About Norsemen Homes


Custom Home Developments, Classically Designed

Norsemen Homes is a newly established custom home builder formed by the owners of Aspen Exteriors, a successful national exterior remodeling company.

Our process and approach is simple but unique…we offer a personalized experience for every client – complete with a building concierge, guiding you through the entire build process and a professional designer to ensure your vision is brought to life.


Meet Your Dream Home Building Team!

The Norsemen Homes Team works closely with you not only to build your dream home, but also to design it. Meet them here!

John Jelinek

Managing Partner & Project Manager

John graduated with an associate’s degree in architectural drafting from Northwestern Technical Institute (which is now part of Rasmussen College). He spent fifteen years in residential remodeling, building custom cabinets and real estate. Now, he’s putting his extensive experience to work for you at Norsemen Homes. In his spare time he loves doing anything outdoors including snowmobiling, riding ATVs, motorcycles, boating, and hunting.

Janelle Mattson

Design and Sales, ASID Associate and Licensed Realtor

I feel incredibly lucky to love my job so much that it hardly feels like work. I mean, I get to spend my days looking at and designing cool homes and checking out cool things like reclaimed barn wood and vintage light fixtures. The best part? Seeing my clients’ faces light up when they see something they love. With 10+ years of industry experience, I am both a realtor and designer with a focus on construction. As your dedicated designer and all-around “concierge” for your building process, my goal is to make sure your home turns out just how you want it to. Another fun fact about me: I’m part of the team at Fox Homes, whose fearless leaders have their own show on HGTV (Stay or Sell). Nope I’m not part of the show, but I do thank my lucky stars that I get to work with such talented people like the Fox’s and Norsemen Homes!

Joe Jelinek

Managing Partner

With nearly two decades of experience as the CO-CEO/COO at Aspen Exteriors, Inc., Joe is our behind-the-scenes business expert, keeping the company operating smoothly on a daily basis. He is originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa and now makes his home in Andover, MN. He loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, and ski – and, of course, he’s a HUGE Minnesota Vikings fan!

Custom Homes

Quality Neighborhood Developments

Albertville Homes


Looking for a home in the Western suburbs of the Twin Cities? Albertville, Minnesota is a great choice! See our beautiful custom, new home development in Albertville here!

Cambridge Homes


Cambridge, a northern suburb of the Twin Cities, has the charm of a small town and the amenities of a larger suburb. See our custom home development in Cambridge here!