Karkela has been dedicated to maintaining the highest level of excellence within the construction industry for the last 30 years.  We provide our clients with the highest quality of workmanship, professionalism and service. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is a key factor in our success. Here’s what our customers are saying:


“Thanks for all of your hard work over the last few months – it is sincerely appreciated.  Karkela will certainly be our first call if/when office #2 starts to creep into our minds.  The office turned out beautifully.  Wanted to reiterate that Chris did a wonderful job managing our project.  We couldn’t have been more satisfied with his day-to-day attentiveness, willingness to assist, attention to detail & responsiveness, and his patience with all of our (potentially annoying) questions and nitpicks along the way.  A++ for Chris.”

Kevin McMahon
Anchored Orthodontics • Minnetonka, MN


“I just wanted to reach out and say thank you to the Karkela team.  I have been in the dental world for 26 years now and have been through a few remodels and new builds, to say the least.  Our original build for our New Richmond location was in 2020.  Matt Young was our main contact for this project.  He was always there, available, and willing to help.  All of this was done in a timely fashion which usually does not follow a construction timeline from my experience.  Our newest project in New Richmond was an add on to the 2020 build. I was introduced to Chris Coffield who was going to be the main contact for this project.  Being that we were onsite practicing out of this location, I spent a lot of time with Chris.  He was my “go-to guy” and “Johnny on the spot.”  He never batted an eye at anything I asked for, asked about, or needed.  I have a tendency to be “type-A” and want perfection all in a timely fashion.  Some may describe me as a bit of a handful.  Chris greeted me with a smile and an “absolutely” answer.  I also listened to him speak with other subcontractors and other team members and always was there for them as well.  He went above and beyond helping me with so many things.  His work ethic is stellar!  The employees I have had the pleasure to work with along with the quality build would have me recommend Karkela to anyone!”

Shannon Nalley
The Oral Surgery Center • New Richmond, WI


“Roger, Matt, Chris and really everyone involved at Karkela, including the subcontractors, were excellent to work with in the planning and completion of our dental office remodel.  Our project was unique in that we were very tight on square footage.  They helped us make the most of our space, completing the project on time and on budget – even with surprises thrown our way, from supply constraints and building requirements, to some added design changes and special requests from the owners.  We are very happy with the result and will definitely use Karkela for any needs going forward through the years.”

Kale Langley and Brooke Smars
West Lake Dental Center • Minneapolis, MN


It is with great enthusiasm that I thank you for assigning Ken to my dental expansion project. He was an asset from the very beginning. He is a true professional that gets the job done right with willingness and integrity. As you are aware, 99% of our expansion project occurred while our clinic was open and we were running full patient schedules. Ken’s foresight and organization in ensuring all subcontractors were appropriately was greatly appreciated. Ken’s oversight and orchestration of all the moving pieces throughout the project got the job done on time with very minimal disruption. Any construction project has surprises that come up and my project was no exception. No matter what came his way, Ken clearly communicated, demonstrated adaptability and resilience, projected a positive attitude, and made it happen. It does not go unseen that he came in early and stayed late to assist in keeping to the timeline and making sure all work was completed in a way that met my high standards. 

Dr. Tara Kaur, DDS
Minnehaha Falls Family Dental • Minneapolis, MN


“We are thrilled with the decision we made to choose Karkela Construction for the complete buildout of our brand new Orthodontic Clinic in Stillwater, MN.  The finished product is a thing of beauty, which we are extremely proud of, in no small part due to the entire team at Karkela.  From our very first meeting with Roger Swagger to the final walk through, the process has gone off without a hitch.  They worked seamlessly with our architect, and helped us make choices that fit our budget without sacrificing quality or esthetics.  Any and every issue that came up was resolved in a timely manner.  It seems that every person associated with the company, including our project manager John Warmuth and the women in the financial office, goes out of their way to make sure the client is happy.  A very special shout out must be given to Matt Young, who we were lucky enough to have assigned as our on site superintendent.  He led us every step of the way, answering every question we had, troubleshooting any problems, and working tirelessly to help us make our dream office come true. We have done multiple previous office buildouts, but can honestly say we have never worked with a team as awesome as the one at Karkela. We are extremely satisfied and highly recommend them.  Thank you all for making a stressful endeavor as easy as possible, and most of all for helping us complete a beautiful office space!”

Drs. Jill and Andrew Orchin
Orchin + Orchin Specialists in Orthodontics • Stillwater, MN


“We made the right decision by choosing Karkela Construction to lead our clinic’s build-out. They were professional, courteous, prompt in their responses and were true to their schedule/deadlines. They also did their best to help us cost-engineer. We’d highly recommend them to another interested client.”

Dr. Jacquelyn Schieck
Schieck Orthodontics • Northfield, MN


“Karkela played a major part in bringing my dream clinic to life! My experience throughout the construction project was very positive. The team was accessible, professional, flexible and friendly. I appreciated their expert advice and direction, and felt supported by them at every turn. They went the extra mile for me and I am very grateful. Karkela is a company I personally placed my trust in and I absolutely recommend them. THANK YOU TEAM KARKELA!”

Tara Kaur, DDS
Tara Kaur, DDS • Edina, MN


“Working with Karkela was the best decision I made about my building project!”

Reed Dill, DDS
Corner Oaks Family Dental • Big Lake, MN


“Karkela was professional, responsive, and did a great job managing our project. The office finished out beautifully. We constantly get compliments on our space. Thanks Karkela!”

Kellee N. Kattleman Stanton, DDS
GEORGE Dental Group • Eagan, MN


“Karkela made everything easy and enjoyable. My practice looks the way I pictured it from day one, I’m very happy and pleased with the outcome of the project. I already gave Karkela’s information to my colleagues that are looking forward to having their own practices. Thank you Karkela for your professionalism and your great work.”

Alfredo Montes, DDS, MS
Dental Excellence of Deephaven • Deephaven, MN


“Karkela has wonderful individuals who are extremely talented and committed to achieving a superior finished project. Thank you to everyone on your team for providing exquisite quality through and through. I could not be more pleased with the results.”

Steven Edlund, DDS
Edlund Dental • St. Paul, MN


“Karkela Construction’s management team was superb and the results were beyond our expectations. They kept the project on budget and finished on schedule.”

David Robinson, Project Manager
Prospect Park United Methodist Church • Minneapolis, MN


“Karkela cleared many hurtles to get this project done on time, and they proved value engineering ideas to maintain budgets. We picked the right people.”

Jim Rosvold, Owner
Campus Pizza • Minneapolis, MN


“Karkela Construction is always a pleasure to deal with. I think ‘on time’ and ‘on budget’ is all they know. Thanks for another great project.”

Paul Koury, President
Viking Plastics • Mendota Heights, MN