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Turn & Learn 2018

On November 13th & 14th, Thies & Talle Management gathered for our annual Turn & Learn Conference and Holiday Party.  During the conference, we enjoyed some great speakers, team building activities and educational sessions.  On Tuesday evening, Service Anniversaries were announced. Our five-year anniversaries included: Andrea Harmon (Golden Creek), Barbara Cassibo (Hampton Court), Connie Haverkamp (Birch Court), Dale Page (Golden Creek), Daniel Pillar (Maple Ridge), Jeromy Gednalske (Prairie Tree), Karen Kniefel (Raintree West), Kristina Clement (Southview Terrace), Marcia Heath (Carriage House), Marilyn Vosberg (Garden Court), Sharon Brady (Almanor) and Stefani Dobbelaire (Compliance Manager). Our 10-year anniversaries included:  Elizabeth Dioszegi (Riva Ridge), Marja Nelson (Regional Manager) and Mark Swennes (Cutters Grove). Our 15-year anniversaries included: Diane Marquardt (Heritage Place), Lucinda Samsa (Lincoln Center), Mary Johnson (Senior Regional Manager), Pamela McDeid (Somerset Oaks) and Richard Haefner (IT Administrator). Constance Bussey (Southview Terrace) and Helen Ganske (Regional Manager) celebrated 25 years with Thies & Talle. Kimberly Nerhaugen (Munger Terrace) celebrated 30 years of service with Thies & Talle. The nominees for Property of the Year for categories of Affordable and Market Rate were also announced. This year, our Affordable nominees were:  Abbey Field, Canda Manor, Centennial Plaza, Circle Pines and York Manor.  The Market Rate Property of the Year Nominees were:  Cutters Grove, Lakewood Hills, Oak Street, Parkwood Heights & Rustic Lodge.  Congratulations to the Canda Manor team, led by Property Manager Lynn Williams, for being awarded Affordable Property of the Year, and the Lakewood Hills team, led by Property Manager John Nielsen, for being awarded Market Rate Property of the Year! The next day, it was on to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for our holiday party and the amazing production of Irving Berlin’s…

Riva Ridge – High School Apartment Tour

On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, a group of students and staff from SouthWest Metro High School stopped by Riva Ridge (properties/riva-ridge-shakopee.html) , located in Shakopee, MN.  This wasn’t any ordinary apartment tour, Rose O’Shaughnessy, the Property Manager at Riva Ridge (properties/riva-ridge-shakopee.html) , gave the students a lesson on finding an apartment!  Rose first took them around the property, showing the students the common areas, amenities, and then they also toured both a one and two bedroom apartment.  After the tour, Rose sat down with the students to go over all of the typical paperwork needed to rent an apartment.  She also went over typical requirements that management companies have when renting apartments.  The students had lots of great questions for Rose.  A big thank you to the students and staff members at SouthWest Metro High School for coming out to tour Riva Ridge.  Also, a big thank you to Rose for making this experience happen!

South Dakota Multi Family Housing - Michelle Wagner

Each year, the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association (https://sdmha.com/index.php?bypassCookie=1) holds its annual Walk of Stars event.  The Walk of Stars event recognizes award winners from six different award categories.  Those categories are; Associate Member/Service Professional, Independent Rental Owner, Large Property Owner or Management Firm, Property Management Professional, Maintenance Personnel, and Resident.  Nominations are made by other staff members and then nomination letters are written to hide the identity of the nominee so that there is no bias during judging. This year Mary Russell (Springbrook Estates (properties/springbrook-sioux-falls.html) ) and Michelle Wagner (Canterbury (properties/canterbury-sioux-falls.html) & Baha Apartments (properties/baha-sioux-falls.html) ) were nominated for the Property Management Professional award. Congratulations to Michelle Wagner who was this year’s Property Management Professional Award winner!  Michelle said that she was “beyond shocked” that she won this award.  Michelle would like to thank her husband Dan and her kids for loving her career and her residents as much as she does.  Michelle would also like to thank Helen Ganske (Sioux Falls Regional Manager (about/our-people/helen-ganske.html) ) for the nomination and for making sure Michelle was surprised for her award win!  Congratulations Michelle!

