RJM Construction and Tri-Construction Awarded Dakota County Community Development Agency’s Gateway Place Apartments Project in West St. Paul’s North End

Golden Valley, Minn., August 28, 2020 ─ General contractors RJM Construction and Tri-Construction will join forces to complete the workforce housing apartments containing 54 units, situated on a 1.7-acre site vacant since 2014. Located on the city’s border with St. Paul, the $8,750,000 complex will be made up of affordable efficiency and one-bedroom apartments.

The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) awarded the construction contract to RJM and Tri-Construction based on bid amount, prior experience, and positive references. RJM Construction’s multifamily market team brings a depth of experience to this project, having recently completed Sable Lofts and Legacy Lofts in downtown Minneapolis. Tri-Construction’s project portfolio includes a variety of work, including Prior Crossing apartments in St. Paul and 66 West, an apartment complex for homeless young adults in Edina. Together they will provide fast-track execution without sacrificing quality or design.

This project begins in August 2020, with a scheduled completion date of August of 2021. The architect is LHB.

“We are excited to be a part of a great team with CDA and LHB, providing working individuals a much-needed quality and affordable place to live. This project continues to diversify and grow RJM’s multifamily market and we are especially excited to continue our relationship with Tri-Construction,” said Carter Vargo, RJM’s Vice President Corporate.

“This is another great opportunity for us to build a project providing needed housing to our community,” said Calvin Littlejohn, Tri-Construction’s CEO.

“We look forward to working with the team of RJM Construction and Tri-Construction on Gateway Place,” said Kari Gill, Deputy Executive Director for the Dakota County CDA. “This project is a new venture for the agency and will provide much needed general occupancy affordable housing.”

With headquarters in Golden Valley, Minn., RJM Construction LLC was established in 1997 and specializes in multifamily, community, healthcare, and corporate projects throughout the state of Minnesota. RJM’s experience encompasses general contracting, construction management, design-build, and pre-construction services. Tri-Construction is a minority-owned general construction company established in 2001. Located in the heart of north Minneapolis, TRI-Construction is deeply rooted in the community and performs a variety of construction services.