Winkelman Blog

Commercial Remodeling Projects? Winkelman Building Co. LLC Can Help

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Aug 1, 2017 2:24:56 PM

When they're viable, commercial remodeling projects have some great benefits. Typically, they require less time investment and can accommodate tighter deadlines than a new build. Remodeling can be less expensive than starting from scratch, and it can allow you to remain in your current location by using the space you already have more efficiently. Below, I've outlined a few of the commercial remodeling projects we've completed over the years. 

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Topics: Renovation

Commercial Building Projects: Industries We Serve

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Jun 26, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Our design/build approach allows us to serve numerous industries within our community. Instead of working within a specific niche, we offer deliberate and carefully planned design/build services that make it possible to focus on the unique nature of each and every project.

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Topics: Project Management

Personally and Professionally: Winkelman Building Corp. Gives Back

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on May 23, 2017 8:24:00 AM

It's never lost on me that there's a community-building aspect to what we do here at Winkelman Building Corp. And I mean that beyond the fact that we create buildings, structures and landscapes within the Central Minnesota communities we serve - because those buildings go on to support the people of this area. Whether we're on or off the clock, Winkelman cares about the community. 

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Topics: Community

Brewery Construction Feature: Fulton Brewery

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on May 15, 2017 4:37:00 PM

When we took on the Fulton Brewery construction project, it was new and exciting for us and them. While we've been building in and around central Minnesota for decades, this was our first brewery. The project gave us a chance to flex our Design/Build muscles and put our skills to the test. 

With the recent boom in Minnesota's brewery business, breweries are bigger, better and more “in” than ever before. These buildings encompass micro-breweries, taprooms, restaurants, meeting places and tour destinations, and no single brewery is the same. Here's the story of our first brewery project - it's definitely not our last. 

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Topics: Design/Build, Renovation, Brewery Construction

Top 6 School Construction Blogs for Trends, Sustainability & More

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on May 11, 2017 7:22:00 AM

When it comes to school construction, there are a few key drivers. Projects are often influenced by community needs, changes in curriculum, advancements in learning practices and financial circumstances. And when you work on these projects first-hand, there are many lessons learned. Over the years, we've partnered with both public and private school districts to design, construct, expand and renovate nearly 100 educational facilities.

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Topics: Green Building, School Construction

Winkelman Building Corporation - Meet Our Project Management Team

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Apr 27, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Behind every project, there's a Project Manger making sure everything that needs to be done gets done, while taking any and all variables into consideration. In construction, project management includes coordinating personnel, managing risk, balancing budgets and scheduling, along with ensuring all the T's are crossed and all the I's are dotted. Here at Winkelman Building Corporation, we have a fantastic group of Project Managers who contribute to the overall success of each project.

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting, commercial construction

Growing in Popularity: Green Building

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Apr 17, 2017 8:29:00 AM

While the idea of "going green" has been around for many years, the concept has picked up momentum in recent years. In nearly every area of industry, you'll find opportunities for green initiatives. Why? Because there are real, tangible benefits associated with going green

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Topics: Green Building, Cost-Effective, Solar Power

3 Financial Questions to Answer before Building

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Apr 5, 2017 2:28:00 PM

Your company is growing, and that’s a great thing. Revenues are up, your client base is expanding, and you are hiring new employees to meet rising demand. And as your business grows, you are experiening growing pains with your current facilities. The time has come to expand your office or building to accommodate the growth of your company and better situate the business to handle future growth.

It is important that you stop and take a moment to answer a few financial questions before making an addition to your current space. Before you begin this exciting project, take some time to consider a few finance tips before construction.

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Topics: Project Management, Estimates, Cost-Effective

Winkelman Building Corp. and Construction's Impact on A Community

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 28, 2017 11:22:00 AM

The relationship between a business and its local community is more than proximity. It's a partnership. Both sides have to opportunity to benefit from one another, which makes it important to foster and nurture that relationship. At Winkelman Building Corp., we believe a positive relationship with the local community is well worth the effort.

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Topics: Green Building, Community

5 Tips for Selecting the Best General Contractor

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 22, 2017 3:33:00 PM

Just about every quality construction project requires a reliable general contractor. You may have a vision for your remodeling or expansion project, but it takes a great general contractor to help bring that vision to life. Construction experts in this field help get projects off the ground. A general contractor helps you negotiate with the trade contractors, such as plumbers, electricians, and cement layers, to get you the best possible prices and the best possible products.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Planning, General Contracting