Sciota town hall work continues

Work on the Sciota town all has been moving along well this fall. This project was constructed using structural insulated panels (SIP’s) for the exterior walls and conventional framing for the roof and interior walls. The SIP panels moved the project along very quickly, allowing us to get it enclosed and heated in short order. Last...

NCC work noted by others

You never know where things go in the electronic world! My blog coach, Griff Wigley, sent me a message that he stumbled across this reference to the work Northfield Construction Company did on a self-sufficient energy home. I'm not familiar with this mortgage company but obviously they are interested in this home building idea. We f...

More on energy efficiency

Shortly after I posted my last entry on energy efficiency regarding residential mortgages, Peter Schmelzer sent me a comment with a link to some earlier comments about this . Peter is an architect that lives and works in Northfield. He and his wife operate

We have collaborated on various construction projects....

Happy New Year

I want to thank all our great clients for another successful construction year. We completed the largest building we have ever constructed, Millstream Commons, along with a couple beautiful new homes and many other projects. Everyone at Northfield Construction Company is client oriented. We enjoy working with our customers to create...

Faith Apartment ground breaking

Today in Belle Plaine held a ground breaking ceremony for their new Faith Apartments. It was a beautiful, balmy January 3rd….the ‘golden’ shovels pushed right through the sod without any sign of frost.

The Lutheran Home Association President, Mike Klatt, told the assembled crowd how proud he was to be star...

Faith Apartment work continues

Work is progressing along well with the Faith Resident Apartments in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. The work is being done for

The mild weather this January has been a real gift for everyone in the construction industry. Workers are much more comfortable and productive when not fighting extreme cold. In the case of...

New Circle Lake home

About a month ago we started work on a new home near Circle Lake for a client. Unfortunately we caught some of the very cold weather we had in early December which set the foundation work back a bit. But we completed that work and are now working on the carpentry work. Long time employee Cliff is supervising work on the site and doin...

New Home in Dundas

A couple of weeks ago we started work on a new home in Dundas, MN.

This is a fun home as it has a great design and is in the existing 'old town' of Dundas, not in one of the new subdivisions. We are taking advantage of the wonderful January weather and moving along well on it. Once again having good equipment ...

Contractor’s License renewal

Last Thursday I spent the day attending a class on construction building codes. The class fulfilled my continuing education requirement for re-certification of my Minnesota residential building contractor’s license. We met in Montgomery at the American Legion hall. There were about 100 contractors in attendance. The class was spons...

New home in Dundas continues

Work has moved along well on the new home we are building for a client in Dundas. Today we are working at setting the roof trusses on the home.

Truss setting work goes much easier and safer with the use of a rough terrain forklift or a small crane. For this project we elected not to use o...