"I LOVE the Northfield Facility - you did an amazing job and I appreciate you all! Your attention to detail and follow through was really wonderful. I have great respect for the whole team at Appro. Thanks everyone!"

Anna M. Achtenberg
Owner of Anna's Bananas Daycare

"APPRO [and CERRON] helped sell our old building, coordinated a site and financial incentive package, designed and built our new facility...and met an impossible deadline."

Gary Lussier
Technical Methods, Inc.

"APPRO exceeded our expectations when they sold our old building, designed and built our new distribution center and constructed a large expansion, all within a year."

Ronald Klimisch
Wausau Supply Company


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At APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties, we focus on what’s important to you, working with you to reach your commercial building and real estate goals.

We offer a broad range of commercial property services, including developingdesigninggeneral contractingmanagingbuyingleasing or selling your commercial, office, retail, land and industrial real estate.

As one team under one roof, we are able to offer a faster, more efficient and streamlined process, ultimately saving you time and money and allowing you to focus on running your business.

A few of our current projects are listed below for your review. Click on each project for more information.


Current Projects

BTD Paint Line Project

March 31, 2015

BTD Paint Line Project

BTD Paint Line Project is another project for BTD located in Lakeville’s Airlake Industrial Park.

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BTD Paint Line

BTD Paint Line

Manufacturing Facility Remodel: Bloomington, MN

March 4, 2015

Manufacturing Facility Remodel Project

Manufacturing Facility Remodel on Penn Ave Bloomington MN-3

Manufacturing Facility Remodel Project – BEFORE

Manufacturing Facility Remodel Project located off of Penn Avenue in Bloomington, MN.

Project Summary

This project is for a Bloomington, MN business and consists of an office manufacturing facility remodel of approximately 41,234 SF of which, 15,700 SF of office and 25,534 SF of warehouse space. In this design build project, APPRO is helping the owner accomplish their goal of creating an updated facility through the following work…

  • Demo work and Installation of: Concrete, steel, added additional windows, drywall, plumbing, HVAC, electric, sprinkler system and piping, carpet flooring, ceramic tile, Birch doors, hollow metal frames with glass and door hardware, restroom partitions, acoustical ceiling, Lula lift (similar function of elevator), Glass windows and skylight, Custom cabinetry, New metal stairway with glass panel railings, Paint warehouse and production walls and ceiling, and Vinyl composition tile floors.

Special Considerations

  • Value Engineering Study
  • Installation of a Lift System

Services Provided

Full Design Build Architecture and General Contracting Services including:

  • Site analysis
  • Competitive bidding
  • Contract documentation
  • Construction management

Click on the picture below to launch a slide show of pictures to see the progress of this office warehouse manufacturing facility remodel project:

Manufacturing Facility Remodel on Penn Ave Bloomington MN

Lakeville General Contractor Starts 21350 Cedar Ave Addn

December 10, 2014

Lakeville General Contractor APPRO Development Starts Work on 21350 Cedar Avenue Addition

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APPRO Development, Inc., a Lakeville General Contractor, is pleased to announce the start of a major building expansion project for the Fulford Group. This addition project is located at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and County Road 50 in Lakeville. The project highlights include:

  • 182,975 SF warehouse expansion
  • Site excavation, site utilities,
  • Concrete footings & double-tee precast walls
  • Structural steel
  • Concrete floors
  • Dock levelers
  • Drive-in doors
  • (2) Men’s & (2) Women’s restrooms
  • Rubber membrane roof
  • Lighting & electrical upgrade
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Fire Sprinkler system


Special Considerations

Tie in to existing building

Services Provided by APPRO and CERRON

Assistance with funding options, including TIF

Land development and platting process

Complete Design-Build, Architecture Services


You may also see the progress of the BTD Office & Warehouse Expansion Project HERE.


Contact our team for more information on how to start an industrial or commercial construction project.

Industrial Construction Project: Dan’s Tank, ND

December 10, 2014

Industrial Construction Project: Dan’s Tank, ND

An industrial construction project is under way for Dan’s Tank in North Dakota. This project is to include a 36,000 SF metal building with 4,500 square feet of office area and 31,500 square feet of manufacturing area.

Industrial Construction Project: Dan's Tank, ND

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Lakeville Design Build & Site Development: NPL, Lakeville

December 4, 2014

Lakeville Design Build has Started a New Project for NPL

Design Build Lakeville: NPL Project Site

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Lakeville  Project Summary

This new Lakeville design build project is under way for NPL. Located on the south side of CR-70 in the Airlake Industrial Park, this project is to construct a 15,000 SF free standing pre-engineered metal building. The building will include approximately 5,355 SF of office and 9,645 SF of workshop space.

