Vacation

My wife Ellen and I took a short vacation last week...so no postings to the weblog. We drove to Devils Lake, North Dakota to visit Ellen's younger brother. She had not seen him for several years and wanted to make a connection. I had not been to North Dakota for many years. We enjoyed the drive out, but do appreciate Minnesota all t...

Landscaping

Early this spring Northfield Construction Company finished up new home in rural Rice County outside of Faribault. Gary Hanson from Prairie Creek Architects designed the home in the Prairie style of architecture. Gary did an excellent job designing this home, and Phil Olson, Northfield Construction's Site Superintendent, performed fla...

New House in an Existing Neighborhood

Work continues on Marshall and Carla Hansen's new home on East Sixth Street. In an earlier posting I included a photo of the demolition of their older home on this site. The home we are constructing for Hansen's is a timber frame post and beam home, with structural insulated panels for the exterior walls and roof system. This work i...

Completed Projects

My wife Ellen stopped by and photographed two projects we finished up last fall and winter. It is good to see the projects completed and with lawns green. The first project, Randolph United Methodist Church (RUMC), is all new construction. The RUMC congregation outgrew their former church in Randolph and decided to construct a new c...

Projects in the News

Northfield Construction Company had three projects featured in articles in the Northfield News on Wednesday. The first project was for the itself. This work involved remodeling the News offices on Fifth Street. It was a great job to be involved with, as the owners desired to keep the historical feel of the building for the new con...

Cannon River Water Festival

On Saturday I participated in the 2nd Annual Cannon River Water Festival on Bridge Square in . It was a great day and was well attended by area residents. The employees of Northfield Construction Company were a major sponsor of the event this year and last year as well. Clean water is a concern of ours as it should be of all Minnesot...

Missing Diana

I have really missed my youngest daughter, Diana, this summer. Diana finished her first year at in Decorah, Iowa in May. In early June she left for a summer counseling job at Camp Arcadia in Casco, Maine. Diana’s full summer job away from home took me my surprise. Diana is Ellen's and my youngest child. She is our baby…our little...

Minnesota Waterfowl Association

Friday evening I attended the Scott-LeSueur chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association (MWA) fundraising dinner. This was held again at the Park Ballroom in New Prague. I've attended in past years and always enjoy visiting with the great bunch of people assembled to support the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, outdoor education a...

More on Mold

For the past six weeks Northfield Construction Company has been working on a remodeling project for a family just outside of Northfield. Like many of our remodeling projects, this one is quite extensive and involves adding a second floor on a one story home. When we opened up the existing roof on an area that was added to the home 9...

ARTech

Northfield Construction Company was selected to perform the necessary remodeling services for ... a new public charter school in Northfield. Chris Smisek is the Project Manager that ran the job, which finished last week right on schedule. In a recent mailing ARTech thanked Northfield Construction Company for going a good job convert...