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For more than 30 years, manufacturers from around the Midwest have turned to us for our in-depth expertise, comprehensive commercial electrical services, and unwavering commitment to getting it right. Today, we’re trusted to power production and protect the profits of thriving businesses across a variety of industries.

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Don't take our word for it. Read what our customers have to say about how much they value Knobelsdorff.

Michael Elliot and Patty Thornton

RP Construction Services

RPCS would like to express our gratitude to Knobelsdorff for being a top-tier solar partner. From engineering to procurement, construction, speed, and QUALITY, Knobelsdorff has definitely separated itself from the upper echelons of the solar design and installation field. The professionalism and business relationship are very comforting in an industry which starts and stops for reasons outside of anyone's control. When visiting a Knobelsdorff site, you can see the care taken from the torque marks to stainless clips used for wiring management. Knobelsdorff truly designs and builds a product meant to last 30 years. Thank you so much for making our product shine.

Todd Freking

Water Control Systems Supervisor, St. Paul Water Services

“Knobelsdorff has provided top notch support for our needs with professionalism and expertise. They are responsive, punctual and courteous and explain the whole process from start to finish. Very pleased to be working with Knobelsdorff and the work their engineers do to keep us up and running.”

James Brown

Ridley Block

"From training on the new system, troubleshooting issues, and working around our production schedule, Dylan and Nic have both done a great job. Quick to answer calls both day and night. Explained issues and their corrections in a way we could all understand. Made changes we needed quickly and efficiently. And communicated well with everyone at the plant including other contractors. Overall it was a very positive experience working with those guys."

Marcus Ferenc

Project Manager, Helix Electric

"Helix Electric would like to give a special thanks to the team over at Knobelsdorff for the quick turnaround on a last-minute job site scope change adding an EPO switch to the Children’s National Hospital HPC room in Washington, DC. The entire process from the submittals to fast shipping of the product was very easy. Helix will be doing business in the future with Knobelsdorff."

Lee Gossen


"A special thank you to Knobelsdorff for the great service, we are all very pleased the team was able to be here on such short emergency notice. We are certainly looking forward to working with you all at Knobelsdorff again in the future. Like the slogan says, hard to say, easy to love."

Matt Schaefer

General Manager, Grassland Solutions

"If you asked anyone on our installation team which GC they would prefer to work for it would be KE. The job site atmosphere is great and companies can work together to get each of their tasks done in a timely and efficient manner. A lot of planning and execution goes into making a commercial project successful; if every company only cares about themselves, the whole project suffers. It's important to create a win-win environment. We look forward to continuing to work and grow with KE and appreciate the hard work we have done so far together!"

Drew Teigland

Project Manager, Bay State Milling Company

"It’s easy to love the KE team. I’m impressed by the professionalism of planning, layouts, drawings, and at the same time, the respect I get from the entire team. The KE crew talks in a language I can follow and works with me on my level, always responding and accommodating to odd requests and questions. Their knowledge of the milling industry is evident in the efficient way they work. I highly recommend KE for electric and engineering needs."

Jeff Schneider

Deputy Director, Solid Waste Division, City of Red Wing, MN

"The City of Red Wing utilized Knobelsdorff for the City’s Material Recovery Facility project in 2019. Knobelsdorff designed and built all system control panels, provided all control system programming, Human Machine Interface (HMI) design and displays and provided all the electrical equipment and conduit installation for the entire project. Knobelsdorff’s team was dependable, knowledgeable and professional with excellent customer service throughout the project."

Bill Papke

Vice President, Tri-State Business Machines

"Thanks to Knobelsdorff our Rochester, MN facility had a dramatic change in its night-time appearance and we think it’s terrific! From requesting information regarding new lighting, to receiving a quote, to the work being completed, our experience with Knobelsdorff was excellent. The exterior illumination turned out great and we’ve received lots of positive comments."

Michael Bauer

President & CEO, Bauer Design Build

"KE is up-front and their attention to detail helped set the project up for success at the beginning. They were very responsive during the bidding phase and provided several VE options along the way that we were able to bring to the client for consideration. As in most projects, the client can throw us a curveball at any time. KE was very responsive at those moments and these adjustments were handled with ease. There was no sternness with making those adjustments as they came up. Throughout the project, (office staff and field staff) were safe and proficient in their field. Their project management team was great to work with. Derek Klein has great communication skills, he's organized and is very knowledgeable. He was always available when needed, was on-site as needed throughout the project, and gave good direction to the foreman on-site. The on-site crew(s) have been great. KE has come through with expanded crew size and longer hours to get tasks done when needed. There is no "This isn't my job" attitude from any of the KE staff. They are a good team player. They are safe and go above and beyond when needed. We look forward to doing another project with KE and would highly recommend them."

Troy Staples

Pate Bonding Inc.

