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About Bill Trout

Bill has over 28 years in the construction industry. He began working in the field at a young age doing general labor, masonry and carpentry work. In 1990, he began his career in estimating and project management, and in 2006 stepped into the role of Sr. Project Manager. Bill has managed projects from small remodels to multi-million dollar renovations and new construction, guiding them from concept to completion. Bill specializes in preconstruction services, and is based in Shingobee’s St. Cloud office.

Here are my most recent posts

Viking Bank celebrates new location

February 2017, by

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, and the bank opened for business […]

Fulda Area Credit Union Groundbreaking

July 2016, by

Shingobee has begun construction on a new 4,700 square foot facility for Fulda Area Credit Union, to replace their existing building in Windom, MN. A Groundbreaking celebration was held on June 16. Credit union officials, along with representatives of the Construction Manager (SEH Design/Build), the architect (Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.), and Shingobee, gathered to mark […]

Viking Savings Bank Groundbreaking

July 2016, by

Members of the Alexandria business community gathered on Monday, June 20, to celebrate Groundbreaking for Viking Savings Bank’s new location. Members of the City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Bank employees, and representatives of the Architect (HTG Architects) and Shingobee were on hand for the festivities.     Shingobee began construction of the Bank early in […]

Tioga Medical Center Grand Opening

December 2015, by

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. […]

Shingobee Retail Project Recognized with STARR Award

December 2015, by

Shingobee was the general contractor for a tenant improvement project that won a STARR Award at Minnesota Shopping Center Association’s annual Shopping Center Tribute Awards for Retail Real Estate event, held on Tuesday, December 1. The project, Xalon Salon in Division Place Shopping Center, St. Cloud, was recognized in the Interior Design: Retail/Non-Food Service category. Over […]

MWEC Warm Parking Garage Grand Opening

October 2015, by

Shingobee is wrapping up construction of a 65,000 square foot warm vehicle parking garage for the Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative in Williston, North Dakota. On October 1, a Grand Opening ceremony was held, attended by City officials and Cooperative management and staff. Check out the video and news story on KXNews. Shingobee started construction of the […]

Tioga Medical Center Addition and Remodel

April 2015, by

Work has been progressing through the winter on the addition and remodel of the hospital in Tioga, North Dakota. The initial portion of the project experienced delays caused by utility service relocations, contaminated soils, and steel delivery delays. But since then, sufficient time has been made up to bring the project back on schedule. The […]

Ecumen Transitional Care Unit and Wellness Center Expansion and Remodel Complete

February 2015, by

Construction was recently completed on the addition of a new Short-Stay Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. The project is a key component of what is envisioned as an innovative “one-stop aging services hub” that integrates technology, socialization, fitness, nutrition and health care to help keep seniors in rural Becker County healthier and […]

Granite Community Bank Shines On

September 2014, by

Completed in December of 2013, Granite Community Bank was a project that we’re proud to have been a part of. The building is beautiful, inside and out! We have a couple more photos of the building to share with you. For more about the project and its grand opening celebration, read our news story. For […]

Tioga Medical Center Expansion & Remodel Groundbreaking

June 2014, by

One of Shingobee’s most exciting current projects is the Tioga Medical Center expansion and remodel in Tioga, North Dakota. The project began in April, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 10th to celebrate the expansion. The 8.2 million dollar project will add 15,000 square feet to the facility and is scheduled to […]