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About AP

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a family-owned company that is consistently ranked among the top construction managers and general contractors in the nation, while maintaining one of the safest records in the industry. With a mission of building trust, communities and people, AP focuses on projects that enhance where we live and work. Founded in 1946, AP is known within the building industry for our uncompromising commitment to our clients, our employees and the communities where we build and work. AP offers preconstruction and construction services to the commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, municipal, recreation and senior living market segments. Our leaders support an employee base of 600+ who work from offices in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas and Wyoming.

Why We Build

Mission Statement

We build trust, communities and people – while delivering an exceptional product and client experience.

Core Values

  • Work Hard
  • Enthusiasm
  • Creativity
  • Absolute Integrity
  • Respect
  • Enjoy Life

Safety is Culture, Not Just Policy

AP’s incident and injury free safety culture encourages personal leadership along with individual and collective responsibility to create an environment where incidents and injuries are unacceptable. Our culture centers on having a high level of care and concern for our employees, our subcontractors and all fellow workers. All AP employees are committed to being personally responsible for keeping our workplace safe. Low numbers are not the focus – but they are the result. By focusing on the why, rather than the analytics, AP continues to maintain an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) well below industry standard.

History

  • 1946

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    Humble Beginnings

    George Adolfson & Gordon Peterson enter into home construction from the basement of George’s Richfield, Minnesota home.

  • 1947

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    Construction Begins

    The firm begins doing commercial construction and opens a new office in Richfield.

  • 1950

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    Commercial Focus

    Commercial jobs begin to outnumber residential.

  • 1953

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    AP is Incorporated

    The partnership is incorporated and officers and directors are elected.

  • 1979

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    New Ownership

    Gordon Peterson sells to George Adolfson.

  • 1980

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    Branching Out

    Colorado office opens.

  • 1991

    1991 Arizona Office Opens

    Serving the Southwest

    Arizona office opens.

  • 1998

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    A New Generation

    AP passes to the second and third generation.

  • 2000

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    Expanding

    Texas office opens.

  • 2006

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    Commitment to Safety

    2 million man hours without a lost time accident; achieves ENR top 100 ranking.

  • 2007

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    Growing Strong

    AP annual volume tops $500 million.

  • 2010

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    Continuing the Trend

    4 million man hours without a
    lost time incident.

  • 2012

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    Business is Booming

    Annual volume tops $1 billion.

  • 2015

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    Industry Leader

    AP named Contractor of the
    Year by ENR.

  • 2016

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    Moving Forward

    AP celebrates 70 years
    in the construction industry.

  • 2018

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    Moving On Up

    AP moves to the Colonnade Building (AP originally built in 1987).

  • 2021

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    75 Years

    AP to celebrate 75 years in business.

Because We Care

It’s simple, but true. AP’s core values reach beyond our approach to delivering quality work to our clients. We are committed to bringing positive measurable change to the communities in which we live and build.

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