Chris Thorkelson

President & CEO

Strong relationships creating stronger cities is the foundation of how President and CEO Chris Thorkelson leads. Chris joined Lloyd Companies in 2003 and took over as President/CEO in 2015. As CEO, he develops strong and positive working relations with local architects, engineers, trade contractors, city and state officials, brokers, owners, bankers, and clients to ensure that our projects and relationships succeed. Chris has spearheaded major redevelopment projects like the Uptown Development, YMCA restoration, The Bluffs at Willow Run, and East Bank Redevelopment.

Professional Passion

I am passionate about helping clients, especially non-profits, achieve what seems like the impossible when it comes to building finance and design.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time volunteering for non-profit organizations that give back to our community and spending time with family and friends.

Best part of my job

The best part of my job is watching how we can take dreams, grow relationships and make communities stronger.


University of Wisconsin, Madison- Industrial Engineering and Business Administration

Community Involvement

University of Wisconsin College of Engineering Advisory Board
Sioux Empire Housing Partnership
Sanford Health Foundation
Levitt Shell