J-Berd began in 1992 as a Twin Cities based design-build contractor for plumbing and heating. Founders Curt Johnson and Dave Berdan were passionate about building a company that offered exceptional service and the highest level of quality. J-Berd excelled under their leadership and earned an excellent reputation throughout the Midwest.

Meeting Client Needs

Growth was rapid, and three years after opening our doors, J-Berd expanded and moved to a more centralized area. Now headquartered in Sauk Rapids, MN, we serve clients in twelve states. As the business grew, our company recognized needs their clients had due to changes in the industry. To meet this need, J-Berd added Security Fire Sprinkler in 2004. Berd Electric was also added in 2010. J-Berd continues to grow as the leading specialty contractor with our niche in multi-family developments. However, that is not all. Our portfolio now includes commercial construction and senior living campuses as well.

Three Companies, One Promise.

From conception and design to completion, the three companies seamlessly coordinate and collaborate through every phase of a project. This streamlined process eliminates the need to juggle three, four, or more separate contractors, as well as the hassles involved. With J-Berd Companies, you only have one contractor to work with for all three areas of your project. Our teams consist of highly skilled individuals who are second to none when it comes to quality craftsmanship and industry knowledge. Your plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and fire protection needs are solved using a simplified process that ensures your success. Together, J-Berd Companies make a promise to our clients that we stand behind, each and every time. Contact us, we’d love to answer your questions and discuss your next project.

Peace of mind for Multi-Unit Residential, Commercial, and Institutional Fire Protection Systems – Exceptional customer service and innovative solutions.

From initial design to final completion, J-Berd’s highly trained teams can offer solutions to meet all your plumbing and HVAC needs.

Complete Electrical Systems including Alarm Systems, Security System Installation and Service, Emergency Power and more – Berd Electric has become a leader in the Electrical Industry.


January 1


J-Berd First Building
J-Berd is founded from humble beginnings. When we first started we were working out of a garage, storing materials in our job site bus, and using a car as our office. As time went by we rented different spaces and grew our operations.    
October 1

Security Fire Sprinkler

October 1, 2004 Security Fire Sprinkler is established as a full-service fire suppression contractor to provide fire protection systems and to broaden our services in the multi-unit market.
January 1

Berd Electric

January 1, 2010 Berd Electric is added to the J-Berd family rounding out our full service design build team and quickly becoming a leader in the electrical industry.
April 5

Moved into new building

J-Berd Building
January 1


Hiring and continuing to grow is our current focus. New foremen and leaders are being recognized and given the opportunity to be successful within our organization. We continue to train our new and upcoming workforce to be some of the best tradespeople in the industry. Recently, we expanded our operation by relocating to a facility that will allow us to grow in all parts of our business.
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We are committed to being the leader in our industry in the upper Midwest.  J-Berd Companies are always looking to find ways to deliver on projects so that owners and customers see the value in using us for their projects. A key part of our success is that we self-perform all of our work, this way we know from start-to-finish that we deliver what we promise on our projects.


J-Berd understands that we have a responsibility to our employees. We know that these exceptional men and women are the reason our company has been successful. As an employee-owned company, we are proud of the individuals who serve our clients and are focused on ensuring they are rewarded for their efforts. As we continue to grow, we continue to seek out exceptional individuals to join us and become a vital part of the J-Berd Family. Every member of our team has the potential and the opportunity to reach their goals in both education and advancement. Many of our employees have been with us since the very beginning and have become masters in their trades. If you are interested in a career with J-Berd Companies, we make a promise to provide you with opportunity, advancement, and personal growth.