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Nelson Featured in Business Record

Our unique approach at Nelson Construction & Development is detailed in the latest issue of Des Moines’ Business Record. Kent Darr reported on some of our upcoming projects and highlighted our outlook and mindset when approaching real estate deals. Each real estate project has a slew of decisions and actions involved, our firm has a – read more…

Downtown Des Moines Apartment Demand Surging

Construction activity in downtown Des Moines is setting records due to a huge demand for apartment living. The Des Moines Register recently took a look at some of the projects slated to open in the next year to get a flavor for this development. The Des Moines Building, our latest historic renovation project, was featured – read more…

$800mm Downtown Des Moines Makeover

Downtown Des Moines is experiencing an urban renaissance from the core outward. Looking ahead at 2014, there are a handful of projects set to make a transformative impact on the downtown area. The Des Moines Register looks at many of these projects, totaling $800mm, and gathers thoughts from local experts and leaders on why we – read more…

Nelson Pour-Over Coffee Event

We had a great time hosting clients, colleagues, and friends at our morning coffee event last week. The artisans at Curgo Coffee selected two of the best roasted coffees in the country and served them using two distinct pour-over methods while educating us about the nuances in coffee. There wasn’t a program or agenda, we – read more…

Fleming Descendants Visit Nelson Construction & Development

We were honored, yesterday, to host the family of the original Fleming¬†Brothers that commissioned the building of the Fleming Building in downtown Des Moines. Robert Fleming reached out to us and coordinated a gathering of some of his family to reminisce about the building’s past, share stories about the brothers who commissioned the building, and – read more…

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Preparing for new windows at the Des Moines Building.Picking up model unit furniture for the Des Moines Building.Creating a rooftop deck elevator shaft at the Des Moines Building.Opening up some floors for tenant creative workspace at 615 3rd Street.