The Opus Group® Announces Completion of Third Project with Gander Mountain

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Opus Group announced today the completion of construction on a 42,300-square-foot retail building for Gander Mountain in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Additionally, Opus has been awarded a contract from the retailer for a 45,600-square-foot building in Albany, Ga.

Located on the main retail corridor of McFarland Boulevard East, long-time residents of the region will know the new store site as the former site of Bear Bryant Motors, the car dealership owned by the legendary football coach.

“We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Gander Mountain on a third project,” said Philip Cattanach, business development manager at Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “We worked closely with Gander Mountain to ensure the project was completed on time despite heavy rains in the area and we look forward to continuing to build on our relationship in the future.”

In addition to the project in Tuscaloosa, Opus constructed the new Gander Mountain store in Valdosta, Ga. and provided construction management services for the store in Opelika, Ala. The retail building in Albany, Ga. will be Opus’ fourth project with Gander Mountain and is slated for completion in October 2013. These stores represent a new, smaller store concept for the retailer.

“Opus has been a great partner as we continue to expand our presence in the South,” said Eric Jacobsen, executive vice president and head of retail site selection for Gander Mountain. “We’ve received a great reception from our friends in Tuscaloosa and are very pleased with the outcome of this project.”

Opus Development Company, L.L.C. provided development services, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. was the design-builder for the project and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. provided architecture and engineering services.

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of national commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis, with expertise in development, project management and construction, architecture and engineering, finance, sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries; Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential living, institutional and government projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit