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Lumber Prices are Skyrocketing

Factors converge to drive up the price of wood for construction This summer, we told you about the increased popularity of wood construction, and why it’s more popular than ever. Turns out, wood is once again having a moment, but this time, the news may not be so welcome to those hoping to build with…

This vs. that: Comparing biofilters, porous pavement and underground retention

With all you have to think about during site evaluation for your commercial construction project, there’s one item that can be overlooked: stormwater management.

Mixed-use senior housing in a post-COVID-19 world

Market forces pushed mixed-use to the forefront; now it’s different Just six months ago, we saw a continued meteoric rise — going on a decade — in interest in mixed-use development among those in the senior housing development industry. But today, with COVID-19 at the forefront of our minds, that interest has changed dramatically. Mixed-use…

DBS Group hires new vice president

DBS Group has hired Jeff Anneke of Rochester, Minnesota, as vice president of business development. In his new role, Anneke will advance the design-build construction company’s key priorities and drive strategic partnerships. Based in Onalaska, Wisconsin, DBS Group has experienced steady growth since its inception five years ago. Having completed commercial construction projects locally, regionally…

Construction project financing 101

As a developer, here’s how to get started When it’s time to build or remodel, understanding commercial construction financing is essential to the success of your project. Yes, it can be tedious, and the process can be complex. Of course, you’re not alone: most of us are not savvy to the ways of financing construction…

Pros and cons of “Opportunity Zones”

Two years in, here’s what you should know, including how to best use them After two years on the books, we’ve started seeing the pros and cons of “Opportunity Zones” emerge. The program was introduced as part of 2018 tax reform legislation, providing potential tax benefits for those investing in designated distressed communities in the…

DBS Group to build new senior living facility in Eau Claire

The Beehive of Eau Claire has selected DBS Group to design and build a new, ground-up 14,000-square-foot senior living facility at 5059 Stonewood Drive in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The new facility will include 20 units of senior living, along with associated therapy areas, support care work areas, full kitchen, dining room, living room areas and…

Is intergenerational student-senior housing the next big thing?

Mount Mary University Project in Milwaukee shows promise.

DBS Group adds new project manager to team

DBS Group has hired a new project manager. Brian Sheehan joined the team in July to help manage the company’s growing number of design-build construction projects.

DBS Group to build new Bluff View Bank location

DBS Group has been selected to build a new Bluff View Bank in Holmen, Wisconsin; located at 1749 Spakenburg Road within the McGilvray Park subdivision.