Grady Kinghorn started Kinghorn Construction in 1979 and the company has since evolved from subcontracting to General Contracting. As a design build firm, Kinghorn Construction works with clients through all stages of the construction process. This allows Grady and his team to really get to know their clients through the planning process, and facilitates providing a project that meets clients’ requirements, stays within budget, and creates lasting relationships. This is why Kinghorn Company has succeeded in being built on repeat and referral business. Of the hundreds and hundreds of projects Kinghorn Company has done, more than fifty are right in Rogers, MN, their home since 1979.
Grady earned degrees from the University of Minnesota in Business, Economics, and Accounting. He is a U.S. Navy veteran from the Vietnam Era and enjoyed the time he spent on both an aircraft carrier and Midway Island.
Grady serves on the Board of Directors for the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce and on his church leadership team. He donates time and resources to many different community organizations and causes. In his spare time, he collects antique tractors, vintage cars, and farm antiques. Many of the decorative items at the Kinghorn office came from the Kinghorn family farm in Rogers, established in 1860. He and his wife Sandy enjoy skiing in Colorado and spending time with their children and eight grandchildren.
John Kinghorn has worked full-time at Kinghorn Construction since 2003. He started his construction career in 1995 as a laborer for a home-building company, then worked for a residential finish carpentry company while working winters in Colorado. He graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato with a degree in Construction Management and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
John works with clients at every stage of the process, from initial client meetings and the preconstruction phase to project management and on-site supervision. He enjoys the people he works with and the variety of projects. One of the most rewarding parts of his job is working with clients from the very beginning, when they may not even have land, and helping bring their ideas to reality.
In his spare time, John likes to spend time with family and enjoys water sports and snow sports. He spends time on the Mississippi River during the summer, and each winter, he and his family travel to Colorado to ski.
Chuck Edwards has more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, starting out as a carpenter apprentice and eventually establishing his own business in commercial interiors. He worked with Kinghorn Construction for almost 20 years as a subcontractor. As a longtime partner, building projects together and sharing the same standards of quality, commitment, and passion for construction, Chuck joined the Kinghorn team in early 2018. He primarily works with new clients throughout all phases of the project, including estimating, budgeting, and overseeing projects in the field as project manager. His specialties include retail stores, medical facilities, office, warehouse, industrial, restaurants, and churches.
In his role, Chuck enjoys connecting with clients and finds the work rewarding. He is enthusiastic about the types of projects Kinghorn takes on and the impact they have on their customers’ businesses.
Chuck has always been passionate about construction, even as a little kid. In his spare time, he and his wife spend time with family at their cabin in Wisconsin. Chuck enjoys the outdoors, fishing, kayaking, and hiking, and recently completed a weeklong solo hike across Isle Royale.
Jeremy Keeville joined the Kinghorn team in 2018 after a career in management and quickly learned the construction industry. As a field engineer, he checks job sites for safety, manages supplies, and does basic clean-up. He enjoys working with different clients, helping with projects from start to finish, and seeing the reactions of happy customers once they see the results of their work.
Jeremy attended Anoka Senior High and Anoka-Ramsey Community College. He lives in Coon Rapids and enjoys spending time on the water and with his family.
John Olson began his construction career while in high school as a finish carpenter. From 1999 to 2006, he worked for several top-ranking residential builders in the metro area, then established his own construction company, specializing in full residential remodel and interior finishes. During this time, he built long-lasting relationships with independent contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners. From 2012 to 2018, John worked as the Field Operations Manager for a premier Twin Cities residential home builder, managing all aspects of field production.
As a Superintendent with Kinghorn Construction, John’s responsibilities include day-to-day field or site management and overseeing schedules and quality control at jobsites. He works closely with clients, subcontractors, and architectural firms to produce quality builds. He enjoys being able to multi-task different aspects of a construction site, working with subcontractors and clients to make sure that all the pieces fit together as they should.
John spends as much time as he can with his wife and children, whether at home, at the kids’ sports activities, or at the in-laws’ cabin. He enjoys streamside fly-fishing for trout and steelhead.
Tina Martin began her accounting career at Select Comfort, gaining valuable knowledge in both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. She moved on to a role at a gravel crushing company, where she was responsible for all facets of accounting. She transitioned to the construction industry in 2000. At Kinghorn Construction, Tina is responsible for all accounting functions, working with owners, banks, and title companies on the draws for all works in progress. She also serves in an office management capacity and as Executive Assistant to Grady and John Kinghorn. She enjoys working with clients and subcontractors.
Outside of work, Tina loves to travel, garden, and spend time with family and friends.