Shingobee Builders will be attending the Upper Midwest Convenience Store and Energy Convention, April 9th through April 11th, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. This convention and trade show focuses on growth, development, and trends for industry professionals. At Shingobee, we are committed to providing innovative construction and management services for our clients throughout the Midwest. For that reason, we feel it’s necessary to stay abreast of industry trends and new developments. In the ever-changing landscape of consumer needs, we understand the challenges of the competitive retail environment. As project management professionals, we are committed to providing creative solutions to help your business succeed.


Making Innovative Changes

The retail landscape of convenience stores is changing. For decades, consumers have relied on stores’ quick fare to fuel them through the day. Coffee, snacks, a cold drink, or even a quick lunch have all been staples of the convenience store experience. In the midst of a changing retail environment, however, convenience stores are finding their approach must change, too.


Fortunately, they’ve found ways to keep up with the competition. Stores across the country are now serving customers with a more personal, interactive and consumer-focused approach. Made-to-order wraps, sandwiches, burritos, and flatbreads are making an appearance at many stores nationwide. Some stores are implementing online ordering, and to compete with the rising trend of health-conscious fare, many stores are implementing higher quality ingredients. Convenience stores are evolving to meet the demands of consumers. As project management professionals, we recognize the need for this evolution. Our goal is to assist our clients with these changes by bringing every project from start to a successful finish.


Evolution of a Convenience Store

In 2017, Shingobee provided construction and project management services for Orton Oil Company’s Cenex store in Bemidji, Minnesota. Working closely with the owner, our project manager provided options that were able to keep the project within its intended budget. A complete remodel of both the interior and exterior of the store resulted in a visually appealing and more convenient retail operation. Additional cooler and freezer space were added, along with new kitchen facilities and bathrooms. In addition to the remodel, Shingobee provided additional construction for a car wash and mechanical room. The construction was executed with complete transparency, resulting in a cost-effective and successful project.




Project Management Professionals in Minnesota

Shingobee has a long history of providing innovative and transparent solutions for a wide variety of clients. We work with property owners throughout Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas to develop and construct properties that cater to changing industry trends. We specialize in project management and commercial construction and bring the highest level of professionalism and integrity to every project we undertake. To schedule a consultation, call us at 763-479-1300, or you can contact us online. We’re here to help you bring your project to life.