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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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Shingobee Earns Top National Awards for Four Winds School Construction

Shingobee Builders has been 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 project also received a special recognition, a Greener Tomorrow Award, for its utilization of sustainability best practices. Shingobee Vice President Tony Godlewski and Superintendent Eric George received the awards March 27, 2019, during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Long Beach, California.

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It's Women in Construction Week

Women are a growing part of this industry, and Shingobee has a long history of women holding important roles, starting with its founding in 1980 by Gae Veit, a Native American woman who retired in 2007. In 2018, the company returned to its roots as a woman-led construction company when industry veteran and 14-year employee Nancy Samson became its new owner, president, and CEO.

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Shingobee CEO Nancy Samson Speaks on Construction Workforce

Last week, Shingobee CEO Nancy Samson had the opportunity to join a panel at an event hosted by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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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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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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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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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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Seminar: Transforming the Branch

Shingobee, Bankers Equipment Service, and HTG Architects bring you a seminar on transforming bank branches, from traditional banking to a more customer-focused retail-style environment.

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Shingobee Attends the Annual Upper Midwest Convenience Store and Energy Convention

Shingobee Builders will be attending the Upper Midwest Convenience Store and Energy Convention, April 9th through April 11th, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. This convention and trade show focuses on growth, development, and trends for industry professionals. At Shingobee, we are committed to providing innovative construction and management services for our clients throughout the Midwest. For that reason, we feel it’s necessary to stay abreast of industry trends and new developments. In the ever-changing landscape of consumer needs, we understand the challenges of the competitive retail environment. As project management professionals, we are committed to providing creative solutions to help your business succeed.

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