Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Dalton Swager

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: DALTON SWAGER

We would like to introduce you to Dalton Swager, who will be working with our team to provide drafting / design help to our team. We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our great team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Dalton Swager

Role:  CAD Technician, CERRON Commercial Properties & APPRO Development, Inc.

 

The APPRO and CERRON team helps businesses find and/or create great spaces – what about that do you appreciate or enjoy?

  • The way that the two companies work in tandem to find a building site and then to show the client the potential of that site through site sketches and illustrations to convey available options.

Why should someone who doesn’t know APPRO and CERRON, choose our companies?

  • They are able to provide a full package for the client – with the ability to sell the lot, build a building, or sell an existing building. 

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What is your earliest memory of selling, designing or building something?
  • At about age 4 or 5, I realized I loved to design and build things out of just about anything I could get my hands on.
What do you do outside of the office for fun?
  • I love to go for bike rides in the summer; snowboard in the winter; and, draw or play video games throughout the entire year.

What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

  • I am actually very artistic and love to learn just about anything I can.
Where is one place you have not been, but would really like to go?
  •  I would love to go to Japan

We are excited to have Dalton as a member of our design team. He is always upbeat, flashing a smile in  your direction, and eager to tackle the next project that comes our way. We look forward to seeing his contributions to our design build team.

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Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Gordy Schiltz

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Gordy Schiltz

If you have been following our blogs for the past couple of months, you have been learning a little more about our team, and as we are coming down to the final members of our team, we would like to introduce you to Gordy Schiltz! We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our great team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Gordy Schiltz

Role:  Project Manager,  APPRO Development, Inc.

 

Describe your role in ten words or less 

  • I oversee the commercial construction process from start to finish.

What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

  • I spent 10 years in the United States Air Force
What is your favorite sport (to cheer on or to play)?
  • Baseball – I love watching my son play!

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

  • My wife saying, “yes” when I proposed 30 years ago
What do you do outside of the office for fun?
  • Hunting, fishing, baseball, sitting at the fire pit with my family (maybe even with a cold beer in hand)

What is your favorite quote?

  • It is what it is!
Where is one place you have not been, but would really like to go?
  • Moose hunting in Alaska

 

Gordy Schiltz is the most senior project manager on our team, having started with APPRO Development in 2003. He is honest, straight forward, devoted, and hardworking. Gordy takes great pride in a job well done, placing value on building strong relationships with both our subcontractors and the owners of each project we work on.

As a subcontractor you will meet Gordy during the initial or competitive bidding phase of a new project, as well as working together throughout the entire construction phase and into the final close out of a project. As a commercial property owner, you will meet Gordy during the initial planning and budgeting phase, work with him throughout the construction of a project, and as he wraps up the construction phase to turn the building over to you, on time and on budget.

Gordy is a pretty humble guy, but if you ask, he might be willing to share his stories of having survived being on a life raft in the middle of the ocean, eating insects, or hunting large game in Africa. We are fortunate to have Gordy and ALL the skills he brings to our great team!

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Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Cam Luong

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Cam Luong

If you have been following our blogs for the past couple of months, you have been learning a little more about our team, and as we are coming down to the last few members of our team, we would like to introduce you to Cam Luong! We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our great team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Cam Luong

Role:  Project Manager,  APPRO Development, Inc.

 

APPRO and CERRON helps businesses find and/or create great commercial spaces – what about that do you appreciate most?

  • It’s a one stop shop. CERRON helps our clients find spaces and APPRO provides our clients an estimate for the build-out.

What makes our team unique?

  • We are an open book General Contractor. We disclose our subcontractors’ bids to our clients – you don’t see many, if any, General Contractors out there willing to disclose this information.
What do you do outside of the office for fun?
  • I enjoy golfing, attending the kids’ sporting events, downhill skiing, and reading a good book.
What is your favorite quote?

  • “Do not follow a path where it may lead, but instead create your own path, so others may follow.”
What is your favorite sport (to cheer on or to play)?
  • Football

Cam has been a longtime APPRO team member, originally starting with our team in 2004. He is hard working, detailed, and has a sense of humor that keeps our group on our toes. Cam is respected  for his expertise and strong work ethic by our team internally, as well as by the subcontractors, vendors, and owners with whom he interacts on a daily basis. 

