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Benson High School Addition

Location: Benson, MN Contractor: Breitbach construction Company Architect: ISG, Inc. Engineer: Innovative Structural Solutions, P.A. Owner: ISD #777 This $26 million construction and renovation project includes demolishing 112,000 square feet of existing space, building 55,000 square feet of new space and repurposing 23,000 square feet of existing space to better meet the educational needs of… Read more »


Boston Scientific Expansion

Location: Maple Grove, MN Contractor: Mortenson Construction Architect/Engineer: HGA Architects and Engineers Owner: Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific is expanding its Maple Grove campus by 107,000 square feet. The two-story addition would be tacked on to the company’s Building 2, which is used for office staff and manufacturing.  The expansion will allow for increased production,… Read more »


Arvada High School

Location: Arvada, CO Contractor: Saunders Construction, Inc. Architect: Hord Coplan Macht Engineer: Anderson & Hastings Consultants, Inc. Owner: Jeffco School District Thanks to the passage of Ballot Issue 5B in November 2018, many improvements are being made to the Arvada High School.  Currently construction is in progress on a new auxiliary gym built on the… Read more »


10 West Office and Parking Structure

Location: St. Louis Park, MN Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc. Architect: Ryan A+E Inc. Engineer: Ericksen Roed and Associates, Inc. Owner: Excelsior Group This new 11-story, 343,000-square-foot Class A office building tower and parking structure includes approximately 5,000 square feet of shared outdoor amenity space, 3,500 square feet of retail space on the ground level,… Read more »


Covid-19 Update from Wells

Over the past several weeks, there have continued to be new developments surrounding the Coronavirus and we want to provide a brief update on how Wells is addressing them. Specifically, the Governors in both states of Colorado and Minnesota have issued variations of stay-at-home mandates, which have similar implications for us at Wells. Construction in… Read more »

South Suburban Bleachers

Location: Centennial, CO Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction Architect: Perkins+Will Engineer: Martin/Martin Owner: South Suburban Parks & Recreation South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) is building a new recreation complex; the District’s newest facility in nearly twenty years. The 206,000- square-foot recreation complex will include a fieldhouse with two synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums… Read more »


Odin-NordHaus II

Location: Minneapolis, MN Contractor: Weis Builders, Inc. Architect: ESG Architects Engineer: Meyer | Borgman | Johnson Owner: Lennar Homes Odin continues to move skyward with nearly 100 pieces of precast concrete.  This mixed-use project will eventually become home to a 12-story residential and retail space. Once complete, in late 2020/early 2021, the project will include… Read more »


Does being a quality subcontractor in today’s economic boom still mean anything?

We have all seen and experienced it.  When the economy is good, the number of available subcontractors increases dramatically due to new ‘start-up companies’ wanting to get a piece of the pie.  The subcontractors who have been in business for many years are typically set up as full-service companies with multiple departments – such as… Read more »

CLT Comes Up Short

Don’t be fooled by all the sustainability messaging you hear about cross-laminated timber (CLT). The wood industry claims that CLT is better for the environment than precast concrete.  Proponents tout wood’s capacity to sequester carbon, but the reality is an eye opener: the wood industry is actually the largest sector contributing to carbon pollution. To… Read more »


Twin Cities German Immersion School

Location: St. Paul Contractor: RJM Construction Architect: Rivera Architects, Inc Engineer: Ericksen Roed and Associates, Inc. Owner: Twin Cities German Immersion School The Twin Cities German Immersion School first opened in 2005. It was then and remains now the only German-language charter school in Minnesota and one of only a few nationwide. By the time… Read more »


Rochester North Police Station & Service Center

Location: Rochester, MN Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. Architect/Engineer: BKV Group, Inc. Owner: City of Rochester The City of Rochester bought the former Think Bank building in 2016 to accommodate the police department as space grew limited in the downtown Government Center. The goal is to add new space for the police department and move the… Read more »


Silverthorne Parking

Location: Silverthorne, CO Contractor: Milender-White Construction Co. Architect: Neostudio, LLC Engineer: Monroe Newell Owner: Milender-White Construction Co. The new heart of downtown Silverthorne, 4th Street Crossing is a $100M mixed-use development that features a 29,000 sq. ft. Market Hall, the 115-key Hotel Indigo, for sale condos and townhomes, and 6,600 sq. ft. of retail along… Read more »