The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the completion of the newest Schneiderman’s Furniture store in Lakeville. Construction on the 110,000-square-foot retail store began in September 2016 and Schneiderman’s celebrated the location’s grand opening earlier this month.
“It was a pleasure to work with Schneiderman’s to bring this building to life and introduce a new store brand to the community,” said Jeff Mertens, senior project manager, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “We are proud to deliver on our promise, on deadline and on par with Schneiderman’s brand vision.”
The two-story furniture store features a second story patio, which showcases outdoor furniture for sale – a first for the furniture company. The exterior of the building incorporates local Kasota limestone and specialty glass that protects the quality of products from exposure to the sun, while still allowing for natural light on the indoor retail floor – a differentiator from most furniture stores. Located on Kenyon Avenue off Highway 50, the building is visible from Interstate 35.
“We are very happy with the new building,” said Jason Schneiderman, president, Schneiderman’s Furniture. “The building reflects the Schneiderman’s brand exactly how we envisioned.”
The project came with an aggressive timeline for completion and required special care to ensure the space was ready for furniture staging six weeks in advance of the opening. In order to stay on schedule, Opus prioritized the completion of certain areas of the building and offered flexibility to the client by using a temporary certificate of occupancy in March so that Schneiderman’s could begin staging furniture in completed areas of the showroom.
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. was the design-builder and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. was the architect and structural engineer of record, as well as the interior designer for the project. Using its unique design-build approach known as Opus DB3™, Opus has worked on 61 Client Direct Services construction projects for clients throughout the country in the past 24 months including remodels, tenant improvements and new construction projects across sectors.
About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. 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 industrial, office, residential, retail, healthcare and institutional 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
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