Jeff started with Olaf Anderson back in 1988. He became Principal in 1990 and continued increasing his ownership since then. He oversees all Olaf Anderson projects and works closely with the construction managers to ensure efficiency and proper quality control.
Jeff learned how to work hard and do the job right the first time by working in the wheat fields outside of Cavalier, ND with his father. He earned his Civil Engineering degree from the University of North Dakota and worked in the precast concrete and construction industries before joining Olaf Anderson as a construction manager.
Cody has been involved in construction his entire life. He gew up around Olaf Anderson Construction and became familiar with both the construction and office sides of the business from a very young age. He has worked for multiple subcontractors in the area, and also has experience in all trades performed by Olaf Anderson. He graduated from NDSU with a degree in Construction Engineering and is now a licensed professional Engineer.
At Olaf Anderson, Cody has managed the construction of over 1.8 million SF of dock-high warehouses for tenants including Amazon, Bayer, UPS and many others. He also manages much of the day-to-day operations in the office, working with all other employees to ensure smooth operation of all Olaf Anderson projects.
Troy believes that looking at the long range plans for the use and expansion of a new building is as important as the aesthetic qualities he implements into his designs.
Troy is a graduate of NDSU, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
His expertise in the design aspect of construction includes an extensive background in computer-based layout software and a thorough understanding of local and national building code regulations. Troy is also a member in good standing with the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards).
When Troy works on a project, he first focuses on the client’s needs. Troy is committed to looking at the big picture and how the design will best suit the client’s growth. His vision for every building is individual and his commitment to quality is applied to every project.
Trent believes functionality is the key to the success of any building and can only be achieved by meeting the needs of each individual client. Trent is a creative problem-solver whose focus on the details ensures a smooth transition from design to construction. His efficiency and technical proficiency enable him to meet even the tightest schedules.
Trent is a graduate of NDSU with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design. He values lifelong learning and strives to keep current with industry trends by attending professional seminars as well as annually attending the national convention for the American Institute of Architects.
Trent is LEED accredited. This is a professional certification for the design of sustainable and energy efficient, green buildings, a growing trend in today’s environmentally friendly focused world.
Ward is the youngest of the three Architects at Olaf Anderson. What he lacks in years of experience, he makes up for with his eagerness to learn and his creativity. He works hard to design spaces that are unique and custom, yet still buildable.
Ward graduated in 2014 from NDSU with a Master’s of Architecture and a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Design. He enjoys working on projects from start to finish, beginning with the Programming phase and the initial design concept, all the way through Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Attention to detail at all phases of the project are what create not only a successful end product, but a strong bond between the customer and the designer.
Ward has a wife and two young kids. They enjoy spending as much time as possible at the lake during all seasons, not just summer. Ward enjoys playing outside with his kids, going on family walks around the neighborhood, swimming, waterskiing and wakeboarding.
Better known as Jed, you can find this Construction Manager in his office estimating projects.
In the field, you find Jed working closely with clients to ensure that any potential problems are addressed, as well as surveying the site to make sure the job is done right.
Jed was born and raised in Fargo, ND and drove forklifts and skid steers before he drove a car. He earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from NDSU. To every project, Jed brings not only an enthusiasm for the problem-solving challenge, but also an education and background experience in how to acquire the best materials and manpower at the best possible price.
Jed is married and lives in Fargo. He and his wife have two grown children and are avid Bison enthusiasts.
Doug Wendel - Chief Estimator
Doug is a North Dakota native who enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He grew up in a small rural farming community and he applies small town values to his work.
Doug is a graduate of VCSU, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Education. Doug joined Olaf Anderson in 2001 and with his many years of construction experience, he has seen building from all aspects. He started out in construction as a laborer and he has worked his way through the ranks. This hard work and determination has enabled him to become a highly effective Chief Estimator.
With his vast range of experience, Doug has the knowledge and ability to put together the complete package.
An avid sports and outdoors enthusiast, Lyn applies the qualities of commitment, teamwork, and communication towards every project, no matter how big or small. These characteristics ensure that each project we undertake be done on schedule, within budget and to the highest quality.
