Who We Are

West Metro Custom Home Builder

Bludorn Builders LLC is a licensed and insured central MN general contractor located in Dassel, Minnesota. Our company specializes in new homes and additions. We are a team of knowledgeable, trustworthy professionals capable of building new homes and additions, start to finish. Bludorn Builders is committed to customer satisfaction. 

Our Core Values

We work hard to exceed your expectations by creating a home, office or building that your family or staff can live and grow in for years to come. We value honesty and respectfulness, efficiency and safety. Our core values translate in the work we do, every day.

Service Area

Bludorn Builders LLC services Central Minnesota – Dassel, Litchfield, Hutchinson, Cokato, Howard Lake, Annandale, Monticello, Buffalo, St. Michael, Delano, Watertown – and beyond.

The Bludorn Team

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Brett Bludorn

President

Brett grew up in South Dakota, and then moved to Minnesota in 2002 working for a home builder. With his wife Maria they started Bludorn Builders in 2007. Brett enjoys working outdoors, framing, and watching the project come together with the clients and the team. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife, 8 children and 1 grandchild.

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Matt Hallstrom

Project Manager

Matt grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, at a young age he started working summer jobs for a carpenter. Matt joined Bludorn Builders in 2007. His detailed thinking enhances his project management skills with the variety of work each day, helping clients bring their dreams to life. Outside of Bludorn Builders, Matt runs a hobby farm with his wife and children and enjoys the outdoors summer and winter.

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Thad Wilen

Estimator

Thad grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. As a small boy he enjoyed Legos and Lincoln logs. Thad married his bride 20 years ago and moved to Minnesota. He has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. He has a Drafting degree and has experience in dealing with designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors as well as project management. He joined Bludorn Builders in 2018. He was drawn to Bludorn Builders because it is a family business run with honesty, integrity, and trust. He likes meeting clients and discovering their dreams for their house, and then seeing it built and the smile it puts on the client’s face. Outside of work Thad likes to do home remodeling, woodworking, and gardening. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Shanae Burkhardt

Administrative Assistant

Shanae grew up in Dassel, MN with family and friends. As a part time job while in school, she worked a few hours helping with the accounting. Once school was over, she started full time in the front office helping wherever she can. She enjoys doing paperwork and helping the team. Outside of work she enjoys being outside, spending time with family and friends.

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Mariah Miller

Designer

Mariah grew up in Sleepy Eye MN, with her family and friends. She joined our team in June of 2020. She attended Alexandria Technical and Community College for interior design. Mariah likes to design the interior of projects and is learning how to draft the whole house. She enjoys guiding clients in the right direction when making their dream home or space. She also likes to see the beginning stage of a project transform into something beautiful. Outside of work she enjoys being with family and friends, spending the summer at the cabin, and traveling.

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Lane Foley

Framing Foreman

Lane grew up in Kingston, MN helping his dad with some remodel jobs as a young boy. He came to Bludorn Builders in 2013. He likes to build custom homes because they are not the same and he gets to do a variety of work. He also likes remodels seeing the results and the big difference once the project is done. Outside of work he likes to do projects around his home, go camping, target practicing, and hang out with family and friends. He has a wife, three sons and a daughter.

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Nolan Foley

Siding Foreman

Nolan grew up in Dassel, MN with his family and friends. As a teenager he enjoyed helping his dad with construction and in high school took a construction class. With his 7 years of experience, he enjoys siding the buildings and watching the job come together. Outside of work he enjoys woodworking and being with his wife and their 2 children.

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Max Burkhardt

Framing Foreman

Max was born in Iowa and moved to Minnesota as a small child. He joined Bludorn Builders in 2016. He wanted to have an outside summer job during high school and then after high school it became full time. He loves to frame apartments because of the quick pace, but he also likes to frame new homes. Outside of work he likes to wakeboard, be on the lake and be with family and friends.