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Watch as One of Our Commercial Projects, Bridge Plaza, Gets Built

Chloe Aanenson is an eighth-grade student in Mankato who has a strong passion for drawing and design. She is considering a career in architecture or engineering and wants to learn more about the AEC industry. Join Chloe on her quest as she gets a behind-the-scenes look at Widseth’s Bridge Plaza project during construction. Stay tuned for new episodes each month!

With 30+ Years of Big Box Retail Design Experience, We’re Equipped to Handle Projects of Any Scale

Widseth provided architectural, engineering, land surveying, environmental, and construction management services on Fleet Farm facilities for 36 years. Many of the Fleet Farm stores include auto service departments, fueling stations, convenience stores, and car washes. Our experience with large retail clients is extensive, affording you the luxury of a team that knows how to get big projects done.

Watch the Dirt Pile Series, which consists of six videos that follow the Hermantown Fleet Farm store from concept to completion.

Lakeland PBS Enjoys New Home in Bemidji

Through a process that combined design charrettes, planning meetings, and ongoing discussions with Lakeland PBS’s representatives and other stakeholders, Widseth gained valuable insight into their needs, goals, and visions for a new facility. This partnership has been essential to developing a state-of-the-art building that supports Lakeland PBS’s mission.

“My experience was awesome with Widseth! Their people are smart and very good to work with. Our project was on time and under budget. We love our building!”

— Bill Sanford, CEO, Lakeland PBS

Bill Sanford, CEO, Lakeland PBS

New Headquarters Provides Room to Grow for Dooley's Petroleum

Widseth’s architects designed a 10,000-square-foot corporate headquarters office building in Willmar, MN, for Dooley’s Petroleum along with a 10,000-square-foot shop for servicing their truck fleet. After more than 50 years, Dooley’s had outgrown their space and decided to relocate to a new facility. As Widseth guided them through the planning process, Dooley’s was able to devise a more efficient floor plan and campus layout that would meet their current needs and allow for growth.

Widseth Helps Cuyuna Brewing Company Owners' Dream Come True

Widseth’s team looked at locations with owners Nick and Laura Huisinga and provided insight into what it would take to convert a historic building into a brewery. In addition to creating a welcoming, comfortable tap room, the team would need to make sure the very specific electrical and mechanical system requirements for the brewery equipment could be incorporated. Our architects and engineers translated these goals and requirements into drawings and specifications used for bidding, construction, and permitting.

Widseth-designed Office Building Provides Space for Five Rochester Businesses

Visibility, access, and larger, customized spaces are among the benefits enjoyed by the businesses that occupy the new Northwest Commercial Building. The interior architecture and design reflect the unique needs of tenants Meshbesher & Spence, Southeastern Minnesota Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fernbrook Family Center, and North Rock Real Estate, and allow flexible space for an additional tenant. The two-story building, located in a fast-growing part of the city, blends contemporary design with traditional materials projecting an image of progress built on stability—an image that unites the diverse tenants.