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Ascent Group and Ascent Contracting open in Hudson

Christopher Thorsen, the backbone of Ascent Group, specializes in full-service commercial real estate and has teamed up with his brother Jon Reger, president of Ascent Contracting. Together they offer a one-stop shop to commercial clients.

"We are excited to be here and have a presence in Hudson," said Thorsen, a broker licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The team broke ground for the 50,000-square-foot Tower View Business Center in October. In June, the building was ready for occupancy. Ascent Contracting and Ascent Group, along with J&L Steel Erectors, were the first to move in.

Today, there is still 40,000 square feet available for offices, showrooms or warehouse space. Six bays are available -- the smallest is 6,700 square feet. The restrooms are already installed, one set to every two bays, and loading docks are offered.

Ascent Group can list, locate, sell, acquire or help build for their clients.

"I know that real estate's been a little slow," said Thorsen. "But having a great set of clients is the catalyst for progress."

When he is not working in commercial real estate, Thorsen sings vocals for the Twin Cities band Conver Watts, which performs all original work. He also enjoys golf.

Ascent Contracting focuses on the design/build concept.

"We do everything in the commercial sector from the ground up to tenant build-outs," said Jon Reger, president of Ascent Contracting. Reger worked for a number of years in construction while in California, before moving both his family and his business to Hudson.

"I've been in the field and learned the art of working with subcontractors, and I know how to get the job done," said Reger. Small or large, he says he can tackle the project.

To contact Ascent Group, call Thorsen at (612) 360-1469 or visit

To contact Ascent Contracting, call Reger at (612) 366-3827 or visit