Winterwalk

  Ellen and I were at downtown Northfield last night for the annual Winterwalk. What a perfect evening for the event!  There were hundreds  and hundreds of people all out and about downtown. The streets were blocked off to cars so that the horse drawn wagon rides could take people from one end of downtown to the oth...

New Little Boy….Leo

My daughter Marja and her husband Sam had a baby late last week.....Leo Raymond. Ellen and I were able to be up at the hospital shortly after he was born to see him and give our support to the new first time parents. It is exciting to have a new little boy grandchild. This is our second grandchild. We are thoroughly enjoying spending...

Groundhog Day

Since it is groundhog day today, I thought I would share photos of my own 'personal' groundhog. This little family decided to take up residence under the workshop shed at my lake cottage. The mother was quite protective of her five little babies. The babies were very inquisitive about the comings and goings around the shed, but alway...

Northfield Home and Garden Show

With the arrival of spring, it is also time for the Northfield Home and Garden show. This year has brought some changes to the show. It is no longer being held at a local school...instead it is being held at the Northfield Ice Arena. That should be a great venue for the show. All the exhibitors will be located in the same space, it i...

Defeat of Jesse James Days

Wednesday evening the committee hosted a dinner for firms and individuals that provide financial support to the event. Defeat of Jesse James Days (DJJD) is a huge undertaking in Northfield. Committee members are hard at work all year making plans and preparations for the event. When it actually happens....the weekend after Labor Day...

Neuger Communication Open House

Yesterday afternoon Neuger Communications hosted an open house for the community. They gave everyone an opportunity to view the remodeling project we completed for them over the summer. This project was a wonderful adaptive reuse of an existing building in downtown Northfield. The building was originally constructed in 1966 as a bank...

NAF and Winter Walk

Yesterday was full of fun events. In the late afternoon I went to the Ole Store as part of my Northfield Area Foundation duties. I have served on the Northfield Area Foundation (NAF) board of governors for about 5 years. This is a great organization that works to raise funds for the foundation.  Then each year NAF disperses funds to...

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...

Laura Baker Services

Laura Baker Services

Northfield Construction Company had a foursome at the Laura Baker Services golf fundraiser  outing yesterday. What a beautiful day for an important and fun event! Phil Olson and I represented the NCC part of the foursome, along with Mike Schulz of Schulz Electric and Bill Johnson, retired Rice County District Judge. We had a great t...

Passive House….foundation

Passive House….foundation

We have been working at getting the foundation installed for our project. It has taken quite a bit of time to get things squared away. We first laid down a layer of rock to allow water and radon to migrate properly. However, once that was in place the structural engineer was concerned about the extruded foam insulation under the fo...