Shingobee Builders has been honored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Minnesota/North Dakota chapter with an Eagle Award in ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards competition, for Shingobee’s work on the Holiday Stationstore #332 (Hiawatha Reconstruction) in Minneapolis, MN. Shingobee received the award November 17, 2021, during ABC's 2020-21 Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet. CEO Nancy Samson, Project Manager Eric Munt, and Superintendent Kyle Tschida, along with John Baregi, Travis Comer (Circle K Stores), Kathy Anderson, and Brett Loftesnes (Architectural Consortium) attended to accept the award.


Representatives of Shingobee, Circle K Stores, and Architectural Consortium
accepting the Excellence in Construction award


This team provided reconstruction of a Holiday Stationstore at 46th and Hiawatha in Minneapolis that was destroyed during civil unrest in May 2020. The previous 1,000 square foot convenience store was replaced with a 3,900 square foot building, and a car wash was added to the site. Due to rezoning requirements, the locations of buildings were reconfigured to place the new store adjacent to the street corner, with fuel pumps internal to the site.




Shingobee’s team provided budgeting and value engineering options during the development of the design. Demolition of the existing site started in December 2020, and construction started in January 2021, beginning with a complex utility line installation under Hiawatha Avenue without closing the highway. Shingobee carefully orchestrated site logistics throughout construction to efficiently organize work on the small, urban site. The entire project took place during the winter months, requiring ground thawing to perform every step of the site work.


With permitting delays at the beginning of the project, the construction schedule was reduced to 16 weeks, instead of the typical 20 to 24 weeks. The project was managed to meet the owner’s schedule requirements, and the building was turned over to Holiday Operations on schedule on April 15, 2021, with final completion and store opening a week later.




Shingobee took a proactive approach to safety, scheduling multiple third-party inspections and two consultation visits by Minnesota OSHA to ensure safety on site.


The entire project, including design, city approvals for rezoning and Conditional Use Permits, demolition, and construction, was completed within 11 months of the riots.


Key project partners included Circle K Stores Inc., Architectural Consortium, Nelson Rudie & Associates, Erickson Roed & Associates, and Sunde Engineering.


ABC’s Excellence in Construction awards program is the construction industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects and safety programs. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, and design team responsible for the project. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across Minnesota and North Dakota, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost.


The MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is part of a national association representing nearly 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 70 chapters across the United States. ABC provides legislative representation, networking, safety, and education opportunities for professionals in the construction industry. For more information, visit


Our Congratulations to everyone on the project team!