Great States Construction is a multi-state construction firm that specializes in building commercial projects across the midwest. Michael Casper founded the company in his basement in 2016 after moving to Fargo from Minneapolis. After a conversation with his brother, he learned about the opportunities and potential in the Fargo-Moorhead area. By 2017, he broke ground on his first project in the community—and things quickly grew from there.
From a basement start-up to a $100 million dollar company, Great States Construction has claimed a place on the Inc 5000 list for two consecutive years. This fast-paced growth has led to some unique projects. Fargo will always be their home, but they are thrilled to expand into new markets as they continue to evolve. “We’ve become a company that can travel and build through our community connections and years of experience,” Casper said. Great States Construction is currently working on projects in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. They prioritize giving back to the communities they serve through involvement with local charities like ND Autism and Red River Human Services..
Projects Coming Soon
Fargo: Teddy, a 54-unit multi-family complex, and The BLOC, a mixed-use building for residential and commercial spaces
South Dakota: A 200,000-square-foot Sioux Falls Distribution Center, 10Bedrock, a 288-unit multi-family complex, and The Plains, a 216-unit multi-family complex
Montana: Farmstead, a 277-unit multi-family complex
“We are currently wrapping up three separate jobs in three states, and have also added 170 units to communities in need within the same month, so we are working hard!”
– Great States Construction team
Business & Retail Space
Great States Construction has also completed some amazing projects in the Fargo Moorhead community. Some of their recent projects include Red River Human Services, Gimmies, Niche Salon, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Fargo Brewing, Full Circle Pediatrics, Crumbl Cookies, Park Co Realtors, and Radio FM Media.
Great States Construction has built a variety of apartment styles throughout the midwest. They’ve created 55-plus options in the community, built low-income housing solutions, and provided new developments in areas with urgent housing needs. In 2023 alone, they’ve opened almost a thousand new units!
The BLOC is a project to revitalize a section of South University, offering retail space, underground parking, and outdoor areas. The construction is moving buildings away from the road to add more green space to South University. This project will also increase walkability in the area and create a neighborhood feel.