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Institutional | KNUTSON CONSTRUCTION SERVICES - MARSHFIELD CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL
EVEN WITH A FAST SCHEDULE FOR A HOSPITAL, KNUTSON IS WHERE IT WANTS TO BE. BY BIANCA HERRON
Knutson Construction Services
- Marshfield Clinic Hea h
nutson Construction Services has
been in continuous operation
since Thor Knutson found* Location: Eau Claire, Wis.
ed it in 1911. With experience building in 18 states,
* Employees on-site at peak: 250+
more than a century later
company has earned a reputation for an intense work
ethic, unwavering business
- Roger Hunwardsen, enior project manager
integrity and a profound
sense of collaboration with its
architects and subcontractors.
Knutson has additional offices in Rochester, Minn.; Eau Claire, Wis.; and Iowa City
and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The company's
purpose, Senior Project Manager Roger
Hunwardsen explains, is to make its clients'
dreams a reality.
"We complete nearly $300 million in
projects annually," he says. "We know that
we exist to work in concert with each other
to take the shared vision from concept to
spectacular reality, and to make the journey
as collaborative and stress-free as possible."
Knutson's company culture and its more
than 700 employees distinguish it from the
competition, Hunwardsen adds.
"Everyone's out to win, but that can only
be accomplished by creating a team environment," he explains. "Succeeding is only
within the power of your people, and that's
what we have."
"Integrity is key to maintaining
ese longstanding elationships.
You have to act as a team and
have espect for one ano er."
Knutson's latest project is the Marshfield
Clinic Health System Hospital in Eau Claire.
The company started construction in
January on the 40,000-square-foot cancer
center and 220,000-square-foot, five-story
hospital. Both are expected to be completed
"We started construction after the owner
completed the demolition of a hotel on the
site," Hunwardsen says. "The hospital will
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believes everyone on
its jobsites is a valued member
of its team.