Kristen Olson


    Kristen Olson graduated from Minnehaha Academy, and the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.

    At 16 she started working part-time at Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors and it led to 17-year career at the company.  She enjoyed working for MMC but in 2010 Kristen decided that she wanted to have a business of her own.

    Her father Tom Nelson was an owner and President of Metropolitan Mechanical for many years, therefore Kristen went to him for advice on purchasing a company.  Together they discussed the potential growing market of multi-housing construction and thought Major would be a great fit.

    Kristen purchased the company on April 1, 2011. With a stroke of luck her prediction was correct about the multi-housing boom. Major Mechanical grew from an average revenue in 2009 of $ 8.6 million, to over $ 42 million in revenues in 2017. Thanks to the opportunity provided by several Developers and General Contractors, Major Mechanical has been an unbelievable success story.

    Major is a small company with a big heart. All of the employees at Major work very hard and have become a fantastic team both in the office and in the field.  It has been a very busy 7 years, but Kristen could have never imagined how great the company would become. Improving systems and procedures in the office and the field will be Kristen’s dedication and goal for many years to come.

    Major Mechanical is a member of the Association of Women in Construction (AWC), and Kristen is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Twin City Pipe Trades Health and Welfare Fund.


        Jonathan Olson

        Vice President

            Kyle Sytsma, P.E

            Project Manager/Engineer

                Josh Giffen

                Estimator/Project Manager

                    Scott Forde

                    Estimator/Project Manager

                        Candace Hawthorne

                        Assistant Project Manager

                            Brent Contreras

                            Commercial Estimator/Project Manager

                                James Satriano

                                Commercial Estimator/Project Manager

                                    Sonjia Wagner

                                    Payroll/Accounts Payable Manager

                                        Becky Zufall

                                        Office Manager


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