As a vendor or subcontractor, you will work with Cam on commercial or industrial construction projects from initial inception to final completion during bid, construction and final completion phases. As a building owner, landlord, or property tenant, you will work with Cam during all phases of construction, as he expertly manages the entire process to your satisfaction – striving to not only meet, but to exceed your expectations.

Cam cares deeply about his family, has a zest for all that life offers, and is a valued member of our APPRO and CERRON Commercial Property Solutions Team!

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Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Jim Connelly

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Jim Connelly

Continuing to introduce you to our team, we have the interview from our next property solutions team member. We are pleased to introduce you to Jim Connelly, and we hope you have fun learning more about our fabulous team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Jim Connelly

Role: Designer, Project Manager, Co-Owner, APPRO Development

 

Describe your role with APPRO & CERRON in ten to fifteen words or less.

  • Problem solver, creating solutions through design or construction to solve clients’ needs.

 

What inspires and/or motivates you in what you do with APPRO & CERRON?

  • The final result. Helping to shape the outcome of a project.

 

What do you do outside of the office for fun?

  • Spend time outdoors with my family.

 

What is your favorite sport (to cheer on or to play)?

  • Whatever sport my kids are participating in. It’s much more interesting to me to watch a sporting event when there is a personal connection.

 


Jim is a an APPRO co-owner and has been a part of the APPRO team since 1996. He is an excellent leader, designer, and project manager. Additionally, Jim works with our team, leading us as we embrace the “Lean” principles throughout our organization. As a business owner you will meet Jim during the initial planning and design phases of a commercial construction project. As a subcontractor, you will meet Jim on projects he either manages or oversees in his design role. One of the things our team especially appreciates about Jim is that he has a great sense of humor, and has been known to pull a prank or two in his day…be on your toes is all I can say!

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Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Andrea Kaderlik

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Andrea Kaderlik

If you have been following our blogs for the past couple of months, you have been learning a little more about our team, and this week we would like to introduce you to (me) Andrea Kaderlik! We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our great team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Andrea Kaderlik

Role:  Marketing and Culture Manager, CERRON Commercial Properties & APPRO Development, Inc.

 

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Describe your role:

  • I communicate with our team internally, and with prospective clients, externally! I manage the marketing for both of our companies, and the human resources function for our entire team, actively engaged in the leadership of our two sister companies.

What is your earliest memory of selling, designing or building something?

  • When I was in middle school, I partnered with a friend and designed a holiday craft class for the little kids in my neighborhood to attend over Christmas break. I created flyers to “sell” the class, and conducted classes for the kids while their parents went shopping or prepared for the holiday season. We packed every class for a couple of weekends, earned some spending money, and helped the families in our neighborhood. My friend and I felt quite accomplished and as a result, had consistent babysitting jobs for many years to follow.
What inspires and/or motivates you in what you do for APPRO and CERRON?
  • I have an opportunity to be creative & to constantly learn more about property solutions from the amazing team I work with, while I share the story of our great companies.
What do you do outside of the office for fun?
  • Spend time with my family, volunteering, taking painting classes, baking, traveling & creating books about our adventures

What is your favorite quote?

  • You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Where is one place you have not been, but would really like to go?
 
  • England, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain – these are a few places, among many, I would like to visit to learn more about the history and architecture.

    I have had the honor and pleasure to compile the stories of my co-workers, and now it has become my turn. I initially started with APPRO and CERRON in 2008, as an administrative assistant, returning to work after spending a few years assisting my husband with his residential real estate business and raising our young family. After a couple of years on the team, I left to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership, and humbly share that I graduated with honors. Upon completion of my education, I was offered my dream job and returned to APPRO and CERRON as their “Marketing guru”. I have a diverse background with education and experience including: interior design, title closing, residential real estate, and human resources. I love people, love creativity, and love the opportunity to share my talents with our team and the clients we serve. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to do what I love!

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Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Kris Bockelman

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Kris Bockelman

If you have been following our blogs for the past month or so, you have been learning a little more about our team, and this week we would like to introduce you to Kris Bockelman! We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our great team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Kris Bockelman

Role:  Administrative Assistant, CERRON Commercial Properties 

 

Describe your role with CERRON in ten words or less (note, she did it in five!)

  • I am Bruce’s “Right Hand”

What inspires you in what you do with CERRON?

  • I love being involved in the entire sale/lease process for CERRON – whether it’s assisting  a client (behind the scenes) in searching for a property to lease or buy, or helping our team market a client’s property. It’s fun to be a part of the process, from start to finish!
What do you do outside of the office for fun?

