Auto Repair Shop Expansion: EZ Auto, Farmington, MN This auto repair expansion for EZ Auto in Farmington, MN is located at 321 Elm Street, an existing auto repair shop. This project consists of an approximate 2,592 sq. ft. expansion to the north side of the eixsting building. The project includes precast panel construction and will add a new break room, …
Dental Office Expansion: Immanuel Dental, Farmington, MN. Existing dental office has started an expansion project at Immanuel Dental located in Farmington, MN. A 1,200 square foot single story addition to the existing building. The addition to match the existing building finishes at the exterior and similar finishes on the inside of the addition to match the inside of the existing …
ImageTrend – Expansion, Lakeville, Minnesota A 2-story office expansion and an addition, including a daycare for a software development company, located in Minnesota’s South Metro region. The Building Expansion included: Mass site excavation for new foundation, concrete slab on grade for the lower level, exterior pre-cast concrete floor planks and structural members for the first floor framing with structural steel …
New Industrial Park Expansion Project Completed Special Considerations Buildings are slab on grade, with warehouse building to be constructed of precast concrete wall panels for the exterior walls, and structural steel roof . The office addition is to include concrete block walls and structural steel roof. Both buildings to include a TPO roofing system and to be fully sprinklered. …
Commercial Project Updates by APPRO Development, Inc. – Lakeville, MN
APPRO Development, Inc. has launched a variety of new projects in Lakeville, MN over the past month. Two projects I am currently managing, include: Recycle Minnesota (a subsidiary of Dick’s Sanitation) and ProRail AMVAC II.
Recycle Minnesota (an expansion project for Dick’s Sanitation): The project consists of a 34,170 SF renovation of an existing office warehouse building into a recycle facility. The scope of this project will include new dock and doors and conveyor pits. Additional components of this project to include: excavation, sawcutting, HVAC, and sprinkler systems. Dick’s Sanitation and its new Recycling Center are located in Lakeville’s Airlake Industrial Park. This is one of the largest industrial parks in the state of Minnesota. You may see details and follow the progress of this project HERE.
ProRail AMVAC II: This project consists of remodel and expansion work to increase the existing 8 – 10,000 gallon tanks by adding another 8 tanks for a total of 16 tanks on this site. Additional work on this site to include: concrete, process piping, caulking and electrical among others. You may learn more about this project or see more details HERE.
If you have a question about the maintenance of your existing building, or are considering a building project and need a quote, please consider calling or emailing us. We are happy to help you with your building needs!
Manufacturing Trends to be Thankful For is an article we read this morning in the online publication of Industry Week. All of us, in MN or the Midwest for that matter, who are either in the manufacturing industry or have close ties to the manufacturing industry, are eager to see what the days of 2014 will bring. According to this article, “Favorable Forecast: Five Manufacturing Trends to Be Thankful For” by John Mills as published in Industry Week (online), 2014 might just prove to be year for which to be thankful!
According to the article, the following are the top five trends to watch this year:
- Improvements in 3-D printers
- Business returning from China
- More ‘real-time’ enterprises
- The rise of the project economy
- More access to data
As Mills states, “no one has perfect foresight” and it certainly would be nice if we did! However, in the meantime, by measuring trends and current data available, we are optimistic for our colleagues in the manufacturing industry. We hope 2014 results in the optimistic forecast, as it benefits not only MN, ND, WI, IA, SD, MT in the Midwest, but our great nation as well!
APPRO Development is a general contractor specializing in property solutions for manufacturers across the Midwest for more than 27 years. APPRO assists business owners find optimal property solutions that may result in renovations, expansions, additions or new commercial buildings to meet the ever changing needs of the manufacturing industry in Lakeville (55044), Apple Valley(55124), Burnsville(55337), Eagan(55123), Hastings(55033), and all of Dakota, Scott, Rice, Carver, Ramsey and Hennepin counties as well as Mankato and surrounding communities of Blue Earth in Minnesota. If your commercial or industrial space needs are changing as the result of a great 2014, contact our team today to help you minimize impacts to your manufacturing schedule, meet your budget requirements, and assist you in making 2014 a great year!
