Sculpture

  Ray Jacobson and I were busy at the Malt-O-Meal sculpture site. Earlier this fall we poured a concrete base for the sculpture. Today we drilled holes for the base of the sculpture. If everything goes as planned, the sculpture should arrive in just over a week and be set in place.

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Remodeling

Last week we started another remodeling project. This one is in Owatonna, so we are using our carpenters who are from that area. The work involves quite a bit of new siding. The siding we are using is again a cement based product. The material holds up very well. This home is a two-story home that incorporates cement fiber trim a...

Finishing at First National Bank-South

The work at the building is moving along very nicely. Last week the landscape work went in which changes the exterior appearance of the site greatly. This project utilizes rain pool ponds instead of direct storm sewer piping. With rain pool ponds, water from the parking lots and site is directed toward the ponds. From there it ...

New Snap Fitness

 My son operates a . He opened it about a year ago and has enjoyed running the business. Snap, open 24 hours a day, provides an opportunity for people to get full cardio and aerobic workouts at times that suit their schedules. He recently opened a second Snap Fitness Center. Located in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, it draws...

Christmas Sharing in Northfield

Tomorrow the will place their Christmas Sharing collection boxes out and about in the Northfield community. Christmas Sharing is a project that has been operating for decades. It collects new unwrapped toys and gifts for children in the area. I urge you to look for a brightly wrapped donation box and purchase a gift to place in ...

Beautiful Romanesque Building

Last I stopped in Menomonie for a short visit. I thoroughly enjoyed going through the Mable Tainter memorial theater. It is a fine old building made of Dunnville sandstone. The building was designed by Harvey Ellis, working for the firm of L. S. Buffington of Minneapolis. Everywhere I looked there were lovely details.

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Horse Barn

We have been busy taking advantage of the nice fall weather for projects. Two weeks ago we started work on a large outbuilding for a client near Waterville. The site is light, sandy soil. We were able to install the foundation, under floor mechanical systems, and the concrete floor without cold weather problems.

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Local Transportation Meeting

Last Thursday I participated in a transportation forum in Northfield. It was held at the Northfield Community Resource Center. The forum was a gathering of area business owners involved in transportation issues. The meeting was chaired and organized by Bolton and Menk, consultants hired by the City of Northfield to assist with th...

Associated Builders and Contractors

Last night I attended the (ABC) annual dinner. ABC is a construction industry organization that has been around for decades. They lead the way in helping small and large construction companies promote free enterprise and high quality construction in America today. Northfield Construction Company has been a member of ABC for a n...

Turkey Trot

  I hope all readers had a happy Thanksgiving weekend and were able to be with friends and family some portion of the time. We were blessed with fine weather this weekend making travel for people a bit easier.

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