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"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.

At APPRO and CERRON, 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

Production Facility Expansion: Mendell, Lakeville, MN

August 28, 2015

Production Facility Expansion is under way for Mendell Machine and Manufacturing

Another manufacturing production facility expansion is under way for Mendell in Lakeville, Minnesota. This office and production addition project will increase the existing 29,360 SF structure by an additional 18,729 SF. The project will include precast concrete wall panels to match the existing building and structural steel roofing for this industrial construction project. Additional features of the project include: upgraded electrical service and lighting in the existing building and addition, new drive in doorways and bituminous drive-way relocation & expansion to accommodate for the company’s growth.

Originally designed and built by APPRO Development, Inc. in 2000 for Allison Specialty Components Corporation, this facility was then added onto in 2007 with an approximately 12,000 SF, two story addition with interior mezzanine on the south side of the building. This current expansion project is the second addition to the building. APPRO Development, Inc. has proudly been chosen as the design-builder for the each of the three projects from the original building project to the first expansion and now a second expansion.

See our recent blog article in which we share the groundbreaking photos.

Click on the image below to access a slide show documenting the progress of this project:

Mendell 20150820 production facility expansion-groundbreaking


You may also be interested in viewing other examples of production facilities we have completed, HERE.


Contact our team today with any design build project questions you may have – small or large projects – our team is here to help!

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Remodel Warehouse Facility: Unimed, Lakeville, MN

August 20, 2015

Remodel Warehouse Facility

remodel warehouse facility heywood avenue lakeville mn


APPRO has a remodel warehouse facility project under way for Unimed in Lakeville, MN.

Project Description

This project consists of an existing office/warehouse remodel, exterior building improvements and parking lot expansion of a warehouse building located at 21370 Heywood Avenue, Lakeville, MN in the Airlake Industrial Park. The 39,984 SF remodel warehouse facility project includes a new office build-out to encompass: framing, drywall and insulation, flooring and bathroom upgrades. Improvements to the building and exterior site include: roof patching, caulking, window & door replacement, grading/excavating, parking lot expansion, concrete curbing and landscaping.

Additional details include:

  • Interior demolition and exterior sawcutting for plumbing and windows
  • Installation of new vestibule entrance (utilizing existing exterior with new doors to be installed for the interior) with added windows in the office area
  • New office build-out, including cabinetry
  • Restroom remodel with new fixtures
  • Flooring to include new carpet, VCT, vinyl and ceramic tile
  • New lighting
  • Exterior sitework, landscaping and new asphalt parking lot with curb, gutter, and striping

Special Considerations

  • Roof repair
  • Parking lot expansion
  • Demo work

Services by APPRO and CERRON

  • Full Design Build project by APPRO
  • Commercial Brokerage services by CERRON


Commercial Remodel Project: Grandview Tire & Auto, Edina

July 17, 2015

Commercial Remodel Project for Grandview Tire & Auto

This commercial remodel project is located at  at 5100 Vernon Avenue, Edina, MN 55436.

Commercial Remodel Project - Grandview Tire and Auto Edina


Project Summary:

APPRO teamed up with the owner on this project with the goal to dress up the exterior of the existing building. The key components of this project include the following:

  • Preparation of existing building, including demo of existing metal soffit/fascia
  • Power wash existing brick and block
    Lay new thin rock-face and brick  to height of new soffits
  • Construct and finish new EIFS pilasters on each side of new entry
  • Raise middle parapet structure and frame for new rounded parapet area at main entry
  • Install metal panel soffit and fascia
  • Paint EIFS accents, existing hollow metal doors, frames and near-door bollards
  • Install sconces at new pilasters and re-adjust existing electrical outlets to final exterior

Special Considerations:

EIFS accents

Services Provided by APPRO:

Design-build services working with the owner to create a design which complements the existing automotive facility.

Warehouse Addition-Applied Power Products: Lakeville, MN

May 21, 2015

Warehouse Addition Applied Power Products: Lakeville, MN

A new warehouse addition is under way for Applied Power Products in Lakeville, Minnesota. This project will increase the existing facility by 43,861 SF for this single story structure. The project will include precast concrete wall panel and structural steel roofing for this industrial construction project. Additional features of the project are to include: upgraded electric, new openings and drive-way expansion to accommodate those new drive-in doors.

See our recent blog article in which we share the original groundbreaking photos – how this group has grown!!

Click on the image below to access a slide show documenting the progress of this project:

APP Groundbreaking 2015 (4)

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Office Remodel – New Home of Express Employment Pros

April 1, 2015

Office Remodel Project to Start for Express Employment Professionals

Office Remodel - New Design for Express Employment Professionals Lakeville MN

Office Remodel – New Design for Express Employment Professionals Lakeville MN

An Office Remodel project will be starting soon and will be the new home of Express Employment Professionals. Located at 8275 – 210th Street, Lakeville, MN, this new design build office remodel project will consist of 3,050 SF on a single story building with a basement. The project will include demo work, a new roof, an updated entrance and vestibule, and interior build-out for new office spaces, transforming this former restaurant into new professional office space.

Watch the progress of this commercial remodel project by clicking on the image below to view before, during and completed commercial construction photos.

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Lakeville General Contractor Starts 21350 Cedar Ave Addn

December 10, 2014

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

Lakeville General Contractor starts on Cedar Ave building expansion-2

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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: Dans Tank

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.

Dans Tank North Dakota



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

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


    Click on this picture to view a slide show of this project.

  • 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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