Paul Meyer, Owner & CEO
As CEO of Woodstone, Inc., Paul Meyer, a member of the White Earth Nation, oversees the strategic direction of the organization. Paul has a keen entrepreneurial instinct that is evident in his strategic business planning, problem-solving skills, and his overall business leadership.
He began his career at just 12 years old as a laborer for a small utility company, which laid the foundation for his future in construction. Paul graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and later received his professional engineering license. He brings over 30 years of experience in engineering, construction, and business development to the Woodstone team.
Paul promotes a culture at Woodstone that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity. He develops future leadership within the organization and is involved in succession planning to ensure Woodstone’s sustainability well into the future.
Outside of the office, Paul is very involved in his community, coaching youth sports teams, a member of multiple nonprofit boards, and is an avid golfer.
Doug Niesen, Owner and President
As President of Woodstone, Inc. Doug Niesen develops, directs and manages the overall operations and resources of the company. Doug plans and implements strategies for Woodstone’s business development and is committed to forming and building long-term relationships with his clients.
Doug began his career in the construction industry as an iron worker and later received his degree in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Over the next 29 years, Doug gained vast experience in the commercial glazing curtain wall industry and as a project manager specializing in gaming, hospitality, and multi-family housing complexes. After spending 16 years at Kraus-Anderson where he was a project manager and the Sector Leader of Gaming and Entertainment, he left to pursue his life-long dream of owning his own construction company.
In 2006, Doug became an owner and the Vice President at Woodstone Builders, Inc. where his focus was to continue to grow the business and diversify the company into new markets. A large percentage of Woodstone’s work is now in the Indian Gaming Industry where Doug is recognized as an industry leader.
In 2018 Doug gained a new business partner, Paul Meyer, and Doug became Woodstone’s President. Doug continues to take Woodstone, Inc. in new directions, pursuing diverse markets and new initiatives, and growing Woodstone, Inc. into a company that provides great opportunity for both Woodstone’s employees and its clients.
Doug believes that life is about creating your “story” and welcomes the opportunity to meet new people and experience new things. He also is very involved in Scouting, and enjoys canoeing, camping, and fishing with his family.
Brian Goudge, Operations Manager
Brian Goudge is Woodstone’s Operations Manager and is responsible for ensuring the safety, productivity, and efficiency of the daily operations. He plans and coordinates the efforts of the Project Managers and oversees their performance to maximize the profitability of the company. He has over 19 years of commercial construction experience and has an outstanding track record of successfully completing projects on time and under budget. He has built his solid reputation in the construction industry on careful attention to detail and effective problem-solving.
Brian graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He has diverse experience with many types of contracts including: General Contractor/ Construction Manager, negotiated, hard-bid, and design-build on private, public, and military/government projects. He has extensive knowledge of long-lead product procurement, and a thorough understanding of project scheduling requirements. In any challenge faced, Brian’s perseverance and tenacity makes him a vital asset to any project.
Outside of work Brian Goudge enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and hunting.