May 20, 2015
(Bloomington, MN) Citing continued growth in construction general contracting, Doran Construction announced today the hiring of five new employees to boost its capacity in the areas of retail, hospitality and multi-family construction.
Amber Jacobsen, Project Engineer
Jacobsen has over seven years experience with Kraus Anderson Construction working in the field on a variety of constructions projects, including multi-family, retail, educational and medical. Her organizational skills will add a key asset to Doran Construction job site operations and administration. Jacobsen attended Montana State University (Bozeman) for two years where she studied Environmental Design/Architecture and has earned Associated General Contractor certifications for Lean Construction.
Brian Laabs, Superintendent
Laabs brings 25 years of experience to Doran Construction. His recent experience with GM Northrup Corporation included running successful retail projects for O’Reilly Auto Parts in four states and additional franchise retail projects for Pizza Hut and Master Cuts. Laabs earned his A. A. in Mechanical Drafting and Engineering at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie.
Zachary Nelson, Assistant Superintendent
With nine years as a foreman at Kelleher Construction and having served the same amount of time in the Air Force Reserve, Nelson joins Doran Construction where he will put his leadership skills to work in the general contracting arena. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a major in Construction Management, Nelson was a Distinguished Graduate in Military Training, contributed 300 hours of leadership and mentorship at the U of M Solar House and was a College Dean’s List recipient.
Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, the Doran Companies brand, in addition to construction, includes several other entities including development, property management and architectural services. Over the past five years Doran Construction has completed, or has under construction, 19 multi-family projects in Minnesota and North Dakota with over 3000 apartment units and a value of over $500 million—an unmatched record of achievement in this market.