Interior Work at Laura Baker Services

The majority of the exterior work has been completed at our Laura Baker Services remodeling project. The new Marvin windows have been installed. The stucco contractor has applied the scratch coat and brown coat of cement plaster on the exterior. We have incorporated some control joints in the cement plaster finish which will acce...

Laura Baker Services

We took advantage of the warm fall weather a few weeks ago and were able to complete the cement plaster exterior finish on our remodeling project at Elwell residence hall. Because all the windows were changed and many were moved to new locations the architects decided to use a band of cement plaster around the building rather tha...

Northfield Historical Society Accessibility Project

We have started work on a nice project for the Northfield Historical Society. It involves making the Scriver Building more accessible to people and includes the installation of an elevator. The Scriver Building is a wonderful old stone building standing proud on Bridge Square. We've done work on it off and on, including installing a ...

Historical Society demolition

We have been busy the past couple of weeks on the remodeling project at the Northfield Historical Society. Our main task has been to shelter the work areas and work on demolition of existing surfaces and materials. That is a big job on a site like this. Most of the work is taking place in the 'annex' that is just 10' wide. Lots of ma...

Laura Baker Services, Baker Cottage

Last week we got underway with a new project for in Northfield. It involves a total renovation of Baker Cottage on the Laura Baker campus. This is an early 1980's building, but it needs updating to accommodate the current needs of Laura Baker Services and their clients. The contents were removed from the building and we secured the ...

Historical Society

Masonry work on the Northfield Historical Society project has moved along nicely over the past weeks. It is a big job constructing the three stop elevator shaft in such tight working quarters. We have almost finished that portion of the work---lots of concrete blocks and mortar hauled up many feet onto the scaffold. The portions of t...

Hospital Office Building

On Monday we started work remodeling a building for the Northfield Hospital. The hospital purchased the former Village School of Northfield, a charter school. It is located on Bollenbacher Court in Northfield and should make an excellent office building for the hospital. Northfield Construction Company was the original builder of the...

Baker Cottage

The floor has been completely removed from our Baker cottage project at Laura Baker Services. We cut the floor into 5'x 5' pieces so we could maneuver them out the existing doorway. Despite handling large, heavy pieces of concrete the work went quickly and without incident. The plumbers have been working in the building for the past ...

CSMR

We are constructing a covered entrance for the Northfield Hospital's Center for Sports Medicine Rehabilitation clinic. The hospital expanded this building last year but discovered the north entrance was just too problematic to work properly. It catches massive amounts of snow, and rain cascades down on the entrance making door operat...

Electric wiring

We see a lot of older electrical wiring installations in our remodeling projects. Some of the old electrical work is in good condition and was installed well, and some is not so great. One of the most common older electrical installations is called 'knob and tube' wiring. It is called that because a porcelain 'knob' is used to fast...