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As an active Rochester community member, the TLS team has managed construction projects in and around the Rochester area for over fifteen years. Founded on strong old-fashion values of integrity, honesty, and handshakes; TLS Companies offers clients a unique blend of Commercial Development, General Contracting, Design-Build, Construction Management, and Owner Consulting services.

TLS Companies acknowledges that every project, and every client, is unique.  Our approach of creating project specific plans centered on client goals allows us to surpass client expectations.

Our expertise extends to a variety of market sectors including:

Senior Living
Mixed Use
Commercial / Industrial
Dental Clinics

Our knowledge across these markets allows us to deliver a variety of construction projects including new construction, renovation, expansion, rehabilitation, and site preparation.

From small renovations to multi-million dollar new construction projects, TLS Companies supports clients from project inception through grand opening.

Meet Our Team

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Todd Severson

Company founder, Todd Severson serves as "central command" for projects. Todd's involvement begins as early as the conceptual stage and continues through construction.  Engaging all stakeholders and team members, Todd manages relationships with each and every “command post”.

With experience across market sectors, clients continuously lean on Todd's knowledge and ability to deliver cost effective projects that meet goals at all levels and enhance our communities.

Over the course of Todd’s 14 year career, he has been responsible for over $625 million in construction projects throughout the Midwest.  Entering the field as a Project Engineer, Todd has performed under many roles including Project Manager, Estimator, Project Executive and Associate Vice President.

Upon founding TLS Companies, Todd envisioned a construction company embraced by his old-fashion values of integrity, honesty and handshakes.

Todd’s knowledge of city processes coupled with his extensive experience managing the pre-construction and construction process, Todd assists clients in setting and meeting project goals from design through grand opening.

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Superintendent, Brian Luckhardt, joins TLS Companies with a 20-year construction career. Having spent significant time as a carpenter and foreman, Brian’s exceptional communication skills in the field make him an asset to every project he oversees.

Brian manages the day-to-day operations of projects, onsite to ensure each project is constructed in strict accordance with plans, specifications, and local codes  His primary responsibilities include maintaining and informing project schedules through effective workforce, materials and equipment planning.  In addition, Brian is accountable for enforcing safety protocols and quality control measures, overseeing inspections, and preparing and executing project punch lists.

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Spencer HolmEn

Spencer Holmen is well versed in a variety of areas within the construction industry including construction management, project management, scheduling, estimation, and interior design. With 14 years of experience, Spencer has delivered projects across several markets such as commercial offices, multifamily residential, senior living, retail, dental and mixed use.

As Operations Manager for TLS Companies, Spencer oversees all TLS Companies’ projects at once. Spencer’s main objective is to ensure active TLS projects meet desired budgets and schedules.

Along with confirming proper resources are allocated to each project, Spencer designs and executes construction strategies for each project. He oversees subcontractor selection, schedule development and outlines project quality assurance checks. Throughout the duration of each project, Spencer stays in constant communication with project teams and is available to address arising challenges and provide final plan interpretation, which ultimately keeps projects within budget and schedule.

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As Office Manager for a growing firm, Melissa provides top-level support across multiple areas extending to project support and corporate level activities.

From a corporate perspective, Melissa oversees all tasks associated with the firm’s accounting department. She is responsible book keeping functions including general ledger, payroll, cost accounting, and cost management. In addition, Melissa oversees TLS Companies’ human resources and employee benefits program, executes targeted marketing goals and represents the firm at various community engagement events.

Melissa keeps projects running smoothly through processing project related payments, updating project personnel on OSHA and labor law policies, and continually monitoring project documents to ensure contract compliance.

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Jamie Oie

Jamie Oie comes to TLS Companies with more than 16 years of industry experience. He has worked on projects of all types including multifamily residential, senior living, hospitality, retail and a variety of commercial spaces.

As Superintendent, Jamie runs the day-to-day operations of projects, onsite. He is accountable for ensuring that each project is constructed in strict accordance with plans, specifications, and local codes. Effective coordination of subcontractors, materials and equipment by Jamie controls the project schedule and ultimately delivers TLS projects on time. In addition, Jamie oversees inspections, quality control, job site safety and scheduling.

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