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McGough Construction Named General Contractor of Block 9 in Downtown Fargo

May 4, 2018 – Fargo, N.D.

The Block 9 Partnership – a joint effort of R.D. Offutt Company and Kilbourne Group – is pleased to announce the selection of McGough Construction of Fargo as the general contractor for the Block 9 mixed-use project.

“Hiring a highly respected general contractor like McGough keeps us on track to break ground this summer,” said Scott Neal, President of R.D. Offutt Company’s real estate division. “The expertise they bring and the focus on this project from the top ranks of McGough — including Tim McGough — will help this project be a success. We’re ready to get started!”

“We’re incredibly excited to be working on this project and look forward to working with the Block 9 Partnership,” said Derek Hoeschen, general manager at McGough.

“This world-class project being built right in downtown Fargo will change the skyline for generations to come, it will bring vibrant new amenities to downtown and will bolster revitalization in our city. Through collaboration with the entire project team, we will make this project a success for Fargo.”

As the general contractor, McGough will be responsible for the construction, and coordination of construction activities among project partners. With an established office in downtown Fargo since 2015, the McGough team is very familiar with the neighborhood.

“McGough’s knowledge of the project, innovative approach, and experience level made them stand out,” said Keith Leier, project manager for Kilbourne Group. “McGough has over 60 years of experience working in urban settings and will be very thoughtful about neighborhood impacts.”

When completed, Block 9 will include the main national offices of R.D. Offutt Company, a destination hotel and restaurant, condos, shops, additional office space, a parking garage, and a green space. The project site is at the 200 Block of Broadway North in Downtown Fargo.

Groundbreaking is planned for July or August.

About R.D. Offutt Company
R.D. Offutt Company is a family-owned and -operated company comprised of several business entities in the agriculture/construction equipment, farming, and food production industries.

About Kilbourne Group
Kilbourne Group was founded in 2006 as a catalyst for revitalizing downtown Fargo’s urban core and economic vitality. Kilbourne Group is guided by the knowledge that vibrant downtowns create smart, healthy cities. Learn more at

About McGough Construction
McGough is a premier developer, general contractor and construction management firm offering full-service real estate capability. Originally incorporated in 1956 by Peter McGough and his six sons, all descendants of an Irish family of master craftsmen, the firm remains a family-owned company today. McGough is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota with branch offices in Fargo, North Dakota; Dallas, Texas; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Rochester, Duluth and Saint Cloud, Minnesota that facilitate project development and construction activities nationwide. To learn more, visit

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