Established in 1969 by John Carlson and Donald Erickson, John and Don learned their expertise in the trade from men who had become known as "quality builders" in the Door County area. These men included Paul Erickson (Don's father) and John Landstrom who were masons, and master carpenters Sam Erickson, Willard Erickson and Henry Landstrom. John Sawyer became a partner in 1987 and became sole owner of the business. John Carlson and Don Erickson have since retired. John Sawyer was born and raised on his family farm in Egg Harbor and while attending college he worked for Carlson & Erickson by mixing mud for the masons. After gradulation he worked in real estate and construction for several years. John sold the company to Craig Coursin in January of 2018.
Carlson Erickson Builders, a uniquely "Door County" company building premier homes since 1969.