Design-Assist

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Budgeting, estimating, value engineering, project scheduling – our abilities in these and other design-assist services makes us a popular choice among owners, developers and general contractors.

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Sample Projects
  • Minnesota State Capitol Restoration

    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Client: JE Dunn Construction
    Size: 382,915 SF
    Details: Complete restoration of both electrical and low voltage systems for the 382,915 SF Minnesota State Capitol built in 1905.

  • Minnesota Twins Target Field (Photo by George Caswell Photography)
    Minnesota Twins Target Field

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Minnesota Twins
    Size: 1,000,000 SF
    Details: 40,000-seat, Major League Baseball stadium with six separate levels that include 4 lounges and over 60 suites.

  • Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

    Location: D’lberville, MS
    Client: Roy Anderson Corporation
    Size: 415,000 SF
    Details: 18-story, 300-room hotel tower and 213,000 SF casino with 1,400 slot machines. Also included four restaurant venues, an event center, and a 36-hole championship level mini-golf course.

  • The Guest House at Graceland

    Location: Memphis, TN
    Size: 255,232 SF
    Details: New 450-room hotel is adjacent to the Graceland Mansion and features two restaurants, spaces for meetings and special events and a 500-seat theater for live performances and movies.

  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center

    Location: Jamestown, ND
    Client: Jamestown Regional Medical Center
    Size: 120,000 SF
    Details: Greenfield, 25-bed critical access hospital with 24-hour emergency care, 3 Operating Rooms, 13 Pre/Post Surgery Rooms, 27 Patient and 3 Labor/Delivery Rooms and more.

  • Fairview Southdale Perioperative Addition & Renovation

    Location: Edina, MN
    Client: Knutson
    Size: 39,000 SF
    Details: New and remodeled operating rooms, sub-sterile rooms, support staff areas, materials management, clean cores with new elevators and a soiled utility area with new lifts. A new 13.8kv substation along with a flywheel UPS.

  • Four Winds Hartford Casino

    Location: Hartford, MI
    Client: Christman/Kraus-Anderson
    Size: 51,150 SF
    Details: Provided design-assist electrical services and design-build low voltage systems.

  • Choctaw Casino Resort (Photo Courtesy of Darius Kuzmickas)
    Choctaw Casino Resort

    Location: Durant, OK
    Client: Choctaw Casino Resort
    Size: 500,000 SF
    Details: Casino expansion for over 3,000 slot machines, five new restaurant venues, and a new 330-room hotel tower.

  • Xcel Energy Center – Low Voltage

    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Client: Mortenson
    Size: 650,000 SF
    Details: Construction of 18,064-seat, state- of-the-art NHL facility included commissioning of a 7,000 SF data center and over 30 communications closets. Termination and testing of over 6,000 category 5e/6 cables for wireless, voice, and data, 648 strands of multimode fiber, 108 strands of singlemode fiber, copper riser backbone cabling, and all A/V cabling.

  • Xcel Energy Center

    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Client: Mortenson
    Size: 650,000 SF
    Details: 18,064-seat NHL hockey arena with four spectator levels, one suite level, and three general seating levels.

  • Minnesota Zoo Russia's Grizzly Coast Exhibit (George Caswell Photography)
    Minnesota Zoo Russia’s Grizzly Coast

    Location: Apple Valley, MN
    Client: Minnesota Zoo
    Size: N/A
    Details: Installation of outdoor fiber optics and copper cabling. System included a combination of six and twelve strand fiber throughout the park along with category 3 copper cabling.

  • Windsor Plaza

    Location: Eden Prairie, MN
    Client: Amcon
    Size: 125,000 SF
    Details: New construction of five-story, class-A office building with first floor retail space, underground secured executive parking, two-level and three-level parking ramps, and two restaurant pads.

  • Four Winds Casino Resort

    Location: New Buffalo, MI
    Client: Four Winds Casino Resort
    Size: 280,000 SF
    Details: Provided design-assist electrical services and design-build low voltage systems.

