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Server Down!

A needed but unwelcome part of maintaining an office is the need to service and upgrade computer servers.  There are always unintended consequence and various levels of pain associated with a major appliance replacement.  On the positive side, it makes you deal with your archives.  On that note, we came across some “old school” commercials […]

Competitive Bidding – Less Than You Bargain For?

Consumer advice columns will tell you that seeking competitive bids is the standard approach to get the best price for a remodeling project. But it also has some unfortunate consequences that go well beyond the pitfalls of choosing the cheapest proposal. The best ideas you’ll never see Let’s say you get a draftsman to draw […]

Finished Project

Our clients charged us with the following: Create a beautiful new kitchen with increased functionality without changing the footprint of the existing space. To meet this challenge, we targeted a few key elements. We relocated the refrigerator to make room for a side by side full size refrigerator and freezer.  We added a

Bruce Springsteen and Cambria

I had the pleasure of attending the Bruce Springsteen concert last Monday night at the Xcel Center in St. Paul. I was invited to view the concert from the Cambria USA suite. My host, Cambria rep Lisa Weck, told us that because their view from the suite is often obstructed by stage lighting (our location […]

Radiant Heating 102: Types of Installation

“Wet” floor installation Methods Cables or tubing are embedded within a solid floor, either in a thick concrete foundation slab (commonly used in “slab” ranch houses that don’t have basements) or a thin layer of concrete, gypsum, or other material installed on top of a subfloor. If concrete is used and the new floor is […]





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