McKnight Construction Company

History

Working together to build the Future 

Beginning in 1929, Mason McKnight Sr. built houses in the Augusta area. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, he operated under the name of M.H. McKnight doing small, private-sector projects. Mason McKnight Jr., a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and a United States Army Lieutenant, came home in 1954 and joined his father in the construction business. The father-son team began building under the name M.H. McKnight & Son. 

Over time, private-sector jobs gave way to public-sector work, and in May of 1961 the company was incorporated under its current name, McKnight Construction Company Incorporated. Small projects were replaced by schools, hospitals, and other local and state government projects. The father and founder, M.H. McKnight Sr., remained active in the company until his death in 1973. Mason H. McKnight Jr. continued to head the company, which by now had grown to include federal projects.

A third generation came into the business when Mason’s three sons graduated from college and followed in their father and grandfather’s footsteps. The three sons became part of the company, and it continued to prosper. By the time of Mason H. McKnight Jr.’s death in July of 1994, he had seen revenues rise from $312,000 in 1962 to more than $30,000,000 annually.

Now managed by Will McKnight and employing the fourth generation of McKnights, McKnight Construction Company continues to deliver quality construction in the Southeast. Work is contracted from local, state and federal governments, and projects include schools, libraries, jails and other institutional-type buildings, as well as a variety of jobs for the Department of Defense. McKnight provides services for Construction Management, Design-Build, and General Construction for a diverse group of owners, and considers itself an expert and advocate for its clients. No matter the project, McKnight Construction strives to provide an efficiently built facility that exceeds the needs and expectations of the owner.