Sites are selected for proximity to public transportation, shopping, and services.
Existing buildings are retained and restored whenever possible.
New structures are positioned to take advantage of natural features of land and vegetation.
Excess or waste building materials are recycled or disposed of in a responsible manner.
Energy-saving appliances and equipment are used in restored and new buildings.
Energy efficient wall and roof insulation and exterior doors and windows are incorporated into projects.
Solar, wind, district energy, and other non-fossil fuel technologies are used whenever possible.
Solar includes participation in the Minnesota community solar garden program and state angel tax credits.
The company monitors new advances and utilizes best current industry practices.
The company is part of the local preservation community that works to protect the built environment of the Twin Cities.
Company principals were instrumental in setting up early preservation districts and saving key landmark buildings.
Working with a national network of funding sources and historic consultants, the company is known for its unique expertise with federal and state laws providing financial incentives for historic rehabilitation.
Two company projects, C&E Lofts and Custom House, are nationally recognized examples of complex large-scale historic restoration.
Company principals and senior advisors have held countless appointive and volunteer positions over the years.
Positions have included governmental committees, corporate boards, college and university advisory bodies, chambers of commerce, downtown councils, major non-profit organizations, architectural and historical societies, trade associations, and neighborhood groups.
Exeter Group has a respected voice in regional affairs that is unique for a company of its size.