Business of the Week: May 18, 2018

Business of the Week: Lawns Are Us

Now is the time to get your lawn looking great! Lawns Are Us provides landscaping services in the Jordan, Shakopee, Scott County, New Prague, Prior Lake, Chaska Area, along with the South Metro area of Minnesota.  From a dramatic entryway to a seren setting in your backyard, let us transform your property into the setting of your dreams! Imagine listening to the soothing sound of water and smelling the fragrance of blooms while you relax on your new patio.  And if gardening is not a desire of yours, let us take care of the maintenance of your property so you may pursue life’s other desires.  Let our team of professional skilled craftsman take care of your residential or commercial space!

  • Complete Landscaping Services
  • Irrigation, erosion control, grade, hydroseeding
  • Tree Trimming & Removal
  • Holiday Lighting
  • Boulder & Block Retaining Walls
  • Stamped & Stained Concrete
  • Ponds & Waterfalls
  • Lakeshore Restoration
  • Paver Driveways & Patios
  • Fertilization & Weed Control

Located at 5020 W 210th St, Jordan, MN 55352

To contact, call 952-492-3160 or 507-931-0901

2018 Summer Solstice Canoe Trip and Picnic!

Join Carver on the Minnesota for our 2018 Summer Solstice Canoe Trip and Picnic!

Carver on the Minnesota is hosting our sixth annual Minnesota River canoe trip and picnic. This is a FREE event, but donations are always very much appreciated. Join us for a 3-4 hour canoe trip and picnic on the historic Minnesota River between the Jordan boat landing and Carver’s Riverside Park.

You can drop off your canoe(s), and/or kayak(s) at the Jordan boat landing, and we will keep an eye on them while you take your vehicle to the put out location at Carver’s Riverside Park. From Riverside Park we will transport you back to the Jordan boat landing to begin a fun and memorable river trip to Carver.

The trip will take place Sunday, June 17th, beginning at 8am, and ending at approximately noon. Boats need to be dropped of by 7AM, and transportation from Riverside Park will depart at approximately 7:30 AM. The event will take place rain or shine, but would be canceled for dangerous weather or river conditions.

For more information and to make reservations, contact us by 6/11/18.


Ken Forner 952-368-3052 (office)

Canoe trip – C.O.M. 2018

Jordan Ladies Night Out

Jordan Ladies Night Out

Come out for a night of fun in Jordan on Monday, May 14th from 5-8 p.m.

A number of businesses will be participating in Jordan Ladies Night Out by offering special promotions and sales. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Jordan Ladies Night Out

If any other businesses would like to participate, please contact Addison Lewis, Planner/Economic Development Specialist at 952-492-7929


The Jordan Area Historical Society invites the public to attend a free presentation: The Importance of Local History

The Importance of Local History

Presented by:

Todd Mahon, MNHS Acting Local History Services Manager and Field Services Program Specialist

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018,  7 PM at the Jordan History Center, 116 First Street East.  

Todd will come prepared to speak for 30-45 minutes on the general history and status of the Local History Network in Minnesota and talk about how the Jordan Area Historical Society fits into it. He will cover the basics of why we do this work, its value to the community, and touch on topics like facilities, collections management, and interpretation.

The Jordan Area Historical Society will also provide a short overview of its history and the exciting steps it is undertaking to open our museum to the public.

We welcome the public to attend this free presentation and enjoy a sneak preview of what the Jordan Area Historical Society (JAHS) is currently working on.


Todd Mahon, Acting Local History Services Manager and Field Services Program Specialist, 651-259-3492,

Programs: Local History Services, Grants, Markers & Monuments, History Partnerships

Todd helps individuals and organizations who are seeking, saving and sharing Minnesota history expand their capacity to achieve their missions. He works with statewide and local organizations that are focused on preserving local history and supporting the overall development of Minnesota’s history community. BTW: Todd has an impressive understanding of collections management, museum practices and historical interpretation. As a former county historical society director, he has a keen insight into the management and organizational development of history enterprises.

Go to for:

  • assistance with your local history organization
  • technical advice on applying for grants for museum administration, museum environments, and interpretation

Business of the Week – April 30th, 2018

This week we are highlighting two important events in our community.

  • Nickel Open Golf & Bean Bag Tournament
  • Jordan Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Nickel Open Golf & Bean Bag Tournament

Who We Are:

On June 2, 2017, our Nick lost his battle with depression at the age of 21, in spite of psychiatric support, medication, the support of his family and partner and being enrolled in group therapy. Mental illness fuels insecurities and tells lies, and people like Nick, grow weary and give up the fight. Because of this, we are joining forces with The Dan-O Fund and NAMI MN to raise awareness of mental illness, erase the stigma associated with it and advocate for suicide prevention. Our mission is to bring more awareness and to do anything we can to break this stigma. 

