Meet Nels

We are excited to welcome Nels Johnson as our Manufactured Home Repair Program Manager! In this position, Nels will oversee home repairs for low-income owners of manufactured homes within suburban Ramsey County in 2022. We hope to be able to expand this program in future years.

Nels has extensive experience in business development and management. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales Marketing for CEL Marketing. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Nels said he joined Rebuilding Together Minnesota because he wants to help people, especially veterans.

Please join us as welcome Nels to our team!


Homeowner Highlight

We recently installed a stair lift for Kathy in Bloomington.  Kathy is a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair and had not been downstairs in a year and a half because she cannot go down the stairs in her home.  After Kathy reached out to us for help, our Ramp Program Manager, Ryan, went out to her home to look at her stairs and started exploring options for funding the stair lift.  We were thrilled to be able to complete this project for Kathy, who is very grateful for the help. 

Kathy wrote us a thank you note and said, “I can’t tell you how grateful I am for everyone who came together to make this happen.  It’s a really nice chair and I will use it a lot for many years!! I truly appreciate everyone involved, especially Ryan who always had a great attitude and a smile on his face. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Truly a blessing!!”

Hook, Line, & Shelter – Mark Your Calendars!

Calling all anglers!  The Hook, Line, & Shelter Fishing Tournament kicks off on May 14th This year, we are thrilled to have WCCO Television, Joe’s Sporting Goods, and 13 Fishing as sponsors!

This event will run from May 14th through Labor Day. Fishing participation requires registration, and the proceeds will support our efforts to ensure that everyone in our community has a safe and healthy place to call home!

The tournament is open to any skill level, including a category just for kids, and we have included a pricing package that will allow the whole family to participate. For those of you who are serious anglers, there is a category for you too! The tournament runs all summer long and is as easy as sign up, catch a fish, measure it, and share the results.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we will have some exciting new prizes this year! Stay tuned for more information.

Register today and get all of the details at

We hope to see you on the lake!