Straw bale houses

Northfield Construction Company helped with some straw bale house construction this winter. The webmaster for the site blogged on it this week and created a photo album for the project. I'm curious to learn about the testing the students and professors did on the homes. We constructed the platforms for all the homes, and the roo...

Cannon Falls City Hall

Northfield Construction Company started a job in Cannon Falls a couple of weeks ago. It is the remodeling and renovation of an office building to create a new city hall. Cannon Falls purchased the Minnesota Malting Company office building. Minnesota Malting Company operated in Cannon Falls for many, many years producing malt for t...

Water intrusion

As part of our work for the Cannon Falls City Hall remodeling project we are removing all the existing wood siding on the building and replacing it with steel siding. There are several areas of the building where we have discovered significant deterioration due to water intrusion. Water entering the building walls is becoming a fa...

Defeat of Jesse James Days

Northfiled finished its big community celebration---Defeat of Jesse James Days. This has been going on for over 50 years and has turned into a very large celebration. I've been told that it is the third largest festival in the state, and the largest festival run completely by volunteers. Jesse James was a bank robber from Missouri th...

Lampert Lumber

For the past few weeks Northfield Construction Company has been remodeling the Lampert Lumber Yard in Northfield. The yard is located on Highway 3 and has been there for about 25 years. It was time for them to do some upgrading and I was glad we could assist them. The Lampert work included 're-skinning' the building with new metal...

Northfield Middle School

Last Sunday Ellen and I, along with hundreds of other area folks, toured the new Northfield Middle School as part of the dedication ceremony. What a wonderful school building! It was a joy to wander around and see the classrooms, computer rooms, gyms, pool, cafeteria, media center and everything that is part of this new facility. ...

Laura Baker Services ‘GALA’ Fundraiser

(LBS), a intermediate care facility for mentally handicapped people in Northfield, is holding it's "Gala" on October 9th. This is a fundraising event for this wonderful organization. There will be a 5 course dinner, entertainment, and a silent and live auction. There are a few tickets available, so if you wish to attend it please giv...

Gala Event at Laura Baker

Laura Baker Services Gala Saturday evening Ellen and I attended the 2004 Gala event and fundraiser. This was a fun event for a wonderful organization. Laura Baker Services (LBS) is an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR) located in Northfield. A 107 year old organization, they provide excellent residential an...

Room addition

We are working at finishing up a room addition on Third Street in Northfield. The owners of this house have been very good clients---we have completed several remodeling projects for them.

I very much appreciate how they care about matching the historical character of their home. There are plenty of folks that...

Contractor License

Last Friday I spent the entire day at a contractor licensing class.....a long day of sitting. The class was held in Northfield at the American Legion which made it very easy for me to attend the class. In other years I have driven to Minneapolis to take the required 7.5 hours of required courses. This year John Brookins, the Buildin...