This year, Gaughan Companies is proud to celebrate 50 years of providing exceptional service to clients throughout the Twin Cities and across the state. Every day, as our company grows, we continue to build a strong, dedicated team of individuals who carry on our tradition of excellence.
Celebrating 50 Years
In thanks and in celebration of our 50th anniversary, we held a team building event on October 17 at the Trollhaugen Zip Line in Dresser, Wisconsin. The Zip Line Tour features 3,000 feet of line across six different zips, including the 1,000-foot Dual Zip Line nearly 50 feet off the ground! With perfect weather, gorgeous fall colors, and a festive atmosphere, the Gaughan team really reached new heights that day.
Champ, one of our newest team members, also joined us on the trip to Trollhaugen. A yellow lab who will turn one on December 14, Champ belongs to owner Patrick M. Gaughan, and has been coming to the Forest Lake office since he was eight weeks old. Champ takes his role as office dog seriously and so will often become very attached to visitors. A welcome addition to the Gaughan Companies family during our anniversary year, the team wouldn’t be complete without Champ and his mellow personality.
About Gaughan Companies
Gaughan Companies was founded in 1969 by Patrick J. Gaughan and developed a reputation for consistent, reliable results in commercial construction, development, and management. In 1997, Patrick M. Gaughan, Patrick’s son, bought the company and has continued building that reputation by offering commercial construction, commercial real estate brokerage, association management, and property management, as well as facilities maintenance services.
For half a century, we have worked hard to surpass expectations on each and every project. We’re proud of the work we’ve done, and we look forward to continuing to provide the service and dedication our clients have come to expect during our first 50 years. We offer our thanks to all who have contributed to our growth and success.
Contact us to learn more about the Gaughan team and our capabilities.
This Fall, Gaughan opened Lighthouse Lofts Luxury Apartments, a new multi-family property in downtown Forest Lake, Minnesota. This 5-story, multi-use building is the newest luxury apartment community in the neighborhood. As General Contractor and Developer, Gaughan’s vision with Lighthouse Lofts and other developments is to bring new life and vibrancy to the core of the city. Investments like this are made to help fulfill a void in the market.
The first floor features a new location for Snap Fitness, to which Residents receive a complimentary membership with their lease. Mallards Restaurant has also opened their new, second location in the North corner retail space. Above that, Lighthouse Lofts has four floors of luxury apartment homes with several, additional walkout units on the first floor.
The modernity of this project is bringing a new atmosphere to downtown Forest Lake. The 8.5-foot ceilings and 6-foot windows in every unit allow natural light into nearly every room of the apartment, and the patios and balconies provide a beautiful lake view year-round. Residents can enjoy the rooftop patio, equipped with gas grills, in the summer. The adjacent clubroom provides a place to relax, gather in community, or reserve for private events in any season.
For more information about this development, visit www.lighthouseloftsmn.com, and stop in to experience these luxury apartments! The team at Gaughan can assist with your commercial real estate and construction interests. Contact us directly at 651-464-5700.
Our team of commercial real estate professionals attended the 12th annual MNCAR Expo yesterday at The Minneapolis Depot. We were excited to share more about the projects that our construction and development teams are working on, while making new connections with the attendees.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and played a game of cornhole with us! If you want to continue the conversation, please contact our team directly. We are happy to answer any questions and help with your commercial real estate needs.
Gaughan, the Minnesota-based Commercial Construction and Development firm, began construction in August on a new, two building commercial development in Fridley, Minn. The first phase of this project is scheduled for completion in early December 2018.
The 5,800 square foot building will be the new home for Dunkin’ Donuts and Sport Clips Haircuts locations. Gaughan’s construction team will begin the 60-day, interior buildout for Dunkin’ Donuts once the exterior is complete. With an expected opening date in 2019 and the recent announcement of the chain’s name change, the well-known coffee shop will officially open as Dunkin’.
The second phase of the project includes a 6,100 square foot building on the corner of University Avenue NE and 83rd Avenue NE in Fridley. For more information on retail availability at this project or if our team can assist with any other Commercial Real Estate, Construction or Development interests, please contact us directly at 651-464-5700.
Gaughan is delighted to be working with McNamara Company on constructing a 5,000 square foot addition to their current office location in White Bear Lake.
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For more information on Gaughan’s services and projects, visit our Construction website.
The Shakopee City Council approved the 126-unit multi-family development for downtown Shakopee, proposed by Gaughan, at their July 3 meeting. Minnesota-based commercial real estate developer, Gaughan has an affinity for sites with the potential of the Shakopee project. Senior VP of Commercial Accounts Dan Hebert says, “[Gaughan’s] primary focus is redeveloping sites and revitalization of downtown markets.”
This piece of land on the north end of downtown faces the Minnesota River. The team at Gaughan has planned for an apartment community with five stories, underground parking, and a restaurant on the first floor.
Gaughan’s most recent multi-family development, Lighthouse Lofts Luxury Apartments located in the downtown community overlooking the lake, will open next month in Forest Lake, Minn.
Read the entire article from Finance & Commerce here.
We were honored to be a sponsor at the 30th annual MetroNorth Chamber Golf Tournament to help raise money for their mission of strengthening business in the community.
Our team had a blast staffing a hole and playing a round of golf with other chamber members and guests at Majestic Oaks Golf Club! We always enjoy events held by the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce and are pleased to be a member. We are excited about the growth in our communities and the active role that the MetroNorth Chamber plays in the community.
Toppers Pizza, one of our new Tenants at Club West Plaza in Blaine, MN, is celebrating their grand opening on Saturday, May 5, 2018. They are known for their fresh dough, delicious toppings, and real Wisconsin cheese! The first Toppers Pizza opened in Whitewater, WI, in 1993, and since then, they have expanded to over 75 franchised locations throughout the Midwest. While they primarily offer delivery services, they also have an open, show-kitchen design where customers can stop in and watch the creation of their pizzas.
Congratulations, Toppers Pizza! We are proud to highlight this business and welcome them to the area. For more information or to order your next meal, visit www.toppers.com!
Over this past week, one of our Junior Project Managers attended the second half of the 2018 Project Management Institute at Purdue University, hosted by Associated Builders & Contractors. Gaughan has been a member of ABC for many years, and we continue to send our employees to this bi-annual program for continuing education in order to improve our knowledge and service to clients.
This course is made up of two 40-hour weeks where attendees learn how to utilize and develop tools that will improve profitability and productivity, as well as increase customer satisfaction. Our Junior Project Manager successfully completed all 80 hours of this training and received his gold hardhat and certificate of completion. Congratulations, Joe!
Happy Earth Day! We do our best to be mindful stewards of our materials and resources. Here are some tips to a greener construction site.
- Sort recyclable and non-recyclable used materials. Then, dispose and recycle these materials properly.
- Take good care and manage the use of your equipment. In order to save energy, don’t leave it running if it isn’t being used.
- Encourage accountability among a construction crew. During our weekly construction team meetings, our Superintendent will ask for each Foreman to have their crews clean up after themselves.
- Take initiative to complete environmentally conscious certifications. These certifications ensure that your business is educated in best practices for environmental safety, etc.
- At Gaughan, we make every effort to remove and dewater our construction sites effectively and responsibly, using the best methods while keeping the environment in mind.