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Road Construction: Launch Park 3rd Addition, Lakeville, MN

Road Construction: Launch Park 3rd Addition, Lakeville, MN Appro Development is working with Launch Properties to construct a new road extension to connect 220th Street to Garvey. Additionally, a new turning lane off of Cedar Avenue to 220th Street will be constructed. Progress photos may be viewed here: Launch Park 3rd Addition Lakeville Construction Photos Contact the team at Appro …

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Erik’s Bike Shop (Former Rassy’s): West Des Moines, IA

Erik’s Bike Shop (Former Rassy’s): West Des Moines, IA Appro Development was hired by Erik’s Bike Shop to serve as a single point of contact between the owner and the design team and the local general contractor, in addition to designing the shop, creating drawings for the City process and for the bidding and construction of the building remodel. You …

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!

View more team member links HERE.

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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. 

View more team member links HERE.

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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 

21225 Hamburg Avenue - Office Warehouse construction by Appro Development

New Design Build Warehouse Project: 21225 Hamburg Avenue Properties, LLC, Lakeville, MN

New Design-Build Warehouse Project: 21225 Hamburg Avenue Properties, Lakeville, MN The team at Appro Development has completed a project at 21225 Hamburg Avenue Properties with a new design-build warehouse building project in Lakeville, Minnesota. This project is a 100 ft. long by 80  ft. wide single story pre-cast concrete warehouse building located in the Airlake Industrial Park. Airlake is the …

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Office Warehouse New Construction: PolyTek Surface Coatings

Office Warehouse New Construction: PolyTek Surface Coatings Project Summary: New construction of an Office Warehouse including office space approximately 17,218 sq. ft. in Lakeville, MN, project by APPRO Development. Services Provided by APPRO: Full design build package If you’d like to know more about this client and their business click here   APPRO Development has been a design-build company since …

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Werner Office Remodel in Edina, MN

Werner Office Remodel in Edina, MN A 10,086 sq. ft. office remodel in Edina of an existing office building, including demolition and new build out. This office remodel will include a space for security office and lobby/training area. APPRO Development has been selected as the general contractor on this project and will be overseeing the demolition work and the construction to …

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Lakeville General Contractor Completes work on 21350 Cedar Ave Addition

Lakeville General Contractor APPRO Development Completes Work on 21350 Cedar Avenue Addition APPRO Development, Inc., a Lakeville General Contractor, is pleased to announce the completion of a major building expansion project for the Fulford Group. This addition project is located at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and County Road 50 in Lakeville. The project highlights include: 182,975 SF warehouse expansion Site …

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Commercial remodel and renovations under way for ProBuild, Oak Grove

Commercial Remodel and Renovations Completed for ProBuild, Oak Grove, MN Commercial remodel and renovations project is completed for ProBuild in Oak Grove, Minnesota, by APPRO Development. This project consisted of the interior renovation of two buildings, the Sales and Truss Buildings, outlined below: Sales Building  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The “Sales Building” portion of the work included an interior build out of …

Imperial Plastics – Interior Virtual Tour

Imperial Plastics – Mankato is now complete!

Imperial Plastics Virtual Tour

See the virtual tour of the project HERE.

Project Summary: The Imperial Plastics Production Facility is located in Eastwood Energy Center, Mankato, Minnesota. This is a new production facility for a growing Minnesota based plastics manufacturer. The project for the shell building consisted of the erection of a total of 124,368 square feet on a vacant lot, including production, warehouse, office, and mezzanine space. APPRO Development, Inc., is proud to be the design-builder/general contractor on this project, bringing more than 27 years of commercial construction experience to the table. You may also view a summary of the project by clicking HERE.

If you are interesting in discussing a similar project, please contact our team. We have a full service team with design and architecture, financial management and project management, to assist you with every step in the process of creating a property solution to meet your specific needs. Our team is just a click or a phone call away.