News

Armstrong Development Welcomes: AllState Exteriors!

Congratulations to our new tenant: AllState Exteriors! Joe and Lynna Mullins have brought their Owens Corning Platinum Preferred company to Cedar Rapids to assist with repair, replacement, and relief following the derecho that devastated our community. From AllState Exteriors: Allstate Exteriors was built out of a spirit of ubuntu—a desire to...

Read More →

Armstrong Development Welcomes Pretty Lane!

Congratulations to our new tenant, Pretty Lane, on their grand opening! Locally owned and operated, Pretty Lane had their Grand Opening event on Friday, March 8th, 2019. Located in the Arco Building in downtown Cedar Rapids, Pretty Lane features cutting edge Dollup Beauty products created by local entrepreneur, Nikki Hynek. Nikki’s dream has always been...

Read More →

Tenant Spotlight: FG

Congratulations to Fiberutilities, now FG, on their recent rebranding and office remodel! FG is a networking company with a passion for progression in broadband communications. This company started in 2004 and has broken down barriers ever since. Among many great accomplishments across a variety of industries, the most notable local...

Read More →

Great News from ICR Iowa

ICR Iowa shared this interesting information with us. These statistics prove why Iowa is a great place to live and work. Armstrong Development is thankful to be part of such a progressive and successful community. CR IOWA Iowa City Cedar Rapids Overview Visit http://www.icriowa.org for more news on economic growth in Iowa.

Armstrong Center Welcomes Shive-Hattery

Architecture and engineering firm, Shive-Hattery, founded in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA in 1895 has made a move! Previously located in the Town Centre building, Shive-Hattery has leased the 31,624 square foot fifth floor just across the street in the Armstrong Center. Until their move, the 25 member corporate headquarters staff...

Read More →

Crystal Group – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Crystal Group, Inc., founded by Craig Jensen in 1987 has evolved over the years to a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware.  On October 19, 2018, Crystal Group President, Scott Kongable, cut the ribbon for the new headquarters at 855 Metzger Drive, Hiawatha, IA. The unveiling of the...

Read More →

Tenant Spotlight: Keller Williams Realty Company

Are you buying or selling a house? Keller Williams Realty is one of our Armar Center Tenants, located at 4850 Armar Drive SE in Cedar Rapids. Keller Williams is a real estate company that has more than 175,000 associates and are in over 1100 market centers across the world. Keller...

Read More →

Tower Commerce Center: Crystal Group Progression

Tremendous progress has been made on the Crystal Group Building since the Ground Breaking Ceremony in April 2017. The new building will allow for expanded capacity and growth, not just for the company, but for the community as well.  Along with the new 111,500 square foot facility, The Crystal Group...

Read More →

LimoLink

UPDATE: A Sign of Things to Come After a much anticipated wait, LimoLink is settling into their new headquarters at the Cemar Center in Marion. The office space is fully equipped with a large bistro style kitchen/break room and other comforts and amenities.  LimoLink employees can spend their break time...

Read More →

A Sign of Things to Come

Armstrong Development Company is proud to welcome LimoLink to the Cemar Center in Marion, Iowa. LimoLink is a chauffeured ground transportation company offering chauffeur services in over 100 countries throughout the world. Its current Marion Headquarters will relocate to the Cemar Center in December 2017. LimoLink joins existing businesses in...

Read More →

Construction is Underway in Hiawatha **Update**

The newest additions to Tower Commerce Center are no longer just visions and blueprints, it’s becoming a reality. The excitement of construction ensues in Hiawatha as progress continues on the newest buildings within Tower Commerce Center. Tower Commerce Center, otherwise known as TCC, is a 57 acre business park located...

Read More →

Gringo’s is Open in the Armstrong Centre Food Court!

It seems that just about anyone that has spent time in Downtown Cedar Rapids is familiar with Gringo’s. Everyone seems to know and love it. Which is why we are so excited to announce that Gringo’s is back! Co-owners Nicole Healy and Chris Burhans have teamed up to offer a...

Read More →

Construction is Underway in Hiawatha

There are familiar sights of spring we look forward to every year…blooming flowers, green grass, leaf filled trees and warmer weather to name a few.  Spring also brings a new sight this year for Armstrong Development Company in the Tower Commerce Center on Tower Terrace Road, just east of I-380....

Read More →

**Update**The Coffee Emporium Expansion

The construction on The Coffee Emporium is complete!   This Downtown favorite is still in the same convenient location but now provides additional space to sit and relax while enjoying coffee, breakfast or lunch.   The Coffee Emporium is part of the Armstrong Centre Food Court located on Third Avenue...

Read More →

Crystal Group Announces Expansion

Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, recently announced their plans for a 17.5 million dollar business expansion development in Hiawatha. The current industrial site, located at 855 Metzger Road will be completely developed for a new 111,500 square foot office and manufacturing location to expand production...

Read More →

Waterloo financial firm sets up shop in Hiawatha

Larry K. Fox & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, has entered the Corridor with a new office in Hiawatha. The firm, which specializes in wealth preservation and estate planning, was founded in 1971 in Waterloo before opening a satellite office in Davenport. The new office...

Read More →

DOT nearing decision on $15.4M for Tower Terrace Interchange

Tower Terrace Interchange Funding Looks Promising  The initial funding scenario for the state’s next five-year highway plan to be presented in draft form next month includes $15.4 million for construction of the long-awaited I-380/Tower Terrace Road interchange. Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) staff have recommended in the scenario that the...

Read More →

The Coffee Emporium Expands

Cedar Rapids’ first downtown coffee shop is poised for a sizable expansion as the Armstrong Centre continues to remodel. The Coffee Emporium, located in the ground floor of the Armstrong Center at 220 Third Avenue SE, will double its space in the next month as the adjacent food court is...

Read More →

Tenant Spotlight: Modis

In April of 2016, Modis became the newest tenant of the Longfellow Square Office Park in Hiawatha, IA. Modis has become a leader in global Information Technology (IT) staffing, providing tech staffing to companies and assisting IT experts in finding employment throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Modis has...

Read More →

New 6,000 SF Building Set For November 2015

KDA Investments LLC announces a new building that is breaking ground in Hiawatha’s Longfellow Square. It will be a 6,000 square foot building that will house 1-3 tenants. Completion date is set for November 2015. If you would like further information about this project please call us at: 319-364-6533

Physicians Management Services of Iowa

Physician Management Services of Iowa, LLC is the newest addition to the Longfellow Square family of businesses. PMSI was established in 1996 when owner, Lori Stuart, identified a need for a more personalized approach to medical billing and coding. What began as a single person home based career grew to...

Read More →

El Kahir Shrine New Building

Located on Stamy Road in Hiawatha, is the newest addition to the Tower Commerce Center area. Supporting the surrounding community, Masonic principles have always prevailed. Such things as Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth are exemplified in the activities of the Shrine. The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and the Burns Institutes...

Read More →

Dancers Edge Building Progress – with pictures!

The development of the new Dancers Edge facility is progressing nicely near the south edge of the business park, along Hawkeye Drive. The exterior of the building is up with much of the brickwork completed and curbs for the drive lanes have been poured. Concrete in parking areas and drive...

Read More →

Installation of Tower Commerce Center Roads Begin

Crews began work in May of 2011 to prepare for the main drives of the business park to be poured this year. Tower Commerce Center is located along Tower Terrace Road in Hiawatha, Iowa, just East of I-380.

Jon Dusek inducted into Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame

Armstrong Development Company President and CEO Jon Dusek was recently named one of the inaugural inductees in Midwest Real Estate News’ Hall of Fame. The honor highlights the careers of “the most accomplished commercial real estate professionals in the Midwest,” and profiled Dusek for his extraordinary assistance during and ongoing...

Read More →

Trees Cleared, Infrastructure Improvements Scheduled

Tower Commerce Center, our newest development project, reached its first milestone this month with the completion of the clearing of trees to make way for the business park. Located along Tower Terrace Road, between Hawkeye Drive and Stamy Road, this area is a prime location for a commercial/light industrial business....

Read More →