Karl has 23 years experience with accounting in the construction industry. He graduated from St. John’s University with a double major in Accounting and Political Science and passed The Uniform CPA Examination in fall 1997 on his first attempt, scoring second highest score in Minnesota. At Donlar Construction, Karl is responsible for overseeing the financial and administrative functions of the company. Because finances impact all areas of business, it’s important for a CFO to have broad company involvement and impact from safety & risk management to HR & benefit plan administration, to payroll, job costing, subcontractor and vendor management to computer & IT management. Karl is motivated by the impact he is able to bring to Donlar’s employees, clients, vendors and subcontractors.
Karl grew up on a farm in Central, MN where he learned not only the benefit of hard work but also working smarter to find a better, more efficient way to get the job done. He promotes this philosophy today by bringing technological improvements and upgrades to Donlar.
Karl spends quality time with family and friends, is especially fond of time spent at the lake.