The Opus Group® Announces Completion of Work on Four Gander Mountain Retail Stores

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​MINNEAPOLIS – The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the completion of four projects for St. Paul, Minnesota-based retailer Gander Mountain. Opus built three new 52,000-square-foot Gander Mountain stores in Augusta, Georgia; Newnan, Georgia and Algonquin, Illinois; and managed renovations of the retailer’s 96,275-square-foot store in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

“These projects mark a new milestone in Opus’ ongoing partnership with Gander Mountain,” said Chad Olmschenk, project manager for Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “With projects across the Midwest and Southeast United States, our work required careful coordination and strong communication with Gander Mountain to meet its schedule. We’ve built tremendous momentum working with Gander Mountain and we are proud to have helped this retailer achieve its vision for these spaces.”

Opus began its partnership with Gander Mountain in 2012 and has since completed work on eight stores for the outdoor sport and recreation retailer.

“Opus has been a great partner in our drive to bring a fresh and exciting retail experience to countless outdoors enthusiasts in our markets across the country,” said Eric Jacobsen, Gander Mountain’s executive vice president and director of real estate. “At this time of unprecedented growth for Gander Mountain, with over 150 stores in 26 states and more on the way, working with Opus and their top-notch implementation of our retail vision has been a huge benefit to our business.”

The three new stores in Georgia and Illinois reflect Gander Mountain's new prototype design featuring timber and stone features, custom high-end fixtures, dynamic lighting, open sight lines and outdoor lifestyle graphics. The renovation of the retailer’s Forest Lake, Minnesota store helped to do the same in an existing space. Work at the existing store included new flooring, changes to the space’s floor plan and enhancements to lighting, fixtures, graphics and more.

Opus Design Build, L.L.C. served as general contractor in its work with Gander Mountain. The four projects were completed this fall.

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; 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, institutional, residential 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 and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter.

About Gander Mountain
Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a “We Live Outdoors®” culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories.  Gander Mountain has 151 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 26 states.  For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit  Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton’s (, a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.