Lifeworks Services, Inc. Main Office Receives Finance & Commerce Top Projects Award

On May 1, 2023, Finance & Commerce presented its prestigious Top Projects Award to Lifeworks Services, Inc. for our new Main Office construction in Richfield. In partnership with JL Commercial Services, Carlson Partners, St. Paul Construction, Pope Design Group, and others, the Lifeworks Main Office was selected as one of 50 honorees.

“We are thrilled to receive this state-wide recognition because the Lifeworks Main Office in Richfield is a clear demonstration that creating accessible workplaces can be achieved while maintaining modern design,” said Gertrude Matemba-Mutasa, President and Chief Executive Officer at Lifeworks. “I’m proud that our partnership with people with disabilities is embedded in all we do at Lifeworks. This award gives us the opportunity to encourage other businesses to follow suit in creating inclusive spaces.”

The Finance & Commerce Top Projects Awards recognize excellence in building and construction projects from across the state and are judged on the degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, sustainability efforts, and cooperation among contractors and management.

Lifeworks has created a space that is proactively welcoming and accessible to anyone, taking into consideration mobility, workstyle, sensory needs, body type, religion, parenthood, transportation access, and more.

This office is an educational opportunity because it showcases how intentional and thoughtful approaches, like lowered cabinets, rounded edges, automatic door openers, subdued colors and lighting, can all work together to create a universally welcoming space.


  • Owner: Lifeworks
  • Project Manager: JL Commercial Services
  • Broker: Carlson Partners
  • Building Owner: Malinski Family Partnership
  • Contractor: St. Paul Construction Company
  • Architect & Interior Designer: Pope Design Group
  • Electrical Contractor: Hunt Electric
  • Mechanical Contractor: Airtech Thermex
  • Phone/Communications: The Phone Guys
  • Furniture: Innovative Office Solutions
  • Photographer: Brandon Stengel –

A complete list of those selected is available on Finance & Commerce’s website and will be featured in a special magazine and in a series of stories and photos in the Finance & Commerce daily newspaper and on the F&C website starting in July.

Learn more about Lifeworks – and how we’re driving change in our communities alongside people with disabilities – at