Client Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Location Shakopee, Minnesota
Scope 217,000 SF production facility and office building

Shutterfly Shakopee

Project Details

Westwood’s Role

  • ALTA/NSPS Survey 
  • Subdivision Platting
  • Boundary Surveying
  • Topographic Surveying 
  • Construction Staking
  • Environmental Services (Tree Survey)


Shutterfly personalizes photographic products and services for consumers nation-wide. With facilities in Arizona and South Carolina, Shutterfly was looking for a Midwest site and found 23 acres in Shakopee to build a 217,000 SF production facility and office building. This high-profile project was on the fast track for completion in time for the 2014 holiday season. 

Challenge: Be Creative, Flexible, and Fast

Having worked with this client on many short turn-around projects before, the process was streamlined to accommodate tight timelines in submitting for city approvals. Collaboration was a continual process as was Westwood’s creativity and flexibility to deliver within a short time frame. The team started surveying in June and the project broke ground in October 2013 to assure the facility would be in operation the next July and well before the 2014 holiday season.