Jack Matasosky

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School Construction Company Nears Completion of Lakeville Project for Christian Heritage Academy

School Construction Company, APPRO Development, Shares Reflections on Christian Heritage Academy Project

As we near completion of our work on Christian Heritage Academy – we are excited to turn the building over to to the families, teachers, students and staff - just in time for school to start. In the opinion of this school construction company, APPRO considers this project an excellent success story for all involved.

The Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) project is constructed on the same campus as Crossroads Church just to the east of the Dodd and Cedar intersection. Over the course of the project, Crossroads Pastor Paul Marzahn would regularly take video and pictures and add to Facebook to share with both the Crossroads Church congregation and the CHA school families, as all have eagerly anticipated the building's completion. Additionally, we share a few of our own photos along with those Pastor Marzahn has posted along the way.

7 Misconceptions about Commercial Building Construction Projects

Having worked in design-build and commercial construction since 1978, our construction team has heard a lot of questions, comments, and a few misconceptions about commercial build projects.


We would like to share with you some of the misconceptions we have heard over the years regarding commercial build projects and bring some clarity to this topic. Take a look at the following misconceptions and each of our responses.

Considering a Sale Leaseback - We have buyers!

  • WE HAVE BUYERS !!!    

We have recently completed a number of investor sale properties and the appetite in the market is VERY STRONG! 

Commercial Real Estate MN & County Hwy 70

Commercial Real Estate MN & County Hwy 70 has been in the local news recently. The Lakeville Chamber of Commerce held a meeting recently, about future plans and considerations for this county highway. This topic  is not only important to our team at APPRO and CERRON and its Lakevile location , but also for many of our clients and neighbors.

Mark Krebsbach, Dakota County Transportation Director/County Engineer gave the presentation and included the following topics:

  • Dakota County Highway System
  • Principal Arterial Study
  • County Highway Projects in Lakeville
  • County Highway 70 Conditions and Characteristics
  • Questions and Discussions

In this summary, you will learn about a few of the highlights of this presentation and we will also include links to additional information. 

Is a Sale Leaseback Transaction Right for You?

About the Sale Leaseback Transaction:

Do you own and occupy your existing building? If so, the following article about the sale leaseback transaction may be of interest to you. If you have not already considered the option or may not know the details, we would like to share the following for your consideration.

 We have worked with the team over at CliftonLarsonAllen to help shed more light on this opportunity for business owners.

In this article you will learn:

  • The definition of this type of transaction
  • The benefits of this type of transaction for your business
  • The potential disadvantages
  • The alternatives

In "The Pros and Cons of a Sale Leaseback Transaction", Darrel Mullenbach of CliftonLarsonAllen, explains more of the details.

Manufacturing & Increased Need in Southern MN

The state of manufacturing and the increased need for personnel in the industrial sector of Southern MN is making the news. As published in the Owatonna People's Press, Kim Hyatt's article, "Minnesota's manufacturers are confident in economy, wish for more workers," explores the current need for skilled manufacturers in Southern Minnesota.

Airlake Industrial Park Developer Reflections

By Jack Matasosky

Airlake Industrial Park - Reflections

Airlake Industrial Park Developer, Maynard Johnson, is the focus of a new book, "Maynard's Reflections," written by his grandson, Brant Skogrand.

Property Improvements: Are You Missing an Opportunity for Potential Tax Savings?

By Jack Matasosky

If property improvements are on your mind, you might want to check out this recent article by Mark Colvin. According to his recent article, “Don’t Miss the Potential Tax Savings on Property Improvements,”  “businesses that have made recent improvements to their property may be eligible for tax

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

Airlake 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.

General Contractor Industrial Buildings are Booming - New Update!

General Contractor Industrial Buildings / Projects are on the Rise

General contractor industrial buildings are increasing at a significant rate, according to APPRO Development, Inc., a Lakeville, MN general contractor and design-build construction firm.

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