About Us


The Gimme Shelter Crew


Owners: John Brown, Mark Dostal, Mark Klein

David Shantz, Fred Wienandt, Jeff Steinmetz, Jeremy Liszewski

Jeremy Woodliff, Matthew Stellner, Scot Geske

Office Manager: Amy Hussin


Mark Klein, and Owner, has been designing and building high-performance homes for over 25 years.  Mark lives in an off-the-grid home he designed and built, which features a masonry heater, solar hydronic heating system, and a renewable electrical system powered by solar and wind.

 John Brown has been with the Gimme Shelter Crew since 2003. He has been a Project Manager for our jobsites starting in 2009.  As an Owner, his knowledge of construction, jobsite experience, and valuable research adds a value to all of our current and future projects.


Mark Dostal worked for Gimme Shelter for many years as a crew member.   He has rejoined Gimme Shelter as an Owner in 2012.  His experience on the jobsite, drawing/design, and engineering background adds a great deal of value to our current and future projects.

Our crew members have a range of building backgrounds: some of us grew up in builder families, some have worked in construction related fields, and some of us are just over-educated owner/builders. We rely on humor and experience in equal amounts. There are many stories of fishing expeditions, shared vacation experiences, personal foibles, and outrageous party stories that have become a body of work to rival our finest homes.