Project Details

Client: Kraus Anderson
Location: Rochester, MN
Services: Building Demolition, Earth Retention, Excavation, Site Utilities


Heart of the City, true to its name, is nestled between the Mayo Clinic, and Rochester’s flagship hotels, and restaurants.  Given the sensitive nature of this project the city of Rochester and Destination Medical Center entrusted Bolander with a Best Value contract to deliver their vision while limiting the impact on Mayo Clinic patient traffic and patrons of surrounding businesses.

In pursuit of this challenging work, Bolander proposed a plan that would maintain water and sanitary services to businesses throughout the duration of the project.  This plan maximized passive flow bypasses, quiet electrical pumps and buried temporary water services to separate the business operations from our below grade reconstruct of the city’s utility infrastructure.  Always pushing to innovate, Bolander utilized a Rock Trenching machine to trench 600-ft of soil and rock in depths in excess of 19-ft.

The project has also become the heart of our company’s Rochester operations.  Currently the project is home to our new Rochester utility crew led by Shawn Erlanson and employs three quarters of our total Rochester workforce.  Thanks to our hard-working crews putting in long hours we are expecting to substantially complete this project one month ahead of schedule.