Our Management Team

Oyvind Solvang - President & Owner

aff_logo1Oyvind Solvang has a broad background in construction, industry, and finance. He started Hillcrest in 2001 after having been involved in residential and commercial construction on a project basis through other business ventures. Before dedicating his full time to Hillcrest, Oyvind was for a number of years a principal at Milwaukee based investment firm Lubar & Company where his last project was the startup of Lake Express, the high speed car ferry between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Michigan. Before Lubar & Company, Oyvind was general manager of two manufacturing companies. Oyvind has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah where he also obtained an NCAA skiing championship and he has an MBA from Northwestern University. He has held a variety of board positions of private companies and is currently the board president of Central Cross Country Skiing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the sport in the Midwest.
Oyvind Solvang (solvang@HillcrestBuilders.com)

Tim Manthey - Director of Design

Tim Manthey joined Hillcrest in 2006 as Manager of Design and has taken on additional responsibilities in purchasing and internal operations over time. Previously, he worked for a local log home company as a designer, and has broad experience in designing custom and standard home plans. Tim has a degree from MATC Madison in Design, and his strengths include the aesthetic, functional and structural parts of the home building process. Tim is also active in local community service.
Tim Manthey (Tim@HillcrestBuilders.com)

Jim Kelly - Project Manager

Jim has been in construction for over 30 yrs. He started in the North suburbs of Chicago working on historical houses. Jim moved to Wisconsin in 2004 to start working for Hillcrest. Jim is a Certified Construction Professional and is licensed by the state of Wisconsin. Among his many certifications and credentials; he is certified in house wrap, window installation, and the treatment of lead paint.
Jim Kelly (jimk@HillcrestBuilders.com)

Jon Lilyquist - Project Manager

Jon Lilyquist is a licensed Journeyman Carpenter with over 20 years experience in both commercial and residential building. Before joining Hillcrest, he was a local general contractor. Jon understands the intricacies of building and looks forward to assisting people in the process. Jon is active in local community service. Jon Lilyquist (jon@hillcrestbuilders.com)

Amy Geiser - Controller

Amy joined Hillcrest in 2014 as controller and oversees all accounting and administrative functions. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Prior to joining Hillcrest, Amy was the controller for a civil engineering firm headquartered in Milwaukee with offices in the Midwest and India. Before that, Amy worked for 14 years in a public accounting firm. Amy is married with two children, enjoys spending time with her family, snowmobiling and playing volley ball. She teaches 2nd grade faith formation at St. John the Baptist Church in Plymouth.
Amy Geiser (Amy@hillcrestbuilders.com)