Bremer Bank Remodel Focuses on Community

Bremer Bank on 45th Street in Fargo recently underwent a major makeover. Roers is proud to have completed the construction on this very modern looking customer focused financial institution. One of the main goals for this building was to not just modernize the facility but to implement new design concepts to help better serve the Fargo community. This new remodel includes three openings cut-in the second floor with a beautiful glass railing and a self-supporting staircase. allowing the building to look more modern and open.

We visited with both Josh Meyer, Vice President-Facilities Manager for Bremer and Tyler Miller, Roers Project Manager, to get some insights on this the goals of this project.

Keeping Customers Happy

Here’s some information from Josh from Bremer:

Q – With changes in banking over the years with online, etc. how will this remodel help connect you to customers and in-branch traffic?

A – Digital adoption continues to be a major force in financial services, which we are investing in. In addition to digital tools, we still view our physical locations as a key component in serving our customers and communities. This remodel created spaces for all different types of interactions and adds spaces we can offer to organizations in our community.

Q – What are some key highlights from Bremer’s standpoint during the construction phase?

A – The bank remained open to serve customers throughout the entire project, this was key as this location completes a high volume of transactions. We also opened large bays between the floors to connect visually and with a very prominent staircase at the center of the bank.

Partnership Formed Even During Covid

Next, Tyler from Roers talks about the project from the construction side. Even though the majority of the project took place during Covid, Bremer and Roers were able to stay on task.

Q – How did Covid change the project – timeline, floor plans, and other areas?

A – Covid did not have as huge of impact on this project as it may have affected other projects. With that being said, we still had some of our materials, (mainly our cabinetry) that had delays due to their plants getting hit with some cases of the virus. Overall, we were very thankful to keep the project on track with slight Covid related issues.

Q – Were there extra security precautions taken on this project due it being a financial institution?

A – Yes, extra security was taken. With the bank staying in operation, their security system was running throughout the project. If we were going to be working early/late we had to schedule that with Bremer to make sure they had their security system set to the correct setting. Bremer always had to be aware when us or any of our subcontractors were going to be on-site.

We invite you to check out the project in person at Bremer on 45th Street.  For more detail on this project and other Roers projects please visit our Project page online.

Property Highlight – Metropolitan Apartments

Metropolitan Apartments

Are you wanting to live close to pretty much everything you would need in life? If so, The Metropolitan Apartments is exactly where you need to live.

The Metropolitan Apartments are located just south of I-94 and on 45th street in Fargo. When living here you will experience three different floor plans. There is a one bedroom – one bath, two bedroom – two baths, and a three bedroom – two baths in both phase 1 and phase 2.

Spacious, Pet Friendly & More

Enter the unit and you will find a nice open concept with large counter tops and plenty of storage space in the kitchen. Other amenities you will find are a washer and dryer in unit, single/double garages (heated available), fitness room, lounge area, rooftop terrace, sun room, grilling area, kitchen pantry (select units), patio/balcony, and more. We offer all-in-one recycling and trash chutes on every floor.

We recently became cat friendly. So now you and your feline friend are able to live at the Metropolitan Apartments together. An important part of living at the Metropolitan is that you have controlled security access. We also provide 24-hour access to our online portal to pay rent and enter work orders for our 24-hour maintenance team.

Kitchen Appliance Perks

WAIT! There’s more! Sign your lease today and you will receive a kitchen package that includes a rice cooker, Keurig and an air fryer. Plus, you will receive a $500 off rent coupon. Hurry, this offer is only available for a limited time (4/15/21 expiration date).

To schedule a showing please contact us at 701-356-RENT or by email at or visit us online to find out more about the Metropolitan Apartments and view more information about the amenities.




Living Resort Life At the Cape of Savona Point

The Cape at Savona Point, is located in Cape Coral, Florida. Imagine living in this gorgeous community with 21st amenities and resort-style perks. Every day would feel like a vacation!