  • United Bankers Bank

    Location: Bloomington, MN
    Client: United Bankers Bank
    Size: 30,000 SF
    Details: Remodel of existing floors 12, 14, and 15 in the South Point Building. The project consisted of 10GIG mult-fiber optic and RG11 backbone cables, category 5e and 6a data cabling, RG6 TV cabling, IP camera installation, telecommunications racking systems, and data cabinets. Over 750 category 5e/6a cables installed and Panduit certified.

  • Caesers Indiana Primary Distribution

    Location: Elizabeth, IN
    Client: Harrah's
    Size: N/A
    Details: Modification and relocation of utility distribution elements to remove them from a floodplain. Also rerouted main incoming feeders to casino's main switchgear.

  • Cargill Data Center

    Location: Minnetonka, MN
    Client: Cargill
    Size: 11,000 SF
    Details: New data center including primary service entrance, generator system, UPS systems, redundant PDU systems, redundant PDU whips to racks/servers, FM 200 suppression system, EPO system, VESDA monitor, general fire alarm.

  • Cima Labs

    Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
    Client: KM Building Company
    Size: 19,000 SF
    Details: New office space and laboratory remodel.

  • Cimarron Casino Renovation

    Location: Perkins, OK
    Client: Manhattan Construction
    Size: 30,000 SF
    Details: Expansion and remodel of entire existing casino, food and beverage, etc.

  • Cray Companies

    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Client: CCP
    Size: 40,000 SF
    Details: Modify and upgrade existing office space.

  • Goldstrike Casino Resort

    Location: Robinsonville, MS
    Client: Pancoast & Clifford
    Size: 364,000 SF
    Details: Construction of three new restaurants, the 800-seat Millennium Theater, a porte cochere, maintenance building, and hotel lobby

  • Good Samaritan Nursing Home

    Location: Stillwater, MN
    Client: DJ Kranz Construction
    Size: 50,000 SF
    Details: Addition to existing facility including new patient rooms and common space.

  • Grand Casino Hotel

    Location: Robinsonville, MS
    Client: Roy Anderson
    Size: 200,000 SF
    Details: Electrical design and installation for the seven-story hotel featuring 200 luxury rooms, an indoor pool, and a health spa.

  • Minneapolis Public Schools’ Data Center

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Mortenson
    Size: N/A
    Details: Relocation of District’s primary data center consisting of 21 sever cabinets equipped with power distribution strips, APC monitoring system, 6 LAN racks, wire management, 10GIG copper, singlemode & multimode fiber optics, basket tray, grounding system, generators, electrical service, redundant UPS systems, redundant PDU systems, redundant PDU whips to racks/servers, FM200 suppression system, and fire alarm systems

  • Harrah's Tunica
    Harrah’s Tunica

    Location: Robinsonville, MS
    Client: Harrah's Tunica
    Size: 224,000 SF
    Details: Low voltage design/build and electrical design/assist installation of the world's largest dockside casino including seven restaurants, two live entertainment lounges, a porte cochere, receiving buildings, and a central plant.

  • Harlow’s Casino & Hotel Resort

    Location: Greenville, MS
    Client: Shaker Construction Group
    Size: 62,000 SF
    Details: Hotel consisting of 105 suite rooms on five floors, a full laundry, bar, main lobby and administration offices. Also installed hotel power distribution and the high voltage distribution for the entire casino site.

  • Isle of Capri – Lula

    Location: Lula, MS
    Client: Roy Anderson
    Size: 46,000 SF
    Details: Riverboat casino featuring 1,350 gaming machines and 21 table games as well as three restaurants and a hotel with 485 rooms.

  • Isle of Capri – Tunica

    Location: Robinsonville, MS
    Client: Roy Anderson
    Size: 220,000 SF
    Details: Renovation of existing 1,500-slots casino including gaming areas, food and beverage areas as well as construction of new state-of-the-art performing theater and 260 room hotel.

  • Lucky Eagle Casino Phase I Renovation

    Location: Eagle Pass, TX
    Client: JE Dunn
    Size: 40,000 SF
    Details: Renovation of 1,000-slots casino including gaming areas and food and beverage areas.

  • Minute Clinic Headquarters

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Welsh
    Size: 50,000 SF
    Details: Three-floor tenant remodel in less than 10 weeks.

  • Mosaic

    Location: Plymouth, MN
    Client: Kraus Anderson
    Size: 40,000 SF
    Details: Modify and upgrade existing office space.

