Exciting Times for the City of Moorhead

Roers and the City of Moorhead (the “City”) have recently announced their plan to enter into a predevelopment agreement with the option for the City to purchase real estate property with Roers. The partnership will lead to identifying redevelopment opportunities for the existing Moorhead City Hall, located at the 500 block of Center Avenue in Moorhead, and surrounding City-owned property. The predevelopment agreement provides Roers Real Estate Services to take representation of City-owned property in order to explore potential partnerships, which may lead to a comprehensive redevelopment plan for the City owned property. Roers and the City have entered into a professional services agreement, therefore a public bid for the services was not required. Roers will not be compensated in any manner until a City approved plan is developed. As part of the joint venture, Roers and the City will focus on a win-win situation for all parties including the Moorhead Center Mall property owners, Downtown Moorhead Inc., residents and business owners of Moorhead. Moorhead Center Mall is privately held, therefore these properties will maintain standard operating. Both the City and Roers recognize these businesses have been vital to keep the mall a destination for the community. Roers will partner with Moorhead Center Mall property owners to identify future opportunities as plans for the City progress. Downtown Moorhead Inc. and the City of Moorhead have begun to embark on a downtown planning effort, which is currently engaging citizens and business owners in creating a vision for Downtown Moorhead. Any project concept Roers would develop for City-owned property will be consistent with the vision of the Downtown Master Plan currently being drafted. “We anticipate this partnership with the City of Moorhead is just the beginning of major growth for the entire Moorhead community. With the excitement the Moorhead residents and business owners have around the plans for revitalization in the downtown sector, there are abundant opportunities for growth. Its an exciting time for the community,” commented Jim Roers, CEO of Roers.

Breaking Ground at Missouri Slope Project

A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10 am on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, to celebrate the future construction of the Missouri Slope North Campus. This Phase I of construction will feature the Skilled Nursing Facility and Town Center. Roers Construction and Development teams will work collaboratively with Pope Architects on the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center located in Bismarck, ND.  Both Roers and Pope Architects have vast experience in building senior housing facilities. The first phase which will be unveiled at the ground breaking ceremony is a 207,000 sf building, four-story building with 192 beds featuring a chapel, beauty salon, nurses stations, kitchens on each floor, and much more.  Phase I is anticipated to be completed by October 1, 2021.  “This project will meet the needs of current and future residents.  As the only locally owned Long Term Care organization, we are blessed to have great support from our churches and community members.  This project will allow us to be successful for the next 50 years” says Reier Thompson, President/CEO of Missouri Slope. Visit www.roers.com for updates as the project progresses.

U32 Apartments Phase II Offers All The Amenities

Imagine waking up in a brand new apartment, throwing on your gym clothes and walking down the hall to a gym, then moving on to a yoga class followed by a quick dip in the pool. All of this and you didn’t have to even get in your car. U32 Apartments in North Fargo offers the best of amenities for residents and now has openings in the brand new phase of the property.

The construction dust has cleared, the final touches were made by the designer and just like that, 118 new units were available for rent at U32! Actually, all of this took nearly a year to complete so it wasn’t quite that easy. The Roers Construction team oversaw the construction working with various subcontractors throughout the process. Through rain, snow and humid days, the crew was able to complete the construction at the end of July. The designer, Christen Joy, worked her magic and helped create an atmosphere welcoming, fresh and full of energy for residents. From fun themed study rooms on each floor, to the unique touches in each unit including amazing kitchen sinks, spacious rooms and closets and unique lighting throughout each unit, this is a place where residents will feel at home.

The lounge in Phase II is already a hit with residents!  It has a feeling of being out on the town for an evening with friends, yet can also be a place to gather to watch the big game on the numerous big screen televisions. The cigar lounge theme has a vibe that is very inviting and relaxing. For those that want some fun, there shuffle board and ping pong for friends to enjoy. This is definitely a place where residents will want to hang out.

Each floor features a study room for residents to be able to have some quiet time or to meet with a study group. Take your pick of the feeling you want to inspire your studying – Andy Warhol creative themed room, the Great Outdoors, a New York Subway theme, the Banana Breeze surfing theme and the Snowboard adventure theme. Each feature specific artwork, furniture and decor to accentuate each inspiring theme.

“U32 Phase II is the perfect combination of comfort and chic. I can’t wait for residents to elevate their lives, connect with friends and create life-long memories in this one-of-a-kind space that truly feels like home,” commented Christen Anderson, designer at Christen Joy.