QA1 Project Expansion Nears Completion of South Metro Building Expansion
South Metro Building Expansion, by APPRO Development, is just a couple weeks away from completion. This commercial project is an addition onto an existing building for QA1. The site of this project is located in the Airlake Industrial Park located in Lakeville, in the heart of Dakota County, Minnesota.
As you can see, much progress has been made:
You may track the continued progress of this project by linking directly to the progress page for QA1. Over the next few weeks, we will be wrapping up landscaping, final lift of asphalt and completion of gutter/downspout.
Also, if you missed it, you may view the initial Groundbreaking festivities at the onset of this project by reading our previous blog post for the QA1 kick-off. You may also visit QA1’s website for additional information about their company.
If you are thinking about expanding or remodeling your current office, warehouse, industrial or retail facility, feel free to Contact Us today. We would love to work with you and your company on a south metro building expansion project, too!
Lakeville Industrial Warehouse Building Expansion Project Breaks Ground with APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties helping QA1 to celebrate an official groundbreaking for the addition of a 17,200 sq. ft. warehouse. The new addition will expand their existing space to accommodate QA1’s growing business.
The entire QA1 team was joined by a few of the APPRO and CERRON team members to participate in the official groundbreaking ceremony. Everyone at QA1 is looking forward to the added space this new expansion will provide. More information about the ceremony can be found on QA1’s news page by clicking on the following link: QA1 NEWS. Additionally, if you are interested in learning more about QA1, located in Lakeville, MN, you may visit their website at: www.QA1.net.
Looking for more information or ideas for your growing business? Feel free to contact our design team for a no obligation appointment to discuss your needs and ideas.
Reducing Your Renovation Costs by Thinking Green – Economical, Green Solutions for Renovations & Commercial Building Projects in South Metro Minnesota and North Dakota is offered by APPRO Development, Inc. & CERRON Commercial Properties.
Being “thrifty”, “cost conscious” and “green” is something we’ve hopefully all learned to do over the past few years of economic change. The positive impacts of implementing good business practices, is good for both your bottom line and the environment, a double bonus! Instead of hastily throwing something away, find a way to re-purpose the item to save you money and help prevent our landfills from over flowing, something we all benefit from.
During renovations or commercial building project, there are potentially ways to donate or sell items that you no longer need. Countertops, office equipment and other items could become a tax write off* or benefit someone else. If you have customized or industrial equipment you no longer use, it could be listed for sale, potentially offering you more cash for your project!
If you’ve decided to build or remodel a space that you own, lease, or are new property you are searching for, we are happy to help you find an economical solution by possibly re-using items and finding cost conscious options. For example, let’s say you want to open a restaurant; there may be options for purchasing used kitchen equipment vs. buying everything new. In remodeling, you may be able to reuse countertops. Take a moment to look at what you have as a way of saving $ during your project! Additional financial information for your project is available on our website for cost segregation, 1031 tax deferred exchange and finance resources.
Remodeling or building, in an office space, bank, hotel, restaurant, warehouse, industrial, or other commercial buildings, whatever your needs are, we work with our vendors and subcontractors to ensure that we are providing our clients with the best pricing available, while providing green alternatives. Here is an example;
Recently, we had a project that we tested lighting in and opted to remove as it didn’t serve the needed purpose. Instead of being frustrated with the failed test and throwing out the lights, we stopped and asked, “Is there someone who could benefit from these materials instead of throwing them away?” A short internet search led us to the MN Association of Community Theatres, where we found four theaters in the south metro, who are now the elated recipients of new lighting. It has brought us joy knowing that we have been able to provide our community theater, Lakeville Area Arts Center, along with the Northfield Arts Guild, Mankato Mosaic Theatre Company and New Ulm Actors Community Theatre with much needed lighting.
The next time you are considering a remodel, expansion / addition or new building, know that there are options out there to be as economical & green as possible! We’re here to assist you in using your dollars as best as possible to ensure the success of YOUR business. Please contact us to discuss your options at 952-469-2171 (APPRO Development, Inc.) or 952-469-9444 (CERRON Commercial Properties).
*As with all financial matters, please consult your tax and/or financial advisor for advice/impacts regarding your specific situation.