Dean Swanson – Owner
With over 20 years of industry experience under his tool belt, Dean had a vision to create a construction business a step above the rest. He envisioned a company built on integrity, honesty, and quality of craftsmanship. Growing up he lived all over the US but has called Nevada home since the late 90’s. He has a keen insight into the niche market of Lake Tahoe construction. When he isn’t at work or busy improving and growing his business, he enjoys spending time gardening, bee keeping and spending time with his family.
Melanie LaCasse – Administrative Manager
Melanie is the behind the scenes team of Swanson Built. As an office manager she is an invaluable member of the team. She is the brain that keeps the paper part of our business running smoothly. When she’s not making magic happen in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and animals.
Benny Viloria – Sales Manager
Benny was born and raised in Reno. He is Dean part deux! His favorite thing about working construction is seeing progress on every job he works on. He loves spending time with his wife and family and loves to golf.
Josh Penman – Project Manager
Josh is a proud Reno native. He has been working in construction for 20+ years. Jack of all trades, he loves bringing his experience to each and every project he works on. When not at work he is spending time with his family having fun in the great outdoors.
Chris Bredow – Project Manager
Chris grew up in San Diego and moved to Gardnerville in 2000. In 1995 he started working in the construction industry and never looked back. He is an amazing project manager, licensed electrician, and talented carpenter. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Chase Little – Crew Leader
Chase grew up in Bishop California. He is an amazing skilled finish carpenter and a specialist in building unique staircases. In his spare time, he’s an avid stamp collector and loves to ride his motorcycle.
Richard Kawabata – Lead Carpenter
Richard grew up all over the US. He is a talented finish carpenter and welder, specializing in stairs and uniquely built-in cabinetry. He is a big family man and enjoys riding motorcycles.
Ed Bakken – Punchlist Specialist
Ed has lived in the Lake Tahoe area for forty years. With over 20+ years of construction experience under his tool belt he is a Jack of all trades. He is also a talented auto mechanic. In his spare time you can find Ed skiing or enjoying the great outdoors.
Anthony Penman – Driver
Anthony was born and raised in Reno. He is an apprentice and considers himself a Jack of all trades. He enjoys learning new skills and is in the process of getting his license to drive heavy equipment. He loves spending time with his family and enjoying nature on his days off.