Roers Development recently completed this project in Cape Coral, Florida. We visited with Matt Nygard, Property Manager for Roers Development,  to get the inside scoop now that construction is complete.

  • What percentage is the facility completed construction wise?  Construction is 100% complete at The Cape of Savona Point. All amenities and units are completed and fully available. The total project took about 17 months and was completed 6 months ahead of schedule.
  • What comments are you receiving from current residents? The reviews from the residents are excellent. The common phrase is “It has a resort like look and feel.”
  • What are some key selling features to highlight?  The apartments have a grand feel with 9-foot ceilings, backsplashes, and tiled showers. We have beautiful views of the pond and fountain. The fitness center and yoga studio have workout equipment for most types of workouts. There are lighted walking trails, dog parks, pickle and basketball courts. You can check out the other great amenities here.

The Cape at Savona Point was an interesting project for Roers Development due to the distance factor. Roers Development is based in Fargo and The Cape at Savona Point is in Florida, a mere 2,000 miles away. Roers Development was able to manage the project and create strong partnerships with the contractors during the construction.

The complex is a perfect fit for those focusing on fitness, wellness, family, and uncompromising convenience. For more information about Cape at Savona Point please visit,

Meet Travis Freih

New IT Manager Joins Roers

Roers is excited to welcome Travis Freih as IT Manager. Travis will be responsible for all IT related activities for the company including planning, acquisition, deployment and support for all Roers offices, properties and construction sites.

Travis attended Bismarck State College, Bismarck ND, and Northwest Technical College in East Grand Forks, MN. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT field. Previous to joining the Roers team, he worked at Eastman Kodak, Corporate Technologies, and most recently worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield/Noridian for 14 years.

Ever since Travis and his family moved to Fargo, he has been involved with many high school sporting events. He definitely understands the meaning of being part of a team. He has served as a mentor in the Fargo Public Schools, coached at a
variety of levels including travel and AAU basketball, FM Athletics and West Fargo flag football as well as West Fargo Babe Ruth baseball.

Roers is excited to have Travis join the team. The team is confident if there are issues related to computers or technology that arise, Travis will be there to find solutions. 

Visit the Leadership page of for more information on Travis or other managers in the organization. For details about joining the Roers team, please visit Work with Us for details on openings and the culture at Roers.

The View On University Apartments is in Full Swing

As you may have heard, The View  On University apartment project is in full construction mode by Roers and now exciting details are ready to be shared with the public.  We are thrilled to be able to share the initial internal vision of The View and introduce you to the designer helping bring the vision to life. 

The Building 

The View  On University  project is an 81unit complex located along University in North Fargo. The apartment building is design for residents who want to be close to the action on campus but can escape from their busy life with the warm and welcoming amenities when they are home.  

Opening summer of 2021, the building will be all inclusive rent, engaging amenities, and quality security and safety.  The View On University provides desired amenities, all-inclusive rent, and a very convenient location.  

The Design  

When creating a vision for the entire project our goal is to develop a building that has a welcoming feeling where residents want to engage with friends and their pets.  

In this post, we want to bring back one of our favorite Interior Designer, Christen Anderson, from Christen Joy. Christen has been the lead designer on multiple projects for us and we love working with her. To learn even more about her read our introduction blog.

Christen has been tasked to lead the look and feel for The View units and common area spaces and we are ecstatic with what we have come up with. 

‘Having the opportunity to partner with Roers on another apartment complex brings me great joy. They’re always up-leveling what they offer their residents which in turn allows me to continue to evolve with my designs. I look forward to sharing fresh, new concepts that will be a perfect fit for those enjoying the spaces within The View on University,” commented Christen. 

When we say all-inclusive, we mean it! State of the art technology, fitness room, The Bark Club (Yes – a dog spa!), Level Up gaming room, seven study rooms, bike racks, are just a few of the items will be at your disposal when you live at The View.

What is Next 

Coming up next, Christen will share  how she came up with the overall look and feel, as well as, share mood boards and visuals, stay tuned! 

