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Renovation

Shingobee Recognized for Excellence in Construction

Shingobee Builders was honored with two Eagle Awards by Associated Builders and Contractors Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter for the Fours Winds Alternative & Continuing Technical Education School in Fort Totten, North Dakota, and The Gardner School in Edina, Minnesota.

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Delta Hotels Minneapolis Northeast celebrates Grand Opening

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast celebrated the opening of their newly renovated hotel on January 17 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and festive event.

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Shingobee Projects Recognized with STARR Awards

Two of Shingobee’s recent projects were recognized at the Minnesota Shopping Center Association’s Shopping Center Tribute Awards for Retail Real Estate (STARR Awards) presentation held on December 4, 2018. The annual MSCA STARR Awards honor outstanding projects and extraordinary individuals in the retail and shopping center industry.

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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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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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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 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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Office Trends: Creative Work Spaces

“Creative office” is a recent trend in new office construction and renovations of older spaces. Perimeter-style offices are disappearing, floor plans are opening up, and trendy breakout areas and cafés are replacing the rigid, closed layouts of the past.

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Clockwork Active Media Remodel: Before and After

Shingobee worked with Clockwork Active Media to remodel an old 1920s sheet metal fabricating shop into a modern, creative and collaborative office environment. First, the building shell was improved by the landlard (Volna Real Estate Holdings LLC). Clockwork then engaged Shea Design to develop an interior design and chose Shingobee as general contractor.

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Tioga Medical Center Grand Opening

Tioga Medical Center held their Grand Opening on Friday, December 11. Shingobee was General Contractor for the addition and remodel that broke ground on June 10th, 2014. The project included adding a 15,000 square foot two-level clinic, a new ambulance garage, an expanded emergency area for the hospital, and a remodel of the existing facility.

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