A Track Record of Success

Winning Work & Work Ethic

Excellence in All We Do

Together, We Make Dreams Real

We've been recognized for our award-winning work (and work ethic) for decades. From producing quality construction projects to empowering employees who are focused on achieving high honors in their craft, Knutson is regularly identified as an industry leader in general contracting.

Award List
Together, We See a Way

Recent Awards & Recognition

Below is a small sampling of awards we've recently won from prestigious publications and institutions that are dedicated to recognizing the best of the best. Each win is an honor that is shared among all who contribute to our work, from project partners to owners and community members alike.

2023 Awards

Personnel Awards

• John Curry, CEO, Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s Executive of the Year 2023

• Ramona Wilson, Diversity Director, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Top 200 Black Leaders You Should Know 2023

• Ramona Wilson, Diversity Director, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Top Women in Business 2023

• Carolyn Wood, Labor Foreman, Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Construction 2023 Finalist

• Ramona Wilson, Diversity Director, Twin Cities Business’ Notable BIPOC Executive 2023

 

Project Awards

• Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 2023 Minnesota Construction Association Top Project Award of Excellence

• Rochester Public Schools Referendum, 2023 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Real Estate Awards — Greater Minnesota Category Winner

• University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development / Campbell Hall, 2023 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Real Estate Awards — Education & Daycare – Urban Category Winner

 

Point of View Awards

• Knutson Construction, LECET 2022 Safety Driven Award of Excellence

2022 Awards

Personnel Awards

• Collin Bennett, Project Manager, and Aalayha Traub, VDC Manager, Finance & Commerce’s Rising Young Professional Honorees 2022

• Dean Stroschein, Minnesota Concrete Council’s Richard Stehly Industry Advancement Award Winner 2022

• Adam Giannini, Project Engineer, Rochester Area Builders, Inc.’s 2022 Builder Member of the Year Award Winner

 

Project Awards

• University of Minnesota Masonic Institute of the Developing Brain, 2022 Design Build Institute of America’s Upper Midwest Region First Place Project of the Year

• University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development / Campbell Hall, 2022 Finance & Commerce Top Project Distinction

• North Loop Garage, 2022 Finance & Commerce Top Project Distinction

• Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 2022 Finance & Commerce Top Project Distinction

 

Point of View Awards

• Knutson Construction, Associated General Contractors Minnesota’s DEI Impact Champion Excellence — General Contractor Award 2022

• Knutson Construction, Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2022 Honoree

2021 Awards

Personnel Awards

• Dave Bastyr, Finance & Commerce’s Minnesota ICON Award Winner 2021

• Mike Bonewitz, Master Builders of Iowa’s Master Builder Achievement Award Winner 2021

 

Project Awards

• Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Hospital, 2021 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Real Estate Awards — Greater Minnesota Category Finalist

 

Point of View Awards

• Knutson Construction, Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s 2021 General Contractor of the Year Finalist

2020 Awards

Project Awards

• Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Hospital, 2020 Finance & Commerce Top Project Distinction

• Riverland Community College Transportation, Trade, and Industrial Education Center, 2020 Finance & Commerce Top Project Distinction

 

Point of View Awards

• Knutson Construction, Boys & Girls Club of Rochester’s 2020 Business Hero for Youth

How We Work
1Knutson Culture

Point of View Awards

We are dedicated to empowering our employees to engage in their work, community, and beyond. We are committed to building an inclusive work environment for all who work with us, and ensuring all team members and project partners feel assured, inspired, and appreciated by the work we do together. So while we are proud of every single award we earn, there’s just something different about being recognized as an industry leader in culture, diversity, safety, and more — because these values make us who we are.

What We Do
Teamwork in Action

Project Awards

We’re known for our commitment to partnership, and many times, that dedication to teamwork is award-winning. These wins are a true testament to our project teams and partners, who work together to complete incredible projects that are recognized industry-wide as best in class.

Who We Are
Dedicated Difference Makers

Personnel Awards

Our people are our greatest asset. They build much more than buildings; every single member of Team Blue contributes to our first rate culture, partner relationships, communities, and beyond. We aren’t surprised when our people win awards, because we see the incredible work they do every single day — but we’re grateful when others recognize the good they do, too.