The Historic Farm House

This Historic Farm House remodeling project completed on a 160-year old farm home, replaced a failing limestone basement, added basement heated floors, first story window replacement, addition of a new walk in Bay Window area in the living room, to open up the room and add light, refinishing the wood floors, paneling the walls and ceilings, and replacing all of the trim wood work with new replica trim for all of the doors, windows and floor base.

  

 

First commercial building built by J.L. Blaiser Construction in 1977

 

Hudson Junior High School in Hudson
major remodeling, all new windows and doors

 

Hudson Community Child Care Center
built in 2009

 

Hudson Waste Water Treatment Plant Garage Storage Facility

 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

 

Rivertown Commons, Stillwater MN
J.L. Blaiser Construction removed and replaced all of the windows in this facility and then replaced all of the old siding with a insulated plaster/stucco exterior insulation finish system (E.I.F.S.)

 

Croix View Apartments, Senior Living Facilities
major remodeling all new windows, doors, exterior decking and internal remodeling

 

Lake Elmo Minnesota regional park reserve, Washington County MN
J.L. Blaiser Construction built the original "contact station" in the new park back in 1978 along with the infrastructure, and multiple picnic facilities in 1979. The park has become the most visited park in Minnesota with more than 600,000 visitors in 2010, and is rated one of the best facilities in the United States. J.L. Blaiser Construction has also built multiple facilities for the state park system in Wisconsin.



 

Burnside Elementary
One of six schools built by Joe Blaiser.

New construction. 86,000 square feet. 35 classrooms. 15-acre site. Media center, gymnasium, kitchen, administrative offices, parking lot and play fields.


 

Sams Club

New construction. Buildings average 112,000 square feet.


 

Hennepin County Medical Center

 

Minnetonka Lutheran Church

Addition and renovation. 12,000 square feet. Added main entrance, nursery school, large community room and made site improvements. Completed project while building remained occupied.

 

Extended Stay America in Eagan, MN
One of five Extended Stay Amercia's (ESA) build by Joe.

New Construction, 56,000 square feet. Multiple 104-room hotels with kitchen facilities in each room.

Joe also supervised the construction on the Extended Stay America's in Maple Grove, Bloomington and Woodbury, Minnesota and Urbandale, Iowa.

 

K-Mart, St. Paul MN.

New construction. 116,000 square feet. Kcafé, pharmacy, vision center and garden center.

 

North Oaks MN. Office Condos
One of two buildings built by Joe Blaiser.

Two buildings 13,954 square feet each. 1.1580 RU Factor. Ceiling Height set at 9'. Parabolic Lighting. Access via Highway 96, Highway 49 and Village Center Drive. Class A office building situated in a campus setting. Surrounded by retail and offices.

 

TownPlace Suites by Marriott
One of four TownPlace Suites by Marriott's build by Joe Blaiser.

New construction. 55,000 square feet. 94 rental rooms. Office, laundry and exercise facilities and outdoor pool.

Joe Blaiser has supervised the construction of the TownPlace Suites in Eagan, Minnesota and the large complex of three TownPlace Suites in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, with all three building under construction at the same time.

With the onset of bitterly freezing weather, we faced some real challenges at the St. Louis Park, MN job site. The ground froze deep before we could get our underground electrical and mechanical rough-ins installed. We tried to use Temp Heat ground-thaw systems to heat the excavation areas, but we just could not keep ahead of the sub-zero weather. After eliminating conventional methods, Joe put it this way, “We need to take a risk sometimes.” We either close the job site down for the winter, or build a dome over the site.

It was time to build a dome over the entire TownPlace Suites Building B. A supplier Joe knew from South Dakota provided the material to build the dome, and in tow days, it was up and heated. In three days, the frost that has been 28” deeps was out of the ground and we were back working at full speed.

As you can see by the photographs, we installed all the underground work, poured the slab on grade, then laid out and pre-built the walls for all three floors, all under the dome in 60-degree weather.

Without the dome none of this work could have been completed. This is an example of the value of a calculated risk.

TownPlace Suites, St. Louis Park, MN
Project information: 62,000 sq. ft. $4,500,000