Projects

  • Galaxie Library Renovation
    Galaxie Library Renovation
    Educational, Recent Projects
  • Bluejay Villas at Worthington
    Bluejay Villas at Worthington
    Educational, Multi-Family, Recent Projects
  • MSU, Mankato Baseball Dugouts
    MSU, Mankato Baseball Dugouts
    Educational, Recent Projects
  • City Center Apartments
    City Center Apartments
    Multi-Family, Recent Projects
  • Southwood Terrace Apartments
    Southwood Terrace Apartments
    Multi-Family, Recent Projects
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
    Potbelly Sandwich Shop
    Recent Projects, Retail / Entertainment
  • Shared Spaces (Mankato Area Foundation)
    Shared Spaces (Mankato Area Foundation)
    Office
  • Carnegie Art Center Elevator Addition
    Carnegie Art Center Elevator Addition
    Historical
  • Crossview Covenant Church
    Crossview Covenant Church
    Recent Projects, Religious
  • Bridge Water of Janesville
    Bridge Water of Janesville
    Multi-Family, Recent Projects
  • Bridge Water of Hanover
    Bridge Water of Hanover
    Multi-Family, Recent Projects
  • EI Microcircuits
    EI Microcircuits
    Office
  • Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
    Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
    Historical
  • The Marigold
    The Marigold
    Multi-Family
  • Sleepy Eye Medical Center
    Sleepy Eye Medical Center
    Retail / Entertainment
  • KIA of Mankato
    KIA of Mankato
    Retail / Entertainment
  • Northfield Public Library
    Northfield Public Library
    Historical
  • Center for Faculty Development Minnesota State University
    Center for Faculty Development Minnesota State University
    Educational
  • RED OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2014 ADDITION
    RED OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2014 ADDITION
    Educational
  • Ophthalmology Associates
    Ophthalmology Associates
    Retail / Entertainment
  • US Bank
    US Bank
    Office
  • Forest Elementary Addition
    Forest Elementary Addition
    Educational, Recent Projects
  • Landkamer Building
    Landkamer Building
    Historical, Office
  • Breckenridge Townhomes
    Breckenridge Townhomes
    Multi-Family
  • Ramsey Fire Station
    Ramsey Fire Station
    Office
Galaxie Library
Galaxie Library
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Galaxie Library Renovation

The renovation at Galaxie Library in Apple Valley, MN is a complete interior renovation. This 29,000 SF library was built in 1989. Project scope includes demolition of the existing mechanical and electrical systems, installing a new fire protection system, mechanical and electrical systems as well as updated interior finishes and an external book drop.

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Educational, Recent Projects
Bluejay Villas Rendering
Bluejay Villas Rendering
Villas – 2 levels
Villas – 2 levels
Bluejay Villas at Worthington

We are under construction on a 34,500 SF student apartment project. The project consists of a 3 story, 27-unit complex with a one-story building housing offices and common areas. Common areas include the lobby, mail room, game lounge, group study rooms, laundry room and fitness center.

This wood frame building will serve the Worthington Campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College as it is adjacent with the campus athletic fields.

*Rendering by Hay Dobbs Architects

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Educational, Multi-Family, Recent Projects
MSU Dugouts – Complete
MSU Dugouts – Complete
MSU Dugouts – Demo
MSU Dugouts – Demo
MSU Dugouts – Block
MSU Dugouts – Block
MSU Dugouts – Vetterstone
MSU Dugouts – Vetterstone
MSU Dugouts – From the field
MSU Dugouts – From the field
MSU, Mankato Baseball Dugouts

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s baseball dugouts were in need of some attention. The existing dugouts were torn down to make space for larger dugouts for both the home and away teams. The block dugouts were finished using local product, Vetter Stone, for the exterior. Each dugout has a heater for cooler fall days as well as drinking fountains.

