La Puerta Abierta groundbreaking

Sunday afternoon I was in St. Paul for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new church we will be constructing. La Puerta Abierta held their groundbreaking at 2:00PM under overcast skies, but that did not dampen the spirits or enthusiasm of this wonderful Methodist congregation.

La Puerta Abierta, a mainly Hispanic...

Interior wall work

We have bee working on interior walls at the Maple Street home under construction. Last week most of the exterior walls were finished up, allowing the carpenters to move on to interior wall framing.

As I noted in an earlier posting, this home utilizes many large windows and door openings. Because of this speci...

La Puerta tree removal

One of my tasks this morning was to travel up to St. Paul to get things underway with the construction of La Puerta Abierta church. The first task was to identify and mark the trees that must be removed for construction. This is always a ‘bittersweet’ activity for me as I hate to see mature trees taken off an urban site. But in ord...

Foundation wall testing

Monday we poured the exterior foundation walls for the First National Bank-South building we are constructing. As is typical for a project like this we set up a concrete pump truck to pump the concrete into the wall forms….

One of the things that is done on a regular basis on a job like this ...

Cool geometric designs

The carpenters have started erecting the roof trusses on the Maple Street home we are building.

Even after seeing thousands of roof truss installations, I always think the geometric designs of the trusses are pretty.....

Trusses use rather light framing materials c...

Congratulations Graduates

This weekend will be having their graduation ceremonies. The St. Olaf banners are out on the light posts in Northfield welcoming parents and friends to the community....

As the college year draws to a close we all miss the college students. We wish the graduates well as they head off to start different lives ...

EnergySmart BuildingWorks partner

Northfield Construction Company was named this month's "EnergySmart Partner" by EnergySmart Building Works. EnergySmart Building Works is an offshoot of RENew Northfield, and organization that has been working to develop smarter energy alternatives and use. EnergySmart has received some of its funding from the . RENew Northfield and ...

Congratulations to area graduates

Everyone at Northfield Construction Company wishes all our Northfield High School 2007 graduates, as well as all area college and high school graduates, best wishes a they start off on new adventures. There are lots of decisions in life ahead for these young people, and I’m sure our school systems have prepared them well to deal wit...

Steel framework

During the past week work has moved along very well on our First National Bank-South building project. We took delivery of our first load of structural steel members and have started erecting the steel framework.

The building incorporates several angled braces in the walls. These are tricky to install and must...

New Montessori school

A week or so ago we started remodeling work for a new Montessori school in Northfield. It is called the Montessori Children's House and will be open for business this fall. Information about the school is available on their ....

The site is located immediately south of the new Middle School, just off highway 246...