Shingobee Builders Announces Leadership Transition

Shingobee Builders, Inc. announces that Nancy Samson has moved into the role of CEO / President, succeeding Keith McDonald, who recently retired from the position. In her previous role as CFO, Samson has helped lead Shingobee’s operations for the past 14 years.

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Changes in Consumer Shopping Habits are Driving Changes in Retail Construction

As online shopping continues to become the focal point of consumers across the U.S., big-box retailers are struggling with the economic impact. In 2018 alone, 15 corporations that were once staples in the retail industry are facing the threat of closure. Large big-box chains such as Sears, Toys”R”Us, and JC Penney are struggling in the face of the changes in consumers’ shopping habits.

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Lady Luck Estates holds Grand Opening Ceremony

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) held a grand opening ceremony on July 20 to showcase completion of the first construction phase of Lady Luck Estates. This 28-unit townhome development will provide quality, affordable housing for hardworking families in Hinckley, Minnesota.

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The Gardner School of Edina is a Top Project of 2017

The Gardner School of Edina is a Top Project of 2017

Shingobee is pleased to announce that The Gardner School in Edina, MN, has been named one of 2017’s Top Projects by Finance & Commerce. Shingobee provided a complete renovation of an aging industrial building that had been sparsely occupied for the last ten years. The renovation and conversion to a handsome, contemporary preschool/childcare center revived the building and significantly improved its appearance in an office/industrial area of Edina.

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Giving Back: Shingobee Supports NAIOP Charity Golf Classic

The Minnesota chapter of NAIOP is hosting its 28th Annual Charity Golf Classic on Thursday, July 26, 2018. NAIOP is a commercial real estate development association with 51 chapters across North America. The event will benefit NAIOP’s 2017-2019 charitable partner Crescent Cove.

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New Organization Working to Combat Construction Labor Shortages

Skilled trade professionals are in demand now more than ever in the United States. In a time when pay is shrinking for many degreed professions, the current labor shortage has led to increasingly higher pay for men and women working within the building trades. Job security is better than ever for trade professionals, and continued growth is projected across the industry.

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Unique Concrete Admixture Used by Shingobee to Achieve Project Schedule

Shingobee Builders is wrapping up construction of the first Minnesota location of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, located at the Woodbury Lakes retail center in Woodbury, MN. The 43,392 square foot building offered a unique set of challenges in maintaining the construction schedule. Our team employed outside-the-box thinking to complete the project.

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Shingobee Attends CENEXPO 2018

Shingobee Builders will be attending CENEXPO 2018, which takes place Monday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 19 at the Denny Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The convention is a free, two-day educational and networking event. Cenex, the retail brand of CHS, Inc., offers more than 1,400 locations across 19 states.

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Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems: Why They're a Smarter Option

Geothermal heating and cooling systems can be a smart option for heating and cooling your commercial facility. It uses the earth as a heat source (in the winter) or a heat sink (in the summer). The design takes advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling systems, and may be combined with solar heating to form a geo-solar system with even greater efficiency. The reduced environmental impact of a geothermal heating and cooling system lends itself well to energy conservation when designing systems for large facilities. The following are some reasons why these systems are a smarter option for your heating and cooling needs.

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7 Subcontractor Qualifications You Should Look For

One of the critical functions that a General Contractor provides is contracting and managing the many subcontractors that are required for a commercial construction project. When your General Contractor hires subcontractors for your project, she/he puts your business’ reputation on the line. Experienced subcontractors are important for the performance of the tasks within your project. Shingobee Builders vets their subcontractors thoroughly. Here are seven of the qualifications we look for in a subcontractor.

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