Wells Fargo bank finished

Last week we finished up our work at Wells Fargo bank in Northfield. This was a phased remodeling project. We divided the main floor into three areas and completed work in each before moving on to the next phase. Our work involved moving and creating all new teller lines, some new office, and a new front entry.

We manag...

Three Links Apartment Remodeling

We have started our work to remodel the kitchens in the Three Links apartment building we are in the process of renovating. Most of the kitchens in the living units have been in use over 30 years and are in need of updating. The existing cabinets have a very dark finish and many of the drawers and doors have operational problems....

Elevator Upgrades

This summer we have been working at Carleton College to upgrade their elevators. The college has a fair number of elevators scattered across the campus. It is essential to keep elevators operating in proper condition. With that in mind the State of Minnesota has revised operational code requirements for all elevators in the state...

Dundas Post Office

A customer at the Dundas post office had difficulty with a car, jumped the curb and hit the building. Even though the speed was low, since it was a wood frame building there was some damage to the structure. The blow from the vehicle knocked loose some of the masonry foundation blocks, cracked from framing and buckled the siding....

Three Links Apartment, site work

As part of our work at the Three Links Apartment project we are doing some water control and below grade energy work. This involves excavating around the perimeter of the building and installing a drainage system. The drainage piping pitches toward a natural exit. Some areas of the existing soils were fairly good, with a high gra...

Campus Work

Northfield Construction Company assists with a variety of projects each year. Carleton has a great maintenance staff, but they cannot always fit building improvements into their general maintenance schedule. It is one thing to take care of facilities but another thing to expand or remodel facilities. We are pleased to assist Car...

Elevator Renovations

With the students away on winter break we are ramping up our work renovating elevators at Carleton College. Over the fall we completed quite a bit of code required improvement upgrades. This work was not too noisy or dirty so it could be done when the college is in session.

We are trying to complete much of the heavier, d...

Drilling Elevator Hole

Our elevator improvement project at Carleton College has been moving along. We did encounter one issue that was a bit of a setback for us. When workers disassembled the parts at one of the existing elevators they discovered that the existing hole at the base of the elevator was crooked and out of plumb. The hole apparently was dr...

Elevators and Library

We continue to work on upgrading the elevators at Carleton College. Some are more challenges than others. On the present elevator we had to secure glazed block in a similar color and pattern to match the 1954 work. That is not always easy to do….this order came to us from a Texas fabrication plant. But the end result looks good...

All Flex

We are helping out with a small addition to their manufacturing plant. They needed the work done right away so we fought the cold a bit last week to get the excavation work completed. We erected a shelter over the excavation to keep soil from freezing and keep our block layers warm while working. Today with the bright sun it is ...