Millstream Commons… moving along well

Work is moving along well at the Millstream Commons assisted living project. We are fortunate to have a stretch of good winter weather. Everyone is hoping that the rest of Minnesota's winter will be mild.

We are installing the final area of foundation work and backfilling against the cured foundation. American...

Oil Can Henry….moving along

Oil Can Henry's is back on track and moving forward again. We had a delay because the structural wood beam supplier was not able to furnish the beams on schedule. This project has a complex roof structure. It consists of a series of wood beams covered with structural insulated panels…..or SIP's. SIP's consist of a thick layer of fo...

Energy use

Energy use continues to be a major factor in the building business…both energy used in production and energy consumed by the final product. Energy used during production of a home or building generally gets included into the cost of the final product. This includes the cost of fuel to run vehicles and lifting equipment, cost of fue...

Dome windows

We just finished another project for a client that lives in a geodesic dome home east of Northfield. We’ve done a lot of work for Dean and Joyce…remodeled the kitchen, remodeled the basement, added a deck and gazebo, new doors, etc.

This recent project involved some new windows. Because of the dome configura...

Trondhjem Lutheran Church

As part of my , I was invited to speak with the Trondhjem Lutheran Church adult forum last Sunday. Northfield Construction Company just finished up work on their expansion and remodeling project. A week ago was the first church service in the 'new' sanctuary.

There was a nice group of peo...

Second story addition

This fall we finished up a nice remodeling project west of Northfield. We worked with the owners for several months getting things just right for the project, matching budget and design standards.

We added a second level to the home. When the project was completed it is just about impossible to tell which is ...

Three Links Gala

Saturday my wife Ellen and I attended the 'Gala' event in Northfield. It was held at the Great Hall at Carleton College, which was decorated beautifully for the event. This is the second annual Gala fundraiser for Three Links.

Three Links is a senior care facility in Northfield. Formerl...

Home and Garden Show…a busy day!

Last Saturday the Northfield Home and Garden show was held a the new Middle School. It was a perfect day for a home show….sunny, warm weather, but the ground was still frozen so people were not working in their yards. They were thinking about home and garden projects and showed up at the show.

Phil Olson, Chr...

Millstream Commons…work continues.

Weather has been perfect for framing on the Millstream Commons project. We are moving along nicely. Millstream Commons is a 45 unit assisted living facility that will be operated by

We are just finishing installing the second floor system. Some of the workers have started framing the sec...

Northfield Historical Society

We have had a crew working for the past week or so at the N’s Scriver building in downtown Northfield. I think the Scriver Building is the ‘premier’ anchor of Bridge Square. The Northfield Historical Society has owned this building for about 25 years. They take good care of it and keep work...