  • My family and I enjoy spending our time together outdoors: hiking, downhill skiing, biking and camping. Camping is our “thing.” We have camped in Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park (my favorite!), Niagara Falls, and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

  • I have completed the Northshore Inline Marathon four times.
What is your favorite quote?
  • “Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

Where is the best compliment you have ever received?

  • When someone says how “awesome” my kids are.


Kris joined our team in July, 2013, and has been helping the entire CERRON team ever since. Her education and background is in marketing and business.  As a tenant, landlord, real estate investor, owner, broker, appraiser, or title closer, you will have the opportunity to see Kris’s work in the marketing initiatives she implements, the agreements she drafts, and a variety of other ways she seemlessly creates solutions for each of our clients. We are thrilled to have Kris as a member of our real estate services team and appreciate her drive and determination to help make CERRON the best commercial and industrial real estate services team in the Midwest!

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Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Bruce Rydeen

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Bruce Rydeen

If you have been following our blogs for the past couple of months, you have been learning a little more about our each of our team members. We have the privilege of introducing you to Bruce Rydeen this week! We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our expert team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Bruce Rydeen

Role:  Owner/Agent, CERRON Commercial Properties

 

Please describe your role with CERRON in ten words or less.

  • Helping business owners to buy, sell or lease commercial property.

 

What inspires and/or motivates you in what you do with APPRO and CERRON?

 

  • Seeing our clients grow and do well. It is also a lot of fun to learn what companies do and the niches these owners find to fill and create new businesses.

What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

  • I haven’t always sold commercial real estate. “In my former life,” I worked for various companies including Purina and AgriPro in Sales, Marketing, and Management roles taking me to St. Louis, Missouri and the Phillipines, before returning to Minnesota.
What is your favorite sport (to cheer on or to play)?
  • Car Racing

What is your favorite quote?

  • “Tall Hat, No Cattle!”
What do you do outside of the office for fun?
  • Spending as much time as possible with my grandsons, and farming.
Where is one place you have not been, but would really like to go?
  • Prague (with plans to go Fall, 2015)

Bruce Rydeen is hard working and combines his strong work ethic, expertise, and team building skills as an effective leader and mentor for our staff. Bruce brings great insight to our team meetings, and goes to great lengths to bring deals together, always looking for ways to make the sometimes “improbable” or even “impossible” come together. Outside of our walls, Bruce has had significant involvement in our local community including a past role as Chair at the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce. 

As a business owner or investor, you will meet Bruce when you need assistance purchasing or leasing a new property. As a property owner,  you will work with Bruce to lease space in your building, or to sell your building to a new owner/user or investor(s). You may also connect with Bruce at local community events, as Bruce is an active Chamber of Commerce member in many of the communities we serve: Lakeville, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Dakota County (including the cities of Eagan, Farmington, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul, along with Castle Rock, Empire, Eureka, and Hampton Townships), and Elko New Market, Minnesota.

Bruce enjoys following and attending car racing events, spending time working on his family farm in Stillwater, and if you ask him about his grand kids, just watch his face light up! I think you might be hard pressed to find a prouder grandparent (although other grandparents in our office may disagree, ha!). He is quick to share the latest pics, videos, or anecdotes. Bruce is a valued member of our APPRO and CERRON property solutions team.

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Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Jack Matasosky

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Jack Matasosky

Continuing to introduce you to the members of our team, we would like to introduce you to Jack Matasosky! We hope you have fun learning more about our fabulous team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Jack Matasosky

Role: CEO, Sales, Owner  APPRO Development & CERRON Commercial Properties Broker/Owner

 

APPRO and CERRON help businesses find and/or create great spaces – what about that do you love?

  • I sincerely love the outcome and especially the entire engaging process with clients. We have the opportunity to join our clients as an active participant  int heir firm for a time, while we investigate their operations and need, provide options, and ultimately help create property solutions that enhance their operations!

Describe your role with APPRO and CERRON in 10-15 words.

  •  My role here is sales, management, and a little of everything else.

Why should someone who doesn’t know APPRO and CERRON, choose our companies?

  • I would hope a client would choose our firms because they can trust us to create solutions to their needs based on the breadth of our knowledge/skill in in these markets.

What is your earliest memory of selling, designing or building something?

