Design-Build

We measure success in projects completed and partnerships built.

With state-of-the art CAD/BIM technology and trained and experienced staff, we are a preferred design-build partner to the leading developers and general contractors in the marketplace.

Experience Counts

Sample Projects
  • Semiconductor Fabrication Building

    Location: Burnsville, MN
    Client: Knutson Construction
    Size: 80,000 SF
    Details: Design-build construction of a 10-cleanroom, state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility. Project required significant use of BIM for trade coordination and utilization of clean construction methods.

  • Sage

    Location: Faribault, MN
    Client: Ryan Companies
    Size: 300,000 SF
    Details: Design-build expansion project for a self-tinting glass manufacturer. Manufacturing area included six new cleanrooms with over 200 tons of air conditioning, humidity control, 50+ HEPA filter modules, sealed ceiling lighting, modular distribution, etc.

  • U of MN Akerman Hall Aerospace Engineering Hangar

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Mortenson
    Size: N/A
    Details: Project involved renovating of the Aerospace Engineering hanger in Akerman Hall. This included a completely upgraded electrical service and distribution system along with new lighting and fire alarm. Concurrently, a new fire alarm system was installed in the non-hanger portion of Akerman Hall and Old Mechanical Engineering Buildings including wiring a new fire pump and controller.

  • 212 Medical Center

    Location: Chaska, MN
    Client: Mortenson Construction
    Size: 180,900 SF
    Details: New medical center with Emergency Department and Imaging Center, Urgent Care/Treatment rooms, Lab, Nurse Stations and staff support areas. 3000amp electrical service with 1250kw back-up generator.

  • Opus Corporate Expansion

    Location: Minnetonka, MN
    Client: Opus NW, LLC
    Size: 120,000 SF
    Details: Three-story office shell and tenant finish.

  • Gallery Flats

    Location: Hopkins, MN
    Client: Klodt Companies
    Size: 250,000 SF
    Details: Two, four and five-story apartment buildings totaling 163 units in downtown Hopkins. Heated underground parking and central court for socializing.

  • Excelsior & Grand

    Location: St. Louis Park, MN
    Client: BOR-SON
    Size: 380,000 SF
    Details: Residential apartment units, commercial retail space, 400 stalls underground parking, and 470 stall above-ground parking ramps.

  • Upper Landing, Blocks 5 & 6

    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Client: Ryan
    Size: 750,000 SF
    Details: 344 units of high-end rental apartments in four buildings with underground parking and exterior lighting package.

  • Excelsior Crossing Office

    Location: Hopkins, MN
    Client: Opus NW, LLC
    Size: 335,000 SF
    Details: Seven-story office shell and tenant finish including three-story parking ramp and extensive site lighting.

  • Casino Factory Shoppes

    Location: Robinsonville, MS
    Client: White Construction
    Size: 112,000 SF
    Details: Three-phase factory direct retail outlet mall with major anchor tenants and surface parking lot.

  • Burch Steakhouse

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Nolan Brothers
    Size: 14,000 SF
    Details: Design/Build electrical and technology systems for this upscale eatery consisting of an upstairs steakhouse with downstairs stone hearth pizzeria. Located in the Uptown district of Minneapolis in the historic Burch Apothecary building.

  • Hennepin County Sentencing to Service (STS)

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Starr Builders
    Size: 25,000 SF
    Details: Installed new electrical service and distribution system for the building. Installed new light fixtures and controls and wired new office space.

  • Crown College Dormitories Remodel

    Location: St. Bonifacius, MN
    Client: Mortenson Construction
    Size: N/A
    Details: Lighting and technology upgrades to existing dorm rooms.

  • Eagle Brook Church – Woodbury Campus

    Location: Woodbury, MN
    Client: Eagle Brook Church
    Size: 78,000 SF
    Details: New worship space including extensive sound, light and video installations. Included voice/data/tv systems, generator and LED Lighting.