  • Protein Design Labs

    Location: Plymouth, MN
    Client: Westin Construction
    Size: 30,000 SF
    Details: Renovation of manufacturing facility for humanized antibodies.

  • Ramsey County Public Works & Sheriff’s Patrol Station

    Location: Arden Hills, MN
    Client: Mortenson
    Size: 200,000 SF
    Details: Facility includes office space, indoor heated and unheated parking garages, vehicle maintenance garage, outdoor salt storage building and fuel island. Work included overall electrical wiring, emergency generator, fire alarm system, security system and telecommunications.

  • Republican National Convention

    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Client: Freeman Companies
    Size: N/A
    Details: Temporary cabling for multiple clients including Fox News, C-SPAN, CBS, NBC, CNN, and many other well known news network companies that reported the RNC. This project consisted of data, CATV, fiber optic, and base band A/V cables. Pulled and terminated roughly 480 strands single-mode fiber, 100 network cables, 200 cable TV, and 300 base band A/V cables within a span of three months.

  • Rosenblatt Stadium Sound System

    Location: Omaha, NE
    Client: College World Series
    Size: N/A
    Details: Installation of a new sound reinforcement system and associated infrastructure in this 23,100-seat stadium.

  • Sam’s Town Casino Renovation

    Location: Robinsonville, MS
    Client: Boyd Gaming
    Size: 105,000 SF
    Details: Riverboat casino featuring 1,500 gaming machines and sixty table and poker games as well as four restaurants and a hotel with 840 rooms.

  • The Cottonwoods at Grand Casino

    Location: Robinsonville, MS
    Client: Roy Anderson
    Size: 24,000 SF
    Details: Electrical design and installation of a plantation-style clubhouse, state-of-the-art control and maintenance facility.

  • Xcel Energy

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Greiner
    Size: 30,000 SF
    Details: General office renovation.

  • Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Pinnacle Bank Arena

    Location: Lincoln, NE
    Client: Mortenson
    Size: 470,000 SF
    Details: 16,000-seat arena used for NCAA basketball by the Nebraska Cornhuskers and for major concerts and shows for the Lincoln market. The facility also includes an ice floor to support professional hockey and ice shows.

  • Unity Hospital

    Location: Fridley, MN
    Client: Kraus-Anderson
    Size: N/A
    Details: Provided new bollards, new site poles and relocated existing site poles. Water features and landscape lighting was also added. Security and parking lot gate was furnished and installed.

  • Ridgedale YMCA

    Location: Minnetonka, MN
    Client: YMCA
    Size: 8,500 SF
    Details: Renovated existing fitness areas, wired the addition, and installed decorative site and façade lighting.

  • Lockheed Martin

    Location: Eagan, MN
    Client: Lockheed Martin
    Size: 77,000 SF
    Details: Remodel of existing office/warehouse into new headquarters. Included distribution upgrades, lighting upgrades, generator addition, extensive lab space, fire alarm upgrades.

  • Urgency Room – Eagan

    Location: Eagan, MN
    Client: RJM Construction
    Size: 14,000 SF
    Details: Fast service clinic which offers urgent and emergency care. Equipped with X-ray, CT Scan and Lab facilities.

  • Urgency Room – Vadnais Heights

    Location: Vadnais Heights, MN
    Client: RJM Construction
    Size: 14,000 SF
    Details: Fast service clinic which offers urgent and emergency care. Equipped with X-ray, CT Scan and Lab facilities.

  • Urgency Room – Woodbury

    Location: Woodbury, MN
    Client: Anderson Commercial Construction
    Size: 14,000 SF
    Details: Fast service clinic offering urgent and emergency health care. Equipped with X-ray, CT Scan and Lab facilities.

  • Church of the Open Door

    Location: Maple Grove, MN
    Client: JE Dunn
    Size: 150,000 SF
    Details: New construction consisting of sanctuary, classrooms, gymnasium, kitchen, and site lighting.

  • Panera

    Location: Plymouth, MN
    Client: Panera
    Size: 5,000 SF
    Details: Gephart has been a part of opening 20-plus Panera stores as well as providing ongoing electrical service and maintenance.