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Educational, Recent Projects
City Center – Rendering
City Center – Rendering
City Center – Precast
City Center – Precast
City Center- the grounds
City Center- the grounds
City Center Apartments

City Center Apartments will  be a community exclusively for adults aged 55+.  The complex is designed to keep this age group active and social with many common spaces including pickle ball courts, horseshoes, quilting room, fitness center, and a community courtyard.

This 37 unit apartment building will be in the center of downtown New Ulm, Minnesota. Construction began in October 2017 and will finish summer of 2018.

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Multi-Family, Recent Projects
Southwood – Kitchen
Southwood – Kitchen
Southwood – Living Room
Southwood – Living Room
Southwood – Bathroom
Southwood – Bathroom
Southwood – Bedroom
Southwood – Bedroom
Southwood Terrace Apartments

Brennan Companies remodeled 100 units of student housing for Atwood Property Management. Each unit was stripped down and replaced with new floors, paint and appliances.

To limit the amount of tenant displacement, the units were completed in smaller groupings. A group of apartments was completed together and had a set completion date when tenants would be occupying the space.

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Multi-Family, Recent Projects
Potbelly – In progress
Potbelly – In progress
Potbelly – Exterior
Potbelly – Exterior
Potbelly – Dining Room
Potbelly – Dining Room
Potbelly – Counter
Potbelly – Counter
Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly Sandwich Shop was converted from a former mechanic’s shop into a fast food restaurant. One bay of the garage was removed to make space for a drive-thru.

The interior was built out to include bright colors, large windows and a commercial kitchen.

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Recent Projects, Retail / Entertainment
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Shared Spaces 2nd Floor
Shared Spaces 2nd Floor
Shared Spaces (Mankato Area Foundation)

The Shared Spaces building is a center in downtown Mankato that is home to numerous nonprofit organizations. Brennan Companies was contracted as the Construction Manager at Risk for Mankato Area Foundation to renovate the existing law firm.

This beautiful project was designed with collaboration in mind. There are various offices, conference rooms and work spaces with space for groups to work together. During the project collaboration was important. With an older building, surprises can happen and plans may no longer be accurate. Field measuring were a must. Minor adjustments were made without the need for change orders. This project came in under budget and money was returned to the Owner.

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Office
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Carnegie Art Center Elevator Addition

The Carnegie Art Center is housed in the historic Carnegie Library built in 1902. Due to the age of the building, accessibility was an issue. The Carnegie Art Center wanted to ensure that all patrons could access the building. An elevator was added to the rear of the building as well as accessible parking spots.

By using the Construction Manager at Risk method, Brennan Companies could suggest cost saving opportunities. Some of these cost savings were then utilized to do additional work not in the original scope of work. This additional details included adding window banners for the rear windows and an additional sidewalk that goes between the front entrance and the rear elevator.

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Historical
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Crossview Covenant Church

Our work at Crossview Covenant Church consisted of two projects. We added seven additional classrooms, an office, storage space and restrooms in the children’s and the 5Cs Preschool wing. These classrooms were added to foster continued growth with Crossview’s 5Cs program. The entrance to the children’s wing was reworked to create a better system for check-ins to keep safety as a top priority. The other half of the facility was renovated to be more functional. The former Great Room was split and built out with new carpet, paint and additional walls to transform it into an office and the middle school and high school lounge. Through the Construction Manager at Risk method, this project was completed on time and under budget.

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Recent Projects, Religious
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Janesville – Sitting Room
Janesville – Sitting Room
Janesville – Dining Room
Janesville – Dining Room
Janesville – Living Room
Janesville – Living Room
Janesville – Bedroom
Janesville – Bedroom
Janesville – Salon
Janesville – Salon
Bridge Water of Janesville

Bridge Water is a 24 unit assisted living facility on a half-acre lot in Janesville. It is designed using the greenhouse method where each floor is self-sufficient. The floor, called a house, has its own kitchen, living room and porch.

The greenhouse style floor plan and security enhancements keep its memory care residents safe.

