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Topping‐off Ceremony for Ovation 309

MADISON – Downtown Madison continues to be a dynamic hub for living, business, and entertainment. That being said, a significant milestone will be taking place to mark the construction of what will be one of the City’s most notable landmarks.

In collaboration with Hovde Properties and Eppstein Uhen Architects, Findorff will be celebrating the topping‐off of Ovation 309 as construction crews recently poured the building’s 14th floor. A ceremonial steel beam will be signed by the project’s team members and later built into the facility’s structure. Last week a traditional evergreen tree was also hoisted atop the building to mark diligent efforts in constructing the building’s highest level.

“In choosing a construction company to build Ovation 309, Hovde Properties landed on one of Madison’s most experienced and respected,” said the President of Hovde Properties, Mike Slavish. “Findorff was the right choice for a number of reasons. We needed a partner with the experience of doing complex infill projects and the ability to deliver on schedule.” The connection Hovde Properties and Findorff shares dates back to almost 90 years ago, when Findorff constructed the Hovde Building, where the developer still houses its corporate offices.

Ovation 309 was developed as a partnership between the City of Madison and Hovde Properties. This signature project exemplifies how the relationship between a developer and neighborhood collaborated to create an innovative, modern development to enhance the character of the City’s downtown. Specifically, this multi‐use building will feature 248 residential units, retail and commercial space, as well as house administrative operations for the Madison Fire Department.

When: Thursday, November 6th at 4:30pm

Where: Overture Promenade Terrace at the Overture Center for the Arts
(parking available at the Overture Center Garage)
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Interview and Photo Opportunities: Team members from the project will be available for interviews and photos. However, Ovation 309’s Topping‐off Ceremony is INVITE ONLY and for media interested in attending, please contact Hovde Properties’ representative listed below:

CJ Wessel
Director of Marketing


About Findorff: Findorff is one of the Midwest’s leading builders, with offices in Madison and Milwaukee. Findorff currently employs an average of 700 construction professionals and tradespeople, and completes over $300 million in construction annually. For additional information, please visit

About Hovde Properties: Hovde Properties is a privately‐held real estate firm local to Madison and has been purchasing, developing, and managing real estate for three generations. For additional information, please visit

About Eppstein Uhen Architects: Eppstein Uhen Architects is a 107‐year old, full‐service design firm with offices in Milwaukee, Madison, and Des Moines. For additional information, please visit

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About Ovation 309

When you reside at Ovation 309, you will walk into a world of genuine culture and strong character. Our community is the pinnacle of luxury living in Madison thanks to our exclusive amenities you can’t find anywhere else. With thirty eight original floor plans across thirteen floors, we have a wide variety of one bedroom, two bedroom, two bedroom with a den, and three bedroom apartments, so you’re sure to find a style that suits you.
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