Sterling Construction Breaks Ground in North Dakota

Mishawaka, Ind. – Sterling Construction has begun work on Sierra Ridge, a 278-unit upscale apartment home community in Dickinson, North Dakota. Located on State Ave. North and 21st West, this market rate rental community is in a rapidly-growing area thanks to the oil boom of the Bakken Shale Formation.

“This area is one of the hottest markets in the country,” said Lance Swank, president of The Sterling Group.  “There is a tremendous demand for high-quality housing out there and we are excited to be a part of this phenomenal movement that is taking place in this region. We are happy to partner with BlackRidge Companies. They have a strong presence in the West region and their experience in the hotel industry will help to assure we are offering the best product in the market. ”

Sierra Ridge Apartments, a partnership between BlackRidge Companies, Sterling Development and Baledge LLC, will consist of 12 buildings and feature seven different one, two and three bedroom floorplans. These floorplans range in square footage from 685 – 1,305. Rents range from $1,800 – $3,300. Attached and detached garages will be offered, along with heated exterior storage areas and car plug-ins.

This luxurious, pet-friendly community will feature a resident clubhouse, cyber café with Wi-Fi, fitness center with top-of-the-line equipment, an outdoor fireplace and grilling station, car care center, and recycling center.

Residents will find the apartments feature amenities found in residential homes, including a full-size washer and dryer, fully-equipped kitchen with Energy Star rated appliances, woodgrain flooring throughout, and spacious, walk-in closets. One of the more unique and convenient features is the locker area. Residents will have an opportunity to rent lockers for storage of items with oil residue. Furnished apartment homes are also available.

Estimated at $32.3 million in total development costs, this project is expected to open next summer. A sister property, North Gate Apartment Homes, will also be developed in Williston, ND.

Sterling Construction Corporation is a company of The Sterling Group, Inc., which has also built various other housing communities across the Midwest and Southeast. Sterling Construction has been focused on constructing housing communities since 1983. For more information regarding Sterling Construction, please contact Scott Buckey, Vice President of Construction, at 574-247-3246 or visit

Sierra Ridge will be managed by Sterling Management, LLC. Sterling Management has over 30 years of experience assisting owners in achieving both physical and financial goals for their assets. For more information on Sterling Management, please visit

BlackRidge Companies is a privately owned and operated real estate development and holding company based in the heart of Southwest Montana. BlackRidge specializes in market rate, multifamily apartment home communities and high-quality hotels nationwide. For more information on BlackRidge Companies, please visit

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3900 Edison Lakes Parkway, Ste. 201
Mishawaka, IN 46545
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