McGough Construction Expands to Central Iowa

ST PAUL, Minn. – April 27, 2016 – Jon Holmen, of Ankeny, has been named general manager of McGough Construction’s new office in central Iowa.

According to Tom McGough Jr., president and chief executive officer, opening the Des Moines office and selecting Holmen as its general manager continues the company’s emphasis on providing exceptional experiences for customers and partners.

“One reason that McGough Construction has been so successful is our ability to offer talented, empowered, and all-around enjoyable team members to clients. Jon is a perfect example. Local architects and subcontractors truly value his collaborative approach,” stated McGough, Jr.

With a 60-year history in the Midwest, this latest expansion immediately adds five jobs with plans for more in the future. The Des Moines office, which is leading current projects with Iowa State University and Grinnell College, will be full-service and includes the following specialties: Strategic Planning; Preconstruction Services; Construction Services: Facility Management; Development Services; Delivery Services; and Centers of Excellence.

Jon Holmen expressed excitement about McGough’s latest expansion, “The major projects we’re working on here in central Iowa reinforce Iowa’s reputation as a great place to live and work. McGough is proud to be a part of those efforts. With our new central Iowa office, we’ll be able to offer even more services to additional clients throughout the state.”

Holmen joins McGough with more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from South Dakota State University and a juris doctorate degree from Drake University Law School.

The company employs more than 600 team members among its eight Midwest offices. It has been on the Engineering News Record’s “Top 400 Contractors” list for more than 30 years.  The company also is a Minneapolis Star-Tribune “Top 150 Places To Work” award-winner.

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