Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Roz Peterson

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Roz Peterson

We are continuing to introduce you to the members of our team, and this week we would like to introduce you to Roz Peterson! We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our expert team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Roz Peterson

Role:  CERRON Commercial Properties Sales Agent, CCIM

 

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

  • I enjoy learning about each person’s business and finding creative solutions to meet their real estate goals. The best part is each transaction is different and unique to that client.

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

  • Integrity – We have a culture where the customer comes first. Doing what is right for each client no matter what.

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

  • I sold Girl Scout cookies door to door at age 10. At one house, a teenage boy ordered 25 boxes…much to the surprise of the parents when I delivered them looking for payment.
What do you do outside of the office for fun?

  • Snowmobiling with my family is definitely what I like to do for fun.

What is your favorite quote?

  • For the price of effort, you can have anything.
What is your favorite sport (to cheer on or to play)?
  • I enjoy going to (and cheering on) all the major sports.

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

  • Australia


Roz joined the CERRON team in 2006 and has been providing top notch property solutions for our clients ever since. In addition to her roles as a business owner and sales agent for CERRON, she has also been a State of Minnesota Representative (1/6/15 to 1/17/19) and is currently seeking election. Roz is passionate about everything she works on, always giving 110%. 

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Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Kelly Leet

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Kelly Leet

We would like to introduce you to Kelly Leet, who will be working with our APPRO team as an Administrative Assistant. We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our great team at APPRO & CERRON.
 

Name: Kelly Leet

Role:  Administrative Assistant,  APPRO Development, Inc.

What makes our team unique?

  • The fact that we handle every detail of property service from development to selling and the office setting is very open and has a strong team atmosphere.

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

  • Being very new to the company, I am inspired to learn the industry and my job responsibilities so that I can become an effective and trusted member of the team.

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  • I have been performing stand-up comedy for 10 years. Mostly open mics around the Twin Cities area but I was a member of a charity group called Funny Money where local comedians performed at fundraisers. I also made it to the semifinals in two “Funniest Person” contests. I am technically a professional because I made $50 once when I performed at a Christmas party! 😉

What is your favorite quote?

  • IRed boxing gloves - isolated over a white backgroundt’s a super long quote from the 2006 movie, “Rocky Balboa.” Here is an excerpt:
    “It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” (If you would like me to recite the entire speech, I’m always happy to do that!)

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

  • A friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in years, told me that it made her happy just knowing there was someone like me out in the world. It’s the nicest compliment I’ve ever received!


We are thrilled to have Kelly on our team! Kelly is very talented, positive and outgoing. She has already proven to be a strong team player and shines brightest when interacting with others! You will meet Kelly over the phone or when you visit our office, as she will be the first voice you will hear or person you will meet – we know you will enjoy getting to know Kelly as much as we have. We are thrilled to have her on our team!

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Image sources: Image of Open Mic Night via: Banner vector created by katemangostar – www.freepik.com; Boxing gloves via Shutterstock.

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Matt Popple

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Matt Popple

We would like to introduce you to Matt Popple, who will be working with our APPRO team as a Project Manager. We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our great team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Matt Popple

Role:  Project Manager,  APPRO Development, Inc.

Earliest Memory building - Lego and Lincoln Log - via FlickrAPPRO and CERRON helps businesses find and/or create great spaces – what about that do you appreciate/enjoy?

  • I love being able to lead a project from planning and budgeting to project completion.  It is especially rewarding when you get to help a “first timer” through the perils and excitement of designing and construction of a new space or building.  It is also great to work with experienced people as they know and expect all of the things that come up along the way.

Describe your role with APPRO and/or CERRON in ten words or less.

  • Client advocate AND teammate from conception to completion and beyond.

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

  • We truly have a “Client First” mentality and a sub-base that follows that culture.  This equates to the client receiving the best value through honesty and thorough communication.  Usually the “cheapest” isn’t the “best” but APPRO and CERRON strive to be as cost conscience as possible and use our experience and foresight to mitigate future costs and/or change orders as much as possible.

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

  • I certainly remember building a ton of Lincoln Log and Lego buildings and designing very structurally unsound houses with the front door pushed all the way to the edge and windows all over the place.  In 7th grade however I “helped” “design” and “build” our family’s house addition and that started the real world love for drawing plans and turning those drawings into structures.

