Builder of Custom Dreams

Meet the Carlson Construction Staff

Founder and President

George Carlson founded Carlson Construction in 1976 and built his first home in 1978. Born and raised in Chicago, he completed his high school education in Connecticut. Afterwards, he graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in Sociology. It was shortly afterwards that George entered the construction industry in carpentry, foundation work, and electrical work. Over 30 years later, George has built over 300 homes and enjoyed being the President of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg for numerous years. His chief hobby is sailing but he has 8 other hobbies which are his 8 grandchildren!


Office/Accounting Manager

Shelly Lotz is a native to  the Harrisburg area. With a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and great insight into the business, she finds the company to be like family - with a great boss like George, they work together for everyone's success. She has worked with George for over 24 years and has 2 grown children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys family, exercising, baking, and spending time at the beach. 

Project Manager

Matt Flickinger has lived in Central PA all his life.  Having a degree in Construction management from Penn State and 23 years experience in the residential construction industry, Matt handles managing the projects.  Owning his own firm for 14 years, he sees the strong leadership and attention to customers' needs and wants from George.  Matt likes to spend his free time outdoors - fly fishing, archery hunting, flying airplanes, and spending time with his 3 daughters.