Meet the Homes by Tradition Team

Let us introduce you to the people who bring a tradition of experience to all we do at Homes by Tradition.

Dean Nelson, President of Homes by Tradition
Dean is President of Homes by Tradition. He has over 20 years of industry knowledge and experience in residential development and construction. His commitment to building high quality homes is evident in his referral rating among his customers. Dean earned a Business Finance and Construction Management Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato after serving in the United States Marine Corps.

Chris Meronuck, Construction Manager
Chris has held many important roles during his extensive experience in new construction. His educational background is in Business and Economics. He brings this vast experience to Homes by Tradition, in his role of Construction Manager. He oversees the entire day to day operations in purchasing and construction.

Carole Griffith, Sales Manager
Carole brings over two decades worth of new home sales experience to Homes by Tradition. She invests her knowledge and energy to meet the specific needs of our clients while enhancing our product development through a customer centric approach. Her passion and dedication to the home building industry is evident through her involvement in the ENERGY STAR and “Green” new home programs while serving on the Board of Directors for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and the Board of Directors for MN Greenstar.

Tom Griffith, New Home Consultant (West Metro)
Tom brings nearly two decades worth of new home sales experience to Homes by Tradition. His passion and knowledge of the residential new construction industry is evident when working with clients. His dedication to excellence will ensure all of his clients have a positive experience during the home building process. Tom also serves on the Sales and Marketing Council for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities.

Scott Hockert, Purchasing Manager
Scott is Homes by Tradition’s Purchasing Manager. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in Construction Management and Business Management and has gained substantial purchasing experience by working with top national and local custom home builders. His goal is to get the best product and services at the best price for each and every Homes by Tradition customer.

Danielle Matthies, Design Consultant
Danielle is a Design Consultant for Homes by Tradition. Her interior design skills include conceptual design, color consultation, space planning, model home merchandising, home staging, and interior material selection process. Danielle earned a degree in Interior Design at Dakota County Technical College and has worked with companies such as West Elm, Jon Arlen Group, and Rauscher & Associates.

David Nelson, Project Manager
David is a Homes by Tradition Project Manager specializing in custom homes and remodeling. David is well educated in the construction field, having completed his undergraduate work in Urban & Regional Planning/Historical Preservation/ Community Revitalization. He also earned a Master of Science from the University of Minnesota Project Management & Community Revitalization.

Heath Brown, Project Manager
Heath is a Project Manager for Homes by Tradition. He learned the construction business from the ground up by working in several different roles within the construction management team. He has been recognized as a stand out in customer satisfaction by J. D. Power and Associates. Heath holds a degree in Communication/Electronic Media from Waldorf College.

Jeremy Dahlback, Project Manager
A Homes by Tradition Project Manager, Jeremy was born into the construction business and spent years working with his dad building custom homes in southern Minnesota. After earning a degree in Criminology/Sociology at Rochester Community Collage, he returned to the family business initially specializing as a Bricklayer/Stone Mason before joining Homes by Tradition.

Dwight Harvey, Controller
Dwight joined Homes by Tradition in the role of Controller in 2009. As the Controller, he managers all day to day financial and operating activities within the company. He plays an important role in project budget and company forecasting. His specialty is system analysis and improvement. In the past he has held roles as a Staff Auditor, VP of Finance, General Manager, and Chief Financial Officer after completing his Bachelor Degree in Accounting and receiving his Certified Public Accountant Licenses in Minnesota and Illinois.