Since 1992, we’ve created architecturally driven residences that are unparalleled in quality. We’re dedicated to making every detail of your custom home exceptional. Our team oversees every aspect of the process to ensure the experience is excellent and the finished project exquisite.
Meet Our Team
Our experienced staff works harder than anyone in the industry.
Owner and President
Tom Hendrickson has been involved with Erotas since 1995. In the early 1980s, he worked with a large commercial construction company, where his love for construction began. In 1997, Tom and his wife engaged Erotas to build their family home. He became passionate about the process and was on site daily to help with construction. He was so impressed with the quality and craftsmanship that went into his home that he went to work for Erotas the following year. Having experienced the process first as a client and now as a builder, Tom brings a unique perspective to every project.
Tom’s excitement for the housing industry prompted him and two partners to found Trias Development in 2004 with a belief that there is a place in the Twin Cities for luxury residential multifamily developments. The group’s first project was a four-unit condo on Mount Curve in Minneapolis. Tom continues to seek out new sites to bring luxury living to Minnesota clients.
Co-Owner of Minnesota Structures
Tim Kunkel oversees Minnesota Structures, the construction labor force company Erotas utilizes for all its projects. He is a master carpenter with 30-plus years’ experience. Tim’s leadership and problem-solving talent help our workforce excel in their craft and deliver a superior product. He entered the construction industry in the early 1980s with a small contractor who took the time to teach him the skills that he today instills in our workforce. He enjoys sharing what he has learned over his long career through one-on-one training. In his spare time, Tim gives back, putting his carpentry skills to work in the community. He also enjoys hunting, traveling and riding his motorcycle.
Shelly Maki has worked with Erotas since 2000. She is responsible for the finances and the general office operations — as well as keeping us all on task. Her commitment, dedication and attention to detail make her an expert at working closely with project coordinators, subcontractors and suppliers. Away from work, Shelly enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Deb Carney is one of our talented Project Coordinators. Prior to joining Erotas in 2008, she obtained a degree in interior design, specializing in high-end custom cabinetry. Her extreme attentiveness to detail and her acute organization skills are instrumental in creating spectacular projects. In her spare time, Deb enjoys traveling and cheering on the Wild hockey team.
Mark Backman has been building custom homes for more than 30 years. As Site Superintendent, he oversees projects during all phases, from foundation to move-in. Mark’s clear communication and problem-solving skills help the team work toward the overall goal of building exquisite, energy-efficient and environmentally responsible residences.