Excellence in Construction Award Banquet 2018

Lyon Contracting recently attended the Excellence in Construction Award Banquet to receive two (2) Pyramid Awards; one for Remington Cove Apartments in Apple Valley, MN and the other for Yorkshire of Edina Senior Living in Edina, MN. We are very proud of both these projects and couldn’t have been successful without the help of our Subcontractors, Owners, and Architects. Thank you to everyone involved in each of these projects.



Contact: Jennifer Ankeny, VP of Business Development & Membership   952-941-8693 or jeni@mnabc.com


Eden Prairie, MN. 1 February 2019 – On January 24, 2019, the Minnesota/North Dakota Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored recently completed member projects at the 2018 Excellence In Construction Banquet at The Metropolitan in Minneapolis, MN.

Lyon Contracting, Inc., St. Cloud, MN received a top award from the Minnesota/North Dakota Associated Builders and Contractors for its Remington Cove Apartments & Yorkshire of Edina Senior Living in the Multi-Family Projects and Condos Over $5 Million & Healthcare Over $5 Million.

ABC's awards program is designed to publicly recognize the quality and innovation of merit shop construction and to honor all the members of the construction team, including the contractor, the owner and the design team responsible for the project. The winning projects were selected from entries submitted across the state and were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unusual challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and budget.

Lyon Contracting, Inc. was the general contractor on the design-build team that built this creative and contemporary municipal project. The project entailed proper scheduling of materials and sequencing of subcontracting work.  In the end, this project was both functional and aesthetically appealing.  Lyon Contracting, Inc. completed the project on time and on budget. 

“This project is a clear example of the high-quality work merit shop contractors perform every day,” 2019 MN ABC Chairman Michael Winiecki said at the awards event.

The MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is part of a national association representing more than 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 70 chapters across the United States. ABC is dedicated to providing legislative representation, networking, safety, and education opportunities for professionals in the construction industry.  For more information, contact the ABC Office at (952) 941-8693, email jeni@mnabc.com, or visit www.mnabc.com.

Under Construction - Vincent Woods, Rogers, MN

A new eighty-eight (88) unit, three (3) story, 87,239 GSF market rate apartment with an underground parking garage.

  • CIP or CMU foundation, wood framed w/ pitched roof

  • Large rectangular shaped apartment community development

  • Amenities include fitness center, business center, community room, among others.

Currently the concrete subcontractors are working on stripped footings and more rebar for the walls. Elevator walls have been wrapped for waterproofing, drain tile has been installed and the elevator shaft and remaining footings have been backfilled.

Under Construction - Bluff View Estates, Winona, MN

A new seventy-six (76) unit, four (4) story, 128,225 GSF senior apartment building with two enclosed parking garages.

Concrete has begun in Winona, MN, they are preparing the interior foundation walls for a pour. These walls include the staircase in Area C, staircase in Area B and elevator pit and walls along multiple grid lines.

Under Construction - Cielo 3 Apartments, Fridley, MN

New construction of a 67 unit 3 story wood framed 87,239 SF apartment over underground parking.

We are excited to announce that we broke ground May, 2018 in Fridley, MN for Phase 3 of our Cielo Apartment Complex.

This project is moving along nicely. Plumbers have installed water heaters and will work on boilers next. Electricians have installed fans in 3rd floor units and have wire run for lighting in the 3rd floor corridor as well as lighting preparation in the lobby on 1st floor. HVAC received magic pak’s and staged them in 3rd and 2nd floor units. Fog and texture is complete and are now working on scraping and sweeping. Tapers have completed 1st floor units. Steel framing and sheet rock is complete in the 1st floor lobby for fireplace and soffits. Siding is about 60% complete on the west side of building. Cabinets were delivered and trimmers are working on 3rd floor.

Under Construction - Lake Jonathan Flats Apts, Chaska, MN

Lake Jonathan Flats Apartments in Chaska, MN is a new four (4) story, 117 unit, with two levels of below grade parking, a detached slab-on-grade commercial building, and associated paved parking lots and drive lanes, retaining walls, and below grade utilities. The below- and at-grade levels will include concrete masonry unit (CMU), cast-in-place concrete and/or precast concrete walls and columns with wood framing above. The commercial building will be one story slab-on-grade light-gauge steel framing.

We are excited to announce that we broke ground for Lake Jonathan Flats Apartments February, 2018.

Construction is starting to find its way back on track as all truss repairs and extra reinforcement have been completed throughout the building. The mechanical’s are roughed-in through second floor and HVAC should be completed with first floor rough-in by the end of January 2019. Third-floor drywall was completed this week and second floor insulation has begun. Second-floor rim was foamed on Friday and netting along with insulation of exterior walls will begin on Monday. First floor framing inspection will take place late next week followed by insulation. Cabinets have begun being installed on fourth floor and flooring mobilization is set for Monday. The sider has begun installing window trim and exterior flashings along the back of the building. Brick installers has mobilized to the site with scaffolding, brick and equipment set to begin next week.

Under Construction - Urbana, Brooklyn Park, MN

There are three (3) separate components to this development:

  • 94th Ave. N Street & Utility Expansion - Installation of approximately 1,100 LF of new road construction. Work to include sidewalks and bituminous trail. Utility work to include water main, sanitary and storm sewer extensions.

Currently the balance of perimeter strip footings were poured and wall panels are being set; we will be pouring them in the following weeks. Utilities have had a good start, sanitary sewer and water main are in the road. We've started the cut for the deep sanitary sewer line at the SE corner along 93rd ave.

  • Urbana Place Senior Living - New construction of 100 unit assisted living facility on a partial slab on grade foundation with 24,000 SF of underground parking. Finished area is 123,241 SF wood framed four story.

We are excited to announce the ground breaking for Urbana Place Senior Living will take place September 27th, 2018.

Construction update for Urbana Place; carpenters are working on punch out of the interior, nail shear wall sill plates and headers are all on schedule. The rim in the attic in Area C has been spray foamed. Roofers have installed insulation and membrane in Area A and B.

  • Urbana Court Apartments - 314,782 SF three story wood framed 207-unit apartment over a 77,864 SF underground parking structure.

Completion - Territorial Woods Apts, Maple Grove, MN

Territorial Woods Apartments in Maple Grove, MN is open for the holidays! This apartment is truly a place to call home and you’ll feel that the moment you walk in.

This is a new three (3) story, 98 unit, wood-framed building with a 40,345 square foot underground parking structure, 40,345 square foot first floor, 40,981 square foot second and 41,981 square foot third floor; with a combined total of 162,652 square feet.

Check out the below link to get a sneak peak of one of the units:


Completion - Harrison Bay Sr. Living, Mound, MN

Harrison Bay Senior Living in Mound, MN is a new three (3) story, 72 unit, wood-framed building with a 31,595 square foot first floor and 24,174 square foot second and third floors.

We are excited to announce that Harrison Bay Senior Living is open and accepting residence. This facility is immaculate and one of our most beautiful properties and has a lot to offer. The grand opening ceremony took place October 28th, 2018.

For leasing information, please contact the management company at 612-430-8150.

ABC Excellence in Construction - 2018 Submission

We’ve been awarded a Pyramid Award for both Yorkshire of Edina Senior Living in Edina, MN and Remington Cove Apartments (Phase I & II) in Apple Valley, MN! This is a huge honor and we couldn’t be more proud. Hope everyone who participated on these projects with us will be able to celebrate with us at the ABC Award Banquet in January, 2019.