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DBS Group appoints new project coordinator

DBS Group has hired a new project coordinator to join its Rochester, Minnesota, operations. Nicole Finne joined the design-build construction firm last month. Finne brings 28 years of industry experience to DBS Group. In her most recent position, she served as senior project coordinator for a commercial construction company. There she oversaw contract administration while…

DBS Group adds new project engineer to team

DBS Group has hired a new project engineer. Austin Jones joined the team last month to help manage the company’s growing number of design-build construction projects. As a project engineer, Jones will work closely with project managers, project estimators, project superintendents and clients, working onsite and in the office, to manage project documentation and ensure…

DBS Group to remodel Festival Foods in Eau Claire

Festival Foods has contracted with DBS Group to remodel its Mall Drive store in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Construction improvements include a new Deli Island, meat service and produce sales improvements as well as new Caribou Coffee and Click N Go improvements. Construction is scheduled to begin in late-March with substantial completion by early-May.

DBS Group completes new Bluff View Bank

DBS Group recently finished building a new Bluff View Bank in Holmen, Wisconsin. Located at 1749 Spakenburg Road within the McGilvray Park subdivision, the 3,000-square-foot bank incorporated office space, meeting space, interior teller service and an exterior drive-through canopy. Construction began in mid-August 2020 and was completed in mid-February 2021. Here’s the finished product:

Camping World selects DBS Group for Colorado project

Camping World, the nation’s largest network of RV-centric retail locations, has selected DBS Group to build a new, ground-up 18,500-square-foot service center in Golden, Colorado. The facility will include 16 bays for service along with support areas for customer service and parts storage. Construction is scheduled to begin in early-April with substantial completion by early…

DBS Group to design-build new car dealership in Viroqua

Sleepy Hollow Ford has selected DBS Group to design and build a new, ground-up 26,826-square-foot Ford dealership in Viroqua, WI. The new dealership will include a showroom, celebration bay, sales and support offices, a 15-bay service shop, parts storage, detail shop, 1,896-square-foot parts mezzanine and 3,440-square-foot, second-floor office mezzanine. The project also includes an onsite…

DBS Group to Expand to Rochester, Minnesota

Design-build construction company DBS Group announced today it is expanding to Rochester, Minnesota. Headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the commercial construction manager and general contractor signed a lease to open an office in Suite 110 at 3425 40th Avenue NW. “We’ve been operating in Rochester for close to a year,” said DBS Group President and…

DBS Group Project Manager Earns ICC Certification

DBS Group Project Manager Steve Bieniek of Rochester, Minnesota, has earned certification as a National Standard Building Contractor from the International Code Council. ICC certification is proof to prospective clients that a builder is qualified for the project and has the expertise to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable buildings. Certification follows a rigorous exam based…

This vs. that: wood vs. steel framing in the age of COVID-19

As the global pandemic continues to impact nearly every industry, the world of commercial real estate is also feeling its effects. The implications are far-reaching, from supply chain disruption to spiking demand and volatile materials costs. When it comes to the question of whether to choose wood vs. steel framing for your next commercial construction…

DBS Group project manager earns national certification

Rochester resident and construction project manager Brian Sheehan of DBS Group has earned certification in the Design-Build Institute of America. Sheehan’s designation as a nationally certified Associate Design-Build Professional signifies his extensive education and experience in the nation’s fastest-growing commercial construction method. Design-build is where one entity, the design-builder, contracts with the project owner to…