Foam wall insulation

Yesterday Heim Insulation from Rochester was on site insulating my home that we have under construction. Heim pulled up with their trailer and a good sized crew ready to get the job done in a day. The insulation I selected for use in the wall cavities of my home is called Icynene. In use since 1986, it is a soft foam spray ...

Lampert Yard dinner

Thursday evening hosted a contractor appreciation dinner at their yard. It was a nice evening to gather for good food and good visiting. I like to attend this annual event, as do many Northfield Construction Company employees, as we also get to visit with various vendors. There were representatives from Andersen Windows, DeWalt ...

Millstream Commons

Thursday the Board of Directors for visited the Millstream Commons site. They like to stop by every so often after they meet to look over the project.

Work is coming along well on the building. The third floor units are being painted and doors and cabinets are being installed. Rich Falck (L) and Wil Brosz (R...

Hydraulic Helpers

The world of hydraulics continues to assist us every day in the construction industry. A few weeks ago we installed roofing on my home under construction. Lamperts delivered the roofing materials with a truck equipped with a boom. The boom allows the operator to place the shingle materials directly on the roof….no more carrying heav...

Starbucks

Work has moved along very well on the Starbucks cafe we are building in Faribault. In just a few short weeks we went from the foundation to having the walls erected, roof installed and stucco applied. We will soon install masonry brickwork, curbs, asphalt, doors, signage...and soon be serving coffee!

The buil...

Defeat of Jesse James Days

Last night Ellen and I, along with about 300 area residents, attended the ‘Joseph Lee Heywood Award Banquet’. The event was held at the Northfield American Legion where we were able to enjoy good food and good conversation. Defeat of Jesse James Days is one of the largest community events in Minnesota. With good weather, well over...

Laura Baker Services GALA

Ellen and I will be attending the GALA on October 8th. Having attended this event for several years now, I know it will be a great evening. Laura Baker Services provides care for developmentally and mentally handicapped people. They have been a part of the Northfield community for years....well over 100, having started operations in...

CROP Walk

This Sunday Northfield residents will once again have a chance to participate in CROP walk. This is a community based ecumenical event raising funds to help address needs for housing, medical care and hunger. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised stay in Northfield and seventy-five percent are used globally by Church World Services...

Starbucks

It won't be long before you will be able to smell coffee brewing at the Starbucks in Faribault.

Work has moved along well this late summer and early fall. Very shortly the interior fit-up will take place. The building looks great and will serve the community well. Curbs are in, asphalt drive areas will be inst...

A Playground for Everyone in Northfield

I was invited to attend the dedication of Northfield’s accessible playground yesterday….what a great event it was. Ellen and I joined many other people from the community to officially open this playground on the east side of town. We ran into several city council members, including Dixon Bond and Arnie Nelson, shown here with Ell...