  • Elementary school – I always wanted to study Architecture at some point. I would doodle in class – if I liked a teacher, I would draw them in a beautiful building or setting. If I didn’t care for the topic – they might end up behind bars in some rat hole jailhouse!

What makes our team unique?

  • We have based and built our companies on the simple premise of serving client need. We recognize the magnitude of the investment in a property solution – whether a new building, an addition, or relocating to a new space, and we work very hard to make sure clients feel they have made all of their decisions based on clear, relevant and extensive data.

What inspires and/or motivates you in what you do with APPRO and CERRON?

  • Every project, every client is unique and to be able to partner with that particular client for a period of time is exciting and fresh to me.
What do you do outside of the office for fun?

  • My fun outside of the office typically revolves around my wife and son – his hockey and sports activities fill our lives with joy. When other time is available – skiing, fishing, hunting and golfing are things I enjoy.

What is the best compliment you have received?

  • I value integrity and sincerity so highly in others – so when someone mentions them about me – I really appreciate the compliment.
What is your favorite sport (to cheer on or to play)?
  • First and foremost would be my son’s hockey team…then, any other hockey team.

Where is one place you have not been, but would really like to go?

  • Heaven…but, not quite yet!


In contrast to our last team member interview, Jack Mataosky is the most senior member of our team, having officially launched APPRO Development in 1987. He was formerly part of Hitchcock Industries, providing architectural and construction management skills to help develop and build Airlake Industrial Park, a division of Hitchcock Industries. Over the years, Jack has been an integral part of our local community by serving on the Lakeville Economic Development Commission and Chamber of Commerce (and was even voted Business Person of the Year in 1993), as well as serving on multiple boards of directors and foundations. Jack is a driven leader and passionate about every project in which he is involved. He values his team, making sure to greet every member each morning – with or without his shoes on!

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The Tax Wins for Commercial Real Estate

The National Association of REALTORS recently published a video summary of the recent tax reform changes. Specifically, the presentation summarizes the “wins” for commercial real estate.

We are excited to see this information and are certain that our readers will hopefully find some helpful information from this presentation. Simply click on the link below to watch this quick (less than 10 minutes) video to learn more!

 Learn more about the “tax wins” for commercial real estate in this informational video created by the National Association of REALTORS:

If you are interested in more information about commercial property solutions from development to leasing and everything in between, contact our team of property solution experts today to discuss your team’s needs.

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Tips to Selecting a Reputable, Trustworthy and Dependable General Contractor

Are you looking at constructing a building remodel, addition, or new building? A construction project is a huge task and investment so you want to make sure you choose a General Contractor that will fit your company’s needs. The following tips can help you choose a reputable, trustworthy and dependable General Contractor.

In this blog article, you will:

  • Learn tips and techniques for searching for a reputable Commercial General Contractor
  • Check out links to additional blog articles on commercial construction
  • Meet our construction team – from architectural designers to project managers to our administration team members

We hope you enjoy this helpful summary!

Where to start searching for a reputable and trustworthy general contractor:

checklist– Start by determining your company’s building service needs – Check out our helpful new building checklist

– Compile a List of Possible Contractors

– Conduct Interviews – Meet our team

– Research Contractors Current Construction Projects & Past Commercial and/or Industrial Projects – do they have the necessary skills and expertise to work on your specific project?

– Check References – learn about completed projects from references provided. Did the project come in on budget? Was the project completed on time?

– Remember the Lowest Quote Isn’t Always the Best Quote – at APPRO, we competitively bid our projects, but there are many factors to take  into consideration in addition to cost – ability to deliver and complete their portion of work on time, ability to work into the overall schedule, compliance with insurance requirements, relationships (e.g. maybe you as the building owner have close ties with a particular vendor or subcontractor). 

About APPRO

With more than 30 years of experience in providing commercial land development, design build and project management services , we have the knowledge and talent to make your goals a reality. Whether your project is small or large, we have a dedicated team designed to work with you.

At APPRO Development, Inc., we work with you, the owner, to provide competitive bids for your projects and share that information you need to make an informed decision. By having our sister company, CERRON Commercial Properties, LLC, involved in the process, we streamline the construction process for those who choose to work with both of our companies. Those who choose only one or the other of our two companies, also benefit from our expertise and understanding the steps needed to bring a project to successful completion.

We hope you will choose to work with the team at APPRO Development, Inc. as you consider all of your construction options.

Whatever you choose, please feel free to reach out to our team with any questions you may have!

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