Growing up on the family farm and going on to develop the commercial construction department for George Moor & Co. prepared Harold Gutknecht to open Gutknecht Construction in 1974. For 21 years he built a reputation for high quality construction in both the public and private sector and is held in the highest regard among his contemporaries. Harold’s no nonsense approach to business and his sincere concern for the families that helped to advance Gutknecht Construction led him to offer the sale of the company to his employees in 1996. Today we are 100% employee owned. Now in our 42nd year of “Building our Reputation for Excellence” we are all excited for the future of our company. From laborers to project managers and the office staff, the ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) has created accountability among the employee/owners not before seen in a privately held company. That accountability is the difference between a well constructed building and a construction experience that earns a client for life . In 2011, Gutknecht expanded our business to include a Concrete Technologies and Restoration Division. This expansion will allow us to broaden our services to clients and fulfill the increasing demand for concrete restoration. See our Concrete Technologies and Restoration Division Portfolio for more information.