About Us

Our company was founded in 2009 during the height of the building recession by owner Nathan M Custard. It was Nate’s vision to serve the Twin Cities and surrounding communities with quality, efficient, cost effective and reliable building practices.

Nate began his career as a framer with Tappe Construction in 2001. He quickly rose to the level of Lead Carpenter. During his tenure there, he led projects that involved the construction of Holiday Gas Stations, single and multifamily homes, apartment buildings and commercial strip malls. He also worked with Tappe West in Montana for two years constructing multi-million dollar dream homes.

After years of being an employee, Nate realized he wanted to do more with the Construction Management side of the industry. That was when he left Tappe and began Alta Construction. He enrolled in a Construction Management degree program full time while starting his own company.

As a licensed and fully insured General Contractor, Alta Construction has since taken on projects for both homeowners and business owners. We have also served on a project management and subcontractor basis for such builders as Flaherty & Collins Construction, Alta Contractors and Lake Country Builders.

In the spring of 2014, Matt Van Ahn joined Alta Construction as the Operations Manager.  Some of Matt’s roles include Finance, Human Resources, current and new Client Development, Vendor Relations, Project Estimating and other operational duties. Matt has been building and remodeling in the twin cities since 1999 and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.

Safety & Education

We pride ourselves on our safety record. All of our employees are provided with approved and required safety gear when working in areas that require fall protection. Each of our employees is provided with our OSHA AWAIR manual. In 2014 alone, Alta Construction gained 240 hours of approved OSHA employee training.

We never stop learning. Green building practices are a priority for our company. Whether it is incorporating recycled materials on our job sites, or making sure every bit of scrap wood is used to complete the job. We partner with local recyclers in the area who will remove various metals from our job sites for proper reuse and recycling. It is our goal to keep as much out of landfills as possible. Alta Construction is also EPA Lead Renovators Certified. R-I-87262-12-10993.


NMC Construction
1232 7th Avenue South South St. PaulMN55075 USA 
 • 651-245-0530