The  View website  will be updated frequently, so make sure to keep checking back for floor plans, amenity details, construction updates and much more.  

Leasing updates are also available attheviewonuniversity.comor call our leasing team at 701-356-RENT for more information on how to lease today! 

Partnership – Brings Dreams to Life

Core values and mission statements are not always something one can see brought to life. The new United Way of Cass-Clay building is one that not only brings the power of two organizations’ values to life, but also creates a better tomorrow for the community. The power of partnership behind this project proves working together and believing in common goals can bring dreams to life. Roers helped build the structure that has endless opportunities for the community through United Way’s mission. This partnership brings dreams to life.

The Dream of “Reaching Out” Comes True

United Way is ready to work toward the goal of “Reaching Out.” Their new building, “Reaching Out,” is located in Fargo. It was completed in December  2020 and the team is settling into this community space. The name is meaningful as it reflects how United Way reaches out across Cass and Clay Counties to unite investors, volunteers and community members who need our help and support. Reaching out to bring our community together is how United Way creates the long-lasting change our community needs.

Partnership Brings The Project to Life

One of Roers core values is “partnership” and this is project is a prime example of how we utilize our core value to its upmost potential and it resulted in amazing results and overall success for our client and the community. The partnership aspect of this project began during the preconstruction phase of the project before any dirt was dug. The Roers team had the opportunity to partner with professionals from United Way, JLG Architects, and our M/E/P design build team to get the project kicked off. During construction, that project team met weekly to discuss pressing topics, keep everyone accountable, and maintained the project schedule.

“Roers has been a tremendous partner for United Way as we built this community space that will serve our region for decades to come. Every aspect of the building was intentionally designed for United Way volunteers, and will allow us to engage with our community in new ways that will ultimately help more of our neighbors in need. Our new home will be a community hub designed to bring together volunteers, investors, and community partners to create a better tomorrow for all of us.”

-Kristi Huber, United Way of Cass-Clay President & CEO

This new space will efficiently meet the needs of the United Way team, but more importantly, will be able to host and engage volunteers, investors, and community partners for decades to come. Many businesses and donors, including Roers, came together with their dollars and expertise to create this amazing space. We invite you to learn more at

Roers Constructing “Reaching Out”

A few brief highlights to share include a Volunteer Activation Center, sponsored by First International Bank and Trust, which allows United Way to maximize trainings and on-site events for volunteers and community partners. In addition, the first thing our community members will see when they arrive is the Welcome Experience and Team Activation Center, generously sponsored by Border States Electric.

This build took place during the prime time of Covid-19. Fortunately, the Roers team members were able to stay safe and healthy and continue working to stay on schedule. Other than a few light fixtures, there were no delays on this project for materials as well. “It has been a great pleasure to get to know the United Way team and being a part of building their dream office,” stated Dalton Olson, Roers Project Manager, overseeing the United Way of Cass-Clay project.

United Way is excited to celebrate the building’s opening and share the internal space with the community when it is safe.

For more details on other Roers projects, please visit

Roers Now Leasing at The View on University

Choose your view at The View on University! Roers is excited to announce leasing has begun for The View on University apartments set to open in July 2021. The complex is located at 1113 University Drive North in Fargo, ND. The property is adjacent to St. Paul’s Newman Center and faith- based housing, all of which are currently under construction.

What Comes with The View

The View on University is located near the heart of the NDSU campus, offering premier apartment living in a quiet, comfortable, neighborhood setting. This 81-unit apartment complex features a complete lifestyle with all-inclusive amenities including a pet spa, fitness center, game room, rooftop patio, clubhouse, outdoor grill, underground parking, a variety of study rooms, social events, on-site management and more. Units available for every living preference including efficiency, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans.

The construction on The View began in the winter of 2020. “This project is a combined effort between Roers divisions including development, construction and property management. Roers is able to create success from concept to completion and this project is a testimony of our company mission and shows our focus on teamwork. Once the project is completed, then our property management team will take over and provide superior service to residents. We take great pride in being able to provide a great housing opportunity for the community,” commented Jim Roers, CEO of Roers.

