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Awards Received

2017 MCA - Awards of Excellence Winner

Springbrook Nature Center Award

Springbrook Nature Center

Renovation, Expansion, Or Tenant Improvement Project

2017 MCA - Awards of Excellence Winner - Minnesota Construction ManagerRead Article

2015 Environmental Initiative Award Winner

Tiny Diner Award

Tiny Diner

Environmental Initiative

2014 Excellence in Development Award - Minnesota Construction ManagerRead Article

2015 Merit Award for Renovation Expansion Project

Watonwan County Human Services Building Award

Watonwan County Human Services Building

From the Minnesota Construction Assocation - MCA

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2015 Merit Award for Green/Sustainable Project

Tiny Diner Award

Tiny Diner

From the Minnesota Construction Association - MCA

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Being Inspected

White Bear Plaza

EDS Builders Inspections - White Bear Plaza

Building Inspections

Promenade Cineplex

EDS Builders Inspections - Promenade Cineplex - Sioux City, IA

Izzy's Ice Cream Parlor

EDS Builders Inspections - Izzys Ice Cream Parlor

The Walkway

EDS Builders Inspections - The Walkway


EDS Builders Inspections - NCCM

Elcho School - Gymnasium Construction

Elcho School Construction Project

1024 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN

65,000 square-foot addition and remodeling of the existing K to 12 school Budget $18 million.

In November, by a 57 to 43 percent margin, voters passed the $18 million project that will add a new gymnasium and fitness center, replace the 1938 elementary wing and make other improvements.

"This is one of the highest quality jobs I have worked with in my 38 years", Smith said. The quality of the workmanship is just outstanding and the architect, SDS, has done a nice job on the design work.

The project will move the main office and entrance from the south to the north end of the school complex with secure doors; and revamp music and band areas into an area that previously housed a second small gymnasium and multi-purpose room. The existing library will be downsized, with a portion turned over to an early childhood center. New construction will also include a commons/cafeteria with seating for 300 to 350 and an adjoining kitchen; technology education and a mix of classrooms.

The 1938 elementary structure remains in use for this school year. Once it is removed, the area will be redeveloped into a playground for youngsters up to grade two. The goal is to complete the construction with the least disruption educationally. Occupancy is slated for the start of the 2018-19 term. 

EDS Builders - Building Ownership with the Owners

EDS Builders has the Elcho School work 'way' ahead of schedule. The board wanted to open Gym for the first basketball game(end of Feb) and this was not originally feasible. But Construction Manager, Doc, owner of EDS Builder DID IT! Because of being an engineer himself, he is able to work very closely, on site, with the site engineers! They realized they could tap into the existing boiler and could start the project 3 months early. The finished mechanical system was running on the existing boiler so the floor could be started in December 2017 and finished in Jan 2018.

35 years of experience helped EDS Builders find innovative ways to finish the gym 3 months early! They set themselves apart because they can talk to engineers and contractors to make the building a better building.