Draftsman vs. Architect

Draftsman vs. Architect

In the world of construction, two terms that commonly get thrown around are Draftsman and Architect. Most of us have heard both of these titles before, and some of us even clump them together. In the grand scheme of things, they are pretty much the same, right? Well, actually, that is wrong. Draftsmen and Architects have some similar...

Green Ideas for Homes

Green Ideas for Homes

These days, the amount of resources available for helping a home be more eco-friendly are plentiful, but they may not be obvious. This list covers a few ideas for making your home a little bit greener.

Rain Barrels

Used for storing and harvesting rainwater, rain barrels prevent rainwater run off pollution ...

Working with an Architect and a Contractor

Working with an Architect and a Contractor

As a homeowner in the midst of a new construction, it is nice to know that you are not alone on your journey. Along the way, the people who are there to help you are also the people who are making your dream home a reality. It is important that there is a relationship built among these men and women and the homeowner. Here are some t...

Michael Graves Home Construction

Michael Graves Home Construction

Building A Michael Graves Home In Northfield, Minnesota

Northfield Construction is in the process of building a designed by Michael Graves, right here in Northfield.  is recognized as one of the leading design firms in the world. They offer architecture, planning, interior design, furniture, product design, graphic desig...

Forever Home Project in Northfield, MN | Theater Room

Forever Home Project in Northfield, MN | Theater Room

When Brian and Kay Doughty set out to build their new home there were certain things they wanted to make sure were included in the home they planned to retire in. One example would be to include their love for theater - specifically . Brian's dad, Tom Doughty, once owned The Grand and as a young couple, Brian and Kay lived above i...

Michael Graves Architecture & Design – Forever Home

Michael Graves Architecture & Design – Forever Home

Imagine walking the halls of your newly built home and seeing the personal touches of a dear friend in every element. This is what Bob Thacker and Karen Cherewatuk are looking forward to when in home, designed by Michael Graves. The work of Michael Graves...

Transforming Tiny Spaces

Transforming Tiny Spaces

Tyler Severson, a Project Manager for NCC, made some improvements to his home recently and wanted to share it on our blog! He transformed some unused space in his home into a play space for his son Maverick. It made us all think about what could be done in other tiny spaces in our homes. Check out the progress photos and of course t...

Modern Minimalist Home Project | Northfield, MN

Modern Minimalist Home Project | Northfield, MN

This custom-built, modern minimalist home brings us to the outskirts of Northfield, MN. Matthew and Christine began working with Northfield Construction Company in the fall of 2016 to complete their dream of building a home on this beautiful piece of land. The design definitely takes advantage of the view (we can't wait to see it ...

A Day in the Life of Otto

A Day in the Life of Otto

Oh hello there! I'm Otto. I am the lead office dog here at Northfield Construction Company (occasionally, my sister comes to visit, but she likes to sleep on top of tables and eat snacks from upper shelving units, and apparently this is frowned upon in the office). I make sure that this wonderful construction company and all of the ...

Ask the Contractor: What is the difference between Custom vs. Production Homes?

Ask the Contractor: What is the difference between Custom vs. Production Homes?

Northfield Construction Company prides ourselves on being a high quality custom home builder. We’ve built everything from a to a . We also have experience with building what the baby boomers have started to call their “Forever Homes” – these are homes that allow for aging-in-place (future space for an elevator, doorways that...