What makes our team unique?

  • We have knowledge, experience and staff for ALL of the steps along the way.  We are able to develop, conceptually plan, design, budget, build and maintain all under one roof.  We have a long history of building client relationships and trust within our vast sub-base that no project is too small or too big for us to handle.

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

  • I love being able to drive around town and point out buildings that I have built or have had a hand in as well as projects that I haven’t had direct involvement with but the company has built.  I view this industry as a way to be a part of a team that stretches beyond the walls of the office.  I truly feel as though my most successful projects have provided friendships more so than simply a buck.

 What do you do outside of the office for fun?

  • I love spending time with my wife and two young sons.  Our family motto is “Chaos” so there is a never ending supply of what keeps us busy but I especially enjoy going out to eat and drinks with my wife and friends and coaching my sons baseball.  I also enjoy spending quality time with our Great Dane Norman, dog Charlie and two cool cats Morris and Fitz!

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

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  • I love business and I am always on the lookout for the next big idea or potential business.  I am the non-credited creator of the “Choco-Taco” (unsubstantiated) and my wife and I were far down the path of creating and running a pizza farm/canoe rental in Wisconsin but I think the biggest surprise would be that I am a part owner in a few business ventures.  A “lawn ornament” company with another family, a “partner” in my wife’s in-home dog sitting business and most recently started to look for investors on a commercial facility that is “in the works”…hey there are 24 hours in every day!

What is your favorite quote?

  • “This too shall pass.”

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

  • “Good job!”  You don’t get this a lot, so when you do receive it, it tends to stick with you.

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

  • I love every aspect of baseball and I love to play hockey (well used to) and very much enjoying watching football (College is best).

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

  • I really want to vacation in one of those huts in the middle of the ocean with the glass floors?  I don’t even know where those are but I see them on commercials and in the newspaper.  I think the Kardashians even stayed there once. (Glass Bottom Floor Vacation Destinations)


We are thrilled to have Matt on our team! Matt is gifted in project management with a background in design as well, able to visualize the end product. He brings a “can do” attitude to everything he tackles and is an excellent team player – willing to go the extra mile! From day one, Matt has embraced our mission to exceed our clients’ expectations – we know you will enjoy getting to know Matt as much as we have. 

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Image sources: Image of Legos and Lincoln Logs via Carissa Rogers @ Flickr & Image of vacation destination-Maldives via www.goodfreephotos.com 

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Ben Peters, AIA

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: BEN PETERS, AIA

We would like to introduce you to Ben Peters, who will be working with our CERRON team as an architect. We hope you enjoy learning more about us and our great team at APPRO & CERRON.

 

Name: Ben Peters, AIA

Role:  Architect,  APPRO Development, Inc.

 

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

  • I enjoy creating innovative, comfortable, pragmatic spaces.

Describe your role with APPRO and/or CERRON in ten words or less.

  • Architectural design that exceeds the client’s expectations

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

  • Our company has an extensive portfolio of quality work and is committed to having satisfied customers.
What is your earliest memory of selling, designing or building something?
  • When I was 12, my uncle asked me to design the front of a bakery he wanted to open.

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What makes our team unique?

  • An extensive background in the Lakeville area with in-house design and construction management from employees with a wide range of experience.

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

  • I am motivated to be an integral part of this company to sustain and improve their design capabilities.
What do you do outside of the office for fun?
  • I like to create things using photography, painting, 3D renderings and construction.

Building Skyline - Building MaintenanceWhat is something people might be surprised to know about you?

  • My son and I built an airplane shaped like a hamburger for the Red Bull Flugtag several years ago. We pushed it off a 20 foot high ramp into the Mississippi river with 90 thousand people watching, and no, it didn’t fly.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

  • I was told several times by my previous employer that my design for the client space in our new office was “awesome.”

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

  • Forty- Niner Football
Where is one place you have not been, but would really like to go?
  • Barcelona, Spain

We are thrilled to have Ben on our team! He is thoughtful, positive, and very gifted in “all things design.” Ben is indeed an integral part of our team and we value his leadership skills within our organization. We anticipate great results from his many talents and skills to serve our clients in creating unique property solutions.

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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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