The Roers team is working closely with Christen Anderson of Christen Joy on the interior design for The View common spaces and units. The entire property will have a warm and inviting atmosphere for residents. The View will have a collaborative relationship with Newman Center Living which is managing the faith-based apartments. Although under separate management, common space amenities will be shared.

Leasing Begins at The View

The View on University is now accepting lease applications for the new apartment units. Hard hat on-site tours and virtual tours will be available in late January 2021. For those interested in getting in on the first choice of units available, there is an exciting incentive offer for new residents – get more details here. The leasing team is ready to visit with future residents and looking forward to help them find the perfect unit for them. Choose your view today!

For more information on The View on University, please visit

Tips & Tricks for Surviving a North Dakota Winter (College Edition)

As many of you know and have experienced, winter in North Dakota can get insanely cold. If you are new to North Dakota, you are in for a special surprise… maybe even a snowy, windy, negative 50’s surprise. Below are some tips and tricks on how to stay warm and of course, survive in a North Dakota winter.

1. The Right Clothing

Winter is no joke. Make sure you have a thick coat, a pair of gloves, a hat, scarf, face mask, snow boots, and snow pants. Walking to class may get pretty brisk if you don’t have enough warm clothing. You might find yourself going skiing one weekend or maybe even building a snowman with friends.  If you do not have one of these items, head over to a store that provides winter clothing.

2. Have an Emergency Bag

Everyone should have an emergency bag in their vehicle. Some items to keep in the bag are a blanket, water, flashlight, extra hat and gloves, money, hand warmers, shovel and chocolate. We should always be prepared!

3. Have Sand or Cat Litter in Your Vehicle

Wait? Cat Litter? Yes, you will need it. It can be used to help prevent your vehicle from sliding around on the ice (students with cars, we know exactly what could happen with icy roads). Putting even weight in the front and back of your vehicle will help with the traction. Both sand and cat litter can also be handy. All you must do is put either sand or litter in front or behind your tires and this will hopefully help you get unstuck.

4. Allow Extra Driving Time

We all know that saying we will be able to make it in 10 minutes does not really happen. When it comes to winter, we need to be more cautious with driving. Sometimes it can be so windy that snow blows over the roads causing ice to be covered. We need to drive slowly and be aware. When you are coming to stop, there is no need to slam on the breaks. Simply, press your foot slowly down on the breaks. If you are in 4-wheel drive, slamming your foot down on the breaks can actually harm your tires and the breaks itself.  Try to allow extra time to get to class though!

5. Extra Socks

Wear two pairs of socks instead of one. Sometimes winter boots just do not do the trick. You will be surprised at how warm your feet are when you get back from walking all around campus.

6. Full Tank Always

Winter can be the season where we are constantly filling our gas tank. The reason for this is because we tend to keep our vehicle running longer to keep the heat going throughout the vehicle. Some vehicles also have the option to pre-start with our keys from a dorm room or apartment.  If your gas mileage says you have 20 miles until empty, don’t wait until the next day to fill it up, do it at that moment. Try not to go below a quarter of a tank.

7. Keep Charged Up

Whenever you plan on traveling anywhere make sure your phone battery is charged up. In the unfortunate event where you may run out of gas, your car battery dies or get in a fender bender, you will need to have your phone to be able to communicate with people about what is going on or call for emergency personnel.

8. Communicate Your Travel Plans

College students, this is very important! Whenever you plan on heading home on the weekend do not forget to let your family know when you are leaving and whenever you make a stop at a gas station, check-in with them. You should also let your roommate(s) know so they are aware of what is going on and so they can also keep track of you. Be sure to stay up-to-date on the weather and road conditions by having apps on your cell phone such as or or the ND DOT site.

