We are a general contracting firm focused on providing the highest quality construction to our commercial and residential clients. We are dedicated to developing effective partnerships with our clients in order to produce the superior quality construction on which our reputation has been built.
Our projects are custom built with the customer’s choices and preferences being of utmost priority in all phases of a building project. We coordinate with the customer, an architect, engineer, designer or other personnel in order to bring our customers a high quality finished project.
We are fully insured with workman compensation and liability insurance. Projects can be bonded. Safety, organization, neatness, and clean-up are priorities on all of our job sites. Our work is guaranteed and warranted for one full year from completion date. Browse our website for more information about our products and services.
J.A. Knight & Sons has been the area’s premier General Contractor for commercial and residential construction for nearly 100 years.
James A. Knight founded J.A. Knight Construction in 1922. He previously worked for Charles Hesston, a general contractor in Pratt, for 4 years before buying his business and changing the name to J.A. Knight Construction.
One of James A. Knight’s son, L.V. Knight, moved back to Pratt in 1936 after working in Chicago and Akron to begin working with his dad. The company name was then changed to J.A. Knight & Son. James A. Knight’s other son, James “Jimmy” A. Knight, Jr worked for the business during his high school years before entering the service. Jimmy returned from the service in 1948 but began farming in western Kansas. In 1951, Jimmy came back to Pratt and began working with his dad and brother. The company name was then changed to its current name, J.A. Knight & Sons.
After working for Martin K. Eby Construction for 6 years, Jimmy’s son, James “Doug” D. Knight, moved back to Pratt in 1978 and started working with his dad and uncle. In the early 1990’s, Jimmy and L.V. retired and sold the business to Doug.
In 2016, Doug retired from the business and sold the company to Chase Galle and Bill Temanson. Bill had worked for J.A. Knight & Sons for 8 years prior to the purchase, and Chase had worked for Hutton Construction for 3 years before returning to Pratt and purchasing the business.
Chase and Bill continue to operate the business with the same dedication to quality and customer service that J.A. Knight & Sons has built an exceptional reputation on over many decades.