Special Considerations

Turn Lane and shared access considerations


  • Site Selection
  • Design Build Services
  • City Process Navigation and Assistance
  • Site plan, floor plan, elevations, 3-D renderings, coordination of architectural and civil engineering, survey, topo, and civil plans

Review examples of other Lakeville design build projects constructed by APPRO Development by clicking HERE.


Building Expansion Project: BTD Manufacturing, Lakeville, MN

November 26, 2014

New Building Expansion Project: BTD Manufacturing, Lakeville, MN

Building Expansion Project for BTD by APPRO

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BTD Project Pictures

Please check back frequently to learn more about the project and to see updated photos of this design build construction project for BTD Manufacturing.

Project Summary

A new building expansion project has been started for BTD Manufacturing located in Lakeville, MN.

The description of the work is described below for the 15,910 square foot Building Expansion.

Building Expansion:
Excavation, footings, exterior precast walls including a partial glass vestibule
Install site utilities, structural steel with steel bar-joist for 2nd floor & decking and
concrete fuel pad located along east side of building
Truck Bay to include:
Concrete floor slab, concrete footings ready for Owner’s steel and crane installation,
2-12’x16’OH exterior doors, 2-Fairborn dock levelers with restraints, unit heaters
(exclude air conditioning), fire sprinkler system, electrical – lighting only, and
plumbing for roof drain system.
Office Space to include the following:
Main floor & second floor to be finished as per plan
Metal stud framing, drywall, paint, solid-core oak doors with an acoustical ceiling
Provide a 3-stop, 2500# capacity elevator
Room floor finishes to be combination of quartz floor with vinyl base, carpet,
restroom – ceramic tile, storage & maintenance room to be concrete per plan
Lighting, HVAC (heat & cooling), floor cutting for plumbing & plumbing piping.

In connection with this project, this building will also include a 182,975 square foot warehouse expansion, which has begun. You may see more on this project by clicking HERE.

Check out recent articles about this project:

Learn more about BTD Manufacturing

 Special Considerations

  • Crane and column placement
  • Special site plan and equipment location


  • Design Build package

Industrial Building Expansion at Valmont Industries, Farmington, MN

September 10, 2014

New Industrial Building Expansion Project by APPRO Development in Farmington, MN

A new industrial building expansion project for Valmont Industries, Inc., has been awarded to APPRO Development. This 149’x80′,  12,030 SF addition is being constructed to expand the existing facility. The goals of this industrial building expansion are to improve the yard flow of materials, and to improve access to the building from a public street, while maintaining working operations to the fullest extent while this addition is being built.

Expansion project update - Concrete wall panel installation at Valmont by APPRO as General Contractor

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Some project highlights include:

  • Precast Wall Panels
  • Steel Columns
  • 3-ply Built-up Roofing
  • Two (2) new 150,000 BTU unit heaters
  • Two (2) new 100,000 BTU infrared heaters
  • Three (3) cranes
  • One (1 ) dock well
  • Two (2) dock levelers
  • Sealed floor
  • Exterior loading platforms & stairs
  • Landscaping including fencing
  • Driveway
  • Storm sewer

Want to know more about Valmont Industries, Inc.? Click HERE to connect to their official website.

Be sure to check back frequently to see the progress of this project. Also, if you are looking for inspiration on other industrial building expansion projects by APPRO Development, you may see a few samples of other projects we have worked on in the past by going to our Addition/Expansion page, by clicking HERE.

Special Considerations

  • Tie new 3-ply built-up roofing to existing roof
  • Widen drive on west side of site
  • Incorporate two (2) new openings
  • Coordination of construction during ongoing plant operations

Services Provided

  • Full design-build construction services
  • Site Utilization Analysis
  • Standard Permit Submittal(s)

Menasha Packaging Expansion Project: Lakeville, MN

September 2, 2014

New Industrial Park Expansion Project Completed

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Menasha Packaging Lakeville MN Completed Construction by APPRO Development – CLICK on image to launch slide show with additional pictures.


The Menasha Packaging Expansion project in Lakeville, MN has been completed by APPRO Development, Inc. This project consists of a 121,578 SF addition with rail dock and a 4,780 SF office addition for the purpose of increasing an already existing manufacturing plant and office space. The expansion is a single story building with office and manufacturing spaces, and the office addition is also a single story building to include a design center. This 126,000 SF expansion will increase the existing 238,000 SF building by more than 50% in size.