9. Ice on Windshield? We Can Fix That Instantly!

Sometimes we run a little behind when heading to class so we will go ahead and scrape a little spot on our windshield for us to see through while driving and call it good. We should know this is not safe but we are trying to save time! Here is a quick trick to help clear your windshield instantly. Go to your local store, grab a spray bottle and fill it with three parts vinegar (or rubbing alcohol) and one part water. This will clear it up within 20 seconds. Its a fast and inexpensive trick!

10. Jumper Cables

Don’t forget to have jumper cables in your car! Sometimes it gets too cold outside to the point where our cars do not even start. Make sure to have a friend handy, you just might need to have them help you.

Now that winter is here, be safe and enjoy the North Dakota winter!

Another helpful tip – Roers Property Management has apartments and townhomes close to campus. If you don’t want to have to deal with road conditions in the winter, contact us to find out more about living close to NDSU.

10 Tips to Help Stay Healthy This Winter

10 ways to prevent getting sick this winter

Roers has a Wellness Committee which has come up with a top 10 list of simple yet effective ways to help employees stay healthy this winter during cold and flu season. We wanted to share this list as temperatures drop and cold and flu season approaches, to help minimize symptoms with everyone in the community.

  1. Get a flu vaccination. Check with your physician about getting a flu shot this year. The vaccination is available at doctors’ offices and pharmacies, so after getting the okay from your doctor, get the shot early in the season. Roers had a flu clinic this year in our office recently which many employees took advantage of.  Call your medical provider to get this scheduled.
  1. Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Every time you shake hands with someone, wash your hands afterward. Washing your hands prior to eating and touching your face is a crucial way to prevent the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria. We know that this has been the most used phrase in 2020 #washyourhands. 
  1. Avoid touching your eyes and mouth. Cold and flu germs can easily infect you through your eyes and mouth. If you must touch your face, wash your hands first. Common sense we know, but not always easy to remember, especially when we are trying to keep face coverings on most times. Have hand sanitizer at your desk, vehicle, and maybe in your pocket to always be prepared.
  1. Get adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation can compromise the immune system, making you more susceptible to illness. Aim for seven to nine hours each night. Put that social media down, turn off the tv, and get those Zzzz. 
  1. Work out. Not only is working out good for your cardiovascular system and weight management, staying fit boosts your immunity and helps you manage your stress levels, which is important for staying healthy in flu season. Working out doesn’t have to be going to a gym or doing hot yoga. Getting movement can be taking a loop around our office or walking your pet each morning.
  1. Keep hand sanitizer handy for those times when you don’t have access to soap and water. If you are out and about, keep a bottle of alcohol-based sanitizer in your bag or pocket to de-germ on the go. 
  1. Don’t bite your nails. Germs lurk underneath your nails and biting your nails is just another way you can become infected with the cold or flu virus. What a perfect time to break that bad habit!
  1. Avoid people who are already sick. If someone is coughing or sneezing, keep your distance. Likewise, if you are sick and contagious, take time to rest at home so you can get better and not spread germs to those you come in contact with. 
  1. Eat a healthy diet. Similar to working out, eating right can have benefits for not only your weight, but also your immune system. Get your vital daily nutrients from fruits and vegetables to keep your immunity strong. Stay away from the break room or donuts at breaks! Removing junk from your daily schedule helps keep you feeling better and you will be a leg up when we can finally go on sunny beach vacations again.
  1. Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluids – especially water – flushes toxins out of your system and keeps you healthy. If you do happen to get sick, staying well-hydrated is just as important for your recovery. Set yourself a goal and make sure you start early in the morning.

United Way of Cass-Clay & Roers: Building the Future of Our Community

It’s times like these that we all look toward something to believe in, see the positive, and seek moments where we see the power of people working together for the common good.  

Each and every day, United Way of Cass-Clay in Fargo is harnessing the power of community to create a better tomorrow for everyone. Their invitation and mission to LIVE UNITED resonates with the Roers core values of opportunity, partnership and community, and Roers is proud to partner with them on building a new home that will serve our community for decades to come.