Sioux Falls VA Wreath Donation

On December 14th, 2017, our team in Sioux Falls, SD took holiday wreaths to the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.  The team members distributed wreaths to Veterans that were around the VA Medical Center for a doctor’s visit and delivered wreaths to the some of the patients.  In total, the Sioux Falls team distributed and handed out 200 wreaths.  The 200 wreaths were decorated by the residents at Canterbury Apartments (properties/canterbury-sioux-falls.html) , located in Sioux Falls, SD.  In total, it took the Canterbury residents around 40 hours over a couple of months to decorate the wreaths.  Thank you to all of the residents who helped decorate the wreaths!  Thank you to all of the Thies & Talle staff members who helped decorate, transport, and handout the wreaths! The VA wreath donation event was setup by our very own Helen Ganske (about/our-people/helen-ganske.html) , Sioux Falls Regional Manager, who has been coordinating this event for the past 15 years.  For the past 30 years, Helen has been very involved in the Sioux Falls community, she also helps out at The Banquet (https://thebanquetsf.org/) , The Mission (https://www.ugmsf.org/programs_meals.htm) , & St. Francis House (https://stfrancishouse.com/) .  Helen started the wreath donation event as a way to give back to Veterans, but to also honor her husband, father, brothers, & nephew who are all Veterans.  A special thank you goes out to all of our amazing vendors who made this event possible.  Thank you to: Advanced Pest Control (https://pestsolutionssd.com/index.html) , Kut N Kill (https://kutandkill.com/) , Pivot Companies (https://pivotsd.com/painting) , S&D Johnston Painting, Karl's TV (https://www.karlsonline.com/) , Thornton Carpets (https://www.thorntoncarpets.com/) ,  Best Choice Carpet Cleaning (https://www.siouxfallsbestchoice.com/) , J & S Concrete (https://jandsconcreteinc.com/) , PPG Paints…

Laquon Treadwell Homework Club visit

(https://strib.mn/2B7Wrz5) Kimberly Meadows (properties/kimberly-meadows-plymouth.html) Homework Club site at Gleason Lake Elementary! He came bearing gifts and positive messages. We had a Q&A session and Laquon lead the kids in stretches and a game of catch. He even bought us pizza! He capped off the visit by making a generous donation to the Interfaith Outreach Neighborhood Program. The kids were beside themselves with excitement.  

Montana Board of Housing awards The Meadows Senior Apartments

Thies & Talle Management is proud to announce that The Meadows Senior Apartments (properties/meadows.html) in Lewiston, Montana was awarded, by the Montana Board of Housing, Federal Credits to be allocated towards apartment renovation and property improvements.  “These Housing Credits will create more affordable and accessible homes for Montana families, seniors and people with disabilities,” said Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote. “The Housing Credits allocation process is a valuable financing tool that will allow the development of affordable housing in communities with great need.”    The Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) allocated more than $27.6 million in federal Housing Credits that will help finance new construction and rehabilitation of rental housing that is affordable for families and individuals across Montana.  Click link here for more details (https://housing.mt.gov/News/commerces-board-of-housing-awards-276-million-to-build-affordable-homes-create-jobs-for-montana-communities) .   

