Gas stations

One of the things I like to do is find old gasoline service stations. Ellen and I just got back from a trip to . While traveling across North Dakota I found this old station in Sheyane....

It has a sign on the side that reads "Logan Oil". It is a real classic station which I suspect was constructed in the 19...

United Methodist Church kitchen remodeling

Last month we started remodeling work for the United Methodist Church in Northfield. Our work involves renovating the kitchen area.

Peter Schmelzer with Vivus Architecture worked with the building committee to prepare a plan that suits their needs and budget. Kitchen work is always costly due to the cabinets a...

Maple Street home

We are moving forward nicely with the new home on Maple Street. One of the challenges throughout this project has been the close quarters. Since it is being constructed on a typical 'Old Town Northfield' city lot of 65', it is not easy to fit things on the site. Yesterday Xcel Energy brought power and gas lines to the meters....

Floor joist on Second Street

Workers have started on carpentry work on the home we are constructing on Second Street, next to Way Park in Northfield.

This home has a 'non-standard' floor joist system. In an effort to provide an on grade entrance to the home the grade has been raised on the home. That requires masonry or concrete protectio...

Bar B Q Days in Belle Plaine

On Saturday Ellen and I traveled over to Belle Plaine to represent Northfield Construction Company in their Bar-B-Q Days parade. We have completed construction projects in the area of the past few years, the most recent one in Belle Plaine being the construction of Faith Resident Apartments for The Lutheran Home. We noted this work o...

College City Beverage Open House

Sunday afternoon Ellen and I visited College City Beverage. They hosted an open house for the community to see their new beverage warehouse facility that was recently completed. Located in Dundas, it is an impressive structure. The exterior building face is constructed of concrete and glass and has welcoming gardens as you approach t...

Montesori Children’s House

Work has been progressing nicely on the . If you have driven south of town on highway 246 you may have seen us working on the house. We’ve buttoned up most of the work related to the new entry area, creating a very inviting entrance to the school…

There will be a new handicap lower level entrance as wel...

Structural Insulated Panels

Yesterday the carpenters on the Second Street home site started erecting the wall panels. As you can see in the photo below, the panels went up very quickly…

This home is designed to use structural insulated panels----or SIPS--- for the exterior walls. SIPS are extremely weather tight and highly insulated, lo...

Stucco work starts

Stucco work has started at the Maple Street home we are building. Stucco is a great exterior wall finish material. It has been used for centuries with excellent results. It does not require painting like wood siding, and it is extremely wind resistant.

It is very important to make sure all details are followed...

Taste of Northfield on Bridge Square

Yesterday evening was the second annual ‘Taste of Northfield’ event. It was organized by the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation again, and was held on Bridge Square in the center of town. College City Beverage and Malt-O-Meal were the two corporate sponsors for the event. We could not have asked for a more perfect evening...