Customer’s Deck

Several years ago I worked with a client on a large remodeling project. We did the interior renovations and remodeling and also tackled an exterior deck. Because the building was adjacent to other commercial structures the local building offical required the use of "slow burn" materials. About the only thing allowed was large cedar t...

Computer Class

Wednesday evening after supper I headed out to Northfield High School for a computer class.

My computer helper guru, Griff Wigley, put together a class to learn more about weblogs. The goal is to teach people in the area that are using weblogs how to become more effective at posting things. We are going t...

Millstream Commons….work started

We have started work on a large project in Northfield…..Millstream Commons. Millstream is a project being developed by , also in Northfield. It is a 45 bed assisted living facility. We have worked with Three Links for the past 10 months planning the project which is set to open late this year. The project is located on the former P...

Protect Yourself

Last Saturday I was up north and picked up the Duluth News Tribune. There was a section in the paper on homes. In that section there was a good article titled "Protect Yourselves from Unlicensed Contractors". Residential contractors working in more than one trade area must be licensed by the State of Minnesota. Trade areas are consi...

Kitchen remodeling

We recently completed kitchen remodeling work for Rich DuRocher and Karen Cherewatuk. Rich and Karen have a home constructed in the mid-1960's. It has a very open floor plan with wonderful views to a lovely backyard. The original kitchen cabinets and counters needed replacing so Rich and Karen decided to go ahead and do a full kitche...

Projects….Millstream and Oil Can Henry

We have had very good weather for building projects lately....a real gift. Temperatures have been rather mild, snow falls have been light and days have been sunny. Our work at the Millstream Commons project has been moving along nicely. As noted in an earlier posting, we have been thawing the ground with large boiler devices. Excava...

Cannon Falls City Hall

I stopped over last week at the Cannon Falls City Hall remodeling job. Work is just about finished up there and the city is moving into the space. The city council chambers looks great. There is a nice desk area for the council people to use with audio and video connections.

There is also ...

Lonsdale Business Expo

Saturday the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce held their second annual Business Expo. Lonsdale is a growiing community about 15 miles west of Northfield. We recently completed a building project for the Trondhjem Lutheran Church in Lonsdale. Lonsdale has been experiencing rapid residential growth over the past few years...

Technical College training

Yesterday as part of my I had a meeting at the St. Paul Technical College. After the meeting was over a couple legislators and I took a short tour of the college. We wanted to see the physical condition of the college in relation to some facility improvement requests they have made to the legislature.

I thoro...

Kitchen remodeling and updating

We recently finished up a nice remodeling project for a client on Spruce Court. The home was constructed in the late 1970's or early 1980's. The home is a good, solid home but needed some updating and decorating changes. We did not expand the home at all, confining our work to the existing spaces. The owners wanted to brighten and o...