For more information about NAMI Minnesota, go to there website;

When: Saturday May 5, 2018

Where: Ridges at Sand Creek

            21775 Ridges Drive

            Jordan, MN 55352


Bean Bag Tournament Registration: 8:30-9:30 AM       Bean Bag Tournament Start: 9:30 AM

Golf Registration: 10:15-11:15 AM       Golf Shot-gun Start: 11:15 AM

Complimentary Reception: 4:30-5:00 PM

Dinner/Banquet/Auctions: 5:30 PM


18-hole Scramble Golf Tournament & Banquet – $110 per person (limited to 30 foursomes)

Bean Bag Tournament and Banquet – $50 per person (limited to 36 teams of two)

Dinner/Banquet Only – $30 per person

Please join us to help raise funds for mental illness awareness, one of the nation’s leading cause of death among young people and support our charitable partners; The DanO Fund & NAMI Minnesota


Jordan Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Come down to Water Street on Saturday, May 5th from 5pm to 11pm to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Parking is available at the Mini Met, Lagoon Park, and along 1st Street between Broadway and West Street.

Find our Facebook Event page here.

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Business of the Week – April 20, 2018

Business of the Week: S.M. Hentges & Sons and Ames Construction

This week the Jordan City Council approved two new residential developments: Stonebridge 3rd & 4th Additions to be developed by S.M. Hentges and Sons and Bridle Creek 9th – 13th Additions to be developed by Ames Construction.  Both companies have extensive  construction experience.  The two developments will bring much needed housing to the community, increasing the number of residents to support local businesses and schools.

S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc.

Established in the spring of 1981, Steve and Jeanette Hentges started out with just a backhoe and a crane. Now, with over decades of construction experience in the areas of Underground Utilities, Concrete/Curb and Gutter, Earthworks and Bridgework the company is known for its expertise with complex projects and for  delivering outstanding service to each client.​

S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc. has the capacity to perform complex projects utilizing industry leading technology which enables them to increase efficiency and provide added value for their clients. S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc. can provide a wide variety of services, including:

-Underground Utilities
-Mass Grading
​-Curb & Gutter
​-Concrete Paving
-Erosion Control

S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc. takes great pride in its ability to build an exceptional project and deepen client relationships, all while mainting budgets and time schedules. S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc. has performed these services throughout the Midwest since 1981 and attributes its success to teamwork.



S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc.
650 Quaker Avenue
​Jordan, MN 55352
​P: 952.492.5700    F: 952.492.5705


Ames Construction

For more than half a century, Ames Construction has been delivering quality construction services to our customers. Founded in 1962, the company started as a small, family-run earthwork contractor that served a community. Today, Ames has grown into a full-service, heavy civil and industrial general contractor that serves customers throughout North America. While maintaining corporate offices in Minnesota, our regional offices are strategically located in multiple geographic areas in the US and Canada to support and serve our customers’ ever-evolving project demands.

Throughout our historical journey, Ames teams have worked on various large and complex construction projects for clients in diverse industries. Our proven ability to self-perform and produce quality work within budget, along with our reputation for performance under adverse conditions and demanding schedules, has earned us the opportunity to work with many customers on a repeat basis.

Ames Construction remains a family-owned enterprise, deeply rooted in a strong work ethic that values business relationships built on honesty, performance and mutual trust. We understand that our past success is a direct result of performing to the best of our ability, every day on every project.

We are proud of our accomplishments, and are committed to upholding our reputation and tradition of providing superior construction services to our customers into the 21st century and beyond.


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Ames Construction

2000 Ames Drive
Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone: 952-435-7106
Fax: 952-435-7142

New Residential Developments Approved

Over 100 residential lots available in Jordan:

On April 16th, the City of Jordan approved preliminary plats for Bridle Creek 9th – 13th Additions and Stonebridge 3rd & 4th Additions.  The two developments include 212 single family lots and 24 twin home lots.  The approved final plats of Bridle Creek 9th and Stonebridge 3rd will create 59 new lots this year.

Bridle Creek Development

Pat Mason, Bridle Creek of Jordan, 612-366-7249 –


Contact info coming soon.

Sawmill Woods

Larry AuBuchon, Edina Realty, 612-325-0055 –

Heritage Hills

Rod Tiets, True Life Real Estate Solutions, 952-393-5030 –

MnDOT – 169 Resurfacing Project

MnDOT will be resurfacing US 169 from Jordan to just north of Belle Plaine, and from just south of Belle Plaine to Highway 19. MnDOT’s project website is MnDOT’s contractor plans to start as soon as April 30th, depending on weather conditions.  Between Belle Plaine and Jordan, work will begin in early May on the southbound lanes. All traffic will be confined to the northbound lanes. In late June or in July, MnDOT will flip traffic from the northbound to southbound side. All US 169 traffic will be confined to two lanes (single lane each direction) until August 18th.

The project involves resurfacing of the 169 pavement and some access changes to driveways and intersecting roadways. Most significantly, the project involves construction of a ‘reduced conflict intersection’ design at Delaware Ave and US 169. More information on this type of layout is available at

Questions regarding the project can be directed to: Kirsten Klein at

Project Staging Map

Business of the Week: April 13, 2018

Business of the Week: Subway

Did you know that Subway is the world’s largest sub sandwhich chain with more than 44,000 locations around the world?

In addition to offering five footlongs at $4.99 each, Subway is now offering new signature wraps.  Stop in and try one!

310 El Dorado Drive