I started in the construction industry at age 15, from that point forward it has been my life. Over the years being involved on numerous projects of various sizes and scopes I realized that there was a need for a different kind of contracting company.

Northface Construction is built to serve our clients to a higher satisfaction than any other company in the market today. Every decision I make for this company is based on the values that create the personal interaction and finished projects that are needed in the modern construction industry.


“Since I started Northface Construction, there are a few core values that have remained and been the building blocks for our success with our clients. The core values are Sustainability, Honesty and Customer Service. Sustainability is an idea that means a lot to me and Northface Construction, it is built from three pillars of sustainability; Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Economic Sustainability. Northface Construction ties all three of these concepts into every decision that we make. I know through these actions that we can have a strong positive influence on the communities, people and companies we impact.”

Josh S.


The Northface Construction team consists of skilled craftsman, client oriented project consultants, visionary management and our rock solid local business partnerships. The goal of Northface Construction is to manage every project with the highest level of professionalism. Which is why we are always researching the newest processes, products and technology to deliver higher value at a competitive price to our clients.

The teamwork culture is what enables us to provide smooth operations, competitive pricing, and complete projects on budget, on time, and above expectations.



Josh S.



Josh is the current President and Founder of Northface Construction. Josh started his career in construction at the ripe age of 15 years old and has been actively contracting construction ever since. With a bachelors degree in Business Entrepreneurship from St. Cloud State University, Josh brings his business knowledge and skills to the development and day to day operations at Northface Construction. Josh has been involved on many projects over the years from Commercial large construction projects to the smaller repair jobs. Josh started Northface Construction in 2010 while pursuing his degree and has grown the company to be a strong resource in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro markets to businesses and homeowners alike. He has a passion for business and orients his business towards developing processes that are value adding to customers and the market as a whole.

Katie S.

construction team

Katie Swisher is our glue that holds us together here at Northface Construction. Katie is founder Josh Swisher’s wife and she is a large reason behind our success here at Northface. Katie is in charge of the administrative work and makes sure that Josh keeps on track. Katie has a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Food Science. Currently she is pursuing her MBA in business at St. Cloud State University so she can hone her business skills to an exceptionally high level. She has a personality that lets her learn quickly and a wonderful person to work with. She is in charge of our company organization, customer relations, business communications, billing, marketing design and collaborates on our strategic planning.

Derek Storkel

production manager

We hired Derek in October 2017, and boy has it been amazing having him on our team in multiple ways! We decided to hire at that time so we could use the winter (our less busy time) to work on the standardization of our processes and implement more quality management systems into the company. Derek has proved himself to be a diligent worker in regards to his care of quality, budgets and overall ethics. He has been able to produce and implement a vast quantity of procedures to Northface Construction that will allow us to monitor and improve our service to our customers in 2018.  We are very excited to see how Derek’s future career will unfold here at Northface Construction!

Here is what Derek wants you to know about himself!

“I am originally from Tomah, WI and graduated from Tomah High School in 2008. I then went on to the University of Minnesota with an athletic scholarship for track and field. I graduated from the U of MN in 2014 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. After college, I worked for 3 years in the apartment management industry as a special projects manager. I left that job and joined the team at Northface Construction in October of 2017.

I currently reside in Osseo, WI with my wife Haleigh and our two labs Boomer and Duke. I enjoy trout fishing on Osseo’s very own Buffalo River and exploring the restaurants and breweries that nearby Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls have to offer.”
Cody Bates