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Roger Swagger


Roger is the president and co-owner of Karkela Construction. He is responsible for general oversight and the direction of the company, with a focus on strategic development and objectives of the business, including overseeing project management and delivery, operations, client relations and marketing, while striving to execute at the highest industry standards. He is dedicated to delivering projects with the client’s best interest first and exceeding client’s expectations.

Roger joined the company in 1985, and has been involved in the construction and renovation of hundreds of healthcare, hospitality and commercial projects throughout the Midwest.

Roger has been building for satisfied customers for more than 30 years. Roger knows the power of referrals and “word of mouth” marketing in the construction business. That is why he is committed to delivering an exceptional experience with each project.

Projects Highlights:
Dalseth Family Dentistry – 7,000 square foot new ground-up (recipient of AIA Honors award)
Oak Cliff Place -15,000 square foot new ground-up
Westwood Lutheran Church renovation – Major renovation (recipient of AIA Special award)
Katz Analytical Services – 10,000 square foot new ground-up materials testing facility
Metro Dentalcare – Richfield  – 26,000 square foot clinic and administration area
Hundreds of dental clinics of all sizes

Several of Roger’s projects have been recognized with awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Roger is a recognized leader in the healthcare construction industry in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community. Among his current leadership positions, Roger serves on the board of the Associated Builders Association.