About Us

Tradition of Success

McGough has a rich history dating from mid-19th century Ireland. The family emigrated to America in the late 1800s, bringing with them a long-standing practice of quality and craftsmanship. The present Twin Cities-based firm was incorporated in 1956 by Peter McGough and his six sons.

Five successive generations of McGoughs have continued and enhanced our construction expertise. McGough enjoys an unparalleled reputation for delivering complex projects, on-budget and on-time, while maintaining our tradition of quality and craftsmanship.

The company has project experience serving much of the region's most noteworthy companies and organizations. Whether the project involves affordable housing units or major downtown office towers, McGough develops and cultivates partnering relationships with every client.

In addition to McGough's headquarters office in St. Paul, Minnesota, we have branch offices in Rochester, Minnesota, and Phoenix, Arizona, enabling us to conduct complex development and construction activities nationwide.

Comprehensive Services

McGough offers a comprehensive range of real estate services through its corporate services, development, construction and facilities management divisions.

McGough Corporate Services conducts real estate assessments and develops facilities plans. Corporate Services has expertise in business planning and analysis, formulating long-range plans for our clients' strategic real estate decision-making.

McGough Development offers a variety of development services including turnkey build-to-suit capabilities and other essential real estate services. Our development company is staffed with seasoned real estate professionals whose mission is to ensure that our clients achieve maximum returns with minimal risk.

McGough Construction employs multiple construction delivery systems, including construction management, design-build and general construction. With a highly trained and experienced staff of project managers and field supervisory personnel, McGough handles complex and challenging construction projects. Our sizeable in-house labor force can self-perform construction for many of the critical components of a building, thereby ensuring strict adherence to quality, scheduling and budget goals. The company has a tradition of superior craftsmanship and steadfast attention to long-term client relationships.

McGough Facility Management provides essential post-occupancy services so that our clients maximize the long-term value of their real estate assets. We supply maintenance and property management services to augment our clients' in-house resources. Systems and assistance are also available to track and allocate facilities costs.

Partnering Approach

McGough employs a project delivery methodology matched explicitly to client needs. Our partnering approach includes the following components:

  • We create trust by means of high-integrity business practices, open-book policies and an unwavering commitment to creating long-term relationships.
  • We achieve maximum value by making sure that our clients' real estate needs are understood and absolutely aligned with their corporate goals. McGough creates a “win-win” environment by establishing equitable structures for all parties and utilizing proven expertise in value engineering. This guarantees that real estate asset values are maximized to meet both our clients' business planning requirements and their eventual exit strategies.
  • We involve our clients in all stages of the process. We represent their interests by assuming control of the development from the outset and managing it through completion. Adherence to a customized, structured real estate process assures maximum success.
  • We reduce our clients' risk because we are a company with a history of managing complex projects and partnering with best-in-class suppliers and contractors throughout the process. By following this unique teaming approach to project delivery, McGough Companies creates total client satisfaction with the finished product, which is evidenced by the volume of repeat business we enjoy.