Before Richard Copeland built Thor Cos. into a $182 million construction company with 275 employees, he first had to buy a truck to launch his business, which at the time did utility work. “Back in 1980, I got my first loan to buy a vehicle and I thought I had died and gone to heaven,” … Read More
Developer Thor Cos.’ new building in north Minneapolis will be completely full when it opens in July. Thor’s 92,000-square-foot Regional Acceleration Center, at 1256 Penn Av. N., has office space for as many as 300 people. “Our intention for this project has been twofold all along,” Thor CEO Ravi Norman said. “One, to build a … Read More
THOR Cos. has made a committment to the long-neglected neighborhood and brought along other firms as well. The new $36 million Regional Acceleration Center is the most visible sign of the area’s comeback.
THOR Fencing Launches to Fill Void in Market for Union Fencing Contractors. MINNEAPOLIS – (March 7, 2018) THOR Cos. announces the launch of THOR Fencing, a new company to provide commercial-grade fencing installation and maintenance in both its home state of Minnesota and throughout the nation. The company kicked off with a contract to install … Read More
Thor Cos. exploring new-to-market modular construction for its first multifamily development Thor Cos. has built its name in the Twin Cities as a construction firm, but it’s branching off with a plan to develop its first multifamily apartment project in South Minneapolis that might use modular construction. Thor Living, a new subsidiary of the Minneapolis … Read More
Brazilian-born Damaris Hollingsworth Architects a Winning Design Solution For a Brazilian Hotelier’s Plunge into the U.S. Marketplace. Just as first-time visitors to a foreign land can be baffled and bewildered by the local customs, so did a Brazilian hotel developer run up against a seemingly indecipherable set of building rules when it set forth to … Read More
During Black History Month, THOR salutes those who have paved the way for recognizing the giants in our community who help us all remember. While Carter Woodson was earning a Master’s Degree at the University of Chicago and a PhD from Harvard, he noted that when it came to the role of blacks in American … Read More
THOR Companies, Minnesota’s largest minority-owned firm, is playing in the big leagues of Super Bowl sponsorships. THOR has contributed $1.3 million to be one of 23 “founding partners” of the event. “As a founding partner, THOR Companies joins with other major Minnesota companies in contributing to the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee’s efforts to make … Read More
So far, there are few details. The new Minneapolis mayor said his office is “generating input.” People of color have been left behind amid the Twin Cities’ prosperity, and Mayor Jacob Frey was in north Minneapolis on Friday to “hear from the community” and commit to doing something about it.
Making the leap from good to great is not an easy one. Ravi Norman Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure of accompanying many of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s civic, philanthropic and business leaders on an annual inter-city leadership visit to peer cities to learn about common challenges, innovative ideas and best-practice outcomes. Simultaneously, … Read More