Testimonials

Testimonials

 

MOTT-REGENT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Mott-RegentMott-Regent’s new elementary school replaced their 107-year-old building and shares spaces with the existing high school, including a new cafeteria, kitchen, common area, and library.  Consolidated was also hired to renovate their existing high school.  The renovation included a new ITV room and a special education room. The new campus also has centralized administration offices and a centralized mechanical room.

“I joined Mott‐Regent Public School District shortly after passage of our $8.7 million bond referendum. The communities of Mott and Regent had mixed opinions on the measure, so all eyes were on us as we embarked on our project. Consolidated’s team has been highly proactive in working with our school board, staff and parents to gain community support of the referendum, keep the project on schedule and under budget, and create a safe construction environment around an active school. They even went so far as to institute a safety protocol long before construction began in order to get students and faculty accustomed to the changes and establish safe habits. They’ve also been creative in finding ways to reduce costs with subcontractor negotiations and volunteer labor. Working directly with Consolidated, my school board and I have a clear understanding of current activities and project status, thanks to regular reports and communication that have us all in synchronicity. Consolidated’s thoughtful leadership on this project has been important to reassuring our community that we’re handling this great responsibility properly and are making the most of this extraordinary opportunity.”

Viola LaFontaine, Superintendent of Schools

SLEEP INN MAINSTAY HOTEL

Sleep Inn MainStay RochesterThis 81-room, 45,000 square foot hotel in Rochester, Minnesota is the second of its kind: half a MainStay Suites and the other half a Sleep Inn.  The concept joins two brands in one building to maximize cost efficiency in construction and operations. It also offers amenities of both brands to guests, allowing the hotel to meet the needs of nearly any travel occasion.

“This is my fifth new hotel build in many years. The Sleep Inn/MainStay combo was a new concept for Choice and myself. Right from the beginning, I received lots of help from the team at Consolidated. They knew it was going to be more complex than a typical hotel build, unifying the two brands together into one building. It wasn’t easy. They navigated a rigorous permitting and inspection process that helped keep the project moving forward and stay on budget. When it was all said and done, I’d describe this project as one of my best building experiences.

Dan Henderson, Owner/Operator

DAIRYLAND ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES

Dairyland ElectricUnsure whether it would be more prudent to renovate or build new, Consolidated Construction assisted Dairyland Electrical Industries in weighing their options and analyzing associated costs and benefits. Ultimately, Dairyland decided to build a new 11,350 square foot production facility in Pound, Wisconsin to complement and expand their existing operations.

“Dairyland Electrical Industries had a very positive experience with the team at Consolidated with the construction of our new manufacturing facility. The Consolidated team is outright friendly, engaging and highly professional. Even before we discussed design and construction, we found their expertise in site selection and municipal relations to be invaluable. When it came time for construction, the team did not disappoint. Communication, clarity and performance were excellent. I’d hire them on to our team if I could!”

Ken Schuh, Operations Manager

DANE MANUFACTURING

Dane ManufacturingDane Manufacturing first hired Consolidated Construction to design and build an addition and associated renovations to its existing manufacturing facility in Dane, Wisconsin. Construction quality was especially important to Dane, as they had experienced many issues with previous work by other contractors. Consolidated’s self-perform capabilities in concrete and steel erection fit the bill. Cost, schedule and quality can all be held to the highest standards when work is completed by our in-house crews.

“When I was looking for a new building partner, I knew I wanted a company that understood my desire for superior quality. It’s a principle that drives my own company, but I wasn’t finding that in other contractors. Consolidated’s team not only gave me a new addition within the budget and schedule that I needed, they paid special attention to materials and quality workmanship. Now I’m confident my building will withstand the heavy load requirements of our operations and last for decades, and Consolidated will still be here with us.”

Troy Berg, President

WERNER ELECTRIC SUPPLY

_P7A2033Werner Electric Supply chose Consolidated Construction to complete the design/ build process and manage all aspects of the construction of the new 64,648 square foot office building and 197,417 square foot RDC.

Not only did the new facility grow in size from Werner Electric Supply’s previous headquarters, it added additional infrastructure and technological advancements to help the company run more efficiently and better serve its customers.

“The Werner team quickly developed a high level of confidence in Consolidated’s in-house design capability. Consolidated listened carefully to our needs and operational plan, and then developed a conceptual design that hit the mark. Werner felt highly engaged in the design development process. We also appreciate Consolidated’s leadership and direction in obtaining building approvals and permits.

Thanks to the Consolidated team’s fastidious pre-construction planning, construction activities were carried out quickly and efficiently. This resulted in an on-time completion date and a final construction cost under budget. Even Werner’s special request to use ten different electrical subcontractors was met with professional accommodation. We were able to utilize many of our customer resources on the project, and there were no issues between subcontractors. Everyone reported that the project ran smoothly.”

