Powering What’s Possible for 2024

As we look back on 2023, let’s explore the achievements in innovation and engagement that made the year great. From kicking off the Intern Connect program to breaking ground on projects for Xcel, Medtronic, key new projects for healthcare partners across the Upper Midwest and more, we have a lot to celebrate and even more to look forward to.


Safety is our number one priority on each project we work on. Thanks to our Zero Incident Safety Culture, we achieved some great safety milestones as we continued to build a legacy of innovation and excellence at Knutson.

  • Awarded nearly 100 projects in 2023

  • Worked on some of the most exciting technical facilities in the company’s history
    • Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building

    • University of Minnesota Microbial Cell Production Facility

    • University of Northern Iowa, Applied Engineering Building

  • Launched partnerships with exciting new clients, including:
    • Xcel Energy, Dupont, Medtronic, Gillette Children’s Hospital, and Graco

Looking ahead at 2024

  • Begin work on Minnesota’s largest school referendum in state history

  • Complete two new schools in Iowa: Clear Creek-Amana New Elementary School and Northwest Middle School


For the second year in a row, Knutson was named a Top Workplace of 2023. We’re proud of all of the people who make Team Blue great.

  • Kicked off the Intern Connect program
    • 10 interns

  • Hired, promoted, and trained new team members
    • 42 office, 68 field new hires

    • 45 promotions

    • 16 graduates of the 2nd class of the Knutson Development Academy

  • Individual Achievements and Awards
    • John Curry, named CEO of the Year by Minnesota Real Estate Journal

    • Ramona Wilson, named Notable BIPOC Executive by Twin Cities Business

    • Carolyn Wood, named Top Women in Construction Finalist by Finance and Commerce

    • Adam Giannini, named Rochester Area Builders Member of the Year

    • Collin Bennett and Jacob Garr completed Associated General Contractors (AGC) Leadership Blueprint Academy

Looking ahead at 2024

  • Focus on hiring, employee retention, and internal promotions

  • Welcome 20 summer interns

“I am delighted to engage in the exciting task of recruiting exceptional talent and highlighting our extraordinary culture that wholeheartedly embraces TKE.” — Christa Holmen, Corporate Recruiter


We’re continuing our decades-long legacy of excellence in general contracting and construction management, while innovating exciting new services.

  • Grew our technology services through Virtual Design + Construction

  • Continued to make advancements with our Preconstruction + Estimating services, allowing Knutson to provide best-in-class service to our project partners

“We are excited about the opportunities 2024 brings and to continue to utilize technology and high-performing people to solve any project in front of us.” — Micah Vainikka, Director of Preconstruction

Looking ahead at 2024

  • Emphasize Self-Perform Trade Services

  • Continue to focus on growing our Science + Technology market work

Community and Partnerships

Knutson is proud to be a visible member of the communities where we live and work.

  • 1000+ volunteer hours at various nonprofits:
    • Habitat for Humanity, Hearts and Hammers, Boys & Girls Club

“When staff from Knutson Construction walk through our doors, they serve as a bridge, connecting the child and family to a community of understanding and compassion.” — Angela Christensen, Development Officer, Ronald McDonald House Midwest

Looking ahead at 2024

  • Foster and grow relationships with our clients and project partners

“We look forward to fostering our relationships with Knutson Alliance Program members by providing and identifying business opportunities, establishing engagement with prime partners, and of course, educational training sessions and industry mentorship; this not only transpires into potential business growth, but community and economic development.” - Ramona Wilson, Diversity Director

The Knutson Experience

Together, we’re powering what’s possible.

2023 was an amazing year at Knutson in so many ways! Our employees discovered new and innovative ways to elevate The Knutson Experience for our clients, design partners, trade partners, and fellow employees.

A sincere thank you to all our customers and project partners; we appreciate your trust, expertise, and care throughout 2023.

We look forward to lots of exciting partnerships together in 2024!

— Brendan Moore, President

Looking ahead at 2024

We are eager in 2024 to continue the exciting transformation that’s been ongoing at Knutson. 2024 will also be a year to memorialize all that has propelled our organization to a new and inspiring level: an uncompromised commitment to Safety, our Values, and delivering The Knutson Experience by making our clients, partners and employees feel Assured, Inspired, and Appreciated.

On behalf of every member of Team Blue, we wish all of our customers and industry partners a happy new year. We look forward to furthering our teamwork and partnership in 2024!

— John Curry, CEO