Erik Olson, President
Purpose: Senior Project Manager and Client Service
Strength: Project Management and Accounting
When it Began: Drawing floor plans at age 4 with my grandfather, an architect
Before Telos: I was one of five original employees at Gardner Construction, an award-winning commercial firm, where I managed more than 300 Class A interior remodeling projects including Star Tribune Headquarters, Sleep Number Headquarters and Boston Consulting Group from preliminary budgeting through closeout.
Education: B.A., Economics, St. Olaf College
Family: Wife Brittany and Norri, a Berne-doodle puppy
For Fun: Traveling, ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka and attending Vikings, Twins and Wild games
Words to Live By: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” – Abraham Lincoln
Andy Blessing, Project Management
Purpose: Senior Project Manager, Estimating and Scheduling
Strength: Project Management and Building Science Knowledge
When it Began: Developed a passion for building homes as a child being around my dad, a custom home builder.
Before Telos: I have been managing residential construction projects for over 16 years and have a passion for architecture and homes built around both the client’s and architect’s vision.
Family: Busy with four vivacious children – Gwyneth 11, Weston 9, Freya 6, Stellan 3
For Fun: Chasing around my little ones, listening to podcasts and playing the drums
Education: B.A., Architecture, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Words to Live By: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
Anna Bui, Project Operations
Purpose: Project Operations, Accounting and Logistics
Strength: Project operations, construction software - Procore
When it Began: I started my career as a project coordinator for a local commercial contractor. There I gained an in-depth understanding of construction operations and processes and developed a passion for the industry.
Before Telos: I immigrated from Vietnam to Minnesota at the age of 22 and learned to speak English while attending Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Family: Husband and daughter Alexis
For Fun: Traveling, shopping, volunteering and spending time with Alexis
Education: B.A., Accounting and Business Administration, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Words to Live By: “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Anthony Robbins