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Eidco Construction Completes Renovation of Dunham's Sports and Big Lots Stores at Westgate Mall in Minnesota

Totaling 65,000 Square Feet, Project Involved Interior and Exterior Improvements and Building Addition for Retail Center

BRAINERD, Minn. (July 9, 2012) – Eidco Construction, one of the fastest growing general contractors in the United States, today announced the completion of a 65,000-square-foot renovation project at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd and Baxter, Minnesota.

Led by Eidco Senior Project Manager Edward Bogacki, the project was designed by Chipman Design Architecture, in collaboration with Ringdahl Architects, and involved a number of interior tenant improvements, along with exterior façade work and the construction of a building addition for two of the mall's major tenants — Dunham's Sports and Big Lots.

"This project provided an excellent opportunity for Eidco to demonstrate our expertise in creatively transforming space that was previously occupied by big box retailers," said Chez Eider, CEO of Eidco Construction. "This project was dead in the water for about five months until Eidco provided an out-of-the-box, value engineered approach that allowed the owner to make a deal happen. Working under an expedited 60-day schedule, the finished product is a great example of the best-in-class work we provide regardless of a project's timeframe."

In addition to Dunham's Sports and Big Lots, the 260,725-square-foot Westgate retail center has a tenant roster that includes anchor tenant Herberger's Department Store and a 10-screen movie theatre.

About Eidco Construction

A leading general contractor and construction management company, Eidco Construction is experienced in the building of commercial construction projects as well as residential developments. The firm provides pre-construction, construction management, "fast track" building and design+build services. Through depth of professional experience and a strong network of best-in-class industry professionals and suppliers, Eidco Construction delivers unparalleled value and innovation to its clients nationwide.

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