Chamber Business to Business

Yesterday I attended a Northfield Chamber of Commerce function in downtown Northfield. Called a ‘Business to Business’ get together, it is designed for businesses, by businesses. There was a good crowd at the event, held at the Grand Entertainment Center.

The purpose of the gathering is for business owners a...

First National Bank new facility

This week we started site preparation work for a nice new project in Northfield. Shortly we will be starting work on a new remote facility for the First National Bank of Northfield. The First National Bank has been in business in this community for about 135 years. In 1876 it was the bank that Jesse James and his gang robbed at gun p...

Rotary GSE Team in Northfield

Last week the hosted five members of a Group Study Exchange (GSE) from Ecuador. We had a fun gathering on Thursday for the club, welcoming the GSE members.

Friday I hosted GSE team member Luigi Villacreses. We met at the shop/office where Luigi reviewed photographs of completed projects. Luigi's family is inv...

New attached garage

Our work is nearing completion on an attached garage addition near Hampton that we started a few weeks ago. The major activity for the past few days has been brick masonry. We are installing a brick veneer on the side and front of the garage….

We obtained a very good brick match so the front wall ties in very...

Foundation complete

The foundation on the home we are building on Maple Street is completed. We had good weather for laying all the concrete blocks needed for the foundation, as well as all the reinforced concrete core fills. We have now moved on with backfilling the foundation.

It is a real trick to carefully backfill this found...

First National Bank foundation

Work has continued on the First National Bank project we are constructing. If you’ve been out to Target or Cub you have probably seen the work site.

Last week we focused on the installation of the site utilities. We have a large water service to bring into the site. This includes ductile iron piping to feed t...

Dundas well house

For the past few weeks we have been working on a new well house for the City of Dundas. It is located in the new housing development south of county road #1. The design of the well house is such that it will end up looking very similar to homes in the area....except it will have a water tower in the backyard. The front will have a sm...

First National Bank groundbreaking

This morning we had a groundbreaking ceremony for the new First National Bank facility we are building. We've been underway for a couple of weeks but today we had a good crowd of people on site for the ceremony....

The Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Dave Shumway, greeted the crowd. It was nice to hear D...

Wall framing work

Framing work is progressing nicely on the home we are building on Maple Street. The workers have most of the exterior walls erected and are now working on installing the plywood wall sheathing.

Plywood wall sheathing is what provides much of the strength for this home. It resists shifting and racking from side...

Northfield Medical Clinic Open House

If you are considering moving to Northfield, one of the community assest you should check out is our medical services....they are excellent! I attened the dedication and open house for our newest facility on Saturday----the Family Health Medical Clinic and .

The new facility is owned and operated by the Nort...