Our company was founded in 1990 as Target Development, a name inspired by a target masonry saw. But then the red bullseye infiltrated the Madison metro, and things got a little confusing. So we changed our name to National Construction, and continued our work in commercial remodeling.

Around 2000, founder Neil Johnson decided to partner with Jeff Grundahl and his firm JG Development on some larger projects. The partnership was destined – Jeff had worked for Neil at another company he’d owned before Target Development and JG Development existed.

In 2008, Neil sold National Construction to JG Development and moved into a superintendent role – a position he held through 2020.

But our company – and Neil and Jeff – aren’t the only ones with history. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our team, from management to crew, and that limited turnover truly benefits our clients.

Today, the name National Construction describes the community focus of our building experience, and our vision to partner with business owners and architects across the nation. We are one of four divisions of JG Development, located in Madison, Wisconsin.


National Construction and JG Development: A Quick History


National Construction history timeline