South Metro Miracle League: Mini Golf

Every child deserves a chance to play. Mini golf is a past time for kids of all ages. However, children with physical disabilities who use wheelchairs or mobility devices often miss out on the fun and excitement because most mini golf courses are too narrow, steep or filled with barriers. South Metro Miracle League, along with Brackett’s Crossing Country Club, Appro Development and the City of Lakeville, are on a mission to make mini golf available to kids of all abilities with a full accessible 9-hole mini golf course in Lakeville.

2019-07-20 Miracle Field - GroundbreakingYou can make a difference today! Help put a smile on the faces of children who have never had the opportunity to participate in a sport that so many take for granted. Together, we can make Lakeville fun for EVERYONE!

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For additional information on how you can get involved, please visit You may also make a donation by mailing a check to Lakeville Baseball Association, (indicate “Mini Golf” in the memo), and mail to P.O. Box 517, Lakeville, MN 55044.

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The team at Appro Development, Inc., has had the privilege of working on multiple projects with the Miracle League. If you would like to learn more about these projects, you may click on the link below:

Miracle League Field – Improvement Project

Miracle League Field – Mini Golf Project

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If you would like to contact our team about similar projects, please contact Jack Matasosky at the link below:



(Image above left: Jack and Sarah Matasosky at the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Mini Golf Course; Image above right: New mini golf course under construction.)

Pan-o-Prog: 2017 Fun Things To Do

Looking for something fun to do? Why not check out Panorama of Progress, known to locals as Pan-O-Prog, in Lakeville, MN from Monday July 4 through Sunday July 10, 2017. There is a lot to choose from with over 50 celebrations, events and activities that take place the week of July 4.

Since I moved here four years ago, I have heard every year about this event but have never been able to attend anything at Pan-O-Prog. This year I plan to enjoy some of the festivities and now just need to decide where I will start! Unfortunately, I will not be able to enjoy the 4th of July celebration which includes live music, inflatables and, of course, fireworks to be held at Lakeville North High School, but it sounds like a wonderful night. I’m not worried though because the fun continues all week with games, pageants, food trucks, a carnival, Cruise Night (classic car show) and a Grand Parade and that is just some of what is going on all week in Lakeville, MN. Since our offices at APPRO are right around the corner from all the action in downtown Lakeville, I will be sure to pop over to the Street Market that is happening from July 6-10, then to the Craft and Bake Sale at the Heritage Center and the Summer Art Sale at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, both from July 7-8. I look forward to seeing what I may want to add to my home décor and what baked goods I have to try. I have a 12 year old that may want to try out the Beach Bash – for Teens at Antlers Park for ages 11-14.  Not to be forgotten as fun for the whole family, including mine, is the Fun Fair Carnival at the Lakeville Area Arts Center Parking Lot from July 7-9 and the Grand Parade on July 8 downtown.

Are you going to Pan-O-Prog? Maybe we’ll see you there!!!

For more information, go here…

Kim Elander

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Lakeville Community Events – APPRO & CERRON Sponsors

Lakeville Community Events – 2014 Lakeville Chamber Golf Tournament & 2014 Taste of Lakeville

By Paige Thompson Recent Lakeville Community Events gave the team at APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties the opportunity to support our local community and have a lot of fun in the process!

2014 Lakeville Chamber Golf Tournament

APPRO-CERRON_Sponsor-2nd_Hole_at_Wilds-1.jpgAPPRO and CERRON were bronze sponsors of this year’s golf tournament, which allowed us to be a sponsor on hole #2 at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, MN. Kathy Morse, Andrea Kaderlik and I had the opportunity to be at the sponsor table where we offered golfers a chance to enter a drawing to win a pair of MN Gopher Hockey tickets. By playing our “Sledgehammer/Mega Golf” game – a combination of bowling, croquet and putting – players had fun trying to knock a bowling ball with a wedge/sledgehammer under a wicket/sign. We witnessed some unique styles, as you will see from the following pics taken. Our team had a great time meeting or re-connecting with members of our community at this annual event. Later in the day, a few of our team members, Jim Connelly with guests Norm Oberto and Mark Becker from Imperial Plastics, Andrea Kaderlik and I attended the dinner and drew the names of Kevin Jenn, a manager with Target Technology Services, and Mark Priore, an attorney with Priore Law Offices, as winners of the two pairs of Gopher Hockey tickets. 


