James Benning

James Benning serves as the President of Knutson Construction. Though James is the first nonfamily member to lead the company, he is no stranger to the dynamics of a family business. Early in his career, James served as vice president of his family’s South Dakota-based construction business for over 15 years. After that, James spent time leading construction projects on the developer side in multiple sectors, including multi-family, retail, commercial, and medical. Throughout his career, James’ key strength has been coaching individuals and developing teams. His passion for people—coupled with his deep experience in operations—will continue to build The Knutson Experience as a differentiator for both employees and owners.

New to the Twin Cities, James and his wife, Jessica enjoy walking the lakes, and checking out restaurants and breweries. James also enjoys exploring the city on his gravel and mountain bikes.


Make Your Mark

At Knutson Construction we empower our employees to shape the communities they live, work, and play in. Regardless of where you are in your career, this is your chance to transform communities and make your dream of a great career a reality.