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Does your contractor do that?

At DBS Group, we start working long before the other guys Maybe you can’t judge a book by its cover, or a person by their looks (although anyone rocking a mullet these days may get a double-take). But it turns out you CAN judge a contractor by their preconstruction services. Simply put, DBS Group takes…

Goddard School hires DBS Group for Minnetonka project

Goddard School of Minnetonka has selected DBS Group to serve as construction manager for a new center in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The project includes converting an existing 10,000-square-foot facility at 14900 Highway 7 into a typical Goddard School early childhood education center. When complete, it will look similar to the Goddard School DBS Group built for…

Construction project hack: plan spring projects now

Start now for best results and a project that stays within budget Even before the autumn colors start taking hold in our region, the smartest among us are thinking of spring. That’s because these days when it comes to commercial construction, preplanning is more important than ever due to the trickle-down effects of the pandemic…

DBS Group adds new project engineer to team

DBS Group has added a new project engineer to its team. Alex Stekel has joined the design-build commercial contractor’s La Crosse area office, bringing seven years of experience in commercial construction. Stekel is a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he majored in business management. He began working in the…

DBS Group to build another multifamily unit in West Salem

P4K Properties has hired DBS Group to build another multifamily unit in its Greenfield Addition in West Salem, WI. The project includes designing and building a 12,000-square-foot, six-unit residential facility on Lot 22 of the subdivision. Design is complete, and construction begins mid-October. The project is scheduled for completion in late June of 2022.

Top 5 challenges facing commercial property owners

Commercial property owners face a variety of issues from economic changes, finding & retaining tenants, to monitoring demographic changes. Here are the top 5 issues.

Do solar panels work better on a flat or pitched roof?

Here are some key points to keep in mind Deciding whether to opt for solar panels with your next commercial construction project is complex and should be based on financial, strategic and practical factors. After weighing the pros and cons, if you decide to install solar panels on your next project, you’ll also want to…

Construction Site Visits: Do’s and Don’ts

A walk through a construction work-in-progress can be inspiring and motivating, or it can be disastrous.

Kessler’s Grocery contracts with DBS Group

Kessler’s Grocery has contracted with DBS Group to design and build a new exterior facade for its store in Aberdeen, SD. Design is complete, and construction is underway. The renovation is scheduled for completion in late December 2021.

The pros and cons of TIFs

Developers who are exploring the option of tax increment financing would be wise to weigh all the pros and cons.