About Us


We are a family-owned general contractor with an excellent reputation for design-build, new home construction and remodeling.

We are certified Energy Star/Green Builder and are certified Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) installers.

We strive to build the most efficient and low environmentally impacted project possible by using reclaimed materials and state-of-the-art products.

Serving the region around Duluth, Minnesota, we will work with you from dream to completion for a seamless, professional experience.

Knutson Custom Construction [KCC] is dedicated to design and building excellence.

As a small family-owned company, we pay close attention to every detail and treat every project as if it were being done in our own home. You can trust that we honor the commitments we make for every home we build.

Our promise to you is that we will earn your confidence each and every day by understanding your goals, protecting your investment, and operating with your best interests in mind.

Knutson Custom Construction started in 2003 with one thing in mind…being the best in what we do and creating an exceptional customer experience.

Our Values


Trust is the center of every relationship. Knutson Custom Construction is committed to building and maintaining trust with clients, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers and fellow employees.


People are our greatest assets. We treat our clients and business partners as part of our team to ensure the ultimate customer experience.


We provide the highest quality products at the best value for our clients and are committed to providing a happy and healthy work environment for our employees.


Safety and cleanliness go hand in hand at our job sites and are our highest priority. We require our job sites to be safe and clean at all times.


We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. The success of our company is secured by keeping our clients interests at the forefront of our work.


We believe in supporting the economic activity, environmental performance and social progress of the communities in which we live and work.


  • SIPs 301 Installation Professional 
  • Register Master SIPs Builder
  • Green Built Professionals
  • Energy Star Builders



  • Duluth Area Chamber Member
  • Arrowhead Builders Association Member

Our History

  • Knutson Custom Construction was established in October of 2003 by father and son, Ken and Andrew Knutson.
  • The company started building post frames buildings (pole barns) with a small 4 person team
  • Knutson Custom Construction continued growing their business building 40+ post frame buildings per year
  • In 2006, Knutson expanded to kitchen, bathroom and other remodeling projects as well as new home construction
  • In early 2009, Andrew became a certified SIPs builder
  • From 2009 – 2011 Knutson Custom Construction continued to promote SIPs construction, while continuing to build traditional homes, airplane hangars, riding arenas, and other buildings
  • In 2011, Knutson Custom Construction built its first home completely out of SIPs (Knutson is the only company in the area certified in SIPs building)


  • In early 2012, Knutson reconstructed our team taking on key employees we felt would help Knutson grow to be a leader in construction in Northern Minnesota
  • In the fall of 2013, Knutson Custom Construction proudly welcomed our project manager, Aaron Opacich, as a partner in the business.
  • Today Knutson Custom Construction continues to strive and grow. Our growth is thanks to happy clients who have experienced our commitment to high quality work (design build, energy efficient, smart building, etc) and excellent customer service

Our Team

Knutson Custom Construction opened their doors in 2003 and has continued to grow and become a strong business because of our talented and dedicated employees. We are honored by their loyalty and commitment to Knutson Custom Construction. They take great pride in their work and are dedicated to making each client’s dream a reality. We are proud of each and every one of the individuals that make up our team.

Knutson Custom Construction [KCC] is dedicated to design and building excellence.




CFO/Director of Operations and Marketing


Vice President/Project Manager


  • Begin the projects by setting up project
  • Demo what is necessary, clean up and haul away all demo materials
  • Frame up the area whether it is a new home, remodel, etc to get ready for drywall
  • Install drywall


  • Crew that comes in after space has been demo’d, framed up, drywalled and painted.
  • They install all the finishing touches
  • Lay tile; install trim and base, etc
  • Complete all the small details to make the project complete
  • Their specialties are kitchens and bathrooms


  • Paint walls, ceilings, trim, base, casings..
  • Any painting needed is done by this crew