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About Elliot Christensen

Elliot has been in the construction industry for over 15 years, in business development, project management, and operations management positions. He has managed a wide variety of construction projects, from residential to industrial to commercial. He has even constructed a building on a floating platform in the Mississippi River! Elliot works with our project managers to ensure that our clients’ needs are being met. He is based in Shingobee’s Loretto office.

Here are my most recent posts

Spirit Lake Nation celebrates Grand Opening of new Wellness Center

April 2017, by

Tribal members of Spirit Lake Nation held a Grand Opening and Dedication of the Glen Walking Eagle Wellness Center on Friday, April 14, 2017. Shingobee provided construction of the Wellness Center as an expansion and renovation of the existing Recreation Center, in the Crow Hill District, Fort Totten, ND. The new and renovated facilities, designed […]

Upper Midwest Convenience Store & Energy Convention

March 2017, by

Shingobee will be at the new Upper Midwest Convenience Store & Energy Convention to be held March 27-29 at St. Paul RiverCentre. We will be exhibiting on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29. If you attend, stop by and visit us in Booth #631! More about the convention: Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association and the Petroleum Marketers […]

Shingobee featured in Finance & Commerce article – Contractors navigate special issues at senior housing facilities

March 2017, by

Shingobee Vice President Tony Godlewski was one of several interviewees quoted in a recent article by Dan Heilman for the Finance & Commerce publication. The article discussed the many challenges contractors face when providing renovations or expansions in existing facilities, and the extra planning and consideration required when those are senior housing facilities. Tony was […]

Jessica Besonen elected to DBIA-UMR Executive Committee

January 2017, by

Shingobee Project Manager Jessica Besonen has been elected to the Executive Committee of Design-Build Institute of America, Upper Midwest Region (DBIA-UMR), as its President. She presided over their initial breakfast meeting of the year, on January 18, which featured a presentation by the City of St. Paul and the St. Paul Port Authority. As a […]

Shingobee signs partnership with MNOSHA for Courtyard Marriott project

January 2017, by

Representatives from Shingobee Builders, CSM Corporation, and Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance gathered on Friday, January 6, to sign a Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnership for the Courtyard Marriott project in St. Louis Park, MN. Provided under an agreement between MNOSHA Compliance and the Minnesota Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (MN ABC), the partnership recognizes […]

Shingobee to build two new Minnesota hotels

December 2016, by

Shingobee has begun construction of two new hotels, one in the Twin Cities metro, and one in Mankato. A new Courtyard Marriott hotel is under way in St. Louis Park, MN, on a site adjacent to the existing Minneapolis Marriott West on Wayzata Blvd. Owner CSM Corporation has planned a six-story hotel with lobby and […]

Shingobee to build ALDI store in Roseville development

November 2016, by

Shingobee has been awarded construction of an ALDI grocery store which will anchor a new retail development in Roseville, MN. This is the fourth ALDI store to be built by Shingobee; others have been completed in Baxter, Fergus Falls, and New Ulm, MN. The ALDI will anchor the 3.1-acre Twin Lakes Center retail development that will also […]

ALDI store completed in New Ulm

October 2016, by

The new ALDI grocery store in New Ulm, MN, received a warm reception at its opening on Thursday, October 20. Excited shoppers queued up for special prizes for the first 100 entering the store. This is the third ALDI store completed by Shingobee in Minnesota. Other locations were Baxter, completed 2015, and Fergus Falls, completed […]

Shingobee begins construction of first net-zero school on tribal land

October 2016, by

Shingobee Builders, in collaboration with the design team of DSGW Architects and Obermiller Nelson Engineering, has begun construction of a school in Fort Totten, North Dakota, that will be a net-zero energy building, the first of its kind on tribal land in the country. A net-zero facility is an energy-efficient building that produces more energy […]

Construction begins for two Prestige Preschools

September 2016, by

Shingobee has started construction of two new facilities for Prestige Preschool Academy, one in Maple Grove, and one in Minnetonka, MN. Update: Another Prestige Preschool location has been approved, in Eagan, MN. It was recently featured as a “Hot Property” in the StarTribune. Construction is planned to start in October. The single-story, 10,000 square foot […]