  • Church of St. Joseph

    Location: Lino Lakes, MN
    Client: Adolfson & Pederson
    Size: 20,000 SF
    Details: Addition of new sanctuary and classrooms with some limited remodeling. Systems included general electrical, fire alarm, and rough-in for telephone/data and A/V systems.

  • Commerce Building

    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Client: Frerichs
    Size: 80,000 SF
    Details: Renovation of this historic building's office space on floors 7-12 into 65 dwelling units.

  • Constance Evangelical Free Church

    Location: Andover, MN
    Client: Rochon Corporation
    Size: 35,000 SF
    Details: Major addition that included new sanctuary with stage lighting and sound systems, classrooms, bathrooms, site lighting, decorative landscape lighting, and tie-in to existing building. Also remodeled existing kitchen and bathrooms.

  • Fairview Southdale Pathology and Blood Laboratory, Phase I

    Location: Edina, MN
    Client: Knutson
    Size: 3,700 SF
    Details: Provide demolition of existing electrical systems and furnish and install power and lighting for new/remodeled office areas along with new laboratory space.

  • Fairview Southdale Pathology and Blood Laboratory, Phase II

    Location: Edina, MN
    Client: Knutson
    Size: 4,600 SF
    Details: Renovation of existing Pathology Laboratory space along with the construction of a new Blood Bank and Analysis space, Blood draw station and related Staff support areas.

  • People’s Center

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: KM Building Company
    Size: 25,000 SF
    Details: Renovation of 70-year old building into a treatment center.

  • E-funds

    Location: Woodbury, MN
    Client: Bainey
    Size: 80,000 SF
    Details: Construction of call center, data center and offices.

  • Bioscrip Inc. IT Headquarters

    Location: Eden Prairie, MN
    Client: Bioscrip
    Size: 3,000 SF
    Details: New construction including service entrance, generator, UPS system, under-floor circuitry and connections to racks/servers, FM200 system, EPO system and general fire alarm.

  • Gourmet Award Foods Data Center

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Gourmet Award Foods
    Size: 1,500 SF
    Details: New construction including service entrance, UPS system, redundant PDUs, PDU whip installation to racks/servers, pre-action fire suppression system, EPO system and general fire alarm.

  • Grainger

    Location: St. Paul, MN
    Client: CCP
    Size: 50,000 SF
    Details: Finish of existing office and distribution center space.

  • Harrah’s Veranda Hotel

    Location: Robinsonville, MS
    Client: Roy Anderson
    Size: 305,000 SF
    Details: Electrical design and installation for six-story hotel containing 578 luxury rooms and suites.

  • Hiawatha Flats

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Klodt, Inc.
    Size: 550,000 SF
    Details: Electrical construction and low voltage for 231 high-end residential units in multiple buildings that underground parking included pools, saunas, exercise rooms and other amenities.

  • Kroll Ontrack

    Location: Eden Prairie, MN
    Client: Bainey Group
    Size: 70,000 SF
    Details: New construction including redundant primary utility services and substations, generator system, redundant UPS systems, redundant PDU systems, redundant PDU whips to racks/servers, FM 200 suppression system, EPO system, VESDA monitoring system, general fire alarm, data backbone and horizontal cabling.

  • Living Word Christian Center

    Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
    Client: Amcon Corporation
    Size: 125,000 SF
    Details: Project included TV production studio, teen club, offices, gymnasium, daycare center, bookstore, and installation of sound system, lighting control, energy management, fire alarm, and clock/bell system.

  • Minnesota Oncology Hematology

    Location: Edina, MN
    Client: Timco
    Size: 13,400 SF
    Details: New facility including a reception area, 15 exam rooms, two private chemo rooms, offices and staff support rooms. Blood draw and laboratory with admin room along with an infusion area.

  • NeoMetrics

    Location: Plymouth, MN
    Client: KM Building Company
    Size: 20,000 SF
    Details: Construction of medical manufacturing and offices.

