Expanding retailer teams with Ryan and oppidan With a growing customer base, Gander Mountain has expanded throughout the country. Based on a very positive experience developing two stores in Forest Lake and Lakeville, Minnesota, respectively, Gander Mountain chose Ryan and developer Oppidan Investment Company to build an additional 30 stores in 13 states using the design-build method.
Design-build is the key To meet Gander Mountain’s aggressive store opening schedules, Ryan and Oppidan developed a process to quickly identify and resolve any potential site constraints and navigate the local governing approval agencies. They also created three standard building footprints, ranging in size from 50,000 to 87,000 square feet. This expedited the design and submittal process. Once the development team secured the city approvals, Ryan completed the design documents and began construction as quickly as possible.
Gander Mountain Company, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, leads specialty retailers in serving the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with products and services for hunting, fishing, camping and boating.