2014 Taste of Lakeville

Taste_of_Lakeville_2014.jpgAPPRO and CERRON also had the opportunity to be one of many community sponsors for the 2014 Taste of Lakeville. This Lakeville Rotary Club event has become an annual tradition for many (12 years running). A few of our team members (myself included), were able to make it out to this event on May 15, 2014. There was a silent and live auction with proceeds benefiting the Lakeville Heritage Center and Miracle (Baseball) Field, live bands as part of the entertainment, a wall of wine raffle and wine tasting, and of course…the food tasting. For $35 ahead of time (or $45 at the door) – this is an incredible deal!! Not to mention – A LOT OF FUN!! If you were not able to make it out to this event this year, I strongly encourage you to do so next year! Not only is it a lot of fun, you are helping our local Lakeville community at the same time. See more information about the Taste of Lakeville HERE.

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APPRO and CERRON Website Under Construction

APPRO and CERRON is Getting a New Look

appro and cerron new websiteThe APPRO and CERRON website located at both and is getting a new look! Over the past week we have transitioned from our original website to a newly designed platform, which will be faster and easier to navigate, with the goal of saving you time while you are searching for a property solution.

Our new site will still include all the property solutions tools we have had on our website in the past:

  • Search Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Listings in MN and ND
  • Search Current Commercial Construction Projects in MN and ND
  • Search Completed Commercial Construction Projects in MN and ND
  • Find Commercial Property Solutions and Tools (e.g. Space Calculators, Financing Tools and Checklists, Maintenance Checklist, and more!)

Over the next few days, we will continue to bring in all of our property listing and project records. We apologize for any inconvenience during this time and sincerely appreciate your patience. Our team is working quickly to provide more property solutions for you!

In the meantime, if you should have any questions, or are looking for a specific property, please do not hesitate to contact our team. You may email our team at: or, or feel free to call us at either (952) 469-2171 or (952) 469-9444.


Airlake Industrial Park’s Neighbor, First Park to Welcome FedEx

Airlake Industrial Park & First Park neighbor to welcome FedEx in Lakeville MNAirlake Industrial Park’s Neighbor, First Park to Welcome FedEx Facility

Airlake Industrial Park’s Neighbor, First Park to welcome FedEx facility to Lakeville, MN. The new 94,000 square foot industrial facility is great news for First Park and neighboring Airlake Industrial Park, the second largest industrial park in the state of Minnesota. The campus will begin with three buildings and an additional twelve acres for potential future expansion, in addition to bringing as many as 250 jobs to the city of Lakeville, MN.

The new FedEx facility is planned to be located on the southeast corner of Dodd and CR-70 (215th St W). President of APPRO Development, a longtime Airlake Industrial Park& Lakeville area developer and Lakeville Economic Development Commission member, Jack Matasosky said, “It is with pleasure we welcome FedEx and we are thrilled they chose Lakeville for their new site! This is a benefit not just for the area industrial parks, but also for the city of Lakeville. We are seeing a lot of activity in Lakeville right now and it’s just great to see a project of this scope get off the ground!”

More information on this activity can be found in a recent Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal article, “FedEx plans new 250-person warehouse for suburban worker shift” released, September 25, 2014.

If you are interested in constructing a new facility in Lakeville, please see our available land list, or contact our team for more information on starting a new building project.

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Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event 2014

Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event 2014 Attended by APPRO Development & CERRON Properties Team

The recent Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event was attended by the team at APPRO and CERRON, on the evening of Tuesday, September 16, 2014. It was as great evening of fun, food, bowling and fundraising. Representing Team APPRO & CERRON were (in alphabetical order): Andrea, Casie, Kathy, Kris, Paige, and Sandra

While we didn’t take a trophy home, we did have a lot of fun participating in this worthy cause. The Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation exists to benefit our local community with an emphasis on education in our community. According to Foundation member Karen Wentworth, funds are used toward teacher appreciation and student focused events promoting learning activities and making positive choices.

Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event - Andrea from APPRO & CERRON meets "Einstein" (Steve with Lakeville Area Public Schools) Andrea from APPRO & CERRON meets “Einstein” (Steve with Lakeville Area Public Schools)

APPRO and CERRON were one of the many sponsors of this event, having participated in the “Spare Sponsorship” of this event. In addition to the team bowling competition and the opportunity to enjoy some great food, there were also opportunities to get in on some raffle drawings for a wall of beer, a Timberwolves jersey, a Ninja blender, and many other prize giveaways. Roz Peterson did a fabulous job announcing the awards and helping to promote the Foundation on this fun evening.

