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Building more
than buildings

As a Native American-owned construction practice, we celebrate the communities we work in, contribute to meaningful legacies, and develop lasting relationships along the way. We are builders of community spirit.

We are

  • Ethical

    If we can’t explain it with our integrity intact, we don’t do it.

  • Adaptable

    Change happens but our steadiness never falters.

  • Collaborative

    We help clients and partners navigate the process through sound support and consistent communication.

  • Solutions-Driven

    By listening closely, we’re able to guide clients toward strategic outcomes.

  • Persistent

    We are dedicated to seeing every job successfully completed on time and within budget.

A convergence of expertise

The history of Woodstone includes a few twists and turns. But it’s made us into even better builders and stronger colleagues.

  • Woodstone Builders was founded as a high-end residential home builder

  • Doug Niesen joins the company as an owner and Vice President; he brings 40+ years of experience in construction, including working with dozens of Native American tribes and communities

  • Doug meets Paul Meyer, a Tribal member of the White Earth Nation with 30+ years of diverse construction and executive business management experience; they form a solid bondwhile working together on multiple projects

  • Paul and Doug collaborate to buy out the company; Paul becomes CEO, Doug becomes President, and Woodstone officially becomes a Native American-owned company

  • Now called Woodstone, Inc., the company operates as a strong vertical contractor that performs work nationwide

  • 20

    years in operation

  • 81

    total projects Completed

  • 45

    tribal communities we’ve worked with

Healthy Tribal relationships

Woodstone holds the utmost respect for every Tribe we have had the opportunity to work with, honoring their individual customs, traditions, culture, and resources. We commit to providing Tribe members with training and employment opportunities on each project, further supporting the communities in which we build.

Woodstone leaders
don’t just lead

They inquire, they listen, they collaborate. Most of all they do, with experience and integrity at the ready. Discover the community that is Woodstone.

“I have worked as the owner representative on numerous projects with Woodstone. They are one of few companies that truly understand and have compassion for Native American communities. You could not find a more dedicated group of people committed to the success of Native Americans and the desire to infuse our culture and people into their business, all with the utmost respect. A shining example of this was when Woodstone and the Lac Courte Oreilles Nation worked together to rehabilitate and build a much-needed housing project that provided tribal citizens with a place to call home that is safe, supportive and that honors the culture of the community. Woodstone solved decades of issues with government funded homes that were causing serious health problems for residents by recommending a process for rebuilding the homes so they would last well into the future. This demonstrated commitment to the LCO Tribe will be felt well beyond our lifetime.”

Mark Montano,
COO, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University
Former Executive Director, Lac Courte Oreilles Housing Authority
Former Director of Tribal Operations, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Former Vice-Chairman, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa