About Us

About Us

Working from a solid foundation.

Diversified Construction is passionate about producing exceptional results for our clients. To do that, we focus on hiring only the most talented employees and tradespeople who have the desire and skills to provide exceptional, high-quality work.

We are extremely proud to be a company our team loves to work for. On average, our Superintendents and Project Managers have been with us for 14 and 18 years, respectively — and have been in the industry an average of 28 years.





James Rowland

President / CEO

About James

In 1977, James joined Diversified Construction as a laborer. Following his Service in the Marine Corps James continued to advance through the company, eventually making his way to Project Manager. Today, as President and CEO, James develops, implements and monitors the strategic goals and objectives of the business, including overseeing project management and delivery — while striving to execute at the highest industry standards. He is dedicated to upholding the company’s mission while exceeding client expectations.


Kristi (Rowland) Busse

Director, Business Development

About Kristi

With over 15 years of experience working at Diversified, Kristi enjoys wearing many hats from Marketing and Business Development to Operations. Kristi works with our clients at the beginning stages of their construction journey to help them navigate the process and put together the best Team for their project. She is passionate about providing an excellent experience for our clients and project partners as well as offering an excellent work environment for our employees. 

Nate Downing

Nate Downing

Lead Project Manager

About Nate

With over 20 years of construction experience, including owning and operating his own Commercial General Contracting business for over 10 years, Nate leads our Team with experience and excellence. As our Lead Project Manager, Nate is responsible for overseeing the success of all Diversified projects by working closely with our Project Management and Field Teams. Nate is also responsible for building and mentoring our Project Management Team to ensure continued growth and success.

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Martin Aschenbrener


About Martin

With over 25 years of accounting, finance, legal and operations experience, Diversified is proud to have Martin on the Team! As our Controller, Martin handles all accounting operations and manages our comprehensive set of controls and processes to mitigate risk and ensure accuracy of the company’s financial reporting. Martin doesn’t shy away from tackling challenges and improving processes and empowers his team to do the same. Martin is a big reason Diversified, its’ clients and all its’ constituents can feel that Diversified is secure and stable.

Veteran Owned

Service to our Country runs deep in Diversified Construction’s foundation. We’re proud to be a company founded by and operated by U.S. Marine Corps Veterans and are proud to employ and partner with Veterans and Veteran Owned Companies. We are also proud to uphold exacting standards and conduct business using the same core values which were honed through serving our Country. Dermot Rowland established Diversified Construction in 1966, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and current Owner of Diversified Construction, James Rowland also served active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.

We are certified through the Minnesota Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Department of Administration as a Veteran Owned Business.

Diversified Construction is committed to supporting Veterans, their families, and other causes that strive to make our nation great. Just some of the organizations we support are:

If you are an organization seeking partnership, please call our office.