Minneapolis, MN. – January 28, 2022 – On January 26, 2022, the Minnesota Construction Association (MCA) honored its members for outstanding recently completed construction projects. The awards were presented at the 27th Annual MCA Awards of Excellence Gala at the Minneapolis Marriott West.

Congratulations to all award recipients honored at the Gala:

Greystone Construction Company won in the New Project Total Value Under $15,000,000 category for Greystone Construction Office Building. The Greystone Construction Office Building is the first commercial development of a 13-acre site near Canterbury Park and sets a high standard of quality for future construction. The building features a two-story glass atrium, floating staircase, 30KW solar panel system, wood-wrapped clerestory, rooftop deck, lush garden, incredible views, and more.

In the New Project Total Value Over $15,000,000 category, Kraus-Anderson won for Regions Birth Center. The Regions Hospital Birthing Center is a four-story expansion to the hospital, providing state-of-the-art care for mothers and newborn babies. The Regions Birth Center features larger rooms and family-friendly amenities, hydrotherapy tubs, postpartum suites, and “couplet care” that allows mothers and their babies to be treated in the same room.

Terra Construction won in the Renovation, Expansion or Tenant Improvement Project category for A-Side Public House. This project involved the renovation of historic, former Fire Station No. 10 in St. Paul into a microbrewery, taproom and coffeeshop with a second-floor event center. The space pays tribute to its former use with fire station doors, references to Station 10 and Fort Road on the bar.

In the Publicly Funded Construction Project category, RJM Construction won for City of Ramsey Public Works. The City of Ramsey hired RJM to build a new 93,000SF public works facility to replace the existing facility. RJM welcomed this opportunity to offer their CMa services to the Ramsey team, as well as having the pleasure to work once again with their frequent community-market design partner Oertel Architects.

In the Subcontractor/Specialty Contractor category, Maverick Cutting & Breaking won for the 121/801 Elevator and Stair Addition project. Maverick Cutting & Breaking provided shoring, slab sawing, and removal of concrete slabs to create a multi-story stair addition in an existing occupied downtown Minneapolis office building.

Each year, the Minnesota Construction Association recognizes a project that was completed as a result of a resourceful blending of construction techniques and professionals. The 2022 recipient of the MCA Choice Award is Loeffler Construction & Consulting for the Mino-Bimaadiziwin project.

Mino-Bimaadiziwin (an Ojibwe phrase meaning “the good life”), located in Minneapolis, MN is a 147,000 square foot facility that is one of the first tribal-sponsored housing developments in the country. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa (RLBC) had long faced the challenge of housing shortages, and ultimately made the decision to purchase the land, which formerly housed the Cedar Box Company Facility. This location places the structure along the American Indian Cultural Corridor, which is home to numerous Native-owned businesses and organizations. The structure features six stories, with 10 studio apartments, 15 one-bedrooms, 55 two-bedrooms, and 30 three-bedrooms, and a full amenity package including a gym, underground parking, community kitchen, daycare facility, and green space for tenants. The first floor also hosts the Red Lake Embassy and a wellness clinic, which provides culturally appropriate health services to the community.

This project fully complied with the Green Community Guidelines and included features such as efficient fixtures, Energy Star Appliances, native landscaping, stormwater management systems, and solar panels. Throughout the building locally sourced cedar was used, which both incorporated the importance of sacred trees in Ojibwe culture, as well as included sustainable features into the design of the building

MCA also honored outstanding companies and individuals at the Awards of Excellence Gala. These awards acknowledge the exemplary work and dedication to quality construction by our members.

General Contractor of the Year – McGough Construction
Subcontractor of the Year – Wells Concrete
Service Provider of the Year – Orion Search Group
Design Professional of the Year – Civil Site Group
Member of the Year – Grant Tentis, Smith Schafer & Associates, LTD.

About the Minnesota Construction Association
The MCA is a non-profit association dedicated to providing networking and continuing education opportunities for professionals in the construction industry. For more information, contact the MCA Office at (952) 928-4646, email info@mnconstruction.org, or visit www.mnconstruction.org.

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Contact: Jen Wothe, Executive Director • 952-928-4646 or info@mnconstruction.org