Turn & Learn 2017

On November 14th & 15th, Thies & Talle Management gathered for our Annual Turn and Learn Conference and Holiday Party. During the conference, we enjoyed some great activities and education sessions! That evening, Service Anniversaries were announced.  Our five-year anniversaries included: Lynn Braegelmann (Hillside Terrace (properties/hillside-terrace-i-monticello.html) ), Jennifer Dobbelaire (Regional Manager (about/our-people/jennifer-dobbelaire.html) ), Danielle Toresdahl (Parkwood Heights (properties/parkwood-heights-burnsville.html) ), Lynn Williams (Canda Manor (properties/canda-manor-ishpeming.html) ), Marty Borchardt (Cutters Grove Estates (properties/cutters-grove-anoka.html) ), Xochilt Cuadro (Sun Cliffe (properties/sun-cliffe-st-paul.html) ), Raisa Startseva (Sterling Ponds (properties/sterlingponds-eden-prairie.html) ), Emelyan Stetsko (Sterling Ponds (properties/sterlingponds-eden-prairie.html) ), & Joseph Ward (The Meadows (properties/meadows.html) ).  Our ten-year anniversaries included: Michelle Hanson (Regional Manager (about/our-people/shelly-hanson.html) ), Gretchen Harnack (Human Resources & Payroll (about/our-people/gretchen-harnack.html) ), Arlene Lemmer (The Bungalows (properties/bungalows-st-peter.html) ), & Denise Seiberlich (Accountant).  Charles Huges (Heritage Park (properties/heritage-park-chanhassen.html) ) was recognized for his 15 years of work at Thies & Talle.  Gary Masloski (Afton View (properties/afton-view-st-paul.html) ), Kent Mortimer (Director of Compliance (about/our-people/kent-mortimer.html) ), & Bradley Nutzman (Woodmount (properties/woodmount-townhomes-cottage-grove.html) ) celebrated 20 years with Thies & Talle.  Carole Hydukovich (Senior Regional Manager (about/our-people/carole-hydukovich.html) ) celebrated 30 years with Thies & Talle.  Kathleen Jones (Chesterwood (properties/chesterwood-duluth.html) ) closed out the anniversary awards by celebrating 35 years with Thies & Talle.…

Coming soon: Clover Run Townhomes

Thies & Talle is excited to announce that Clover Run Townhomes in Chaska is nearing completion.  As of October, all our buildings have windows, doors, roofing, insulation and drywall installed.  Building one, which is the furthest along, has exterior siding, the interior walls have been painted, and the bedroom closet systems, laundry room cabinetry, bathroom vanities, and kitchen cabinets have been installed.  Very soon flooring, lighting, and appliances will be added to bring our first townhomes ready for move-in!  Clover Run Townhomes are our brand new cat and dog friendly townhomes!  All of our luxury townhomes include private entry, a covered deck, three level living, attached garage, in unit washer and dryer, and an eat in kitchen.  Just steps from Chaska Community Park, and numerous walking paths, makes this the perfect place to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Minnesota summers!  Love to golf?  Clover Run Townhomes is located just minutes from the Chaska Town Course, Chaska Par 30, and Hazeltine National Golf Club.  Clover Run Townhomes is also conveniently located near Hwy 212 providing easy access to Minneapolis and the surround metro area.  We are hoping to start leasing in early 2018, if you would like to be notified when the building is open, contact us today (contact-community.html?community=clover-run) !    

Thies & Talle participates in the first annual Travathon

On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 Thies & Talle staff members volunteered and participated in the first annual Travathon.  The Travathon was put together by the Armadillo Project, which was started by Shelly Hanson (about/our-people/shelly-hanson.html) .  Shelly started the Armadillo Project in honor of her son, Cpl. Travis Nowak, who passed away on November 10, 2016.  The Armadillo Project’s purpose is to bring awareness to suicide prevention (22 veterans a day pass away from suicide), help military veterans and their families during the time a veteran is in the process of military separation from the service and entering civilian life, and to help connect those in need with the resources that are available to them.  The Travathon is a blend of events for every age and ability!  The main race consisted of a 5K run, a 1K kayak trip, a 5k bike ride, and finally an archery shoot.  All times were scored individually with time credits given during the archery section of the course.  For the kids, there was a Little Man Travathon which included a 1K run, 1K bike ride, obstacle course, and archery shoot.  There was also a 1K fun run/walk. The first annual Travathon, which was named after Shelly’s son, and setup with his favorite activities, was a huge success!   With individuals from all areas of Minnesota helping and participating, it was a fantastic way to bring people together for a great cause.  A special thank you goes out to JoAnn Wirkkula (Southview (properties/southview-hibbing.html) ), Connie Havercamp, Lori Broz, and Michael Clement (Birch Court (properties/birch-court-hibbing.html) ), Abby Adams (Birchwood East (properties/birchwood-east-virginia.html) ), Tanner Nowak and Taylor Skalsky (Duluth Hillside (properties/westhillside-duluth.html) ), Ryan Hydukovich (Lakeside (properties/lakeside-manor-chisholm.html) ), Carole Hydukovich (about/our-people/carole-hydukovich.html) , and Kris Clement (Park Villa (properties/park-villa-mountain-iron.html) ).