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Todd Rothe took over as president of J.R. Jensen Construction Company in 2004. Under his leadership, Jensen has grown from less than $5 million in annual revenue to more than $25 million, ranking it among the largest and most successful contractors in the region. Todd has helped foster numerous improvements in Jensen’s culture that have led to excellence in safety, performance, and customer satisfaction.

After graduating from Hermantown High School, Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance) from the University of Minnesota Duluth. His construction career started at a small commercial contractor in Minneapolis before he moved on to become a field engineer and project controls analyst for Boldt Construction, and later a project manager for Lakehead Constructors. He currently serves as a trustee for the fringe benefit funds of the Ironworkers union, and he volunteers on boards and committees for several other local organizations.

Today, Todd’s primary business focus is to continually improve the business and enhance opportunities for Jensen and its employees while providing responsive, cost-effective service and industry-leading results for its clients.

With over 50 years of experience in the local industrial market, Jensen has the knowledge and expertise to assist manufacturing and processing facilities of all sizes with their plant maintenance needs. Our skilled employees are well trained and bring a strong safety culture to every job, especially when working with and around operating equipment. We understand that plant operations are paramount to your success, and we develop safe work plans to complete the project on time and with minimal disruption to operations. Our plant maintenance services include: Maintenance contracts Emergency service support Scheduled outages Crane and equipment service & support Remodeling Demolition Sitework, foundations, & equipment setting Structural steel Concrete slab repair/replacement Pre-engineered metal buildings Scaffolding/access solutions Laser alignment / millwright service Machinery guarding Platforms, catwalks, handrails, stairs, ladders, cages, etc.

From new office buildings and transportation warehouses to churches and recreational vehicle dealerships, Jensen has the knowledge and tools to handle all your new commercial construction projects. Our team is experienced at bringing your ideas and dreams to reality while keeping your project on time and budget. Whether you have a napkin sketch or completed design drawings ready to build, our team is here to work with you every step of the way to your grand opening. Our commercial construction capabilities include: Churches Offices Schools Medical/dental facilities Insurance agencies Restaurants Banks & credit unions Automotive, RV, cycle, and motorsport dealerships Retail stores Business & technology centers

We work with clients to provide full-service construction solutions for all aspects of new industrial projects. From new operating units inside existing facilities to completing new expansions from the ground up, we have the knowledge and experience to complete your project on time and on budget the first time. Owning our own equipment and employing our own skilled labor allows us to self-perform a large majority of new industrial constructions, from pile driving to start-up. Our industrial construction capabilities include: Estimating & Value Engineering Civil/Site work, excavating and back filling Hydro-Excavations Concrete foundations Structural steel erection Platforms, catwalks, handrails, stairs, ladders, cages, etc. Metal roofing & sidding New buildings New operating or processing units New plants/facilities New process equipment Bridge, monorail and jib crane systems Scaffolding for all trades Piling including driven H, pipe & helical

From modernizing a dated building façade to transforming an old school into a multi-use commercial office building, Jensen has the experience and resources needed for your next commercial remodel. Our responsive approach and attention to detail ensures the high-quality results that make your remodeling project a success. We work closely with our clients to develop a remodeling plan that best fits their needs while minimizing disruption to their daily operations. Our commercial remodeling capabilities include: Interior & exterior enhancements Concrete slab / foundations removal or replacement or modifications Demolition Layout reconfigurations Replacing or adding windows and doors Rough carpentry; moving walls; adding walls Finish carpentry Building additions & renovations Complete turn-key services to include coordination of all aspects from start to finish

Simply put, Jensen believes that Design/Build construction offers clients the highest value and highest quality of all construction delivery methods. Our staff has the experience and willingness to work with concepts and sketches while offering constructive, practical dialogue on layouts, foundations, systems, processes, and amenities. We believe in early and consistent collaboration, and we can help turn your ideas into preliminary drawings with no cost or obligation. Jensen management is responsive and informative in every stage of a project including pre-design consultations. Whether your project requires conventional steel, pre-engineered, precast concrete, or wood-framing, Jensen has the capabilities to work with unlimited building systems. We listen to your needs and help refine the best solution for your specific goals. From preliminary design to a transparent budget that includes all your project costs, Jensen is committed to making your design/build into a painless process. Once the construction documents are finalized, we’ll team up with the best qualified Architect/Engineers/Consultants for your specific project needs. Working with Jensen from the beginning provides single-source accountability and communications for your project from start to finish. The combination of responsive and productive design and construction teams on your project ensures the results you want while minimizing confusion and putting your entire project on the fast-track to completion. It is simply the fastest, most efficient, and most cost-effective building process you can use.

The amazing style, versatility, and affordability of Butler® buildings make them the logical choice for a variety of commercial and industrial facilities. Whether you’re looking for a simple building solution, a retrofit roof, or a multiple building complex, Butler buildings offer a fast, affordable, architecturally appealing, and environmentally-friendly solution with many significant advantages. The benefits of using a Butler® building system are numerous and so are the advantages of working with Jensen as your turnkey provider of building construction.

Businesses, products and technology all change rapidly, and Jensen is here to help your facility adapt. We will handle all your project needs ranging from replacing a single hollow metal service door to a complete retrofit of your industrial space, and everything in-between. Our skilled employees are experienced with working around industrial operations to minimize disruption so you can continue to produce at your maximum potential. Our industrial retrofitting capabilities include: Reworking plant layouts Material handling & routing revisions New access/egress solutions Maintenance platforms, stairs & handrails Concrete slab repair Overhead door openings and infills Roof access solutions Office / bathroom area remodels Demolition


My experience working with J.R. Jensen Construction Co. has always been a positive experience. They work well as a team and keep the interests of the owner as well as our concerns as Architect front and center in their decision making.

John Erickson, Principal Architect - DSGW Architects

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