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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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Property Highlight – Prairie Winds

Prairie Winds Apartments are located on the west side of Dickinson in West Ridge Development. This area is the perfect mix of single-family homes and apartment communities with businesses right in your backyard. If you’re looking for convenience, there’s no need to look any further.

Built in 2014, the Prairie Winds community, boasts 36 units between two three-story buildings located on the property, allowing the community the opportunity to remain small and connected. Each building offers one, two and three bedroom apartment homes, with garages included in the monthly payment for most. Prairie Winds Apartments is smoke-free and has controlled access doors and security cameras for your convenience and to promote safety within the complex. A playground is tucked over on the east side of Prairie Winds I for residents and guests to be outside and enjoy the beautiful neighborhood.

Professionally managed by Roers Property Management-Residential, managers who take pride in fostering community by hosting events throughout the year for residents to come together to connect with their neighbors. Prairie Winds residents will have opportunities throughout the year to engage with residents of our sister property, West Ridge Apartments. Events are often hosted throughout the year strive to appeal to residents of all ages including a spring community garage sale, summer grill out, grab-and-go breakfasts, a holiday feast and cookies with Santa.

Prairie Winds is delighted to offer essential service workers within our community reduced pricing through the North Dakota Finance Agency’s Housing Incentive Funds program. Essential service workers will be able to work with a Roers Property Management-Residential team member to complete documents required by North Dakota Housing Finance Agency to determine their eligibility to qualify for the lower rates. We take pride in the fact that we can say ‘thank you’ to the very people who make the city of Dickinson an incredible place to call home.

Whether you’re moving across town, across the state, country or world, Prairie Winds Apartments is an incredible place to call home. For more information about Prairie Winds Apartment, please visit roers.com/residential-property/prairie-winds-apartments/

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Roers Receives Community Engagement Award

The Roers and Keller Williams Teams were recently honored with the Community Engagement Award from the United Way of Cass Clay.

“We celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Chili Feed this year. It was by far the most successful event we’ve had to date with attendees, money raised, and fun, commented Katelyn Czichotzki, Chili Feed Chair.

The entire Roers Team + the Annual Roers/Keller Williams Chili Feed Committee wants to say THANK YOU! We are so honored to have won the LIVE UNITED Community Engagement award.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Chili Feed on September 29, 2020. Watch for details shared on www.chilifeedfargo.com

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Roers Hosts Give Back Lunch for Cullen Children’s Foundation

Roers employees recently hosted their second Give Back lunch at the Roers main office location. This lunch proceeds from this quarterly lunch were given to the Cullen Children’s Foundation. Employees vote on a charity of  their choice for proceeds to be given to from the free will luncheon. “Being part of an organization that builds stronger communities by supporting charities such as the Cullen’s Children’s Foundation is a true blessing!  I enjoy being a part of Roers, not only because I enjoy my job, but also because they care about the communities where we live and work,” said Leslie Wegner, Roers team member.

Employees come together once a quarter for this lunch which is a time for networking but more importantly to help give back to the community. The Cullen Children’s Foundation is very generous to children in this area dealing with healthcare issues. “Supporting Cullens Children’s Foundation is close to my heart as they donated funds to create a spectacular children’s play space in the new Sanford Hospital.  When my son was only 2 years old, we had a few hospital stays in the previous Sanford Hospital and we spent time in the much smaller children’s play space there.  It was a great space for my son to feel like a kid and play, even though he was in the hospital.  I can’t imagine how thankful the parents of children in the new hospital are for that new space where their kids can forget about being sick for a while,” commented Wegner.

Roers is proud to give back often to community organizations in a variety of ways. For details on our Give & Grow Committee, visit https://roers.com/about/.

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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.

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10 Years of Chili

The beginning of fall not only means it’s time for pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, pumpkin patches, and football… but it also means it’s time for the Annual Roers / Keller Williams Chili Feed! What is better on a crisp autumn day than a hot bowl of chili for a good cause? We’ll help you out – nothing!

 

Every fall for the past 10 years, the Roers team and the Keller Williams Inspire Realty team has joined forces to host the Chili Feed with all proceeds benefiting the United Way of Cass-Clay. That’s right… 10 whole years. What a milestone!

 

Celebrating 10 Years

To celebrate 10 years of the Chili Feed… we decided to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever. We increased our sponsorship levels, introduced a Match Sponsor, Taracon Precast, who matched every dollar donated on the day of the event up to $5,000, and for the first time ever had raffle board prizes donated by SCHEELS. We also welcomed back our Presenting Sponsor, Bremer Bank, but with an added bonus of a Fargo INC article and our event on featured billboards around town!

