International Dairy Queen

Headquarter and Office Relocation to Normandale Lakes Park

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It was the Greiner Construction team’s attention to detail and commitment to quality craftsmanship that brought International Dairy Queen’s (IDQ) brand to life at their new headquarters located at 8000 Norman Center Drive, in the Normandale Lake Office Park.

Providing Pre-Construction and Construction services, Minneapolis-based Greiner Construction (Greiner) constructed the 46,411 square foot office space situated on floors 7 and 8, along with industry-leading test kitchens, QA lab, equipment test, product development labs, walk in coolers, freezers, and a training/presentation room on the 1st floor. Construction of both the office space and test kitchens were constructed in an occupied, multi-tenant building.

Designed by HGA Architects, the company’s new headquarters includes: two common cafe/gathering areas; office spaces; conference rooms/huddle spaces, featuring state-of-the-art technology; reception area; and elevator lobbies.

The company’s new office space connects floors 7 and 8 of the building. Greiner constructed a grand staircase that involved the removal of post tension flooring, requiring the installation of structural steel to retain the structural integrity of the building. The finished staircase is highlighted with a wall of ice cream cones!

IDQ was exceptionally pleased with how the Greiner team made constructing their headquarters a smooth process, with extra open communication and commitment to their schedule top of mind. David Wheeler, executive vice president, shared his praise, “Congratulations on achieving this HUGE milestone and preparing an exceptionally beautiful space to IDQ. We are very eager to begin our move on Friday and couldn’t have reached this point without your leadership and phenomenal skills at making this happen!”