Our History

Our History

In 1954, Acme Tuckpointing was founded by Donald O. Nielson.

He chose the name Acme because it means "the highest point of excellence".

Whether he was speaking at a church board meeting or discussing problems with a homeowner, his message remained the same: customers want good work done at a fair price. We follow this advice to this day, which is why we strive for excellence in every job we do.

Donald O Nielson

In 1984, Randy Nielson joined Acme Tuckpointing and Restoration full time to assist in the renovation of St. Anthony Main with M.A. Mortenson and assumed sole ownership of the company in 1986.  Randy had previously worked in manufacturing accounting at National Computer Systems in Edina, MN and developed similar financial accountability processes at Acme to improve both efficiency and profitability.  He fervently shared his father’s principle of doing right by the customer and insuring their ultimate satisfaction when the job was completed.

In 2005, Randy and Brian Norelius agreed to work together wherein Brian was given the opportunity to learn and work in the masonry restoration field and to ultimately provide an exit strategy for Randy as he reached retirement age.  Brian’s loyalty and sincerity were key factors in the hiring decision……along with the expectation that Brian would successfully lead the company in the future.  These expectations have certainly been fulfilled as can be seen by the numerous projects that have been completed during Brian’s tenure at Acme.

In 2014, Acme Tuckpointing and Restoration was purchased by Brian Norelius who remains the current owner of the company.

The legacy of the Nielson family continues to remain important to Acme.

We continue to strive for excellance in our relationships with our clients, vendors, and employees.  Our clients generally have worked with us for many years, including those that have had a relationship with Acme for over 40 years.


"We shape our buildings;
therefore, our buildings shape us."

Winston Churchill

Continual Advancement

Since we opened our doors, the company has grown and evolved to provide more services to a wider range of customers. When we changed our name to Acme Tuckpointing & Restoration, it signified an expansion of services. Over the years, we have continued to:

  • Invest in new, more advanced equipment to increase productivity and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Acquire dust containment and lead remediation equipment as well as the newest infrared camera technology to stay at the cutting edge.

ACME's Commitment to Excellence

One thing that never changes is our commitment to:

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Expertise in Our Craftsmanship
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Being at the Forefront of Technology
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Meeting and Exceeding Your Expectations