Giving Back

Our Commitment to Community

In every location we build, the Knutson Companies is dedicated to not only creating remarkable new homes, but also giving back to the local area. To achieve this, we strive to maintain high standards — in construction as well as sustainability and ethics — in order to provide a promising future for both our homeowners and the surrounding neighborhood. As a co-founder and active member of HomeAid Northern Virginia since its inception in 2001, Don Knutson and the Knutson Companies have been committed to participating in opportunities to support local nonprofit organizations who support those in need, building affordable housing, and sustainable building.


Affordable Housing

District Towns at St. Elizabeths East

January 2022

District Towns at St. Elizabeths East is being launched in close collaboration with the D.C. Mayor’s office and is the most recent effort in the ongoing redevelopment of the campus. District Towns represents a new opportunity for Ward 8 residents to build wealth through homeownership by offering accessible new homes. 27 of the townhomes will be affordable residences and a Homebuyers Club will be available to provide resources to homebuyers.


Green Building

Enterprise Green Community at District Towns at St. Elizabeths East

July 2021

The District Towns at St. Elizabeths East community is achieving the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria green building certification designation. Some of the criteria the District Towns community has met include design standards and construction practices, as well as high efficiency HVAC equipment, WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, Energy Star appliances, LED interior lighting and native regional landscaping.


Affordable Housing

Soave Group at Brambleton

May 2021

Award-winning Knutson Construction has been hired by the Brambleton Group to build 55 townhomes providing reduced-rent housing for working families. These rental units will help fill the “missing gap” of needed housing for families within the Brambleton community in Loudoun County.


Green Building

Union Towns NGBS Silver Designation

February 2021

The homes at Union Towns Reston Station attained a Silver performance rating under the National Green Building Standard, the leading certification program in the U.S. The Silver certification represents notable achievements in the following categories: energy and water efficiency, waste and toxin reduction, indoor air quality, and sustainable development.


Affordable Housing

Brambleton Town Center

November 2018

While building new market rate townhomes at Brambleton Town Center, the Knutson Companies participated in the Loudoun County ADU program to bring affordable home ownership opportunities into this highly desirable community in Northern Virginia. Offering affordable housing options ensures that we create neighborhoods that support and enhance the local area.


Giving Back

Loudoun Hunger Relief

April 2018

Located in Leesburg, VA, Loudoun Hunger Relief aims to ensure sufficient, nutritious food access for everyone in the community. With the help of HomeAid Northern Virginia, they renovated their lobby and food selection room. As Builder Captain for the project, the Knutson Companies led in the design and construction of the new and improved space to meet their needs.


Giving Back

Women Giving Back

August 2016

A nonprofit organization based in Sterling, VA, Women Giving Back supports women and children in crisis. When they expanded their storefront through a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia, the Knutson Companies served as Builder Captain to create a 13,000 sq. ft. facility that now serves over 7,000 individuals in need.