Gaughan Debuts New, Luxury, Multi-Family Property
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.
Gaughan Exhibits at 12th Annual MNCAR Expo
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 begins new University Avenue commercial development
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 Constructs New Addition for Local Insurance Brokers
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.
Since 1970, McNamara Company has been providing personal and business insurance solutions for their clients. With over 40 different carriers, McNamara Company is committed to finding the insurer to best serve their clients, and they are an excellent choice for your insurance needs.
For more information on Gaughan’s services and projects, visit our Construction website.
Gaughan Prepares for Multi-Family Development Project in Shakopee
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.
Gaughan Represents at Chamber Golf Tournament
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.
Gaughan Celebrates with Toppers Pizza Grand Opening
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!
Continuing Education Benefits Employees and Clients
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!
5 Tips for a Greener Construction Site
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.
Gaughan Attends Annual Who’s Who Showcase
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed The Who’s Who in Building & Showcase (hosted by The Blue Book Network) and plan on attending again next year!
Our construction project managers were able to meet local and national subcontractors, vendors, customers, and other exhibitors. We are always looking to work with the best in the business in order to provide our clients with the highest quality construction. The Who’s Who Showcase is an excellent event for networking and learning about the latest news and technologies in the construction industry.
If you didn’t get to meet our team at the event or if you did and would like to discuss working with a quality general contractor, call us at 651-464-5700.