Meet Team Bigelow


Joel Bigelow
Owner/Founder

Joel founded Bigelow Homes about 30 years ago. The first office for the business was in Mantorville, they then moved to Kasson, and then into the Byron Building Center in 1990. In 2006, Bigelow Homes made their final move to Rochester. Joel is excited to have Bigelow Homes located in Rochester after 30 years of business.

The continuing success of Bigelow Homes has been quality people to represent each home. Joel feels he is so lucky to be surrounded by such a great team of staff members! Building homes in several communities has been a pleasure and has opened up many doors for Bigelow Homes to buy, build, and make many new friends along the way.

Joel shares that as a Building & Development company, Bigelow Homes has certainly been blessed!


Mike Paradise
President

Mike began his career in Construction in 1979 after graduating from the Carpentry Program at Rochester Vocational Technical College. Mike went on to work for local builders in Residential Construction, building single and multi-family homes.

In 1982 Mike joined Bigelow & Lennon Construction and as a foreman helped with the construction of hundreds of homes for Bigelow Enterprises, Inc. After 10 years as a Master Carpenter, Mike moved into the office with a role in Job Supervision and Sales. Mike is now the President of Bigelow Enterprises, Inc. The company is currently one of the largest Builders and Land Developers in Southern Minnesota.

Mike is an active member and sits on the board of Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and is also the current President of The Rochester Area Builders and is a member of the Board of Directors for Olmsted National Bank. Mike sat on an advisory committee for the State of Minnesota that was formed to draft the upcoming Minnesota Energy Code.

Mike has been married to Diane for 19 years and they have 4 children, ranging from grade school to high school. They own a home on the edge of Rochester and their children attend Byron School District. When Mike is not attending one of his children’s sporting events he can be found Woodworking, Gardening, Hunting, or Golfing.


Jeremy Bigelow
Vice President/Project Manager

As the Vice President of Bigelow Homes, Jeremy’s day-to-day activities include Sales, Marketing, Job Supervision, and Estimating. He has a BS degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, as well as a degree in Broad Area Business Administration.

Jeremy is married to his wonderful wife Tara. Together they have three children, Madison, Abigail, and Jace, and several family pets. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys his church, playing ball with his kids, softball, golf, and family vacations.


Tony Bigelow
Land Development Team

Tony’s career with Bigelow Homes began in January 2001. With a Organizational Development and Spanish degree from the University of Minnesota, Tony is highly educated and experienced as the Land Development Manager for Bigelow Homes. His role with Bigelow consists of developing land through the public and private processes to completely transform the bare land into a residential or commercial subdivision.

Tony is a member of the Rochester Area Builders Association - Land Development Council as well as the Bigelow Homes Board of Directors. He is also an active member of the Lumber Yard Partnership Board of Directors serving Olmsted County Lumber Mart, Home Improvement Professionals, and Kenyon Lumber Mart.

Tony is married to his wonderful wife Jennifer; together they have two kids, Logan and Ashlyn. In his time outside of work, Tony enjoys camping, traveling, sports and spending time with his family.


Matt Simon
Assistant VP/Project Manager

Matt has been with Bigelow Homes since 1999 and is currently a Vice President of the company. After graduating from Plainview High School in 1995, Matt went onto college at Minnesota State University – Mankato, graduating with a BS degree in Construction Management in 1999.

Matt is an active member of the Rochester Area Builders Association – Showcase Committee. He is married to Jennifer and has two kids, Marshall and Madilyn. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his family in his free time, and is a fan of the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings.


Angie Connelly
Treasurer/Accountant

Angie began working for Bigelow Homes in 1995 and holds many positions, Office Manager, Accountant, and Treasurer. After graduating from Plainview High School, Angie received her 2-year Associate Degree from RCTC.

Angie is married to her husband Tim; together they have three kids, Kaitlyn, Jenna, and Andrew. She keeps busy outside of work as a Soccer Mom and a Girl Scout Leader.


Jon Quam
Service Representative

Jon has been with Bigelow Homes for close to ten years. As a member of the Service Department, he assists clients with service repairs.

Jon grew up in Byron, MN and currently lives on a hobby farm in Kasson, MN along with his wife, Erin. His interests include Farming (raising crops, goats and cattle), showing livestock, snowmobiling, hunting and spending time with his wife.