Posted on 3/18/2020 By Shingobee
This week, we're celebrating our company's 40th anniversary! Shingobee was founded 40 years ago on March 17th, 1980 by Gae Veit. The company continued to grow and thrive under the leadership of Keith McDonald from 2007 to 2018. In 2018, Shingobee returned to its roots as a woman-owned company when Nancy Samson became owner and CEO.
Posted on 3/6/2020 By Shingobee
It's Women in Construction week in Minnesota and across the country. Here at Shingobee, we're celebrating this week by honoring the women at our company. We're women owned and proud of the hard work contributed by our women team members. Take a moment to meet them!
Posted on 3/3/2020 By Shingobee
Often, we see a newly constructed building and we admire the exterior appearance of the structure without giving much thought to what makes the building so appealing. We are impressed with the color and/or the design, but we don’t stop and really take a good look at the exterior finish. There are numerous building materials that make up the overall “look” of the building. One of those materials you are looking at could be Exterior Insulation and Finish System or EIFS.
Posted on 2/13/2020 By Shingobee
Anyone desiring to improve their property or construct a new building must know how to navigate the quagmire commonly known as the building permit and inspection process. Let’s begin with the basics. What exactly is a building permit?
Posted on 1/27/2020 By Shingobee
Shingobee Builders has been honored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Minnesota/North Dakota chapter with a Pyramid Award in ABC’s Excellence in Construction Awards competition, for Shingobee’s work on the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Woodbury, MN.
Posted on 1/17/2020 By Shingobee
We do continue to build through the winter months. It presents challenges, but we can usually find a way to keep the project moving forward. Believe it or not, we are thinking about cold weather construction when projects start in the summer months.
Posted on 12/17/2019 By Shingobee
More and more construction projects are incorporating green/sustainable technology. Projects designed to be more environmentally responsible, sustainable, and resource-efficient are becoming more commonplace.
Posted on 12/5/2019 By Shingobee
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.
Posted on 11/20/2019 By Shingobee
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.
Posted on 10/14/2019 By Shingobee
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.