Erik Thorson, Anoka County Communications Director


            Midwest Best Water, a company that has been in business for 33 years processing and dispensing reverse osmosis drinking water, broke ground on its new location in Anoka County June 26.


The company hopes to have its new facility, located at 2061 Commerce Drive in Centerville, finished by late October and move into the building in November. Midwest Best Water currently has 18 employees and has plans to expand, which it will be able to do in Centerville. Its new building will be 25,000 square feet — Midwest Best Water will occupy 15,000 square feet of that space and lease out the remaining 10,000 square feet to one or two tenants.


            Mike Brass, the primary broker and president of Titus Commercial Real Estate, the brokerage company that represents Midwest Best Water, said the company was drawn to the Centerville area because the site was shovel-ready, and there are more land opportunities in the area than in the urban core of the metro. Patrick McKasy, Midwest Best Water owner, said local government officials were enthusiastic, welcoming and easy to work with on the project.

            Scott Thompson, a project manager with Crawford Merz, the construction company on the Midwest Best Water project, noted Centerville is a prime area for business expansion, and this project is an opportunity to expand Crawford Merz’s footprint into the northern Twin Cities market.

            “We’re excited to have Midwest Best Water, an established business with a great track record of serving customers, building a new facility on shovel-ready land in our county,” said Scott Schulte, chair, Anoka County Board of Commissioners.