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About Keith McDonald

Keith has managed the operations of Shingobee Builders, Inc., for over 25 years. He became President in 1995, and CEO in 2007, assuming the sole ownership of the company. Under his direction, the company has grown from a small business with annual construction volume of less than $20 million to a strong mid-sized construction company with annual volume of $65 million. Much of the company’s success can be attributed to Keith’s strong beliefs in the well-established value system that Shingobee has had since its inception.

Here are my most recent posts

Nancy Samson elected to ABC-MN/ND Board of Directors

February 2017, by

Shingobee CFO Nancy Samson has been elected to the Board of Directors of Associated Builders and Contractors Minnesota / North Dakota Chapter. New Board members were sworn in at the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards banquet, on January 26, 2017. Nancy has been Controller and Chief Financial Officer at Shingobee since 2005; she also […]

35 Years of Excellence

March 2015, by

As Shingobee celebrates 35 years in business – a look back, and looking forward When Gae Veit started her own company in 1980, she would not have dreamed of the success it would become. Starting out with providing construction-related activities like fencing and snow-plowing, she soon moved into general contracting for construction. The company’s first […]

Shingobee Recognized as Construction Company of the Year by ABC MN/ND Chapter

November 2014, by

At its Annual Meeting on November 20, 2014, the MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors recognized Shingobee Builders as their Construction Company of the Year. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of the member company who contributed the most to ABC and Merit Shop over the past year. In presenting the award, ABC Business Development […]

Excellence in Construction Award for Sky Dancer Casino & Resort

February 2014, by

Shingobee has been honored with  an Eagle Award for their work on Sky Dancer Casino & Resort in  Belcourt, North Dakota, in Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)  Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards competition. The Shingobee project management team –  Rick Wold, Project Superintendent;   Eric George, Project Superintendent; Tom Ollman, Senior Project Manager;  and […]

Sky Dancer Casino & Resort Expansion & Renovation Complete

October 2013, by

Shingobee completed a 120,000 square foot expansion and 38,000 square foot renovation of the Sky Dancer Casino and Hotel in 2013, for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt, North Dakota.   Designed by DSGW Architects First American Design Studio, the $30 million expansion includes a 100-room hotel tower and a significant expansion […]

Shingobee Builders and MNOSHA Compliance Sign Partnership Agreement

August 2013, by

Shingobee Builders, Inc. and Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) signed a Cooperative Compliance Partnership agreement on August 14, 2013. Officials from Minnesota’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), MNOSHA Compliance, Associated Builders and Contractors Minnesota chapter (MN ABC), and Shingobee Builders, gathered at Shingobee’s Loretto office to mark the initiation of this significant […]

Shingobee Announces CFO, VP, and Project Manager Appointments

June 2013, by

Shingobee Builders, Inc. recently announced promotion and new-hire appointments in its management team: Nancy Samson, CPA, was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Tony Godlewski has been promoted to Vice President in charge of the St. Cloud office of the company, to oversee the project management team providing construction services in greater Minnesota and North Dakota. Elliot Christensen and Bill […]

Xcel Energy Montrose Service Center Achieves LEED Certification

April 2013, by

The Xcel Energy Service Center in Montrose, MN, which Shingobee provided as a build-to-suit project for Xcel Energy, Inc. in 2011, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The project’s final LEED rating reflected 40 documented and approved points, corresponding to the Certified certification level under the LEED for New Construction rating […]

Shingobee’s Jon Fahning Appointed to Capitol Board

March 2013, by

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently announced the appointment of Jon Fahning, Shingobee’s Vice President of Real Estate Development, to a four-year term on the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board. Fahning’s appointment fills a general public position on the Board, which includes representatives appointed by the Governor, City of St. Paul, and the Minnesota Legislature. The Capitol […]

Shingobee awarded construction of public works building in Dickinson ND

February 2013, by

The Dickinson City Commission unanimously approved Shingobee’s bid for construction of their new public works building, at its meeting on February 19. More information at the link… Prairie Business: Dickinson to get public works building