MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 22, 2014) — RJM Construction, a Minneapolis-based general contractor, recently began work at 505 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis for CenterPoint Energy. The four-story building was acquired by CenterPoint Energy earlier this year. RJM Construction will completely renovate more than 100,000 sq. ft. of the building to accommodate more than 300 employees. The project will be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2015.
Once renovated, the new office space will include a customer call center, collaborative meeting spaces, and management and administrative space. Features will include a four-story staircase that replaces the escalators, a new street-level vestibule and a reception area with CenterPoint Energy brand messaging and promotions. CenterPoint Energy will also seek LEED Silver certification for the building once it is complete.
The street level will include a Visitor Information Center (VIC) and retail store for Meet Minneapolis, a function of the Convention and Visitors Association. Visitors will be able to access the VIC from the shared vestibule at the corner of Fifth Street and Nicollet Mall.
In addition to the interior work, RJM Construction has been working with CenterPoint Energy to add new energy efficient exterior windows and update the entry on Nicollet Mall. Along with CenterPoint Energy and RJM Construction, project partners include architect HGA.
About RJM Construction
RJM Construction has been providing general contracting services since 1981. Headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver and Phoenix, RJM has more than 150 specialized staff members and an annual construction volume of approximately $200 million. RJM delivers on clients’ vision in ground-up construction, interior remodeling and long-term project planning. For more information, visit rjm.arrakis.snapagency.net or follow on Twitter at @rjmconstruction.
About CenterPoint Energy
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company also owns a 55.4 percent limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp., which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With more than 8,500 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 140 years. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.
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