PRESS RELEASE: Stahl Completes Ladybug Child Care Center in Shakopee

Minneapolis, MN; April 5, 2018 – Stahl is proud to announce the completion of the Ladybug Child Care Center in Shakopee, MN. The physical structure is a 10,500-square-foot single-story child care center with an additional 15,000 square feet of outdoor playground space. Occupancy for the facility is 145 children ranging in age from infants to elementary school.

Located directly adjacent to Shakopee Public Schools’ Jackson Elementary School, Ladybug offers before and after school programs for school age children with staff members who walk students to and from school. The new center features interactive outdoor playground equipment, a fenced retainage pond area for nature observation and education, a full-service scratch kitchen, indoor playgrounds for rainy days, a mother’s nursing station and high visibility crib room for sleeping infants and toddlers.

Ladybug hired Stahl as their design-builder to work with Michael Monn Architects. This will be the second child care center Stahl has built for Ladybug. Ladybug is family owned and operated and has their headquarters in Chaska.

Ladybug Child Care Center and Stahl have had a strong partnership for over a decade. Stahl’s Project Executive, Deb Aldrich, worked on both the Waconia and Shakopee Ladybug locations with Stephen Kraus, Vice President of Ladybug and Michelle Kraus, Vice President of Ladybug.

“Ladybug required a close eye for detail to pass and exceed mandated child care requirements for both the indoor and outdoor spaces,“ said Deb Aldrich. “The layout of the building, materials used, paint colors selected, and toys available were all chosen by the owners to help create a child-friendly environment.”

“We are not just building a building. We are building memories,” said Stephen Kraus.

This motto surrounded the entire construction process for Ladybug and Stahl.

Children and staff occupied the new facility on February 20th, 2018.


About Stahl Construction
Stahl provides professional consulting, development, general contracting, construction management, design / build, and IPD construction services. We focus on the process of evolving the built environment to create lasting good and ensure our partners find comprehensive success.

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Lisa Kalis
Director of Corporate Development
Stahl Construction Co.

Ladybug Ribbon Cutting

Photo Filename: Ladybug Ribbon Cutting

Photo Caption: A ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the extended Kraus family on March 16th for the completion of Ladybug Child Care Center, a new single-story, 10,500-square-foot child care center in Shakopee, Minnesota.