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Growing Your Business? Build, Remodel, or Expand?

If your business is successful, it will grow. Growth leads to corporate expansion, and expansion could mean future construction of your business property. The question is what action you should take in each phase of your growth. Should you build new and relocate, should you remodel the current property you have, or should you expand your current property? Below we explore the benefits of each option and when the appropriate time is to consider each.

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How to Use Cost Comparisons for Construction Projects

Before undergoing a construction project, it is important to estimate how much the materials and labor are going to cost during construction. During this process, we can utilize different models to come up with possible scenarios depending on how you approach the job. The estimation will include the total cost of the project based on various activities within each phase. While some expenses are fixed, others are contingent on different factors. We use four types of tools to estimate costs when budgeting a project:

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Shingobee to Construct Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Woodbury

Shingobee Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce we will be working with developer Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust for construction of the first Minnesota location of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, at the Woodbury Lakes retail center in Woodbury, MN.

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Onigum Community Center Wall Top-Out

Shingobee is constructing the new community center for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  The walls are being constructed with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), a progressive, energy-efficient method. Concrete Inc. of St. Cloud, MN (Shingobee’s subcontractor) constructed the walls utilizing more than 50% local tribal labor. Shingobee and Concrete Inc. conducted training on ICF wall construction, OSHA regulations, and plan reading at the Leech Lake Tribal College earlier this year, to prepare and train local laborers for the construction of this facility.

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Shingobee Selected to Develop City of Carver Property

The Carver MN City Council unanimously selected Shingobee Real Estate Company to redevelop a former bus garage property at its May meeting. Shingobee’s proposal is for construction of a 40-60 unit senior housing facility. See our post on shingobeerealestate.com for more information.

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Spirit Lake Nation celebrates Grand Opening of new Wellness Center

Tribal members of Spirit Lake Nation held a Grand Opening and Dedication of the Glen Walking Eagle Wellness Center on Friday, April 14, 2017. Shingobee provided construction of the Wellness Center as an expansion and renovation of the existing Recreation Center, in the Crow Hill District, Fort Totten, ND.

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Shingobee featured in Finance & Commerce article – Contractors navigate special issues at senior housing facilities

Shingobee Vice President Tony Godlewski was one of several interviewees quoted in a recent article by Dan Heilman for the Finance & Commerce publication. The article discussed the many challenges contractors face when providing renovations or expansions in existing facilities, and the extra planning and consideration required when those are senior housing facilities.

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Upper Midwest Convenience Store & Energy Convention

Shingobee will be at the new Upper Midwest Convenience Store & Energy Convention to be held March 27-29 at St. Paul RiverCentre. We will be exhibiting on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29. If you attend, stop by and visit us in Booth #631!

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Viking Bank celebrates new location

Viking Bank of Alexandria, MN, celebrated their new location with an open house for the public on February 15, and a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on February 16. Shingobee started construction of the two-story, 20,000 square foot building in June of 2016; it was completed in December.

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Nancy Samson elected to ABC-MN/ND Board of Directors

Shingobee CFO Nancy Samson has been elected to the Board of Directors of Associated Builders and Contractors Minnesota / North Dakota Chapter. New Board members were sworn in at the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards banquet, on January 26, 2017. Nancy has been Controller and Chief Financial Officer at Shingobee since 2005.

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