Our Team

The McDonald Team

Locally owned since 1978, McDonald has been one of Minnesota’s most respected and trusted names in the home building industry. We are proud of our legacy and philosophy of employing the finest individuals in the home building industry to ensure our customers thoroughly enjoy the process of building their custom home.

Our staff and building partners are an experienced home-town team dedicated to providing the latest in innovative design and construction measures that exceed industry standards. These long-standing relationships with a team of local, loyal subcontractors and vendors offer unparalleled value to our clients.

Dave Remick Mcdonald

Dave Remick

Owner/President

Dave acquired McDonald Construction in September 2021 with a commitment to honor and continue Bob McDonald’s legacy to build high-quality custom…

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…and semi-custom homes in the Twin Cities. Dave has been involved in the Twin Cities residential construction as a co-owner of City Homes with his wife Rebecca where they have designed, built, and developed a wide range of award-winning homes. In addition, Dave has extensive experience in land development, finance, and business acquisition.

Carole

Carole Griffith

Executive Vice President

Carole brings 30+ years of experience in the residential construction industry. She began her career in residential semi-custom home building with McDonald Construction. 

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She advanced as an executive for local and national builders. She has a passion for the housing industry. Carole was welcomed back to McDonald with her extensive experience in leadership, sales, marketing, and product development.

Teresa

Teresa St. Amant

Director of Architectural Design

Teresa St. Amant is a national award-winning home designer who leads the McDonald Design Team. She joined the McDonald team in 2007…

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…with over 20 years of experience with both local and national builders as a Director of Architecture. Teresa is a Minneapolis native, who has always loved houses and grew up admiring homes along her paper route. As a child, she drew floor plans for fun, and her favorite gift to receive was graph paper and a flair pen. She studied at the Dunwoody Institute & the University of Minnesota, and she possesses the talent and skill to create a collection of pre-priced value-engineered designs, multi-family/attached housing, or a personalized custom design for our clients.

Kelly Mcdonald

Kelly Friedlund

Renovation Manager

Kelly Friedlund grew up in Minneapolis and was introduced early on to the renovation industry through  his family. Outgoing and optimistic, Kelly believes that everyone… 

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…should follow the golden rule. His attitude towards life, work and relationships make an eternal positive force on the McDonald team.  When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with  his children and grandchildren hunting, fishing, and taking long drives around the Twin Cities.

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Steve Jacobson

Job Superintendent

Homebuilding is a life-long endeavor for Steve Jacobson.  Originally from Mankato, Steve Jacobson worked summers for his childhood neighbor’s custom home…

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building operation.  Steve has been with the McDonald team for over 31 years, Steve says the best part about his job is completion day, taking a project from just a hole in the ground to a beautiful home built just for our clients. When he’s not working, you’ll probably find him out on the lake.

Jerry

Jerry Holden

Job Superintendent

Growing up on his family’s farm in New Prague, Jerry Holden learned the value of hard work and always knew he would enjoy carpentry. Down to earth and appreciative…

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…of life’s simple pleasures, in his free time, Jerry enjoys woodworking and hunting, but his real passion in life is fishing. His favorite part of his job is receiving a sincere thank you from a client for a job well done. His favorite quote? “I would rather be fishing thinking about God, than sitting in church thinking about fishing.” 

Chris

Chris Sobaski

Vice President of Estimating

As a child, Chris Sobaski dreamed of being an Architect and his grandma would challenge him to create random items out of Legos. Whether it be a building…

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…a bridge, or a Lego Christmas tree, he was always up to the task. He took that childhood joy for creating and turned it into a 22+ year career, ranging from fieldwork to commercial project management, to residential project management. He says the most enjoyable part of being on the McDonald team is to be involved in a small part of our clients’ dreams of building their own custom homes. 

Misty Mcdonald

Misty Olson

Scheduler

Misty Olson has always loved construction, and she has been in the business in some form since 1988, starting when she was given the opportunity to design kitchens.

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She loves watching a new home come to life. “It starts as nothing, and before you know it there is a beautiful home or building.”  Misty has been married 27+ years and has a stepson and two granddaughters. In her free time, Misty enjoys reading, biking, motorcycling, boating, going to car races, and painting. 

Tom Mcdonald

Tom Schultz

Controller

Tom Schultz, a lifelong resident of Northfield, graduated from Dakota County Technical College with a degree in accounting in 1991. 

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He has over 20 years’ experience in accounting for single-family home builders and has been with McDonald since 2007. Tom manages all of McDonald’s accounting and financial operations. Tom says the most inspiring part of working for McDonald is getting to see new custom homes being built for our clients and how happy they are when they get the keys to their new home.

Are You Ready to Build Your Dream Home?

We’re committed to making every custom home build or remodeling project exceptional. From our first contact with you, to the completion of your home, our knowledgeable New Home Consultants will guide you through the entire home building process.

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