High Quality Building & Construction Services Since 1972 Phone: 507-645-8975 /

Northfield Construction Company Blog

No image

Selecting a building contractor

When you consider contracting with a builder for a construction project it is important to first make sure the firm has the capabilities to perform the identified work properly. This often includes do [...]

Read More
No image

Happy Valentine’s Day

Last Friday I received a great Valentine’s Day card in the mail….. The card was from Laura Baker Services, and was made by one of the residents. What a thoughtful, kind thing to do! Northfield Const [...]

Read More
No image

Host family

Ellen and I have been acting as a local host family to a Carleton College student. Marcel Gozali is from Singapore and is a first year student at Carleton. He is a wonderful young man and we are thoro [...]

Read More
No image

Custom home

Work is coming along very well on a house we are building in rural Rice County. It is good to be working inside on such cold days! The stairway Charlie installed is beautiful. He is an expert craftsma [...]

Read More
No image

Northfield downtown meeting

This morning at 8:00 I joined many community members, business owners, and retail merchants for a discussion at the Grand Entertainment center. In spite of a fairly cold, very snowy morning, there was [...]

Read More
No image

Building codes….and pan flashings

At the end of January I attended an all day construction class for my contractor’s license recertification. The class was organized by Northfield’s Building Official, John Brookins, and was held at [...]

Read More
No image

Guth Electric

In spite of some cold weather, work has been moving along well with the Guth Electric building in Dundas. The exterior wall panels are in place and look good with the esterior masonry wainscote…. The [...]

Read More
No image

35th Anniversary

February marks the 35th anniversary of Northfield Construction! It hardly seems possible that this many years have gone by. I worked as a carpenter’s apprentice on some of the first projects Northfie [...]

Read More
No image

Southwestern construction methods

Last week Ellen and I were in Arizona and New Mexico on vacation. It was good to be in another part of the country, although we seemed to bring some of Minnesota’s winter weather with us. Our first s [...]

Read More
No image

State Architect Charlie Nelson

The architectural, historical preservation and building community lost a true giant of a man yesterday when Charlie Nelson died. He was the Minnesota State Historical Architect for many,many years. Ch [...]

Read More