About Us

What We Do

“We Do It All”

Gordon Construction is a Native American owned construction company located on the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota. We are a full service construction company with experience in a wide range of market sectors. We’ve completed a wide array of projects including Commercial/Residential construction, Site and road construction, pipeline work. We’ve forged a professional reputation within our community and beyond by providing our clients with high-quality and reliable services. A one stop shop for your construction projects.

We are proud of our Native American heritage and strive to make an impact in our community. Of our around 200 employees, we only employ the most qualified, competent people in the industry.


Since 1983

Gordon Construction Inc. was established by Harold “Butch” Gordon in 1983 as a small excavating company. Butch has spent his life working in the construction industry. After service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he began construction employment as a laborer, advancing to supervisor for a large construction company in Chicago, Illinois. He was then employed overseas as a construction superintendent before returning home to the White Earth Indian Reservation to start his own company.

Another leading force in the establishment of Gordon Construction was Butch’s wife, Gladys. Gladys played a strong role behind the scenes as secretary/treasurer after her successful nursing career. Gladys passed away in November 2020 but leaves behind an experienced crew to continue on her role.

In 2020, Matthew Gordon, the son of Butch and Gladys Gordon purchased Gordon Construction. Matt’s goal is to grow Gordon Construction with professional, ethical, positive leadership taught by his Native Elders.

Our Core Values


We aim to create the safest environment for our worksites.


We have a keen eye for every detail “We build your vision.”


We strive to employ the best qualified management personnel & Employees.


We build relationships and opportunities with our community.


We are passionate about our work and getting the job done.


We keep lasting relationships through honesty and respect in everything we do.


Harold “Butch” Gordon

Matt Gordon

Eugene Tibbetts
Project Manager

Al Saarinen
Building Estimator

DJ Ekre

John Gordon

Steve Nesvold

Robert Bjorge
Concrete Superintendent / Estimator

John Feely
Director of Pipeline Operations

Ron Spry
Office Manager

Janet Merschman
Project Coordinator

Layne Johnson
Safety VP of EHS & Quality


  • FMBX
  • IUOE Local 49
  • IBH of Teamsters 346
  • Labor Local 1097/563
  • MN Safety Council
  • API
  • Bricklayers Local 1
  • Carpenters NCS local 1934
  • Tero
  • Hub Zone

Community Involvement

  • Annual Gordon Charity Golf Tournament
    • Proceeds benefit local veterans
  • Donate/Support Mahnomen Waubun Schools
  • Multiple additional charities