A New Home for United Way of Cass-Clay Working at the Intersection of our Community

United Way works at the intersection of businesses, nonprofit partners, public organizations, and volunteers and individuals who have the desire to give back. “When it came time to select a location for the new home of United Way, being at the intersection of our community, was key,” said Kristi Huber, United Way of Cass-Clay President & CEO.

Back in March of 2020, United Way announced the location of their future home during their LIVE UNITED Awards and Annual Meeting via this video shot at the build site. It truly is at an intersection – near where interstate 94 meets 45th Street at 4351 23rd Ave. S., Fargo.


A Building Design to Reach Out to the Community

“Reaching Out” was selected as the name to reflect how United Way is always reaching out to the north, south, east and west – across Cass and Clay counties.

“Reaching out is a name and a philosophy our United Way team and partners embrace every single day,” said Huber.  

United Way of Cass-Clay reaches out:

– to those in need

– for new solutions

– to make connections

– for support


In 2020, United Way is reaching out to the community and shining a light on homelessness. Here in our local community, each night, more than 1,022 people are homeless. In addition, it is estimated that of the people who are homeless in our community, 23% are children. This powerful video shows the true struggles faced by so many families in our community, and the opportunity we have to help them at their point of need, changing their path and future forever.

United Way’s goal is to prevent 90% of children and families from becoming homeless by 2020. An investment of $720 could prevent one family from becoming homeless. We invite you to learn more and give at

A New Hub to Bring the Community Together

To continue their important work to help those in need, the United Way team is set to move in before the end of 2020, and will begin utilizing this thoughtfully planned space as a hub for bringing our community together. This space will support the needs of our growing community, and maximize the positive change United Way is able to create. Every aspect of the building was intentionally designed by JLG Architects and built by Roers, and will efficiently meet the needs of the United Way team, volunteers and community for decades to come.

“We are so grateful to the entire Roers team, and the expertise and knowledge they provide. Roers has been tremendous partners for us during the design and planning of this project. We are so excited to have Roers build our new home,” said Huber.

Generosity from the Community Makes it Possible

United Way could not have achieved this goal without the support of generous partners and donors.

A lead gift from Border States Electric, and members of their leadership team will create an amazing Welcome Experience for volunteers and inspiration in our Team Innovation Center. A generous investment from First International Bank and Trust, will allow United Way to maximize their trainings and on-site events in the new Volunteer Activation Center.

United Way has a full list of all of the generous partners who made this project possible here.

The Future of LIVE UNITED is Taking Shape 

In October, the building continued to take shape, and is now visible from interstate 94. “We look forward to keeping our community included on the progress of this project, as we want you to feel that this is your new home as well. We are excited for the work that will be done together – with you – in this new space,” said Huber.

Reaching out and remaining connected is what will make a better tomorrow for everyone across our community. On behalf of the thousands of individuals and families who are helped by United Way, we are thankful for all that our company and our communities do to LIVE UNITED. When we work together, we are unstoppable.

Roers Safety Manager Receives Certification

Congratulations to Andrew St John, Roers Safety Manager!

Andrew St John, Roers Safety Manager, has completed all requirements for a Board Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification. This highly respected certification of a Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility and experience criteria in the safety, health and environment discipline and have passed a rigorous examination. Certificants must also recertify every five years to maintain certification, ensuring they remain knowledgeable in their practice.

Andrew joined Roers in 2017 with a safety background in general industry. “Switching to construction safety was a challenge so I set out to learn all I could, this path led me to the CHST certification. The CHST certification is the first step toward a goal I set in the beginning of my career at Roers.  Achieving this certification aligns with the core values of Roers, Opportunity, Respect, Expertise Experience, Community and Partnership. The CHST is an acknowledgment of Roers commitment to the Safety of all our employees,” commented St John.

Safety issues have become more complex and today’s safety professional must continually be better qualified. BCSP credential holders are among the most highly trained, educated and experiences individuals in the safety field. Earning the BCSP certification shows that Andrew has mastered the core competency required for professional safety practice.