Another hot attraction at U32 Phase II is the yoga studio. MojoFit Studios has opened their second location inside U32. Daily classes are available from hot yoga, sculpt and relaxation classes. The studio is open to residents but also to the general public. For a sneak peak at the schedule, visit https://www.mojofitstudios.com/. Plus you can check out U32 when you go to a class.

For more details or for a virtual tour, visit http://u32apartments.com/.

Roers Named to Best Cafe Contractors in the US List

Roers has recently been named to the Best Cafe Contractors in the United States list by the General Contractors (GC) Magazine. Roers has experience creating warm atmospheres for cafes which visitors make part of their daily routine. Roers has created partnerships with many firms to build these popular locations and is looking forward to building many more in the future. The selection for the list identifies top builders which build these stunning and successful cafes but also have received top honors for safety awards.

The GC Magazine article recognizes one contractor from each state. Roers is proud to represent North Dakota as a leading builder. Visit Roers on details on restaurant projects recently constructed.

 

 

Roers Hosts Give Back Lunch for Great Plains Food Bank

Roers employees hosted their first Give Back lunch recently at the Roers main office location. Employees voted on a charity of  their choice for proceeds to be given  free will luncheon. This lunch proceeds were give to the Great Plains Food Bank. “It was so fun to be apart of providing an opportunity for everyone in the office to get together to support a great cause together,” commented Madison Maides, Roers Give & Grow Committee Member.

The donations received collectively was enough to provide nearly 1,000 meals for those in need on our community. When asked about her involvment in the event, Katelyn Czichotzki, Give & Grow Committee Member stated, “I got to help put together our very first charity lunch to help out the Great Plains Food Bank. We decided to make it Fiesta themed and call it “Fiesta for the Food Bank.” I loved that we had fun with it but also got to give back while doing it. It had a bigger purpose than just a lunch break. We had a great turn out & I can’t wait to continue doing these charity lunches.”

Roers is proud to give back often to community organizations in a variety of ways. Committee members will plan a quarterly Give Back Lunch and employees will have the opportunity to vote for charity organizations in the community.

Learn More: Give & Grow Committee 

Website: Great Plains Food Bank

Groundbreaking for St Paul Newman Center

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the St. Paul Newman Center was held on Monday, June 24. Over 125 people were in attendance to celebrate this momentous occasion as the long awaited project begins. Special guests in attendance included Rev. James Cheney, Newman Center Pastor & Director; Dean Bresciani, NDSU President; Tim Mahoney, Fargo Mayor, Most Rev. John Folda, Bishop of the Fargo Diocese; Jim Roers, CEO of Roers and Larry Nygard, President of Roers Development.

In 1928, the first religious organization of the campus of North Dakota State University was established. The current facility was constructed in 1958, and has grown to serve thousands of students. With the growth of the NDSU campus and the thriving campus ministry of St. Paul’s Newman Center, there is a need to build a new facility to better serve the community. The groundbreaking of the new chapel and the student housing project, to begin at a later date, will serve the campus with the ever growing needs and continue to serve the community in a great capacity.

Website: St. Paul Newman Center 

Project Updates Here!

Crossroads Dental Under Construction in West Fargo

A new dental office with state-of-the-art technology will soon open in West Fargo located conveniently on Veterans Blvd near Interstate 94. Nate Nygard, DDS, currently operates the practice as Callender Nygard Family Dental. When the new office opens in July 2019, the practice will be called Crossroads Dental.

Roers is constructing the new practice and is working closely with Patterson Dental on the dental equipment. The new office will have a state-of-the-art sterilization center with a treatment conference room to discuss cases in a relaxed and private environment. The dental lab will feature an in-house crown milling unit and 3-D printer. The office will eventually be completely digital which means dental impressions will not be needed. The technology allows them to make crowns in one appointment and scan teeth with our camera and have the models printed digitally with the 3-D printer. The office will also have a full basement with a large training room. This will allow us to have staff training events and continuing education events/meetings in house.

Nygard will open the office as the sole dentist however, with the anticipated growth in clients the office is being built to add an additional two to three dentists and more hygienists in the future.

Despite a harsh winter and marginal spring for weather, the timeline has been kept fairly close. The Roers crew has been able to keep up with the anticipated open date set in October at groundbreaking. The anticipated open date is July 8, 2019 for Crossroads Dental.

Project Updates Here!

