Ice Cream Social

Northfield had a good old fashioned ice cream social last Thursday evening as part of our ongoing Sesquicentennial celebrations. The First National Bank of Northfield donated the ice cream. Three Links CEO Pat Vincent recruited several local people to scoop ice cream. I took a scooping shift and had a great time.

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Storm

About 7:00PM Monday evening a heavy wind storm came through Northfield. We lost power on the west side of town for an hour or so. There was heavy rain with the wind. When I looked out the front windows of my home I discovered there was one less boulevard tree in Northfield.

We lost a nice maple that we planted...

Circle Lake Home

Work is pretty much wrapped up on the new home we constructed at Circle Lake. I think this is a beautiful Prairie style home, designed by Gary Hanson at Prairie Creek Architects.

The exterior has two colors of true Portland cement stucco finish. The roof overhangs give good weather ...

Millstream Commons

Work has been moving along well at the Millstream Commons project. We have the exterior all watertight and siding is being installed. The building has a large amount of windows in it which required lots of attention to the flashing details.

Our work for the next few weeks primarily centers around installing th...

Craftsman Remodeling Progress

Brent and Tristan are coming along well on our Craftsman remodeling project. I stopped by today while they were on their lunch break, enjoying the nice weather. As you can see, both of them have their ‘summer’ short haircuts.

This home has many nice features found on Craftsman homes from the 1920’s. We are ...

The roof goes on my home

Work continues on my home in Northfield. We have had several rain free days, which is good, but the temperature has been hot. The four-man crew needs to make sure they drink plenty of fluids on such warm days. They are doing a great job building the home, lead by Clifton Haars.

Roof trusses are being installed...

Bar B Q Days in Belle Plaine

Last Saturday I was in the Bar-B-Q Days parade in Minnesota. I've been working at expanding our trade area a bit and have had some good contacts in Belle Plaine come forward. The parade unit was a simple one....my pickup with signs announcing that we will soon be starting work on Faith Resident Apartments in Belle Plaine.

Carleton College

Every summer and often during school breaks, we perform miscellaneous construction projects for . They are a wonderful Northfield institution, located here since 1866, that provides many, many jobs in the area. Carleton's purchases of local products and services is greatly appreciated. Arland Schwake is in charge of our Carleton Col...

In-floor heating

When building a home, one of the major decisions you will have to make is ‘how is the home going to be heated and cooled?’ This question applies to all levels of a home. There are many options, ranging from several methods of hot water heat, to several methods of electric heat, to the more conventional gas fired forced air heating....

Work continues on Second Street…

Work is wrapping up on our Craftsman remodeling project on Second Street. The painters are busily at work completing outside painting. Rather than just paint the new addition the Owners decided to have the entire home repainted. It looks wonderful with soft, classic colors.

Inside the electricians are putting ...