Construction Award

Last Friday evening Ellen and I attended the 2008 Excellence in Construction dinner in Golden Valley. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and was held at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. Associated Builders and Contractors, with over 50 years experien...

License Class

Last Monday I spent the day taking a building contractor’s continuing education class in Bloomington. The State of Minnesota requires all residential building contractors complete 7.5 hours of education each year. While it is never easy to fit in a whole day at a seminar, I always seem to enjoy the classes. I appreciate the opp...

Pizza Party

I had to bring a load of equipment to the Faith Lutheran Church job in Dodge Center late this morning….and enjoy some pizza. The congregation hosted a pizza party for the construction workers on the site. This was a very nice gesture and was greatly appreciated by all those working on the church. They fed us three different var...

Visit with Governor Pawlenty

Yesterday I attended a luncheon with Minnesota . The event was organized by the and was held at the College City Beverage in Dundas. College City Beverage has a great training room in their new facility that doubles as an excellent gathering space for such an event.

 

There was a good crowd of area busines...

Home and Garden Show

The 2009 Northfield Home and Garden show was held last Saturday at Bridgewater Elementary school. It was a beautiful sunny day, which tended to focus more people visiting the show in the morning than the afternoon. We also had the Northfield High School prom on Saturday and I suspect there were lots of people busy in the afternoo...

Rotary Picnic

One of the really great things about Northfield is the wonderful organizations and groups active in the community, working to make it a better, stronger place for all. One of those groups is the .

We held our annual summer picnic last night at a member’s rural home. The rain held up and the sun came out. It was a beaut...

Wisconsin

Ellen and I recently spent part of a weekend in Bayfield, Wisconsin. We had a lovely drive there through Wisconsin stopping at several small towns along the way. Bayfield itself is not a large city, about 700 people. It sits on the edge of Lake Superior where the Apostle Islands start. The views of the lake are spectacular---lots...

Certified Lead Renovator

Yesterday I spent the day in a seminar dealing with lead in the construction industry. I did this to obtain my Certified Renovator certificate for lead safety in renovation, repair and painting.

The course was organized and sponsored by a partnership between Lamperts in Northfield and Andersen Windows. The course was tau...

Cemstone Lunch Seminar

Today several of Northfield Construction Company’s employees and I attended a lunch and seminar at . They are located right across the street from our shop. We have a long relationship with Cemstone. NCC purchases most of our concrete from Cemstone and also constructed their truck maintenance facility on the site. Many of the l...

Taste of Northfield

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) is hosting their annual ‘Taste of Northfield’ event again this year. They are adding a new twist----two days! It starts tonight at 4:00PM and also is being held tomorrow night. This has always been a well attended, fun event. Plan to come to Bridge Square in downtown North...