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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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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

– to LIVE UNITED

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 unitedwaycassclay.org.

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.

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Providing Homes to Cape Coral Community

The Cape at Savona Point is still under construction, however some residents are getting settled in to the buildings that are completed. So how did this project come about? We wanted to share how Roers is helping provide new homes to the community of Cape Coral some and interesting insights the team worked through as the project was in the initial stages.

The development team became aware of the lack of multi-family housing options in the Cape Coral area in Florida. Many housing developments focused on patio homes and single family residential.  The multi-family residential that was available was not meeting the demand for the fast growing city of Cape Coral.  Larry Nygard, Roers Development President, and team located a perfect site within a few blocks of an elementary school, a middle school and a high school that is also centrally located to everything else.  The main vision is to provide a housing option to people in the service industry, nurses, teachers and more. This was an opportunity to provide housing for those that want a unique, affordable housing option without owning their own home.

Jeremy Easum, Civil Engineer with Roers, provided some insights on the initial project planning stages and how it was different from others.  Jeremy commented, “A couple of differences that stand out to me are the regulations are so much more intense on development.  This project has 25 building permits.   The other main difference that engineers and surveyors can appreciate is the elevation.  I’m used to creating plans in North Dakota with design elevations of 2500 feet above sea level and where I came from in Wyoming elevations of 4800’ above sea level.  Our base flood design elevation on Savona was 7’ above sea level.”

 Partnerships in this project were more important than ever. “We knew early on this project would be different.  We wanted to be heavily involved in the design and construction and use the knowledge base we have built over the years constructing multi-family developments,” stated Jeremy.  Local partnerships with multiple firms including our general contractor, Brooks and Freund were developed.  Other firms including architect, civil consultant, environmental consultant, landscape architect, geotechnical consultant, marketing consultant, leasing & property management consultant and lending partners have proven to be great partnerships.  Through this process Roers has also developed a relationship with the City of Cape Coral.   All of these partnerships and relationships hopefully will yield other opportunities in Florida.

For more details on the Cape at Savona project, please visit https://roers.com/project/savona-apartments/.

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Making History with Delta Beams at Missouri Slope Project

The Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center project is one that is making history for Roers and North Dakota. The structure of this project will be unique due to the beam system being installed. This is the first project in North Dakota to use Delta beams as they are not very common in the United States yet. The Delta Beam system enables the construction crew to provide a larger space between the ceiling and structure which gives the trades more room for their equipment. The system will actually shrink the height of the building as well.

In the early phases of the Missouri Slope project, those that pass by the project in northern Bismarck can see the building is starting to take shape vertically. The foundations are 90% complete, with 50% of those complete with steel and concrete. The building consists of four wings and a core which ties it all together. Two of the four wings are erected. One wing is ready for windows to be installed; the roof is going being installed and interior framing is near complete. The other wing is erected with floors poured and, framing on the exterior beginning soon.

Our Project Superintendent, Phil Keller, has worked with Roers for over 20 years. When asked what is most exciting for him on this project, he commented “To see a foundation be poured and move on to setting steel, then see precast set. You know in a month sheathing will be hung on the exterior of the building and everything fits as it should! Watching the project progress is very exciting. Going from one phase to the next and seeing all of our planning flow is very gratifying.” Phil is pictured below at the project groundbreaking.

Phil is the first point of contact for anyone that comes onto the job site. “I take the responsibility of the safety for the entire crew, including Roers team members and subcontractors, very seriously. We start our day talking about safety to ensure it’s a safe environment for everyone. Besides talking about safety, we do safety checks on the perimeter railings on all floors, making sure all stairs are clear and signage is still in place.” Covid-19 has brought about extra check ins, temperature readings and other safety precautions on the job site.

Besides being the main contact and face of Roers on-site, Phil also manages many other behind the scenes parts of the project. He coordinates the subcontractors and deliveries, ensuring all trades are following through with project specifications and required inspections, manages the daily activities and quality control. He is in charge of keeping up with the storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) and maintaining a clean organized site.

Partnership has been a key player in this project. Roers has designated a strong management team to plan and execute the activities of this large scale project. The working relationship with the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center project team has been very successful as well. Every participant in the project can find the needed information or support on the project.

For more information on this project, please visit https://roers.com/project/missouri-slope-project-phase-i/.

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Roers Named to List of Top Builders of Student Housing

Roers was recently named as one of the Best Student Housing Contractors in the United States by the General Contractors (GC) Magazine. Roers was selected for the construction of U32 Apartments.

U32 Apartments is located near the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo. The project was built in two phases with the second phase just opening in 2019. Apartments ranging from efficiency to four bedrooms are available to lease. The properties amenities are among the best in the area with an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, gym, heated yoga studio, two community rooms, multiple study rooms and much much more. The construction and development teams are Roers partnered on this project and their teamwork has been a huge success with this gorgeous property. For more details about this project, visit the U32 project portfolio page.

Visit the GC Magazine article to view the article featuring Roers as the North Dakota award recipient. 

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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.

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Roers 2018 Project Highlights

We’re already almost a month in to 2019 and the Roers team is so excited about our upcoming plans and projects! However, we wanted to take a look back at everything that Roers did this past year. We are very proud of our entire team. No matter the role, just about everyone has had a part in these and we could not be happier with each and every turnout.

 

Here’s to what we accomplished in 2018 and what we can’t wait to accomplish in 2019. *glasses clink*

 

Mackenzie River Pizza – Fargo, ND

 

 

New Life Center – Fargo, ND

 

Precision Lawn & Landscape – Fargo, ND

 

Prairie Heights Basement Remodel – West Fargo, ND

 

Bright Sky Apartments – Moorhead, MN

 

First International Bank – Grand Forks, ND

 

Jeremiah Program – Fargo, ND

 

Starbucks – Fargo, ND

 

These are just a group of the 2018 Projects that Roers was a part of. We look forward to partnering with more businesses, organizations, and professionals around the community in 2019. If you are interested in our past projects, or would like to contact us, head to roers.com/contact/.

 

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Jeremiah Program

Fargo, ND — Jeremiah Program broke ground on its new Fargo-Moorhead campus in early June. The new campus, located at 3104 Fiechtner Drive South in Fargo, will provide safe and affordable housing for 20 determined, low-income families, as well as an on-site early childhood education center, classrooms where the mothers can build confidence and life skills, and spaces where they can meet with coaches to support them in achieving a career-track, college education.

“We have worked hard together to get to this day,” said Diane Solinger, Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead Executive Director. “Many of our community board of trustees and supporters have been with us since the very beginning, even through the peaks and valleys. They have given us unwavering commitment, and together we are building a campus to bring this excitement to life.”

Why is this campus and Jeremiah important to Fargo-Moorhead? Currently, more than 2,300 single mothers are living in poverty in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a number that has increased 16 percent over the last six years. The majority of these mothers have children under the age of four with fewer than half of them enrolled in pre-school…

Read the full article here: https://jeremiahprogram.org/jeremiah-program-fargo-moorhead-groundbreaking-celebrates-next-step-toward-new-home-opening-to-20-families-in-2018/