We are the Fortress Project.

About Us

We are great at building, and we are passionate about helping people. These ingredients are brought together in The Fortress Project, where we bring your dreams and vision for your home to life.

We’ll walk with you through every step of the building process so that you know exactly what is going on with your home. We partner with the best contractors in the industry and bring you the best service.

We are also committed to helping our community. As a 501c(3) organization, all the profit from our project goes to fund construction projects for families who have home repairs needs but are unable to get the repairs done in traditional ways. We identify people with construction needs, and organize contractors and volunteer teams to build solutions for these homes. We partner with churches and community members. This is one way we live out our faith in Jesus Christ.

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Brandon Perry

CEO/President

Brandon has worked in the construction industry since 1999. Brandon Started out framing houses as a carpenter and is all too familiar with working in the ridged snow and cold temperatures that Minnesota and Wisconsin can bring. In addition as a licensed contractor, Brandon has extensive experience in new home construction and remodeling overseeing hundreds of new home construction and remodeling projects. His expertise in residential construction is an invaluable asset to The Fortress Project. In addition Brandon has served in youth ministry for over twenty years. He has a heart for youth and helping and inspiring them to discover who they are in Christ and to live out their faith in a real and relevant way. However, Brandon’s greatest passion, aside from his faith in Jesus Christ, is his family. Brandon has been married to his beloved wife Jessica Perry since March of 2002. Brandon and Jessica have a total of seven children, three girls and four boys. Brandon’s ultimate desire is that his children and family make a life changing impact in the world to help others experience the love of Jesus Christ.
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Danny

Director of Operations/General Contractor

Daniel has extensive experience in construction project management and estimating; he has been working in ministry and project management since 2010. Daniel enjoys working with homeowners to bring their visions for their homes to life. After earning undergraduate degrees in economics and English, Daniel obtained a master’s degree in philosophy -- since then people have stopped inviting Daniel to parties and social gatherings.
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Jack Jorgensen

Missions Pastor

Pastor Jack Jorgensen is a former St. Paul science teacher, and church volunteer. After 15 years he left the public schools to serve as Director of Youth Ministry for his church in Hudson, then as Interim Pastor. In 2017 he was called to pastor Trinity Lutheran Church of Birchwood, WI. Then, in the early spring of 2020, he was called to lead the missional ministry of The Fortress Project; an innovative non-profit construction company founded by Christians.

As Missions Pastor at The Fortress Project, he partners with local churches to discover vital home repair projects of homeowners, unable to help themselves, in their neighborhood. His goal is to cultivate a Christ-centered relationship with the homeowner. Then, organize groups of volunteers from the local church to meet the need. The purpose of Fortress ministry is to connect those in need with Christians who truly want to live as Jesus lived; putting God first and the needs of others in front of their own (Luke 10:27).

“By making a Christ-connection between community members and the church, the local church grows. In serving, members of the church are able to live out their faith. My job is to facilitate this. I’m grateful that I get to work with a company of Christians passionate about their relationship with the Lord; so much so, that they use the profits from general construction projects to fund material and ministry used to bless those less fortunate.

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Mike Barcalow

Director of Sales and Marketing

Mike Barcalow has a background in sales, marketing and finance spanning two decades in the Twin Cities. He and his Family are members of Harvestime Outreach Church in Hudson. He was appointed to the board of Deacons in 2009 and they remain active members in ministry and worship within the congregation.
As our Director of Sales and Marketing at the Fortress, his goal as your Design Consultant is to pay special attention to the details. We want to make sure you have an amazing experience with The Fortress Project, as we guide you through the different aspects of your project.
Projects Completed
52
Mission Projects
5
Areas Codes Served
32
Nails Used
932