  • Oak Hill Condominiums

    Location: North St. Paul, MN
    Client: Mendota Homes
    Size: 140,000 SF
    Details: 75-unit Senior Housing including power, lighting and fire alarm.

  • Parker Hughes Cancer Center

    Location: Roseville, MN
    Client: Parker Hughes Cancer Center
    Size: 150,000 SF
    Details: Construction of patient facilities, laboratories, training facilities and medical research facilities.

  • Riverwest Condominiums

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: Klodt, Inc.
    Size: 800,000 SF
    Details: 430 high-end, high rise apartments over a five-story parking facility. Project also included amenities such as pools saunas, media rooms, etc.

  • Shepherd of the Valley

    Location: Apple Valley, MN
    Client: Mortenson
    Size: 22,000 SF
    Details: Church addition and remodel consisting of new offices and classrooms, chapel, and gathering space.

  • Southdale Medical Diagnostics

    Location: Edina, MN
    Client: Timco
    Size: 10,400 SF
    Details: New imaging center including MRI, CT, Spect/CT and PET/CT with corresponding control rooms. Support areas include a hot lab with prep rooms along with ultra sound exam rooms, doctor consult areas and, staff support rooms.

  • StayWell

    Location: Eagan, MN
    Client: RJ Ryan
    Size: 80,000 SF
    Details: Single-story, high-end finish of offices and conference rooms.

  • TCF Bank

    Location: Roseville, MN
    Client: Morcon
    Size: 4,400 SF
    Details: Gephart has been a part of opening 20-plus TCF Bank branch locations as well as providing ongoing electrical service and maintenance.

  • Terminal Facility Emergency Generator

    Location: Memphis, TN
    Client: Memphis Shelby County Airport
    Size: 44,000 SF
    Details: Gephart was the Design-Build Prime Contractor on this project consisting of four 2250kw generators, enclosures and all associated electrical site work, electronics, transfer switches, start-up testing and training to provide continuous emergency power to the terminal building, concourses, jetways, parking facilities, cargo buildings and boundary facilities.

  • Terra Springs Condos 1, 2, 3 & 4

    Location: Stillwater, MN
    Client: Shaw Lundquist
    Size: 500,000 SF
    Details: Four buildings totaling 170 units of luxury condominiums with underground parking and decorative landscape lighting package.

  • Trinity Evangelical Free Church

    Location: Lakeville, MN
    Client: Knutson Construction
    Size: 51,000 SF
    Details: New church including a sanctuary, classrooms, bathrooms, site lighting and theatrical lighting.

  • U of MN Combined Parking Surveillance Upgrades

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: University of MN (PIPS)
    Size: N/A
    Details: Provide and install security cameras, DVRs, and monitors in Oak St. Ramp, Nolte Garage, and West Bank Office Building Ramp.

  • U of MN Masonic Cancer Center FA Upgrade

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: University of MN (PIPS)
    Size: N/A
    Details: Complete removal of existing fire alarm system and the installation of a new fire alarm system in a five-story medical clinic/office building.

  • U of MN Mondale Hall Library Lighting Retrofit

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: University of MN (PIPS)
    Size: N/A
    Details: New light fixtures, wiring, and timers for book stack lighting in law library.

  • U of MN Parking AlphaCom Upgrades

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Client: University of MN (PIPS)
    Size: N/A
    Details: Installed conduit, wiring, and headend equipment for several dozen intercom stations throughout various parking structures on campus.

  • US Bank Eau Claire Data Center

    Location: Eau Claire, WI
    Client: US Bank
    Size: 1,000 SF
    Details: New construction including service entrance, UPS systems, distribution panels, under-floor circuitry to racks/servers, clean agent fire suppression system, EPO system, and general fire alarm.

  • Heraeus

    Location: White Bear Lake, MN
    Client: Sheehy Construction
    Size: 25,000 SF
    Details: Design-build project for a medical parts manufacturer that included cleanrooms with sealed/gasketed fixtures, cord drops, HEPA filter wiring and connections for processing equipment. Local panelboards were provided within each cleanroom.