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100 Percent Employee Owned

JG Development is 100 percent employee owned.

What does this mean for employees?

The JG Development Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) provides employees financial security in retirement. Shared ownership promotes a positive, team-oriented work environment. All of these benefits are provided without any financial investment on the part of employees. New employees are eligible for the program after just one year of service if they meet basic requirements.

Explore our open positions and consider joining our team of employee owners!

Why did JG transition to employee ownership?

Former owners CEO Jeff Grundahl and COO Mary Grundahl initiated the ESOP in 2018 to reward employees who had helped grow the company to what it had become. Employee ownership was a good fit for the existing family-owned cultures of JG Development and its acquisitions Roberts Construction Associates and National Construction. The ESOP was also the beginning of a long-term succession plan, which Jeff and Mary intend to protect the interests of dedicated employees.

What does this mean for clients and partners?

JG Development employees have a vested interest in the success of JG Development. They are proud to be a part of the company and committed to delivering both a high-quality experience and high-quality construction.

For more information about employee ownership, visit The ESOP Association or the National Center for Employee Ownership.

History, Leaders and Vision

CEO Jeff Grundahl founded JG Development in 1990 at age 19 after starting his career as a welder and carpenter. The company initially focused on residential building; Jeff and COO Mary Grundahl, who joined the company in 2005, led its growth into commercial construction both organically and through two acquisitions in 2008 and 2011. JG Development launched new residential construction brands in 2015.

JG Development encompasses single-site development services as well as its four construction divisions:

The company currently employs about 60 professionals and is led by Jeff, Mary and management team members:

  • Jason McCutchin, Controller
  • Brescia Berg, Marketing and Communications Director
  • Mike Trapino, Commercial Operations Manager
  • AJ Benik, Residential Operations Manager
  • Joel Geissbuhler, Residential Sales Manager

JG Developmentā€™s vision is to build for you, where you live, work and serve.


JG Development is proud to share with its clients many local, regional and national awards, a true testament to our commitment to clients and the quality of work we strive to achieve. We invite you to visit our division websites for a complete listing of awards:


At JG Development, we know that our team is the key to our success. We are committed to creating a workplace and jobsites where integrity and accountability are encouraged and recognized. We offer competitive pay and benefits, and high-quality training and resources.

We are always interested in connecting with qualified and motivated construction professionals. Please contact us if you are interested in a career with JG Development.