Craig Wiedemeier, Vice President of Operations

SUNDANCE APARTMENTS

SundanSundancece Apartments is a 108-unit, 165,000 square foot complex in Bismarck, North Dakota. Featuring upscale features and amenities suitable for young professionals and families, it answers the demand for those flocking to the area in search of new opportunities. That same demand for housing, however, and the shortage of skilled craftsmen presented new challenges for the project team to overcome.  Tenacity and ingenuity won out, however, and the team delivered the project on time, and with a 9% reduction in cost thanks to value engineering and steadfast negotiation.

“Sundance was Timberland’s first new construction multi-family project in North Dakota so planning and execution was of utmost importance. Given the tight labor market and rising cost of materials in Western North Dakota, getting the project within budget was a daunting task. From the beginning, Consolidated approached the project budget with tenacity and attention to detail that was second to none. Your ability to work with us and the design team to successfully suggest and incorporate money saving, value engineering ideas – while not compromising the overall quality of the product – was a testament to the experience and knowledge your team brings to the table.”

Ryan C. Sailer, Vice President of Development

DAKOTA PRAIRIE REFINERY

IMG_5826-2The oil boom in North Dakota increased the need for several refineries in the area.  Consolidated Construction provided the design and construction of six major auxiliary buildings, including administration, laboratory, maintenance, fire fighting, electrical utilities and wastewater treatment for the 318-acre Dakota Prairie Refinery campus.

“Consolidated took on the challenge of this fast pace and aggressive schedule project head on, and successfully completed the buildings within the time frame we needed them to allow a timely turnover to the owner. Throughout the development and design stages, Consolidated led the way to provide the owners with multiple layouts and options to aid in cost effective solutions to meet the quality standards and budgets of the project. Consolidated took the burden of acquiring all the building permits and made sure that all local and other codes were met or exceeded which helped us focus on other portions of the project.”

Eric Hochhalter, Project Manager

MainStayRCSD-9781MAINSTAY SUITES & CAMBRIA SUITES

Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Mouth Rushmore, the Cambria and MainSuites Suites are located in Rapid City, South Dakota.  These apartment-like suites offer families and business guests many up-scale amenities that make them feel at home.

“In our area of strong tourist seasonality it’s critical that hotel projects come in on time and on budget. Consolidated exceeded our expectations not once, but on two separate occasions, bringing both the Cambria Suites and MainStay Suites of Rapid City to successful conclusions with on-time grand openings. I was especially pleased with the quality, fit and finish of our projects, and the project management team was second to none. We communicated regularly and candidly, which led us through challenges swiftly and kept each project on target. The highest praise a company can receive from its customers is the referral of friends. I’ve referred my friends with confidence to Consolidated, and will continue to do so in the future. 

Kent Hagg, Managing Partner

COUNTRY INN & SUITES, DECORAH

decorahThe Country Inn & Suites in Decorah, Iowa underwent a sizable remodel and expansion to give the hotel a more modern look. Twenty extra rooms were added and over 27,000 square feet of the existing hotel were renovated. The hotel continued normal guest operations during construction.

“Our team at Ruhr Development are seasoned in hospitality construction, but recently completed our very first project with Consolidated Construction. We jumped in immediately with a complex renovation and addition project for our property in Decorah and were pleased with the level of professionalism we received. Our project team was knowledgeable and self‐sufficient, and completed the project on time, as promised, with minimal disruption to our guests and staff.”

Jeff Ruhr, Principal of Ruhr Development

MARION BODY WORKS

Marion2When the people of your company are working in separate buildings and double wide trailers, you know it’s time for an expansion. That was the case for Marion Body Works, a family-owned, high-quality truck body building company requiring a much needed upgrade to its headquarters and manufacturing facilities.

Marion Body Works, located in Marion, Wisconsin, chose Consolidated Construction to take on their expansion project, which included a new 18,400 square foot office headquarters and vehicle showroom and a 42,105 square foot addition to their warehouse and production building.

“The production space you built was great and put to use immediately upon your timely completion in January of 2016. I have to say that the work on our corporate office was a real ‘WOW’ for us!!! As you know, this was the largest building expansion ever undertaken by Marion Body and it was well worth it. We received great and positive comments from folks in the city of Marion as well as all the invited dignitaries at our ribbon cutting in June. Just last week, we held a National Sales Meeting for our Fire & Emergency dealers from across the country. Many of these individuals had not seen the finished work and were blown away. In addition, they were totally amazed and impressed that we broke ground on the facility last year on August 24th and occupied it in May. They are excited to put this new building to the test with new opportunities.

Our experience in working with Consolidated was over the top from beginning to end. We enjoyed working with Rob, Adam, the other designers and most especially Ray along with many of the subcontractors your team brought to the table. I am not sure when we will take on another project like this, but I would be very happy to extol the benefits of working with Consolidated to anyone who wants to listen.”

Curt Ignacio, President CEO