"Over the years we have bonded with Knobelsdorff, they have handled all of their projects in an extremely professional manner, and we highly recommend them. All work has always been completed to the owners' satisfaction. All KE staff has been very easy to work with and always have the customer's best interest in mind."

Taite Plaas

President, Plaas Incorporated

"Collaborating with KE throughout the work, we were pleased to complete our scope of work on time without an injury and we thank KE for their efforts to aid in our success. As a subcontractor, it was refreshing that with a simple pre-work approval process we were allowed to utilize our expertise to apply innovative solutions to situations as they arose. We were glad to be a part of the team that brought this project online in a successful manner and look forward to working with KE on future projects."

Jason Meyerhofer

Meyerhofer Steel and Construction

"Meyerhofer Steel and Construction would like to express our gratitude in many outstanding aspects related to the quality and workmanship of our dear friends with KE. Each person on their team exceeds the industry standards and professionalism which every contractor aspires to meet in their business. The prompt and precise decision-making skills of each leader with KE attributes to the outstanding success adhered to being on time and under budget and makes our team grateful to have worked alongside KE personnel. As we draw closer to the conclusion in many such projects, there is a growing reassurance in our minds as well as our customers, that KE will ensure a prolonged relationship carried out in our industry with unsurpassed prowess!"

Esden Schreier

Consulting Partner, Dairi Concepts

"Knobelsdorff is an outstanding service provider with a top tier group of safe, professional, and competent employees that can handle any electrical job. No electrical job is too large or small for this exceptional service provider. Knobelsdorff provider takes full ownership of the plants that they work at knowing their systems inside and out, along with supporting plants at any time of the day. Jobs that Knobelsdorff completes are on-time and on-budget under strict deadlines! I have worked with Knobelsdorff for the last 5 years with complete satisfaction and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable electrical service provider."

Rachel Dillard

Strategic Asset Manager, Land O' Lakes

"Knobelsdorff’s customer service is stellar. They will help you get a project across the finish line with a positive outlook and atmosphere. Knobelsdorff crew are highly professional and courteous and overall great people to work with."

Timothy Hunsucker

Supply Chain-Dairy Foods, Land O'Lakes

"Knobelsdorff has provided service for me at multiple locations. I have no reservations in recommending their firm for any operation. Their leadership and technicians are some of the best in the industry. Their professionalism and expertise have served us well over the years. From complex shutdown operations to minor servicing as well as controls and emergency response/support situations, Knobelsdorff has never failed to exceed expectations."

Jim Larson

General Manager, Red Wing Grain, LLC

"We have been using Knobelsdorff for our full-service electrical, hazard monitoring, PLC, and programming needs since 2010. Their proactive and forward-thinking approach when setting up new construction plans or replacing 60-year-old equipment has really set us upright for the first time in our facility. I highly recommend Knobelsdorff to anyone looking for the qualities of a contractor that are professional, proactive, safety-conscious, with top-notch service and reliability."

Rob Tullis

Maintenance & Project Manager, Plainview Milk Products

"Knobelsdorff is very knowledgeable in their field, which covers all industrial electrical and controls. Honestly, they are here when I need them and they get the job done."

David Hansen

Facilities Maintenance Manager, Federal-Mogul

"We have received an excellent response to both scheduled and emergency requests through Knobelsdorff. Their workforce has always been knowledgeable, hardworking, and responsive during the installation process."

Greg Schwanbeck

General Manager, AG Partners Coop

"We have used Knobelsdorff for a number of large construction projects. They have been involved in all phases of planning and do an excellent job of coordinating with other contractors."

Justin Tanner

Assistant Facility Manager, Cargill

"I can recommend Karl and his team at KE without reservation. They add value to our business and ensure safety to the utmost standards."

Thomas Christensen

Superintendent, ADM

"The crew of four KE employees completed work more cleanly and efficiently than a previous job with another electrical contractor who had eight employees on-site full-time."

Brian Morgan

Engineering Manager, Kerry

"On one specific project, I want to thank Knoblesdorff and everyone that helped us through the project. The response, commitment, and solution had an outsized impact on our operation. Our VP of operations was on site all week for a surprise visit, and your guys made a good impression."

Thomas Shea

Portfolio Manager, Northwind Solutions

"At Northwind Solutions, we are an O&M based company that works with in the renewable energy sector. We first heard of Knobelsdorff Energy when we were looking for a local company in the Minneapolis Minnesota to preform some medium voltage inspection on a few of our solar farms in the surrounding area. With being an out of country-based company originally we were looking for an reliable subcontractor to help us complete some maintenance tasks. We wanted a team that could handle support for anything from medium voltage down to weed abatement on sites. This is where Knobelsdorff exceeded our expectations! With prompt and reliable service they were able to handle anything we through there way. With Knobelsdorff being able to handle these issues left our team free to handle other preventative maintenance and emergency response calls. As the industry expands I can only envision our partnership with Knobelsdorff expanding along with it!"

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