House comes down….

This morning we started work on a new home on Maple Street in Northfield. It is a somewhat unique project in that it is being constructed in an established neighborhood and involves the demolition of a home that is on the site.

The existing home had pretty much reached the end of its useful life. While it had so...

Welcome Grove Landscaping

I want to welcome Doug Grove to the blogging world. Doug has operated Grove Landscaping in Northfield for many years. He has provided the landscape work on lots of projects Northfield Construction Company has constructed in the area. One of the recent projects we worked on together was the majority of this work from our firms was a...

Guth Electric completed

Yesterday I was in Dundas and stopped by Guth Electric to see how things are going for them in the new building we constructed for them.

Both Tony and Nancy Guth happened to be there so I visited with them a bit. They are still in the process of moving into their new facility. It takes a significant amount of ...

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

On Sunday, April 29th there will be a fundraiser for the .

It will be held at the Faribault American Legion. Music will be provided by the Herb Sellner Band. There will be a dinner, silent auction and live auction to raise funds for the construction of the next two Habitat homes. Tickets can be purchased for ...

Garage in a hillside

Work has moved along well with a garage addition we are constructing for a client near Hampton. The project involves attaching a new double garage to the existing home. Normally such a project is very 'straighforward', but this one is a bit unique.

The challenging part of this project is due to the fact that t...

Low interest energy loans

If you are thinking about doing some home improvements to your home you may want to review what the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) has available for loans to assist you. MFHA works with local lenders to provide low interest loans for a variety of purposes. MHFA has three main purposes for loans: general improvements, energy...

Foundation work continues

Work continues on the new home we are constructing on the redeveloped site on Maple Street in Northfield. Last week we got a good start on the foundation. Once the concrete footings were in place we added free draining granular material for use under the basement floors....

You will notice that we are using co...

Entry improvments

We started a little entry renovation project yesterday. The work involves replacing a couple of windows and a door in the front entry for the home, as well as installing new concrete steps up to the entry….

The home originally did not have an enclosed entry. The existing concrete steps were a riser lower than...

Room addition and other work

Work continues to move along nicely on this family room addition project. Late last week the Andersen sliding doors arrived and Brent and the crew installed them....

Quite a bit of light in this room! The roofing work for the addition and the existing home has been completed. Employees are now working at ins...

Building a strong foundation

When concrete masonry foundations are used for homes, they need to be reinforced well. The pressures against foundation walls are significant, especially when soils become damp or water logged. Earlier website entries showed the foundation work for the home we have underway in Northfield right now. Theses photos show how work has pro...