Doran Companies announces Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Construction and Architecture

October 31, 2016

(Bloomington, MN)  Doran Companies announced today that Scott Stenman has joined their management team to lead Doran Construction and Architecture as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Stenman is coming to Doran from Hammes Company, where he most recently managed the design and construction of U.S. Bank Stadium for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings.

“Scott has a wealth of large-scale construction, design and project management experience that will prove invaluable to us in this time of rapid growth,” said Kelly Doran, founder and principal of Doran Companies. “Over the last five years we have grown from 30 employees to 140, added over 3 million square feet of properties that we manage, developed a strong design-build offering and are currently developing another thousand units of multi-family housing over the next three years.  Scott’s industry knowledge, experience managing teams and attention to detail will support our current business plans and allow me to concentrate on property development and business growth.”

Stenman brings 25 years of development and construction experience to Doran Companies, having managed over $2.2 billion of large-scale projects for Hammes, the Related Companies, Vail Resorts Development Company and Turner Construction.

According to Doran Companies Chief Operating Officer, Anne Behrendt, Stenman’s newly created position as CEO of construction and architecture will allow their Senior Vice Presidents, Scott Casanova and Paul Kolias, to focus on pre-construction and operations, respectively – an arrangement Behrendt says will enhance Doran’s client services.  Behrendt said that Stenman will begin his role immediately and will help lead a planned expansion into the Denver market.

Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, said “Scott was instrumental in keeping U.S. Bank Stadium on schedule and within budget.  His leadership skills and attention to detail helped guide the ownership group through the design and construction process while working closely with the design and construction teams.”

Dean Thomson, shareholder in the firm of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. said “In my many years of practice, I’ve rarely met someone who combines the talent, industry, and integrity that Scott possesses, not only in construction, but in design and development as well.  I think Doran Construction is very fortunate to have been able to hire Scott as its new CEO.”

Doran Companies is a regional leader in development, architectural services, construction and property management.  Doran Companies was founded in 2007 by Kelly Doran and is based in Bloomington, Minnesota.  Doran Construction’s current projects in Minnesota include multi-family projects for Sherman Associates, Graves Hospitality and Bigos Management and Doran development projects in Brooklyn Park, Hopkins and Maple Grove.