Project – Bell State Bank / Bell Mortgage
Providing pre-construction and construction services, the scope of work included demolishing floors 1 (partial), 2, 3, and 4 (partial), installed two (2) new, glass staircases that were cut-in through post-tension concrete floors, built-out each floor, installed top grade EcoDomo Milano hide leather floor tiles (first of it’s kind in Minnesota) in the conference center, and installed field stone in select areas of the offices.
Office amenities include high-end finishes, decorative railings and wood-slot ceiling/wall system, a state-of-the-art conference center, an employee cafe, a lounge, and an employee promotional item store. Working as an integrated partner, Greiner completed this project in 5 separate phases.
A unique story behind the field stone: Mickey’s father, Buck Snortland, was one of the original stockholders of the bank when it first formed in 1966. Buck eventually become a substantial majority owner. Home for the Snortland family was in Sharon, North Dakota (Steele County) with farming as their main occupation. Mickey grew up on the farm, and farming was always his first choice. Mickey continued to farm until he passed away a year and a half ago at the age of 63. Buck involved two of his children in bank ownership just before he (Buck) passed away. Even though Mickey loved farming, he was also a very capable banker and spent time, especially in the winter, at our various locations connecting with our employees. Since Bell built their Moorhead, MN bank 10 years ago, with field stone picked by Mickey and his family from the Steele County farm, they have used the Snortland field stone in some way, shape or fashion in their new buildings and major remodeling. And Mickey was usually the guy hauling the rock to each location. Bell State Bank is determined to continue harvesting rock, still in collection piles on the home farm, for use in their building projects.
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St. Louis Park, MN