More information about this event and the Foundation may be found at the Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling web page.

Lakeville Expansion Project at Menasha Packaging Awarded to APPRO

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Lakeville Expansion Project in south metro, MN has begun after being awarded to APPRO Development, a Lakeville, Minnesota based General Contractor and Design-Build firm. This project consists of a manufacturing and office addition for Menasha Packaging. More information on the project may be found by visiting our Current Project page.

APPRO Development is honored to have been chosen as the general contractor on this Lakeville expansion project and our entire team looks forward to helping our client achieve their goal of increasing their building space as their company continues to grow.
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The groundbreaking event occurred on Wednesday, August 27, 2014:
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For additional information on this project, or to start an expansion project of your own, contact us today:

Pan-O-Prog – Lakeville, MN: Flashback Thursday!

Pan-O-Prog is going on in Lakeville, MN – Check Out our Flashback Thursday pics!

Pan-O-Prog Time - Flashback to Airlake Industrial Park - Maynard JohnsonPan-o-Prog is an annual community event in Lakeville, Minnesota – starting way back in 1967! APPRO has been around for more than 27 years, with ties to the Airlake Industrial Park, dating back to the mid-1960’s. We have a few great flashback photos for you to enjoy from that era, just about the time Pan-O-Prog got its start!

Jack Matasosky, our fearless leader at APPRO Development & CERRON Commercial Properties, started working with Hitchcock Industries back in 1978. Hitchcock Industries started the Airlake Industrial Park (originally located in what is now the Aircraft Resource Center (ARC) building). We thought it would be fun to share a few of the many pictures we have from around that time, including the parade float, ribbon cutting at the Airlake Airport (be sure to get out there this weekend to see the WWII military aircraft), and a couple of pics of Maynard Johnson, original co-founder of Hitchcock Industries. Most of these pictures are circa 1966-1967.

Be sure to check out the festivities going on now through Sunday, July 13th to celebrate the Panorama of Progress – “Pan-O-Prog” – happening all around Lakeville, MN. If you get the chance, be sure to stop out the Airlake Airport to see the planes. Our company had the good fortune to be there from the start, and has helped to build some of the original hangars you will see there, as well as the buildings in the Airlake Industrial Park you will pass on your way to the airport.

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We hope you enjoy the flashback as much as we did!

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Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive

Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive – APPRO & CERRON Office a drop site

Lakeville Food Shelf Now Accepting Donations - APPRO & CERRON offices are drop site until 8-8-2014Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive is going on now through August 8th. As, APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties cares a lot about our local kids, we have joined the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce Food Drive to put child-friendly foods on the shelves of our 2 local food shelves – 360 Communities and The Open Door (formerly the Eagan & Lakeville Resources Center). Roz Peterson, Commercial Real Estate Agent with CERRON, put it this way, “When kids are in school the only meal they may have is the lunch provided for them. Now that kids are home for the summer, the need is even greater to fill our food shelves. That is why we are partnering with the chamber and we need your donations”.


You may drop off your donations at our office between June 27 and August 8 @ 21476 Grenada Avenue, Lakeville – Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cash and grocery gift cards will gladly be accepted as well (please see reception desk for these types of donations – please do not leave in the collection container)

Suggested foods:

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Whole grain cereal
  • 100% fruit juice boxes
  • Cereal, granola or fruit bars
  • Single serving applesauce or fruit cups
  • Microwave Mac & Cheese
  • Hearty canned soup
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Tuna or canned chicken

Other items in need:

  • Diapers, wipes and ointment
  • Infant cereal
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper and paper towels

Please join us in ending hunger for local children this summer. Your donations are GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!

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Senior Housing – Great News for Lakeville, MN

Senior Housing about to get a boost in Lakeville, MN

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Senior housing is about to get a boost in the City of Lakeville as Lakeville’s City Council recently approved a change in the zoning code to allow for more senior housing (assisted living) and memory care facilities in commercial zoning districts which previously did not allow this type of use.

You may read a recent article in the Star Tribune HERE.

If you have been considering building this type of project, please contact our team at APPRO and CERRON. We have CERRON Commercial Properties available in the City of Lakeville and a team with the knowledge, expertise and vast experience to help you navigate the process to bring more senior housing options to the residents of Lakeville, MN.