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Rick Joel Tollakson

Rick Joel Tollakson, American real estate developer. Reg. professional engineer, Iowa; regional ground water professional. Named Outstanding Young Alumnus, Iowa State University, 1992.


  • Tollakson, Rick Joel was born on October 27, 1953 in Anchorage. Son of Robert J. and Iola (Hunt) Tollakson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering, Iowa State University, 1976. Master of Business Administration, University Iowa, 1982.


    • Project manager Youngblut Construction, Washburn, Iowa, 1976-1977, Abell-Howe Company, Cedar Rapids, 1977-1984. Manager construction and development division Hubbell Realty Company, Des Moines, 1984-1986, vice president development and construction, 1986-1992, senior vice president development and construction, since 1992. Member curriculum advisory committee Iowa State University Construction Engineering.

      Adjunct professor Upper Iowa University.

    Major achievements

    • Reg. professional engineer, Iowa. Regional ground water professional.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Board directors, chairman Ankeny (Iowa) Family Young Men’s Christian Association, various offices. Board directors Greater Des Moines Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association, various offices. Coach Ankeny Little League, Pee Wee Minor and Intermediates, Ankeny Soccer Club.

    Active Ankeny Community Schools, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, leisure services committee member, City of Ankeny, Leadership Iowa, others. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Architects, National Society of Professional Engineers (past regional vice chairman practice division), Iowa Engineering Society (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, national board directors, Outstanding Public Service award Central Iowa chapter 1991-1992), Professional Engineers in Construction (chairman, Merit award 1986-1988), Iowa Home Builders Association, National Association Home Builders, Home Builders of Greater Des Moines.


    • Married Nanette D. Carlson, November 23, 1974. Children: Alissa, T.J., Jessica.
    • father: Robert J. Tollakson
    • mother: Iola (Hunt) Tollakson
    • spouse: Nanette D. Carlson
    • children: Alissa Tollakson
    • T.J. Tollakson
    • Jessica Tollakson
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    Born October 27, 1953
    (age 64)
    • 1976
      Iowa State University
    • 1982
      University Iowa
    • 1976 - 1977
      Project manager, Youngblut Construction
      Washburn, Illinois, United States
    • 1977 - 1984
      Project manager, Youngblut Construction
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      manager, construction and development division Hubbell Realty Company
      Des Moines, Iowa, United States