Knutson Construction

Together we make dreams real

Explore some highlights from an exciting year of innovation and change at Knutson. From innovative technology to employee engagement, we put in the time and consideration in all areas of our business to help your dreams take shape.


We use the most advanced technologies to bring collaboration and efficiency to the projects we work on.


  • 4 employees on the newly expanded VDC team

  • 13 drone pilots

  • 106 drone flyovers

  • 1 million+ sq ft of Matterport scanned

  • 345,000 sq ft of concrete decks scanned

Katie Montag was promoted to Vice President of Innovation + Technology.

Read on: Hear from Katie about the future of innovation in construction in this post.

Preconstruction + Estimating

Projects can’t go smoothly if they don’t start smoothly. Our early involvement helps take the guesswork out of budgeting, scheduling, material selection, and risk assessment.


  • Enhanced our ability to provide detailed estimates from single sketches and concepts based on our robust industry experience and innovative and collaborative approach during a project’s conceptual phase

  • Progressed our use of 3-D modeling to enhance the speed and accuracy of the estimating process

  • Partnered with VDC to bring in exciting new tools, including 360º cameras and Matterport scanners

  • Saved over $15 million through preconstruction + estimating services on projects

  • Estimated over 5 million sq ft worth of projects

Innovative Projects

In a constantly evolving industry, our knowledge, depth of experience, innovative mindset, and willingness to think outside of the box are our greatest strengths.


  • 101 projects started

  • 5 tower cranes up from Minneapolis to Rochester and La Crosse

  • Unique projects we’re working on:
    • Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building

    • Discovery Walk

    • University of Minnesota, Microbial Cell Production Facility

    • Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse Hospital

    • Minnesota Veterans Homes, Montevideo + Preston

    • East College Street

Read on: What does the field look like for 2023? Sean Dols, General Superintendent, shares his insights and predictions here.


Our team is your team. We’re problem solvers. Creative innovators. The talented, dedicated people driving your dream forward.

  • This year has seen the addition of new team members across all locations and departments, exciting new titles, and a revised leadership team.

Read on: President Brendan Moore reflects on the past year and looks ahead to exciting things in 2023 here.


It’s not all hard work at Knutson—we still find time for fun together!


  • Ice cream trucks at job sites

  • Discovery Walk “Big Dig”

  • Knutson kickball team

  • Valleyfair outing

  • BIG retirement parties

  • Volunteering and sponsored events
    • Women’s Build

    • Hearts + Hammers

    • YMCA Golf

    • Mankato Food Shelf

  • Hosted MN Chamber event

Top Workplace

What makes Knutson a 2022 Top Workplace?

  • Women’s Employee Resource Group

  • Community involvement

  • Cutting edge technology and best practices

  • Continued to promote our Zero Incident Safety Culture

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs

  • Support for veterans

  • Our employees

  • The Knutson Experience

  • Employee advancement opportunities

Read on: Employee hiring and retention is more important than ever. Learn more about Knutson’s approach from Casey Sarver, Vice President of Human Resources, here.

Forward thinking for 2023

The last year brought exciting changes for Knutson. We welcomed a new CEO and president, and several new positions were created within the organization. These updates not only show members of Team Blue the commitment Knutson has to foster growth from within, but also hopefully excites and engages our project partners.

2023 is bringing new projects, markets, and partners, but through it all, we’ll maintain our roots firmly planted in The Knutson Experience for every owner, design professional, subcontractor, and employee.

Read some final thoughts from CEO John C. Curry here.