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Commercial

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 unitedwaycassclay.org.

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 https://roers.com/projects/.

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Residential

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 theviewonuniversity.com.

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Residential

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 weather.com 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.