The Sicora Team

Ron Sonnek

PRESIDENT/OWNER Born and raised on a dairy farm in Southern Minnesota, Ron uses his 10+ years of building inspection experience along with an MBA, to work with clients to create smart, unique design solutions for everyday problems. For Ron, there is nothing more gratifying as a general contractor than walking clients through a space that they can now call “home”.

Lynne Shears

LEAD DESIGN Lynne has a depth of experience in architectural design and interiors. Always striving, she is a graduate of the University of MN in Design, an Allied ASID & AIA member, and holds a CAPS Certification. With over 30 years of experience, her portfolio includes projects featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Midwest Home, the Star Tribune, and has been awarded many COTY and ROMA award accolades. Lynne listens to understand a client’s personal style and needs, offers insightful design direction, and then integrates those elements into their distinct architecture, giving each client a unique design that exceeds expectations.

John Stoll

DRAFTING AND DESIGN John studied architectural design at Dunwoody College of Technology and has over 10 years of experience within the design and construction industry. He has a detail-focused approach which he brings to each of his projects, along with his ability to listen and communicate about prospective ideas.

Rachel Armstrong

OFFICE MANAGER With a warm welcome and keen attention to detail, you’ll quickly find in your conversations with Rachel that she enjoys helping keeping the company organized and meeting our client’s needs.    When not keeping the Sicora ‘house’ in order Rachel is likely spending some play time with her 3 dogs.

Adam Back

PROJECT MANAGER A native Minnesotan, Adam holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. With 15+ years of experience in the residential design and construction industry, he is intensely committed to quality design and craftsmanship. On the job, he employs his straight-forward listening and communication skills to coordinate the many individuals and resources that it takes to effectively manage remodeling projects both large and small.

Britt Hanson

FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER Britt’s financial background has proven to be an ideal skill set when working with her clients through complex details in a remodeling project. With over 16 years of experience at Sicora, Britt has mastered the structure and flow of projects so the chaotic construction environment feels less stressful, her clients greatly appreciate this! She loves seeing the innovative designs from the Sicora team transform into a finished project. 

Tanya Forga

INTERIOR DESIGNER  Tanya uses her design experience and depth of knowledge to bring unique concepts to the design table. Her passion for sustainable design, architecture, and urban gardening help her bring new inspiration to all of her client’s projects. When she’s not creating designs, you can find her running, taking photographs, or out on adventures. Working with Tanya is always an adventure because of the life she brings to all her designs.

Bill Wilder

PROJECT MANAGER Bill comes with a wealth of experience in remodeling and construction. Beginning as a finish carpenter nearly 30 years ago, Bill has had the opportunity to take on the role of almost every facet of the remodeling process. He also holds a Certified Remodelers accreditation from NARI. Bill enjoys the process of collaborating with homeowners and design professionals in creating spaces on time and on budget.

Darcy Dickman

INTERIOR DESIGNER Darcy uses her diverse design background to bring one of a kind ideas to her clients. She is able to take a client’s personal style and infuse it into their home, making every design unique and personal.  Darcy enjoys the process of working with homeowners to help make their dream home a possibility. When Darcy isn’t making dreams come true you can find her camping or hunkered down with a good book.

Kevin Grover

GENERAL MANAGER RIFT SAWN CABINETS  With over 40 years of experience in the cabinet building business, Kevin brings experience and passion to every Rift Sawn project. Being the manager of the cabinet shop allows him to work directly with the Project Managers and Interior Designers to make every project the best they can be. Working with Kevin you will see the quality and detail he brings to every project. During the winter, Kevin uses any free time available to get out and go ice fishing.

Kali Morris

INTERIOR DESIGNER  With a strong sense of style of style Kali enjoys working with the design staff to bring unique, timeless design options to Sicora clients.

Joey Bulmer

MASTER PAINTER Being a craftsman at heart, Joey enjoys providing the final touches on any project that he works on.   You’ll enjoy learning about his love for the craft and how when he’s not painting, he is enjoying time with his family.

Greg Miller

LEAD CARPENTER  With a keen eye for aesthetic details and a gift for handling almost anything, Greg joins the Sicora team as a small project specialist. You can expect to see him working in bathroom, kitchen, and other small projects. We are fortunate to have Greg and his “can do” attitude on the Sicora team!

Jason Mansfield

CARPENTER  Growing up on the East coast, Jason had the opportunity to be around many of the classic “cape cod” style homes that have influenced our Minneapolis area neighborhoods. Now, he has the opportunity to craft and create the next generation of these homes! We appreciate Jason’s attention to detail and the great attitude that he brings to the job site each and every day.

Don Wright

JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER As a Journeyman Plumber with Simplify, Don enjoys the challenge that residential remodeling provides him. You’ll appreciate his attention to detail and commitment to getting the job done right!

Tony Heck

MASTER PLUMBER Heading up the Simplify Plumbing Division, Tony has a diverse background in commercial and residential plumbing, with a particular focus on curating good service solutions for our residential clients.  You’ll enjoy picking his brain on plumbing issues and there is no doubt that you’ll receive some helpful tips on how to best maintain the plumbing in your home!

Chris Raaf

RESIDENTIAL DESIGNER Chris’s 13 plus years of experience make him an expert in his field. His 3D renderings bring client projects to life and make the huge transformations seem possible. The hard work he does is all worth it when he sees his 3D models become a client’s home. Even when Chris isn’t at the office he is still honing his skills. You can find him in his yard keeping it pristine or getting inspiration from watching DIY shows.

Brad Hollenbeck

LEAD CARPENTER With over 25 years of experience in the cabinet and remodeling industry, Brad uses his wealth of experience to give superior service to his clients. Brad is an expert in his field, specializing in cabinet installation, trim work, service, and repair. He enjoys working with customers on a variety of projects and locations, keeping the job interesting!