At Meteek & Co. our passion is expressing inner transformation. Whether building, remodeling or adding to your home, constructing the elements that express your business, analyzing what is or isn’t working in a structure, or designing efficient systems, Meteek facilitates bringing your vision into form.
A positive guy, Randy loves building, loves people, and loves a challenge. As an iconoclast, he loves innovatively appropriating materials, ferreting out new technologies, and shoes with toes. And ice cream. Away from Meteek, Randy enjoys his many teenagers, paddling, cycling, traveling, and getting people to tell him stories.
In his element with any tool, material, or process, Andy masterminds design interventions, project manages, and builds beautifully in every medium. Outside of Meteek, Andy loves being a dad and pedaling dirt-monster bikes.
Bringing together many aptitudes, Cynthia loves the co-creative expression of environmental design, the logistical challenge of project management, and the communicative aspects of writing, facilitating and photography. Away from Meteek she can often be found pedaling bicycles, soaking in a bathtub or sledding when it’s cold enough to freeze your nose hairs.
Holding it all together, Vickie is our admin whiz. From accounting and payroll to records and contracts, Vickie allows the paper clock to keep ticking. Away from Meteek, Vickie wrangles her three small dogs and enjoys knitting—REALLY enjoys knitting…and is known in her family as the “Knitiwit.”
Mako joins us from her birthplace in Ada, MN, and is a quick study with Molly at the helm. The most shy puppy of her litter, she loves to play, meet people, play, give Molly the what-for, and play. We’re glad we didn’t get one of the “energetic” siblings. Due to her uncanny resemblance to a black bear cub, Mako is short for “Makokaazo”, Ojibwemowin for “s/he who pretends to be a bear.”
Left to right – Ben #2, Mako (dog), Randy (beard), Mark, Ben #1. Not pictured, Roberta.
Back in the 1970s, two young rapscallions, Randy and Rolf Larson, started building houses. Their first home was a design of three interlocking timber-framed hexagons, and they never looked back. Meteek Shop & Construction was born.
After a few years in Duluth, Randy left for the wilds of Seattle to build houseboats and other crazy, fun projects with Paul von Rosenstil. Rolf headed off to Boston and became a structural engineer. Returning to Duluth, Randy changed the name to Meteek & Co. to encompass the range of commercial, energy efficiency and forensic consulting projects he took on.
Now with a team of employees and partnering businesses, Randy and Meteek continue to build houses, innovate solutions, and increase their capacity for fun.