Established 1986


Since 1986, family-owned Wes Hanson Builders of Crosslake, MN has been dedicated to bringing the finest quality in design and construction to the heart of Minnesota's lake country.  Wes Hanson moved his company up to the Lakes area from Bloomington with his son Todd Hanson and nephews Tom Hanson and Brad Mytling.  Together with Wes's wife Marilyn running the office, they built the company into the highly recommended general contracting company it is today.  The legacy continues and Wes Hanson Builders continues to be the family company it started as.


The Young Family

We want to sincerely thank you and your team for the outstanding professional services we received from Wes Hanson Builders while building our family legacy lake cabin in Crosslake.  From the time we first met with you, through the design phase with Matt S., the building phase with Shawn H., and the wrap-up and administrative details with Elizabeth and Jolene,  we found your firm to be consistently trustworthy, skilled, knowledgeable, attentive to detail, understanding of our needs and appropriately guiding from start to finish resulting in our stunning Cabin on the lake. 

We could not be happier with the end-result or the process.   Every one of your employees, either on-site or in the office, displayed an up-beat, can-do, positive attitude during the entire two-year design and build.   We were very impressed by your team being genuinely interested in the success of the project and understanding the importance of it given our family’s long-term connection to Crosslake.   

Your use of the Co-construct website was very helpful for us to track our financial budget and monitor the building progress while sharing in real-time amongst the family.   Shawn H. managed the sub-contractors very effectively and continues to be attentive to a few punch-list items. 

Please consider us available for providing references to potential clients including opening our cabin to display the quality work of Wes Hanson Builders.

All the Best,

Jim and Jodi Young, Jerry and Julia Young, Jed and Wendy Young, & George Young

Jessica W.

We used Wes Hanson Builders to build a new cabin on Crosslake in Crosslake, MN during the winter of 2016-17.  Their entire team was professional and stood 100% behind their timeline.  We began demo and construction of the cabin in October 2016.  The team finished the approximate 7,000 sq ft home in early May 2017.  The product is superior, the finishes are as we requested, and they were attentive to all minor adjustments that we requested after move-in.  Tom and the ENTIRE Wes Hanson team was a pleasure to work with.  We also built the home while living 1,000 miles away with only one on-site electrical walk through.


Jean & Dave Jones

When my husband and I chose a builder, we were looking for a firm that offered a sound structure with environmental considerations; a unique look that was designed to reflect our lifestyle; and a company with integrity that we could trust to deliver servies in a timely and businesslike manner.  After five years of enjoying our home, we find that in addition to exceeding our original expectations, we still have a strong friendship with the company, who will answer our questions and follow-up with any concerns.  Wes Hanson Builders is an exceptional company!


Dan & Judy McAthie

We chose Wes Hanson Builders to build our retirement home because of their qualtiy reputation, creativity and expertise in working with large log homes.  The attention to detail and "can do" attitude of their employees has made this project and extremely easy and enjoyable process.  The customer service, friendliness and helpfulness of everyone in their organization from office personnel to construction crew, foremen, job superintendent and management all contribute to making this a "one of a kind" builder.  We would highly recommend them.


Thomas Hanson
President of Wes Hanson Builders


Associates & Staff

Matt S

Matt H
Design Associate


Project Development

Project Supervisor

Shaun (Cricket)
Job Supervisor

Job Supervisor

Job Supervisor

Job Supervisor

Job Supervisor

Shawn (Pony)
Job Supervisor

Shop Supervisor

Paint Supervisor

Paint Shop Supervisor

Human Resources

Billing Manager & Marketing


Awards & Helping Our Community

Awarded "Best of Houzz - 2018 Client Satisfaction"

MMBA Mid-Minnestoa Builders Association

NAHB National Association of Home Builders

Habitat for Humanity

Best of Brainerd Lakes
Nominated "Best Home Exterior Contractor 2018" and "Best Home Builder 2018 & 2019"

Lake Time Magazine
Awarded "The Best Of Minnesota - Best Architect"