This building project is located at the Menasha Packaging building located just across the street from the Airlake Airport in the Airlake Industrial Park. The Airlake Industrial Park is the second largest industrial park in the state of Minnesota and home to more than 150 businesses. The park continues to grow each year, with companies choosing to locate here because of its proximity to the airport, rail lines, and to the interstate highway system (I-35) as well as local highways (Cedar Avenue – CR-77). More information about the Airlake Industrial Park can be viewed on the City of Lakeville Industrial Park Map.

To read more about this project in the news, click on these links:

To learn more about Menasha Packaging, please click HERE

To start an expansion project of your own, start the process by completing this form to have a member of our team contact you:

Special Considerations

Buildings are slab on grade, with warehouse building to be constructed of precast concrete wall panels for the exterior walls, and structural steel roof . The office addition is to include concrete block walls and structural steel roof. Both buildings to include a TPO roofing system and to be fully sprinklered.

Services Provided

APPRO Development is the design-build, general contractor of this project.


Steve’s Tire and Auto: 34th Ave S, Minneapolis

August 27, 2014

New Addition Project for Steve’s Tire and Auto at 5355 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Steve’s Tire and Auto is moving ahead with a new addition project at their 34th Avenue South location in Minneapolis, MN. APPRO Development is pleased to work with this owner on another design-build commercial construction project. Our team will be working with the owner to create a 4,470 SF addition to the existing building at this location. Some of the work will include:

  • Demo existing parking lot and gas canopy


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  • Demo the existing roof to create a new roof line
  • Install new roof trusses
  • Construct new exterior walls, garage doors, and install sprinkler system
  • New water line
  • New front entry & window systems
  • Relocate electricity
  • Construct two new restrooms
  • A new front desk and workstation will be installed
  • New footings, floor and walls to be constructed
  • New asphalt parking lot and curbs
  • New walls, painted
  • New ceramic tile on floor and restroom walls
  • New in-floor heat and concrete system

Check back to this page to follow the latest updates on this commercial construction project in Minneapolis.

Special Considerations

  • Addition onto existing building
  • New water line
  • New electrical location

Services Provided

  • Design-Build
  • Commercial General Contractor
  • City and State permitting

If you’d like more information about starting a similar project of your own, start by understanding financing by downloading our checklist here:

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Carwash Remodel Project: Lakeville, MN

July 2, 2014

Carwash Remodel Project Now Complete in Lakeville, MN

Carwash remodel project by APPRO for River Country Co-op-3Carwash remodel project for River Country Co-op is now complete at 9290 202nd Street West, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044. This commercial remodeling project consists of remodeling existing shop space into a carwash bay.

This 1,862 square foot remodel project is to consist of two phases of work. The first is the demolition portion of the project. The second, is the new construction portion.

The demolition work is to include: steel, concrete, electrical, framing, hardware, and plumbing work.

The new construction will include a new office, drains, flammable waste trap, carwash bay, wash & dry equipment, canopy extension and bollards installation.

Special Considerations

  • Demolition work
  • Flammable Waste Trap
  • Carwash Equipment

Services Provided

  • Design Build
  • Construction Management


About APPRO Development, Inc.:

APPRO Development has been working with business owners in Lakeville and other south metro communities to bring our expertise to your building projects, large or small.  If you have a project you would like to discuss with an experienced professional, please contact our team today…

Expansion Project – Recycling Center: Lakeville, MN

June 15, 2014

Dick’s Sanitation – Recycling Center Expansion Project

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APPRO Development, Inc. has launched a new design-build expansion project for Dick’s Sanitation in Lakeville, MN.

The project consists of a 34,170 SF renovation of an existing office warehouse building into a recycle facility. The scope of this project will include new dock and doors and conveyor pits. Additional components of this project to include: excavation, sawcutting, HVAC, and sprinkler systems. Dick’s Sanitation and its new Recycling Center are located in Lakeville’s Airlake Industrial Park. This is one of the largest industrial parks in the state of Minnesota.

Upon completion of this expansion project, Recycle Minnesota had this to say:

“Thank you, APPRO! We appreciate the urgency you placed on keeping the subs on task to meet our project deadline. Our machinery vendor said this project was one of the cleanest/most accurate installations they have seen.” – Brett Anderson, Dick’s Sanitation, Recycle Minnesota

Special Considerations

  • CO Sensors Conveyor Pit Installation Sawcutting openings in floors and wall panels

Services Provided

  • Design Build Services

If you are considering an expansion or remodel project of your own, please contact our team to discuss your options or to just run a few questions past our team of commercial construction experts.

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