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.

Growing Colors by Gardenworld Groundbreaking in Cottage Grove, MN


Our team is excited to announce the groundbreaking of a new project for Growing Colors by Gardenworld to be located in Cottage Grove, MN! On the morning of June 24, 2016, a groundbreaking celebration kicked off a new project for the owners and employees of Gardenworld, Inc. Attendees of the event included: Dave Van der Sman, Owner, and Stephanie Paquin, CFO, who were joined by numerous family members and fellow Gardenworld employees. Mayor Myron Bailey was a speaker at the event for the City of Cottage Grove. Additional attendees included Cottage Grove City Council members, members of the Planning Commission, EDA, local Chamber, and APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties team members.

General Contractor MN: News you can use

General Contractor MN - APPRO Development shares News You Can Use!

The team at APPRO and CERRON would like to share with you helpful information about trends in construction, design, architecture, project management and all things commercial or industrial property solutions. This week we share a few articles that have been in the news related to Angel Tax Credits, the Lean process in construction, and economic development throughout the state of Minnesota. 

Why we love the "Total Cost Summary" & You should too!

The "Total Cost Summary" is a valuable tool:

Knowing all of your costs up front is important to your decision making process. This is why our team has created a "Total Cost Summary" tool. 

In this article, you will learn about costs that you may not have considered when choosing your next commercial space. Our team at APPRO and CERRON has been helping business owners like you since 1987. We know the importance of being up front and helping owners to see the entire picture when it comes to obtaining a new space. This is true whether leasing, purchasing existing or building new.

Construction Lending - Good News!

Construction Lending is Booming and that is Good News for us all!

"Construction Lending Booming Again" was an article recently published on GlobeStreet.com by Jennifer LeClaire.

Apple Valley Business Campus - Phase III Progress!

Apple Valley Business Campus - Phase III progress

Progress is being made on the office warehouse development & construction of the Apple Valley Business Campus - Phase III with this commercial construction project in the heart of located at 6275 147th Street West, Apple Valley, MN.

Commercial Architect - Services by APPRO Development

MN Commercial Architect

The commercial architect services by APPRO Development, provides our clients attention to every detail - within their budget and time frames - to create unique commercial spaces. We recently completed a project for Erik's Bike Shop which is now located in St. Paul just off of Ford Parkway. This commercial construction project illustrates the design process involved with the remodeling of this commercial retail building. We met with the owner to determine site feasibility, design the new space design and to discuss the details of this specific site and its impact for this local bike retailer.

MN Architecture and Design Update

APPRO Development's MN Architecture and Design Update

Wood Framing in Commercial Construction

Curious about wood framing in commercial construction?

Photo Source: Wikepedia, 2013.

Occasionally, changes in wood supply cause a downgrade in the structural properties of wood. You can see an example of this type of activity in the article at this link for the information put forth by Carolinalive.com at: http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=674670.

Lakeville Industrial Warehouse Building Expansion Project Breaks Ground

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