“There are a lot of people who dream about having
their own successful business. Helping people stay in business and flourish is
something that is rewarding to me.”
Tom Aarestad co-found Caldera Business Services after almost a decade of
experience working in the industry. He has started multiple companies himself
and worked for companies across the board – from contractors, homebuilders and
property managers to investment companies and professional services firms. Tom
has always enjoyed working with others and helping business owners be
successful. When working with Tom you can expect:
Tom loves to learn new things. Ask his wife. With his nose in a book or
spending hours surfing the internet for information, he takes “learn something
new everyday” to the extreme. Taking the time to learn about your business, how
it is structured and how he can help is Tom’s forte.
Tom won’t sign off on anything until it is complete. His attention to detail is
immaculate. Your books and financial statements are safe in his hands –
especially if you turn him loose with Excel.
Tom has deep relationships with people. You talk, he’ll listen. Understanding
people, their businesses and what they value is important to him. He is the go
to guy for advice and guidance for his friends.
When not in the office, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and two young
boys. He loves to read and travel both in the U.S. and internationally. Ask him
about his trips to Peru or Norway. Locally, he enjoys playing and watching
sports, specifically football, basketball, softball and golf. Playing Wii and
Play Station 3 with his boys is also climbing the activity charts.
St. Olaf College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Past Treasurer, St. James Lutheran Church