A graduate of NDSU, with a degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business Administration, Lyn has been dedicated to serving Olaf Anderson clients since 2002.
Lyn takes pride and works hard to live up to the Olaf Anderson motto, “Do it right the first time.”
Tom was born and raised in Benson, Minnesota. Tom’s attention to detail and sense of integrity enables him to deliver to his clients a quality result in an efficient manner. Tom joined Olaf Anderson in 2007 after working for the US Army Corps of Engineers for 7 years.
Tom has degrees in Architectural Drafting and Construction Management. Tom’s focus at Olaf Anderson is with the healthcare industry. He is certified to work in healthcare facilities through the Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association.
Through his work experience, Tom has gained an understanding of what it takes to manage multiple projects, keep them on schedule, and meet the client’s expectations, leading to project success. Tom enjoys woodworking and being a father and husband.
Mike is a 2005 graduate of North Dakota State College of Science, where he received his Associate’s degree in Architectural Drafting and Estimating Technology.
He continued his education at Valley City State University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2007.
Mike is from Williston, ND and attributes his strong work ethic and moral values to being raised in a smaller community where honesty and integrity are commonplace. Maintaining a positive attitude with a sense of humor are a few of the characteristics Mike incorporates into his lifestyle.
He enjoys the outdoors, many types of athletics, and facing new challenges. Mike serves as a Designer at Olaf Anderson and is enthusiastic about working with a respected construction company and design team. He is dedicated to expanding his knowledge of construction and architectural design technologies to completely satisfy client’s needs.
Jared is a graduate from North Dakota State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He has been a part of the Olaf Anderson team since 2011.
During his time as a construction manager at Olaf Anderson, Jared has overseen a wide range of projects. His “hands-on” approach and attention to detail come from years of experience as a carpenter.
Outside of work, Jared enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and anything involving sports.
Ben is a graduate of North Dakota State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering. He has been a part of the Olaf Anderson team since 2018.
Prior to starting at Olaf, Ben gained experience in the field to further understand the complexities of certain trades, expand on his hard work ethics, and dive into the construction world with a hands on approach. His experience in the field includes metal stud framing, hanging and finishing drywall, concrete and steel erection.
In his free time, Ben spends all of it in the outdoors fishing, hunting, or golfing with family and friends.
Jonas was born and raised in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. His “go getter” personality started at a young age as he worked alongside his parents giving them a hand when and wherever needed. He learned that putting the time and effort into helping others rewards great satisfaction.
Jonas graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management paired with minor in Business Administration. He joined the Olaf Anderson team in 2021 and has a passion in building valuable relationships with people he encounters, through listening and understanding their needs, and exceeding their expectations through a successful project.
Outside of work, Jonas enjoys spending time with his Christ centered family, hunting, snowmobiling, and being active with anything outdoor related.
Chad joined the Olaf Anderson team in 2021. He initially earned an Associate’s degree in Architectural Drafting and Estimating from North Dakota State College of Science. He then spent 7 years working in both structural and architectural drafting positions. This experience provides him an acute attention to detail. While maintaining a full-time position, Chad went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business from North Dakota State University. Chad understands the importance of time management and staying on schedule.
As part of the Olaf Anderson team, Chad appreciates seeing projects through start to finish. Chad was born and raised in Fargo. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hunting, and home DIY projects.
Justin Walock - Safety Director
Justin is originally from Oakes, ND. He joined the Olaf Anderson team in 2000 as a design draftsman before assuming duties as the full-time Safety Director in 2010. He also handles all work-related injury claims as the Claims Management Supervisor and is in charge of the Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Program.
At Olaf Anderson Construction, safety is first. We understand that managing safety and health in the construction industry is much more than writing policies and training employees to follow them. Understanding employee and subcontractor personalities along with site hazard analysis and site visits are key to construction safety.
Justin is a Certified OSHA instructor in construction, having taken all required OSHA 500-Level courses. He is also certified in erosion and stormwater management control within the construction trade.
Justin’s goal is to continue providing a safe work environment for all of our employees, subcontractors and customers. He stresses that working both safely and efficiently are two important keys to completing your job on time and having an injury free jobsite.