Northfield Swimming Pool

Northfield Swimming Pool

We are underway—-finally—-with the work creating a concession area for the Northfield swimming pool. We were held up for many weeks as the city, the architects and the State agencies reviewed finishes. Since the area is selling food it has to have all the materials approved for food sales areas. There were a few glitches in the p...

St. John’s windows

St. John’s windows

We have been replacing windows at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield. Some years ago we replaced quite a few in the church and now we are tackling the balance of the windows. The exterior of the church is brick so measurements have to be carefully taken to assure that the new windows will fit the openings. We are again using Ma...

St. Pius V elevator addition

St. Pius V elevator addition

We have started work at St. Pius V Catholic church in Cannon Falls. We are constructing an addition for an elevator and a new accessible toilet room. Yesterday we finished the excavation work for the addition. The soils on this site are sand which makes the site an excellent area to build.....no water problems! In this photo the elev...

First National Bank drive up

First National Bank drive up

The night depository device at the First National Bank downtown drive-up bank broke a few weeks ago. This is the type of depository that accepts large bags of coins so it was used quite a bit by downtown merchants----and missed while out of service. Unfortunately, the old depository could no longer be repaired. The bank arranged for ...

St. Pius V Catholic Church elevator

St. Pius V Catholic Church elevator

We have been making good progress on the addition to St. Pius V Catholic church in Cannon Falls. The addition will house a new elevator as well as a fully accessible toilet. It is always slow coming out of the ground with an elevator as you have to dig and prepare the pit for the shaft as part of the excavation work. The foundation...

All Saints Episcopal Church

All Saints Episcopal Church

Yesterday we had a groundbreaking ceremony for the All Saints Episcopal Church renovation and expansion project. Arriving at the construction stage for this project has been a 'long and winding road' for everyone. There is a tremendous amount of administrative work that must be done to obtain approvals on a project like this. But we...

St. Pius V addition

St. Pius V addition

We have completed the foundation walls, the elevator pit and shaft, the concrete first floor, and most of the main level concrete block walls. The west wall of this addition is being framed using light gauge steel members. We are doing this because the church wants to be able to add on to this end of our addition at some point in t...

St. Pius Church, stone

St. Pius Church, stone

The stone masons have been busy installing the exterior veneer on our elevator/toilet addition at St. Pius Catholic church in Cannon Falls. The stone is a Minnesota limestone that is laid in a pattern to match the existing stone exterior. The addition is blending in nicely to the existing church building.

All Saints Episcopal Expansion

All Saints Episcopal Expansion

We have been doing a lot of demolition and site work at the All Saints Episcopal church expansion project. The older additions to the main church structure have been removed and the excavation work for the lower level foundation has been completed. Last week we finished up the footing installation. The east foundation walls have been...

All Saints Episcopal  Expansion

All Saints Episcopal Expansion

The past few days have been very productive at our large church expansion project in Northfield. We completed the cast in place concrete foundation walls. The site contractor hauled clean granular material in and compacted it under all the floor areas. Before the backfilling of the foundation we applied water proofing to the outside ...