 

 

We also set a goal to raise $50,000 total and surpassed it by a landslide. Thanks to our sponsors and every person who attended, we were able to raise over $69,000 for the United Way of Cass-Clay. Bringing our grand total of money raised from the Chili Feed over the past 10 years to more than $284,000. All because of our amazing community!

 

50 Chili Chefs

Of course the Chili Feed is about raising money for a wonderful cause, but it’s called a CHILI feed for a reason! When you show up, you are greeted by over 50 chili chefs ready to serve you their chili.

 

Thank you to all 50 Chili Chefs who took the time to cook their chili and serve it during the event! What’s fun about serving chili is the little competition that goes on… we run a VIP Judge contest where our VIP Judges vote on their favorite chili, as well as a People’s Choice contest. Every attendee receives a chili bean when they arrive and are get to place that bean in the jar of their favorite chili.

The chilies that win the two contests receive an amazing prize package stuffed with items donated from companies and businesses within the community.

Thank you to these businesses for their generous donations to our prize baskets:

Buffalo Wild Wings, Dakota Design Company, Fargo Force, FloatSix, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Gunderson’s Jewelers, Junkyard Brewing Company, Keller Williams Inspire Realty, Midwest Radio FM, North Star Plumbing, Royal Jewelers, Sandy’s Donuts, Suntana, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, Vive Salon, Westside Wellness, LLC, Window Tint Pros & Automotive Accessories, & Zorbaz

 

Our Sponsors

We could not make this event happen without each and every one of our Sponsors! Their generosity and willingness to put dollars towards making a difference is so appreciated.

 

Thank you to these businesses for sponsoring the 2019 Chili Feed:

 

Presenting Sponsor – $8,000

Bremer Bank

 

Event Sponsors – $5,000

Corwin, Dawson Insurance, First International Bank & Trust, & Magnum Electric

 

Match Sponsor – $5,000

Taracon Precast

 

Table Sponsors – $3,000

KLJ & Starion Bank

 

Habanero Sponsors – $1,500

Bell Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Media Productions, RDO Truck Center, & Western Prodcuts

 

Cayenne Sponsors – $1,000

Apex Engineering Group, Bergseth Bros, Doosan Bobcat, Eide Bailly LLP, JDP Electric, Office Sign Company, Strata Corporation, & The Title Company

 

Jalapeno Sponsors – $500

American Crystal Sugar Company, American Federal Bank, Cass County Electric Cooperative, Cloud 9 Salon & Day Spa, Dakota Bumper & Body Supply, General Equipment & Supplies, JLG Architects, JT Lawn Services, KPH, Inc., & Tollefson’s Contract Flooring

 

Green Pepper Sponsors – $250

Artekta, Inc., Baker Tilly, Christen Joy, Consolidated Communications, Cullen Insulation, Inc., Hatch Realty, Larson Home Inspection, Lillestol Research LLC, Regency Title, Inc., Rialee Photography, Short Printer, The Cleaning Pros, & Western State Bank

 

The Committee

The ones who reach out to our sponsors. The ones who clean out the roasters so they’re ready for our chili chefs. The ones who spread the word on social media. The ones who spend hours setting up the day before and the morning of. The ones who take time out of their lives to make this event come to life. Our Chili Feed Committee! None of this would be possible without them. Planning for this event start in April and goes up until the very last minute. We are forever grateful for the help of our wonderful committee!

 

THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of the 10th Annual Roers / Keller Williams Chili Feed! We can’t wait for the next 10 years!

 

 

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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. For details on our Give & Grow Committee, visit https://roers.com/about/.

 

 

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Roers VIP Fan of the Game

This Fall Roers launched something pretty exciting! We partnered up with NDSU and created the Roers VIP Fan of the Game.

 

Each home Bison football game, anyone in the community has the opportunity to be the Roers VIP Fan of the Game. This means they win 2 home game tickets, 2 pregame sideline passes, and their photo taken by the big football helmet and posted on NDSU’s social media!

 

It has been such a fun season getting to connect with so many people throughout the community as we choose a different winner every home game. It has also been a blast getting to work with NDSU Athletics. They have been awesome.

 

Here are the winners we’ve had so far:

 

If YOU want to be the Roers VIP Fan of the Game, you still have two more chances this football season!

Click here and enter to win!

Go Bison!!!