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D. JON MONSON, AIA

 Jon has been a registered architect since 1982, having graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture  in 1976.  He has owned and operated Landschute since 1980, and has designed, built and renovated over one hundred custom projects in the Lake Minnetonka area. Jon's career began in the historic Minneapolis warehouse district in the 1980s, saving old buildings from demolition through renovation and adaptive re-use.  In 1984, Jon founded Minikahda Ministorage, which was subsequently developed into 4000 units of self storage and was sold to Public Storage in 2016. In 1985, Jon, as a general partner of Land Partners II, acquired 13 acres of industrial land on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. He renovated the historic buildings on the property and founded Rapid Park, a parking operation created for the purpose of paying for the land while in its holding pattern. Twenty-three years later, seven acres of the property was acquired by the Metropolitan Sports Commission for the development of the new Minnesota Twins ballpark. The balance of the property was sold to Hines Interests and developed as high density residential.  Jon has been deeply involved in the redevelopment of the small historic town of Excelsior, Minnesota, where he is owner of several properties which he has renovated and presently manages. He served on the Deephaven City Council for two years and is an avid skier, golfer and grandfather, has served as president of his church and enjoys donating his time and resources to worthy causes. 

 

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MARY GRAY MONSON

Mary has been Jon's design partner and chief design critic since 1976, and their collaboration has flourished with each subsequent project. Mary guides clients in all interior design matters. She is known for her attention to detail and vision as a tastemaker. Mary's design intuition is derived from the classic, timeless structures of the Eastern Seaboard, the Adirondacks of upstate New York, and the farms and small towns of Minnesota. Mary's thoughtful approach is tried and true, tastefully executing designs that are innately connected to the architecture and setting. Her style is achieved through sourcing and acquiring furnishings from select vendors and little-known retailers. Her common sense approach to design is grounded by combining her modern vision and appreciation for history with her experience of growing up in a large family in a small home in a small town. Mary's great-great grandparents, Amos and Susan Chowen Gray, settled Gray's Bay in 1853. Mary is a fifth-generation Gray and is honored to call Lake Minnetonka home. Mary is a dedicated volunteer with the Armed Forces Service Center, where she has the privilege of extending hospitality and gratitude to our nation's military. She was involved with the Medal of Honor Convention and Gala that was held in Minneapolis in 2016 where America's greatest living military heroes were recognized for their extraordinary acts of bravery and valor. She is the grandmother of 5 almost 6 beautiful grandchildren. 

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CHRISTINE DOYLE

Chris is controller and office manager. She has been with Landschute since 1994, marking her 23rd year in spring of 2017. Chris has a degree in accounting from Carleton College and came to Landschute early on in her career. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children and handles the day to day operations for her local dance studio.

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MIKE MONSON

Mike grew up working in the family business and has spent the last 15 years handling real estate and client relations matters. He is a licensed real estate agent and a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism with a focus in advertising. He enjoys spending time at his cabin with his wife and two children and working on endless home improvement projects. He is an avid skier and loves to spend time outdoors.

 

 

JOE PAETZEL

Joe graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Architecture degree. In his 20 years at Landschute, he has worked in roles ranging from construction laborer, draftsman, architectural designer, IT superstar and project manager. When not at work, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. 

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ERICA HWAY

Erica has been on the design team since 2013.  She holds a Master of Architecture degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota.  In her studies, Erica focused on Historic Preservation and was a recipient of the Richard Morrill Masters Final Project Award.  She also had the opportunity to study architecture for a semester in Barcelona, Spain.  Erica's responsibilities include developing projects through various phases, from initial design conception to construction documentation.  She enjoys working in her hometown and seeing the positive impact of thoughtful design.  

 

JONATHAN MONSON

Jonny has been a part of the Landschute team since his youth.  His early responsibilities included working as a laborer learning the trade, to construction manager, and now a licensed real estate agent.  Jonny has a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.  He returned from Colorado in 2008 after spending 4 years in school and another 3 on the slopes of Aspen.  In his spare time, Jonny enjoys playing golf, boating on the lake, working on home projects and spending time with his family. He and his wife are expecting their first child in July. 

 

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HAYLEY MONSON STOEN

Hayley has been working on and off for Landschute since she was young, doing office jobs and helping her brothers clean up job sites on weekends (they recall her spending more time hanging out in the car).  Hayley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of St. Thomas, where she focused on Architectural History and Historic Preservation.  Hayley works as the social media director for Landschute and is an art dealer with her business, The Atelier Collection.