The fenced in outdoor patio and guest parking allow for families and friends to visit frequently.

Bridge Water is one of a series of assisted living facilities that will help accommodate the high volume of aging baby boomers that need care.

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Multi-Family, Recent Projects
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Bridge Water of Hanover

Bridge Water of Hanover is an assisted living facility located in Hanover, MN. It has the greenhouse style floorplan which means that each floor, called a house, is independent. Residents are able to live fully just on their floor as each floor has its own kitchen, living room and porch.

There will be outdoor space for gatherings and ample parking for visitors.

The Greenhouse is one of multiple assisted living facilities that are in the process of construction for the growing volume of aging baby boomers.

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Multi-Family, Recent Projects
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EI Microcircuits

EI Microcircuits’ facility was built from the ground up just outside of town in an area that is now known for large industrial and manufacturing facilities.

The factory portion was designed with efficiency and quality management in mind and therefore had to be built to match those same efficiency and quality standards.

Due to the nature of EI Microcircuits’ work with circuit boards and electronics, precision and security were top priorities on this project. This would be their third manufacturing facility to house their work space as well as front end office space.

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Office
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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota2
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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota4
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

Brennan Construction worked as a CM At-Risk with the CMSM to coordinate various design aspects, schematically price, extensively value engineer, and enter into a guaranteed maximum-not-to-exceed contract amount.

This beautiful project and building repurpose finished on schedule and under budget allowing the CMSM to incorporate various design and exhibit enhancements.

The building, a 1940’s era steel truss roof/brick pier building originally housed the City’s buses.

During construction, the building and site revealed several surprises including drilled piles in lieu of a conventional concrete spread footing foundation and soil contamination requirements.

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Historical
The Marigold
The Marigold
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The Marigold

The Marigold was the first mixed-use development constructed in Greater Mankato in decades.  As such, this project required a constrained construction budget to line up with existing rental rates.  Brennan Construction met this challenge with creatively formulating and effectively pricing various project aspects including; the exterior window system, the mechanical system, and other exterior materials.

Three issues encountered on this project included:

  • completing the project on time (before the onset of winter conditions added costs),
  • coordinating mechanical and electrical designs within the limited available space within the structure
  • effectively tracking areas of costs under budget to allow the Owner to implement added scope, such as an electronic monument sign
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Multi-Family
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Sleepy Eye Medical Center

Brennan Construction served as General Contractor for the three-phased interior renovation at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center.

Temporary partition walls, dust control, negative air pressure, and material staging were all closely monitored and controlled throughout the project to ensure the daily hospital operations were unaffected.

“Their work has always been professional and they have adhered to our expectations related to performing construction work in a healthcare facility, which can be difficult…I would recommend them to anyone considering a construction project in the facility” – Kevin Sellheim, Administrator at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center.

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Retail / Entertainment
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KIA of Mankato

KIA, JD Powers 2016 Award winner, desires the image of its dealerships to match its reputation of excellence with its vehicles.  This reputation of excellence is reflected throughout its Mankato dealership, from the glossy and upscale lit sales floor, the comfortable customer lounge and offices, through the state of the art service center.

Due to the increase in sales, KIA requested that Brennan Construction build a fully automatic carwash in 2016. This project has also been completed and KIA’s success in Mankato remains apparent.

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Retail / Entertainment
Northfield Public Library
Northfield Public Library
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Northfield Public Library

Brennan Construction worked as General Contractor in the renewal of an existing library in Northfield, Minnesota.

The new addition and renovation are part of the renewal of the original Carnegie library building. The original building was built in 1910 with an addition built in 1984.

The project was initially slated due to mandatory safety upgrades but grew into a stunning building that features more gathering and programming space, enhanced employee workplaces and is more easily accessible.

“We really feel that this is a good project that takes us into the future,” Northfield Library Director Teresa Jensen.

