Driven by Success

With 30 years experience developing, constructing and managing millions of square feet of commercial properties, including award-winning projects such as The Edge on Oak, Tamarack Village, the Village of Blaine, Silver Lake Village, and Calhoun Commons, Kelly Doran and colleagues who share his vision, integrity, and dedication, have established a remarkable track record in the industry.


entry-img1In 2008, when the great recession essentially put commercial developments at a standstill, Doran Companies was a leader in adapting to the new economy. Displaying keen vision, the company saw an opportunity to develop premier student housing at the University of Minnesota. Doran Companies developed and built Sydney Hall apartments in the iconic Dinkytown neighborhood and purchased and renovated the historic Dinkydome building into several two level lofts. In subsequent years four additional student housing projects were developed and then built by Doran Construction. A separate luxury apartment project, Mill & Main East, was completed in 2013 on the Mississippi Riverfront in St. Anthony Main. Currently, Mill & Main West, a second phase of 158 luxury apartments, is under construction and expected to open in Early 2015.


entry-img2As a privately owned company, Doran Companies’ extensive financial resources not only allow for project flexibility, but the ability to directly respond to our clients with rapid and firm decisions. With a company structure that is designed to approach projects with maximum decision making efficiency and minimum delay of implementation, Doran companies has built trusting relationships with financial institutions around the country. Evidence of our respect in the lending world is our success in obtaining financing for multi-million dollar projects at a time when many developments are unable to secure financing.

Customer Loyalty

menardsFrom our first day in business, customer loyalty has been our strategy for long-term success. As a local and family-owned company, we are exceptionally committed to delivering quality services in all aspects of our business. As developers and owners of commercial properties, we understand the process and apply that experience to help our customers anticipate and avoid difficult issues that often arise during construction projects. While our employees excel in their respective areas of expertise, they are also dedicated to developing strong connections with customers by providing them with information directly suited to their needs and interests and by promoting open communication before, during and after a project is completed. This attention to project detail and the long-term needs of our clients has served us well and is demonstrated in the lasting engagements we have developed with companies like, Menards, LA Fitness, CVS, IRET Properties and Trammell Crow.


entry-img4As developers and owners of commercial, mixed-use and multi-family properties we understand the importance of architectural design and landscape in creating an enduring appeal for properties. Having won numerous awards for design, aesthetics, and construction, our extremely high standard for excellence in all aspects of development, construction and property management has resulted in an impressive record of recognition. Most recently, Doran Companies received awards for Mill & Main luxury apartments, student housing and retail projects Sydney Hall/Dinkydome and Edge on Oak, renovation and remodel projects for LA Fitness in St. Louis Park and Burnsville, and shopping center developments Oakdale Village and Silver Lake Village.


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