Construction Costs & Economy Report: Construction Trends Part 2

The following article has been modified from Elliot Christensen's "Trends in Construction 2019" article printed in the Minnesota Shopping Center Association's State of Retail Report in their Fall 2019 issue. Overall, raw material costs have been somewhat stable this year compared to last year’s extreme volatility caused by the threat of tariffs.

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Labor Shortages Continue Throughout 2019: Construction Trends Part 1

It should come as no surprise to anyone that labor shortages, especially shortages of skilled labor in construction, continue to be a challenge. As with other industries, the construction industry has seen significant challenges in recruiting and retaining talent.

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2019's ALDI Construction Boom Progress & News

ALDI’s on the rise in Minnesota, and here at Shingobee, we’re happy to be a part of it!

 

You may have seen a lot of news here lately about our work on different ALDI projects. We posted an update this past spring about the ALDI project boom and our upcoming work on seven new or remodeled stores, and there has been a lot accomplished in the few months since then.

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Shingobee Builders Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Shingobee Builders Inc. is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a Top Project of 2018

Shingobee is proud to announce that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has been named a Top Project of 2018 by Finance & Commerce. Shingobee provided construction of the first Minnesota location of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for owner RPT Realty. As the new anchor of the renovated Woodbury Lakes shopping center, it provides an experiential draw to attract shoppers.

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Construction Season 2019 Kicks Off with Projects Galore

Construction happens year-round, but as with just about everything that happens outdoors in Minnesota, there’s a busy season in the summertime. This year, we’re heading into our busy season with a ton of new projects going on!

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Shingobee signs partnership with MNOSHA for Phalen Village project

Representatives from Shingobee Builders and Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance gathered on Friday, June 1, to sign a Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnership for the Phalen Village project in St. Paul, MN. 

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Shingobee's 2019 ALDI Boom

Shingobee has provided construction services for eight ALDI grocery stores to date, both new construction and remodels. In 2019, we’ve been contracted for seven additional stores! That’s almost doubling the number we’ve worked on in only one year.

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Tour the National Award Winning Four Winds School

On March 27, 2019, Shingobee Builders was honored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) as an Eagle Winner, the highest award in ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards competition, for our work on Four Winds Alternative & Career Technology Education High School in Fort Totten, North Dakota. 

 

The school is a Net Zero Energy Building, which means it produces as much energy as it uses. It has multiple innovative sustainable construction features. Check them out in our tour below!

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New Convenience Store & Water Efficient Car Wash Near Completion

The latest addition to Shingobee’s lengthy resume of convenience stores / fuel stations / car washes is the Now Mart Gas & Groceries. The convenience store was built over the past winter and opened on February 18.

 

This project includes a 5,000 sq. ft. convenience store designed by HW2 Design, fuel station, and 3,800 sq. ft. Tommy Car Wash. The car wash, which is designed to utilize rainwater captured from all of the impervious surfaces on the site, as well as reclaimed water from the wash, will open this spring.

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