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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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Shingobee Attends the Annual Credit Union Network Annual Conference

Shingobee Builders is pleased to announce we will be attending the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Conference again this year. The event will be held April 4th through April 6th, 2018, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Attendees include hundreds of exhibitors, credit union professionals, and CEOs as the event offers opportunity for growth and development in the financial market.

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Understanding Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is now possible through the use of highly advanced software technology. BIM is utilized to provide a digital representation of what your building will look like and how it will function inside and out. Through BIM we can work with subcontractors and other entities (including the client) to develop a building from the ground up. You can see both the physical and functional characteristics of the structure as the project moves from one stage to the next during the preconstruction phase. For project management professionals such as Shingobee, it gives an open hands-on tool to properly execute building construction and help mitigate sub-trade clash issues before they become a problem in the field.

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Alamo Drafthouse Construction Progress | Time Lapse

Shingobee Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are working with 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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