McGough Moves Next Door
4 Feb 2020
McGough is a family-owned Construction company that has called Roseville home since 1956. Since that time, the company has grown to more than 250 employees in the Twin Cities area. As the company grew, so too did its original 2,000 square-foot office building, which was expanded numerous times.
In 2016, the company realized it was time to find a new, expanded headquarters to accommodate its rapid growth. And, while the company wanted to stay in Roseville, company execs did also look at sites and locations in other parts of Ramsey County.
In the end, however, the company decided to move next door.
The Building Next Door
McGough’s neighbor was a small industrial site that housed several offices and an aging trucking terminal. It had been on the market for a while and at first, was not a contender for the headquarters. But, after looking at possibilities in Arden Hills, Shoreview and the Midway area of St. Paul, McGough execs realized the opportunities their next-door neighbor presented, especially after they saw the 25-foot ceilings, fully spanned by trusses and skylights.
“The old trucking terminal is now 25,000 square feet of open floor space which includes flexible work stations, huddle areas, break stations and glass conference rooms, and that is surrounded by two floors and 55,000 square feet of office space,” said McGough’s Vice President of Development, Andy McIntosh. “Not only is it an incredible transformation from what this building was, but also it is a fantastic showcase of what we can do for our clients.”
After taking a year to design a vision for the space, McGough broke ground on the project in a February 2018 blizzard with an aggressive target completion date of December 2019.
Staff officially moved in the Monday before Thanksgiving of that year.
The project was delivered using an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model that aligns with McGough’s continued development of Lean construction practices to optimize outcomes. This model calls for collaborative design and subcontractor partners to use an innovative multi-party contract agreement that shares risk and reward incentives.
“This project enabled us to try the IPD model to see if it worked for us and our partners,” said McIntosh. “We finished early and under budget, so it worked very well.”
What’s more, McGough is attempting to achieve WELL certification for its new headquarters, which integrates human health and wellness objectives into the design, construction, and operation of buildings.
Keeping Its Roots in Roseville
When word got out that McGough was looking to move, the city of Roseville reached out to express its desire that the company stay in the area. And despite looking elsewhere, the company wanted to stay in Roseville, too.
McIntosh said that the city and the Roseville Economic Development Authority were great to work with and incredibly helpful.
“Once we determined one opportunity was to move next door, we worked with the Roseville EDA to determine what kind of assistance they could provide.” he said. “They worked with us to secure funding to use for the cleanup of the site and some site infrastructure.”
What’s more, the city helped McGough keep its original address.
You can find the new McGough headquarters at 2737 Fairview Avenue North in Roseville. You also can learn more about the company at McGough.com.
The Roseville Economic Development Authority (REDA) coordinates and administers economic development and redevelopment initiatives for the City of Roseville, MN. It serves as a comprehensive resource for businesses seeking to startup and grow in the area. In addition to prioritizing business retention and expansion, the REDA connects area employers with the dedicated and talented workforce they need to succeed and thrive.