Project Announcements

Knutson Construction Awarded The Ronald McDonald House Expansion Project

Rochester, MN – 04/19/2018

Knutson Construction, a leading builder in the Rochester area, has been awarded the Ronald McDonald House Expansion Project for the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota. The 3-story, 36,800 square foot expansion will add 30 guest rooms with private bathrooms, a common kitchen, lounge and indoor playroom areas, multi-purpose room, staff space, outdoor patio with play areas, and a central gathering space that will act as the “heart of the home.” A 12,500 square foot parking ramp will be added to the back of the facility. The project will be built using modern construction techniques to create welcoming and comfortable areas for children and families. Knutson completed a previous expansion to the facility in 2004 and has continued to support the Ronald McDonald House through volunteering and fundraising.

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Over the last 4 years, the Ronald McDonald House has had to turn away nearly 4,000 families in need of their services due to operating at capacity. This expansion will bring the number of families the facility can house from 42 to 70 allowing Ronald McDonald House to provide comfort, compassion, support and convenience to a greater number of critically ill children and their families.

“We are extremely honored to be chosen by the Ronald McDonald House to build this important expansion that will be life changing for many families in need,” stated Tom Leimer, general manager at Knutson Construction. “We look forward to helping the Ronald McDonald House bring a sense of comfort to future residents and providing a home away from home.”

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for May 1, 2018.

“We Know That the Success of Each Project Is Dependent on the Strength of Our Relationship with Design Professionals.”

Two projects that are representative of the kind of innovation Knutson brings are the building-in-a-bubble renovation of the original Andersen manufacturing plant, built in the early 1900s, and an expansion that turned a plain vanilla, steel-walled manufacturing facility into park-like modular office space.