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McGough recently celebrated the completion of its new headquarters located at 2737 Fairview Avenue North. The building houses nearly 250 employees currently located in three separate Twin Cites offices. The project salvaged and transformed a 60-year-old trucking terminal located next door to its current Roseville office to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. Employees moved into to the new building Monday, November 25, 2019.

McGough, known for its complex historical restorations and renovations of Minnesota landmarks such as Historic Fort Snelling, the Cathedral of St. Paul, Basilica of St. Mary, and James J. Hill Reference Library-was intrigued by the idea of reviving the aging trucking terminal that happened to be in eyeshot of its current headquarters’ front doors. Not only did the idea allow the company to minimize the impact of relocating its headquarters for its employees, it also allowed the company to apply its in-house expertise in reuse, restoration and sustainability to its own project.

“We are very excited for our employees to move into our new building and bring the vision of this unique project to life,” said Tom McGough, Jr., President and CEO of McGough. “Roseville has been our home for more than 50 years and we a thrilled that this renovation will allow that to continue for decades to come.”

The building highlights the unique capabilities and quality workmanship for which McGough is known. The renovation project created 54,277 square feet of office and collaboration space. The previous east and west building wings were demolished and a new two-story entry addition was constructed, featuring a curved poured-in-place concrete staircase and a brick-cladding exterior. The terminal’s 25,000 square foot bow truss area was structurally reinforced and walnut-blasted, restoring the roof structure to its original splendor. The bow truss area, arguably the heart of McGough’s new headquarters building, houses a large and collaborative open office space featuring flexible workstations, huddle areas, break stations and glass conference rooms.

“The building is a showcase of the talent and dedication of our employees and partners,” said McGough, Jr. “The open and flexible design will foster a more collaborative and dynamic environment that builds on our culture of continuous improvement and ultimately better serves our customers and partners.”

McGough is attempting to achieve WELL™ certification on its new headquarters in support of its commitment to its employees’ health and wellness. The WELL Building Standard™ is the first standard to integrate human health and wellness objectives into the design, construction, and operation of buildings.  

The project vision was created and brought to life with the support of several Twin Cities-based design and subcontractor partners, including HGA Architects and Engineers, Schadegg Mechanical, Gephart Electric and Twin City Glass. The City of Roseville’s Economic Development Authority supported the cleanup and revitalization of the blighted property, and Bremer Bank provided project financing

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Our people drive our company’s success. From the Irish McGoughs of the 1800s to the McGoughs of today and countless loyal, experienced, dedicated and expert team members over the years, our remarkable people have built a tradition of outstanding craftsmanship, exceptional outcomes and constantly evolving standards. Learn more about McGough’s legacy of excellence and how it drives our innovation today.

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