The right support for your business.

Founded in 1925, JAK + Co.® (John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP) serves clients throughout Minnesota and beyond. Our office is located in the Twin Cities and is home to roughly 50 accounting professionals, consultants and support staff.

We’re a mid-sized firm, which means we’re large enough to support clients of all sizes, yet small enough to dedicate a partner to each and every project. We believe it’s our personalized accounting services in Minneapolis & St. Paul that make the difference.  We specialize in serving clients within the construction, retail/wholesale, service, real estate and manufacturing industries.

Our business consulting, tax, audit and accounting services include:

90 Year Retrospective.

  • 1925

    Christensen, Holloway, Knutson & Bowers is founded. They set up shop in the Plymouth Building in Minneapolis.

  • 1925

    AJ Knutson was one of the original founding partners. He is pictured here with his son, Jack.

  • 1927

    Christensen, Holloway, Knutson & Bowers move to the Metropolitan Bank Building

  • 1928

    The firm changes its name to Holloway, Knutson & Bowers.

  • 1940

    Holloway, Knutson & Bowers move to the Foshay Tower—the tallest building in Minneapolis at the time.

  • 1952

    John “Jack” Knutson (Brian’s father and Andy’s grandfather) passed the CPA exam and joined the firm.

  • 1964

    AJ Knutson retires and Tom Green becomes a partner. The firm name is changed to John A. Knutson & Co.

  • 1981

    Bob Davis becomes a partner.

  • 1985

    John A. Knutson & Co. moves to the Peavey Building in Minneapolis.

  • 1985

    Brian Knutson becomes a partner.

  • 1985

    Helen Berndt retires after 60 years at the company.

  • 1992

    Jack Knutson retires.

  • 1995

    Pete Schadegg becomes a partner.

  • 1996

    Todd Koch becomes a partner.

  • 1998

    The Partners purchase a building in Falcon Heights and the firm moves to its present location.

  • 2004

    Bob Davis retires.

  • 2007

    Jason Loven becomes a partner.

  • 2015

    Andy Knutson becomes a partner—representing the 4th generation of Knutson leadership.

  • 2016

    John Ammann becomes a partner

  • 2017

    Pete Retires from JAK

  • 2018

    Kyla Hansen becomes a partner.

  • 2019

    Brian retires after 42 tax seasons

  • 2023

    Todd retires after 42 tax seasons

We serve a wide list of clients in these industries:

Learn more.

Yes. Whether you’re a general contractor and/or subcontractor, you need an accountant who understands the nuances of construction accounting. To provide you with the expertise you need, we turn to our in-house Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP)—the only industry-recognized certification for financial professionals who specialize in the unique business of construction. Learn more.

Yes! We work with clients all around the great state of Minnesota as well as the surrounding states. Give us a call to see how we can help you!

A CPA (certified public accountant) is a trusted financial adviser who has passed the rigorous CPA Exam and met work experience requirements before being licensed. These requirements for licensure ensure CPAs maintain the highest standard of knowledge and ethics when operating in financial positions. CPAs can be:


Our Tax Organizer is a one stop shop for managing your tax documents. You can upload, send and share secure files through our portal and can access an electronic 1040. Click here to get started.

JAK + Co. offers estate planning and trust planning. Both of these services can be an important part of your retirement plan. We do not, however, offer specific retirement planning.

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