“There was never a question of my life’s vocation; I always knew I was a builder. In 1984, I was hired as a Carpenter to help remodel and restore some old cabins at Grand View Lodge…and one thing led to another. From Carpenter to General Contractor to learning the process of developing the property and working with others to sell the opportunity. My passion for developing and expanding Minnesota resorts was a fortunate accident.” - Monte K. Mraz.
Monte is a Minnesota native with over 40 years of experience in the Minnesota Building Industry. He has done it all from an Independent Carpentry Contractor, Remodeler, Builder, Developer, and Real Estate Broker. He is an award-winning Project Manager/Developer responsible for designing, estimating, and managing residential and commercial projects.Monte is there every step of the way, from the initial contact, development, and financing through completion of the work, managing all project details, including interaction with the client, field personnel, designers, architects, subcontractors, and suppliers.Among many personal commitments to the building industry Monte has served as the president of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA), president of the Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM), is a Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and currently sits on the board of The Builders Group (TBG) workman’s compensation insurance education foundation.In Monte’s free time, he performs music with his musician brother and friends. For over 30 years, it has been both a vocation and a passion that has given him many wonderful memories and a deep connection to the local community. He is a proud father of two children and two wonderful grandchildren. Monte and his wife, Chrissy, appreciate their time with family, traveling, and spending weekends at hockey tournaments. In the summer, he loves riding his motorcycle and enjoying the fantastic scenery throughout the American heartland.