Roof framing at Second Street

The workers are doing a fine job on our Second Street home. The SIPS wall panels all went together just fine, and they moved on to the truss roof system. Once the trusses were installed the roof sheathing was put in place. The workers are just now installing protective asphalt felt on the roof, getting ready for shingles…

Dundas Dukes eliminated from playoffs

Last night Ellen and I attended the Dundas Dukes baseball game. Dundas was playing the Miesville Mudhens in a must win game in order to advance to the state baseball tournament.

It was a great game played under the lights at the Dundas field. What a beautiful field they have! The Dukes put two runs on the boar...

Cub Scouts table building

I had some good fun on Friday afternoon. At 3:30 a pack of Cub Scouts came out to our shop to work at building a picnic table. Peter Schmelzer, a and pack leader, arranged the activity with me. Two fathers came along with their sons as well, so we had good ‘adult to scout’ ratios. We started right in working on the table frames… ...

Lonsdale Community Days

Every year the nearby community of Lonsdale holds Community Days. As the name implies, it is a time for the community to get together and visit. Activities include classic car events, baseball games, a parade and street dance. Northfield Construction Company is a sponsor of the event.....

I also generally pa...

Hogroast

If you are new to Northfield this is the time of year for you to learn about the Defeat of Jesse James Days (DJJD). This is an annual event the community hosts to celebrate the downfall of Jesse James and his gand in 1876 as they attempted to rob the First National Bank in town. The event takes place this year on September 6-9. Each ...

First National Bank-south

We are just about watertight on the roof at the -south facility that we are building. This week the roofer started to install the roof. The roof is a rubber membrane type material that is held down with rock. The roofer has a set up a rock elevator to lift send the rock up to the roof and be distributed...

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Pacific Northwest features

I found two things related to construction very interesting on my visit to the Pacific Northwest. The first was forests full of Western Red Cedar trees…. This area grows a significant amount of the cedar used in home building projects. For years we used lots of cedar for siding and trim on homes. Over the past few years a lot of th...

Green building products

The word ‘green’ in construction products today creates all sorts of marketing potential. To some people green means using less energy. To others green means that the materials used in the home are chemical free. Still others think green means the materials in the home are harvested in an environmentally friendly manner. Everyone h...

Montessori Children’s House

Our workers have been busy at the new school that we are creating just south of the Northfield Middle School. We’ve been working to complete the interior work for the school----which has been a good place to be during the heavy rains. The lower level turned out to be very bright and light with the addition of the new door and windo...

Engage Printing

For the past couple of weeks we’ve been managing some work at the former Northfield Printing company just off of highway 19 in Northfield. They are making substantial improvements to their parking lot and site, including new storm sewer piping…

We will soon install concrete curbs and a new asphalt parking lot...