CCI in the News

In September 2006 friends, family, staff and media gathered at the steps of The Academy Professional Building at 25 North Dale Street in St. Paul to welcome the new bronze statue of young F. Scott Fitzgerald at the author’s former grade school. Ed Conley commissioned artist Arron Dysart to create the statue. Current valued employee Sean Conley, already a competent member of the team, was a charming 11 year old.

On a Once-Stodgy Saint Paul Corner, Boutiques Blossom 

From online periodical "The Line"

by Dan Heilman

Published on Dec 1, 2010

The stores are arranged in a way that encourages shoppers to go from one to the next—many of the stores look out over a French-themed half-alley and a separate courtyard, encouraging browsing and foot traffic.
— Dan Heilman, The Line

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A Hidden Treasure

from Magazine "Spaces"


Published on Sept 27, 2010

“I really want the whole neighborhood to be successful,” Conley said. “On every project, I try to remember what I learned as a little boy: Leave the campsite better than when you found it.”
— from the article titled: "A Hidden Treasure"

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Historic Grand Hill home goes from maze to mansion

From “St. Paul Pioneer Press”

BY Bob Shaw

Published on May 3, 2015

“One guy in 500 would even notice it, but Ed could never let that go,” said Conley’s wife, Sara, teasing him as she walked on the newly replaced floor. “Ooooh, it just has to be perfect, doesn’t it?”

Conley just smiled and recited his philosophy of renovation: “It’s in the details, details and again details.”
— from article titled "Historic Grand Hill home goes from Maze to Mansion"

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$2.35M Summit Hill mansion shares architectural pedigree with Grand Central Station

From "Star Tribune"

BY Kim Palmer

Published on AuG 28, 2018

The house had recently undergone a complete, multiyear restoration by contractor Ed Conley, who combined several smaller rooms to create a spacious, state-of-the-art kitchen, with custom enameled white cabinets, marble countertops, a walnut-topped island and top-of-the-line appliances. “It’s everything you’d want,” said listing agent Steve Norton.
— from article titled "$2.35M Summit Hill mansion shares architectural pedigree with Grand Central Station"


Winner of the 2008 Heritage Preservation Award

The Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC), in collaboration with the Saint Paul Chapter of the Minnesota Society of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), recognizes contributions to heritage preservation through its Preservation Awards program. The awards are given to individuals or organizations for their efforts to preserve historic buildings or to enhance the historic character of Saint Paul. The HPC and the Saint Paul Chapter of the AIA held the 18th annual Heritage Preservation Awards Ceremony on May 13, 2008, in the Saint Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Court House. CCI Properties and Ben Saad Restoration were awarded the 2008 Preservation Award for the Legacy Rose Store and Flats, located at 1581 Selby Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota.