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Knik Construction Employee Spotlight: Bob McDonald

Posted on Sun, Jul 03, 2022

My project - 2022-07-06T160648.190For over 13 years, Bob has been a noteworthy leader at Knik Construction. As a seasoned and well-respected Superintendent, “Super Bob” known to many, has gained experience amongst the myriad of construction scopes from dirt-prep, operating, paving, and managing. Also known as the paving and foaming guru, Bob is sought after and called upon throughout our rugged, remote Alaskan projects.

Driven by quality, Bob takes pride in providing the best options for a project and performing quality work. It’s no surprise that Bob had a hand in creating one of the smoothest runways profilographed in the State of Alaska last year. Looking in the rear view mirror, Bob has spent significant time working on projects in Cuba and Midway Islands, but the project that ranks the highest on his list is the Parks Highway. Building 5 miles of road, moving millions of yards of material, and constructing a Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall right in your competitor’s backyard is top tier for Bob.

Bob first learned about Knik by attending a local bonfire party down by the river in Bethel where he grew up, and he gives all credit pertaining to his career development and success to Knik. Bob has voiced that he is indubitably thankful to Knik for solely teaching him lifelong skills that are sought after in the construction trade in the US and abroad. The seasonal lifestyle might not sound appealing to all, but for Bob, it’s a passion he has been chasing for a number of years. According to Bob, he’s “living the dream.”

Off the screed, Bob enjoys time with his beautiful wife and three sons, relishing the flexible schedule and the luxury of spending 6-7 months off with his wonderful family during the wintertime. In addition to his primary job functions, Bob has been recognized by his colleagues for his extraordinary kindness in helping and teaching others. Bob’s can-do attitude and hard work ethic propel his passion for advancing the paving field and we couldn’t be more grateful to have him on our team!

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