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About Karen Peters

Karen has worked in the construction/architecture/engineering industry for nearly 30 years. During the past 16 years at Shingobee Builders, she has supported the company’s marketing and business development initiatives, and manages administrative support functions. With a background in administration of an architecture/engineering practice, she brings a unique perspective and appreciation of the design function as it relates to the construction industry.

Here are my most recent posts

Credit Union and Bank Grand Openings in Windom and Kerkhoven

December 2016, by

Two bank and credit union construction projects that were completed in 2016 held Grand Openings this past week. Fulda Area Credit Union celebrated the opening of its new branch in Windom, MN, with a holiday open house on December 14. This 4,700 square foot facility replaced an existing building in Windom. Construction was completed in […]

Williston Fire Station Grand Opening and Dedication

November 2016, by

The Williston (ND) Fire Department held a grand opening of its second fire station, built by Shingobee, on Monday, November 28. A dedication was also held for a training tower built at the site, naming it for a local veteran who died in the Korean War, Corporal Eugene Falcon. Visit these links to local media […]

Shingobee donates to HERO Foundation following Business After Hours event

October 2016, by

For the Waite Park Chamber “Business After Hours” event hosted by Shingobee Builders on September 21, Shingobee pledged a donation to the Nicholas P. Koenig HERO Foundation for each person attending the event. Thanks to the great turn-out at the Business After Hours, Shingobee donated $1,000 to the Foundation. Shingobee VP Tony Godlewski this week […]

Minnesota companies continue to benefit from North Dakota oil

November 2015, by

  With the recent drop in oil prices, the word is out that production is slowing in the Bakken region of North Dakota. “Slowing” is a relative term in North Dakota – business activity has become a more normal level, but has by no means slowed to a stop. INFORUM.com recently provided a news story […]

September Newsletter is Out

September 2015, by

Last week, we sent out the September 2015 version of our newsletter, including updates on a couple of our projects and other news. Check it out and make sure to hit the Subscribe button in the top left!  

Shingobee Makes #18 on List of Top 25 Metro-Area General Contractors

May 2014, by

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has ranked Shingobee 18th on their list of metro-area general contractors. The list, published on May 9th, ranks contractors in the area by revenue. To see the full list, you must have a subscription to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. It’s available here: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/subscriber-only/2014/05/09/general-contractors.html Projects that contributed to our success […]

Shingobee Highlighted in North Dakota News

April 2013, by

Last week, Fargo reporter Amy Dalrymple interviewed our own Tony Godlewski, Shingobee’s Vice President, about what it’s like to be a general contractor amidst the North Dakota oil boom. Read his story: For Minnesota contractor, ND is ‘almost like family’ Read more about Shingobee’s North Dakota projects.

Olive Garden in Baxter MN Opens October 8

October 2012, by

Shingobee is putting the finishing touches on a new Olive Garden restaurant in Baxter (near Brainerd) in northern Minnesota, as they prepare for an October 8 opening. The restaurant is located in a new retail development area of Baxter, near several major national retail stores like JC Penney, Wal-Mart, and Home Depot. Shingobee started construction […]

Groundbreaking Held for New Minnesota Inboard Water Sports Facility in Excelsior MN

October 2012, by

A Groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 3, 2012, for a new facility for Minnesota Inboard Water Sports in Excelsior, MN. Minnesota Inboard Water Sports is a proud family business, creating strong roots in the Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka communities, since its inception 20 years ago. Joe Mueller, along with his wife Pam, opened MN […]

Grand Opening Held for Spirit Lake Nation Elderly Center

March 2012, by

A ribbon cutting and dedication was held Friday, March 16, for the new Norma Lambert Rainbow elderly housing complex in Fort Totten, North Dakota. Shingobee completed construction of the facility earlier this year for the Spirit Lake Nation. Former Senator Byron Dorgan participated in the dedication ceremonies, along with officials of the Spirit Lake Nation […]