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Historical
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Center for Faculty Development Minnesota State University

The architectural wall system required flooring to be installed underneath the track.  With a hard finish date in mid-August, we coordinated an early installation of flooring, and provided full protection of new flooring while the project progressed.  Ultimately, the finish date was met, and the finishes were protected.

The Storage Room was not up to code due to added sheetrock walls.  Brennan Construction worked with the Owner and City inspector to develop a plan of action.  The certificate of occupancy was released in time for move-in.

Brennan Construction coordinated a fast-track installation of carpet during off hours to regain precious working days due to unforeseen delays in carpet procurement.  This was done at no extra cost to the Owner.

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Educational
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Red Oak
RED OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2014 ADDITION

Brennan Construction worked as General Contractor for the 10,000 SF addition in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Red Oak Elementary School was part of a large group of elementary schools within Independent School District #720 to build additions that include four classrooms and some small-group spaces as the school district transitions into all-day Kindergarten programs.

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Educational
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Ophthalmology Associates

Brennan Construction served as General Contractor for the Ophthalmology Associates renovation / addition project.

The facility remained open during construction.  As General Contractor, Brennan Construction utilized temporary partition walls, dust mitigation, sound control, and negative air pressure to ensure the facilities operations remained uninterrupted during construction.

Brennan Construction was involved in preliminary pricing and design, and helped navigate the Owner through the permitting process.  Brennan Construction also helped facilitate asbestos removal on behalf of the Owner.

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Retail / Entertainment
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US Bank

To make way for Mankato’s Performing Arts Center, US Bank agreed to relocate into an existing adjacent apartment building.  The building was renovated to make space for the Mankato home office.

It boasts two floors of banking services. There is a walk in lobby with tellers and a few offices on the first floor. The second floor includes a reception area and more office space with access to the adjacent parking ramp. The need for a drive-through meant adding on so that it was built into an existing parking ramp.

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Office
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Forest Elementary Addition

Brennan Construction worked as General Contractor in the new construction of a one story addition to the Forest Elementary school.

The project started in June of 2016, and was turned over to the Owner at the end of October.  In addition, a 1,200 sf portion of the addition was completed and turned over to the Owner in only 9 weeks.

The building utilized Induction Displacement Units, Wattstopper lighting controls, and CMU/Brick wall construction.

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Educational, Recent Projects
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Landkamer Building

The early stages of the renovation and repurpose of the Landkamer Building required design vision, accurate pricing, attention to detail regarding safe demolition and construction processes, and an awareness of the total project scope and cost.  As tenants began leasing space in the building, subsequent renovation efforts required close communication with existing tenants to minimize disruption.

The development, construction, repurposing, and leasing efforts were successful.  This projected started the wave of commercial development in downtown Mankato.

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Historical, Office
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Breckenridge Townhomes

Brennan Construction completed 5 Townhomes with a total of 18 units in conjunction with the Minnesota Housing Authority for Blue Earth County.

This 18 townhome unit project was a collaboration between various entities resulting in an income based multi-unit project.  The project was LEED certified and ‘Buy-American’.

We worked closely with the Architect and Owner to complete the project on time and within budget. Our accounting department worked diligently to ensure proper HUD documentation and requirements were met, as well as exact specifications for the LEED certification and ‘Buy-American’ were followed.

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Multi-Family
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Ramsey Fire Station

Brennan Construction worked as General Contractor in the new construction of a one story fire station in Ramsey, Minnesota.

Fire Station #2 sits on a 2.34 acre property. The 12,000 square foot building not only houses the Fire Department but also includes space for a satellite Police Department office and squad car stall, as well as a satellite Allina Emergency Ambulance vehicle stall and additional meeting space that serves as a new location for community activities.

“Public safety is an important priority in Ramsey.  This building has been carefully planned to ensure it enhances the City’s ability to provide that safety today and into the future,” Ramsey Mayor Sarah Strommen.

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Office