Website: Crossroads Dental

Countdown to Finals Giveaway

Spring is (finally) here which means a few things – you can put your winter jacket away (you may want to keep a hat and gloves handy though for those chilly mornings), the grass is finally turning  green and school is almost out for summer break. For college students, finals are taking place and a search for a place to live is a high priority. Not only can you choose an epic unit close to campus at one of our great properties in North Fargo, if you sign a lease by May 10 you can pick one of three awesome prizes. You and your roommates each receive a prize so your new place will be decked out in the latest techy gadgets. Choose from a Bose speaker, Google Home or airpods. Take a look at one of our properties today. Call 701-356-RENT to set up a showing!

Roers Named To Best Restaurant Contractors in US List

Roers has been named to the Best Restaurant Contractors in the United States list by the General Contractors (GC) Magazine. Roers has extensive experience creating unique atmospheres for franchises or locally owned restaurants. With fierce competition in the restaurant industry, Roers works closely with the owner to create the building which will stand apart from competition, create a welcoming atmosphere for customers and a functioning kitchen for the chefs to create their specialty dishes. Read the article that explains why Roers has made the Best Restaurant Contractors list with distinguished builders across the US. Visit Roers on details on restaurant projects recently constructed.

Cape Coral Plans for New Apartment Complex

Roers Development is working with the city planners in Cape Coral, Florida, to find a solution the city is facing with the lack of multifamily housing. Roers has plans to develop, The Cape at Savona Parkway, a new 320 unit, four-story apartment complex in southwest Cape Coral.

The development is in a prime location just off of Savona Parkway and in close proximity to many schools, making it an excellent location for families. Larry Nygard, Roers Development President, stated, “The development will help broaden the housing options available in Cape Coral, particularly for the working class, and could draw commuter residents from Fort Myers.” In 2017, Forbes named Cape Coral/Fort Myers as the fastest growing cities in America.

The resort-style complex will include one, two and three bedroom apartment homes. The complex will feature a pool area with clubhouse, recreation area with indoor and outdoor kitchen spaces, cabanas, tiki hut, areas for pet exercise, playground, walking trails, pickle ball court and more.

The goal is to have the first set of buildings available for rent in June 2020.

Learn more about the apartments here!

Project Update here!

Safety is Not an 8 to 5 Job

Safety. At Roers this is more than just a six letter word that is discussed at the beginning of a job. It is a focus for each employee every day at Roers whether in the field or in the office. Andrew St. John, Safety  Manager at Roers, ensures that safety is on the top of every employees mind.

“Safety is not an 8 to 5 job. Safety is 24/7, because your family wants you to be safe too,” is a motto that St. John refers to often. In order to keep safety a key part of each role, there are many steps taken in the company’s customized safety program. Roers participates in the ABC Step Program, partners with Bismarck State College’s OSHA Consult Team, holds CPR and First Aid Training along with various other training sessions for employees throughout the year. Subcontractors are included in many training programs as well. In fact, over the past years, Roers and subcontractors have participated in the OSHA consultation and training program over 30 times. St. John visits job sites frequently and the Safety Committee performs monthly site audits. Roers holds many in-house training sessions which allows the training to be customized and specific for our projects. The investment in a safety program ensures each site is equipped with safety equipment, safety measures are followed and employees understand safety precautions.

At Roers we take safety very serious, 24/7. We work to build success and when everyone focuses on safety, our employees can be productive, effective and successful each day

Learn more about Bismarck State Colleges safety program here. 

Read about how Roers prioritizes safety here. 

St. Paul Newman Center

Since 1928, the St. Paul Newman Center has been a focal point for the NDSU campus. Roers is proud to be partnering with the Newman Center for a significant construction project which will allow the overcrowded center to serve even more community members. Over the years, the Center grew its campus presence and services, which led to the need for a larger complex in the 1970’s. The Center has grown drastically since then and continues to grow with engagement of thousands of students. The project will consist of a new 500-seat chapel, student commons, parish hall, kitchen, coffee shop, bookstore, administrative offices, classrooms and priest residences. With student enrollment continuing to increase and the overwhelming desire for student housing close to campus, the construction project will also include 24 units of faith based housing, 85 apartment units and a potential for 11 single-family town homes.

The project has been discussed since 2014, and Roers is working with the Newman Center to ensure all considerations are taken into account to provide the best features for the Center and those it serves. Larry Nygard, President of Roers Development, commented, “The expansion of St. Paul’s Newman Center will continue to provide a “home-away-from-home” as it has for many decades – including ministry program, faith based relationships, campus activities housing opportunities to NDSU students and other low income residents who will be close to campus in a secure and convenient environment.”

The $40 million project will be constructed on 12th Street and University near the southeast entrance to North Dakota State University. Construction timeframes are still in the works.

 See what other projects we are working on here.

Learn more about the Newman Center here.