We selected Welsh Construction based upon their up front and in-depth analysis of the job to be performed and our confidence in their word that the project would be completed on time without sacrificing quality. The final product is becoming the talk of the community and confirms that the Welsh decision was the right one to make. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

Owner / Chairman
Star Bank

Services Provided:



Office, Retail


Eden Prairie, MN


11,000 SF

Project Summary

In 2010, Harry Wahlquist purchased Suburban Place, a 30 year old office building in Eden Prairie, MN. As owner of Star Bank, Wahlquist had eight existing bank locations in outstate Minnesota and was ready to expand into the Twin Cities market. After a competitive bidding process, he hired Welsh Construction for this bank renovation project, transforming the dated office building into his first metro area Star Bank branch.

The bank renovation project began with a demolition of the existing office space and a build-out of the new bank lobby, offices, drive-through, and front entry area. The cherry hardwood finishes, granite counters, and comfortable seating area with a fireplace welcomes bank customers and visitors. The finished bank renovation project also includes a state-of-the-art community room which is available by appointment to tenants as well as for private meetings for groups of up to 74 people.