonah - Elias Construction
Nate Liesse - Elias Construction

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.

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.

Bill Koetter - Elias Construction
Jessica Markley - Elias Construction

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. 

Michele DeBlieck

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Michele joined Elias Construction in January 2019. In addition to working in the office setting, Michele actively networks and coordinates many Elias events as our Events & Marketing Coordinator. Outside of work, she loves to scrapbook/craft, landscape, hike, indoor rock climb, and spend time with her 2 dogs Hunter and Mauer.

Michele DeBlieck - Elias Construction
Anton Skerjance - Elias Construction

Anton Skerjance

Assistant 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.

Nick Hagen-Erickson


Nick started his carpentry career in 2015 through the RCTC carpentry program. He has worked for various builders in the area specializing in framing. Nick takes pride in his work and enjoys improving and learning new skills. Outside of work, he likes to stay active and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Nick Hagen-Erickson

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