Church Steeple Repair

The past couple of weeks we have been working on repairs to the Hauge Lutheran Church in rural Kenyon, MN. Like many early wood frame 1900 church buildings, this one needed some repairs on the steeple. Steeples are up high and not easily observed so they often do not receive regular attention. In addition, steeples generally have tr...

NCC Office Expansion

With the economic downturn in the construction economy I found that I had excess facility space and some excess equipment, so I decided to consolidate and sell one of my buildings. One of my over arching goals always has been to provide the most cost efficient operation I can, which in turn allows my customers to receive the best v...

New ATM at First National Bank

On Monday evening we started work to install a new automatic teller machine at the First National Bank in downtown Northfield. This new machine has all the "bells and whistles" and will have a capture image to be able to accept checks for deposit. It of course will also dispense money like any ATM. We did our work in the evening, ge...

Truss Patterns

We set the roof trusses on our office expansion project. The roof has a single slope to match the slope on the existing building and the trusses run the full width of the building. I like to see the patterns that trusses create. I always think back to my 10th grade geometry teacher as I see all the right triangles. He made sure we un...

Seneca Foods

We have been busy working on a project at Seneca Foods in Montgomery. Their canning season is just getting into full production and they needed a roof over some of the operations that have been added. Time is precious in this industry so we quickly measured existing conditions and proposed a project to meet their needs. Due to the a...

Floor Insulation and Heating

This week the plumbers and electricians finished up their underground work on our office expansion project. Once that was done we carefully graded the floor level. Then we installed a heavy plastic vapor barrier. We do this to prevent moisture from the soil from entering the building through the concrete floor slab. Once the polyethy...

NCC Office Expansion

NCC Office Expansion

In spite of some rather wet weather we have made good progress on our company office expansion. We've completed window installation and the exterior metal siding work. We were able to match the color of the metal siding panels to the existing building so it looks appropriate. We've installed a darker brown contrasting metal siding at...

EMS Modifications

EMS Modifications

We have started work on some building modification for the Northfield Hospital Emergency Medical Services. The EMS are relocating to our former building, which I sold to the hospital at the end of April. We have moved most of our equipment out of the larger area of the building and now are making modifications for the EMS. One of the...

Gunderson Gardens, Kenyon

Gunderson Gardens, Kenyon

We've started work on renovations for Gunderson Gardens in Kenyon. Gunderson Gardens is part of the Kenyon Sunset Home, a care facility for elderly residents. Our work at Gunderson Gardens involves a complete renovation of six individual living units to create a memory care unit. We are removing interior frame walls, modifying the h...

Montessori Children’s House

Montessori Children’s House

We are making a few modifications at the Northfield school. One of the rooms had a small window on one side that the staff wanted enlarged. We cut out the small window and installed a new double wide casement window. That lets a lot more light into the room. We also insulated a concrete floor in the sun room. This room is a wonderful...