The Opus Group® Announces Contract with Gander Mountain to Build Two Retail Stores


​MINNEAPOLIS – The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the start of construction on two Gander Mountain retail stores in Parker, Colorado, and Youngstown, Ohio. Construction began this fall and completion of both stores is slated for February 2016.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Gander Mountain,” said Chad Olmschenk, project manager, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “Opus has a proven track record of providing our capable and scalable resources across markets to meet Gander Mountain’s needs across the country. Our ability to deliver projects on time and on budget made us a confident choice for these two new retail stores.”

In Parker, Colorado, construction is underway on a 57,000-square-foot retail store at a previously undeveloped site. The third Gander Mountain retail store in the state, the Parker facility is designed to fit the prescribed premium feel for retail developments in the city.

Additionally, Opus has started construction on a 61,000-square-foot store in Youngstown, Ohio. Located at the site of Gander Mountain’s former retail store, the project will convert the previously multi-tenant space into a single occupant facility. New construction will create a larger, more updated space for the retailer’s operations in the area, significantly increasing the capacity for merchandise on site.

“Opus has been a great collaborator in Gander Mountain’s drive to bring a fresh and exciting retail experience to countless outdoors enthusiasts in several markets across the country,” said Eric Jacobsen, executive vice president and director of real estate, Gander Mountain. “At this time of unprecedented growth for Gander Mountain, with 160 stores in 27 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.”

Opus Design Build, L.L.C. will be the general contractor for both projects. Opus began its partnership with Gander Mountain in 2012 and has since completed work on eight stores for the outdoor sport and recreation retailer.

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 healthcare, residential, office, institutional, industrial and retail 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.