New Home, Floor System

The foundation was completed a few days ago on the new home we are building. The next task is setting the floor system in place. This home is utilizing insulated concrete forms (ICF’s) for both the foundation walls and the main floor walls. Because of the concrete walls we have to ‘hang’ the floor system onto the walls. We ...

New Home Walls

It has been a bit since I last posted. We purchased some new computers and it involved a bit of work to transition between the old and new. We seem to have things squared away now and are up and running and able to post new information on our website. The new home we are building has had some progress in the last week. You may recal...

Roof Goes Up

We've had a lot of winter weather to deal with on the new home we are building, but we are steadily making progress. This week the main task has been erecting the roof trusses. Our job site forklift cannot handle 50' trusses like this so we had a small crane on the site Monday to lift the trusses up into place. It is important to han...

New Home Framing

We've finished up the framing on the new home we are constructing. As you may recall, the exterior walls on this home are insulated concrete form (ICF) construction. ICF's are foam blocks that we set up and pour concrete in to create the walls. Most of the electrical work on the exterior walls has to be placed in the foam. Some of th...

New Front Door

Part of the work for our home remodeling project that we are finishing up involved the installation of a new front door for the home. The owners wanted a durable door that also matches the interior finishes in the home. They selected an insulated steel door, with a pine veneer interior applied over the metal. We ordered the door with...

Exterior and Interior

Our workers have been busy working on the exterior siding on the new home we have under construction. This home has exterior walls constructed using insulated concrete forms (ICF) by Reward. Reward includes fastening strips on each side of the form. On the exterior the siding is screwed to the fastening strips. It is a bit slower us...

New Rural Northfield House

On Tuesday we started construction work on a new residence in rural Northfield. The project also includes a large outbuilding. The week before we were busy installing a new driveway access road to the site. Driveways can be challenging----get it wrong and the owner is burdened with a poor driveway for years. We worked with American E...

New Rural Northfield Home

We caught perfect weather for the new home we are constructing in rural Northfield. We waited until the very wet spring weather ended and installed the long driveway to the site. That work went well and the farmer has now planted the land around the driveway. Right after that we excavated for the house and installed the foundation. A...

New Home Construction

We've completed the 'dry-in' work on the outbuilding at our new home construction project. The roofing has been completed and the walls have the housewrap protection installed. The overhead doors are being installed, to be followed shortly by the windows and personell doors. The building includes small roof projections at the two per...

Grilling Deck

Earlier this year we finished work on a new grilling deck for a client. It incorporates some salvaged tempered glass panels for the guardrails which provides a nice, clean look to the deck. The side railings are made with colored aluminum balusters. Since the deck is being totally used for grilling there was no need to include stair...