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Builders Association 2011

Friday, March 18 • 4-8pm
Saturday, March 19 • 9am-4pm
Sunday, March 20 • 10am-3pm
Runestone Community Center, Alexandria, MN

• NAHB Student Chapter Playhouse Raffle

• Bring your food shelf donations (non-perishable)
• Lego building competition (Pre-school - 7th grade. Prizes awarded)
• Lion’s Waffle Breakfast! (Saturday 9-Noon and Sunday 10am-1pm)
FREE Admission
An Echo Press Publication, March 2011
2011 VBA Board of Directors 37910 210th St., Cyrus, MN 56323 • Owner John Boeckner
President ~ Neil Jenzen, Alex Brick & Stone Cell 320.808.3284 • Ph/Fx 320.795.2976
Vice President ~ Brian Klimek, Hilltop Lumber When it comes to design,
Secretary ~ Todd Loeffler, Todd Loeffler Construction & Masonry durability and appearance,
Treasurer ~ Jody Schimek, Alexandria Title Company the more choices you have
Past President ~ Larry Puls, LRP Construction Services, Inc. the more you can get done.
Directors ~ Dan “Hud” Hodgson, Budget Building Supply; Vortex™ can be applied to virtually
Alan Johnson, Knife River; Tom Klemenhagen, LandTeam, Inc.; Deck before any surface that needs protection
with Super from moisture, abrasion, impact,
Travis Oberg, Oberg Const.; Eric Nyberg, Nyberg Surveying Sealer applied
rust or corrosion. Great for sealing
Jon Haabala, Haabala Construction, Inc. floors to eliminate moldy grout lines,
Ryan Grewe, Grewe Construction, Inc. excellent for wood decks, concrete
Deck after Vortex™ sprayliner
surfaces & of course trucks.
2011 Building & Remodeling coating & Granitex™ UV coating
Show Committee • Granitex™ by Vortex™ offers a unique, high end
Chair ~ Neil Jenzen, Alex Brick & Stone look to your drab and old floors. Your garage, deck
Gerry Estrem, Alexandria Home, Inc. and floors can now enhance your home or work with
a beautiful finish that will last for years. • Granitex™
Michelle Klimek, Alexandria Homes, Inc. is a combination of a high impact, exclusive process

Jody Schimek, Alexandria Title Company utilizing a combination of faux Granite Chips and
the durable Granitex™ Glaze. • Creates a seamless Garage floor with Vortex™
Steve Walz, Walz Design Woodworks, Inc. sprayliner, Granitex™ gray
surface. Very durable, impact and abrasion resistant.
Paula Shelander, Vikingland Builders Association border & WELCOME decal

2011 Building & Remodeling Show Exhibitors

Agassiz Granite Tops Knife River EVENT SPONSORS:
Alex Brick & Stone Lennes Bros. Electric, Inc. Alexandria Title Company
Alexandria Homes, Inc. LRP Construction Services Bayer Built Woodworks, Inc.
AlexTronics, Inc. Lumber One, Avon Inc Knife River
Budget Building Supply Minnesota Spray Foam Minnesota Spray Foam
C & D Granite, Inc. Oberg Construction, LLC Simonson Lumber
Creative Coatings ProBuild Viking Savings Bank
Diversified Construction Traut Wells Walz Design Woodworks, Inc.
Ellingson Plumbing/Heating & A/C Tri-County Spray Foam, LLC
Exterior Designs Walz Design Woodworks, Inc.
Gate City Bank Water Dr by Kenetico
Habitat for Humanity of Weisel Well Runestone Community Center
Douglas County Western Products, Inc. Friday, Saturday & Sunday
HighPoint Homes Your Home Improvement Co.
March 18, 19 & 20, 2011
Hilltop Lumber

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Fire Safety
Working smoke alarms and fire safety
education vs. expensive fire sprinklers
ight now the the need for portable

R Minnesota Legis-
lature is consider-
ing a mandate that would
space heaters, a major
cause of residential fire
require the installation of
fire sprinkler systems in Smoke alarms and
all new homes. Requiring fire prevention education
sprinklers in a new single single-family homes, the escape windows in
family home will not pre- are the most effective fire separation is placed bedrooms. These windows
vent tragedy where it is tools to prevent fire death between a home and its must meet minimum size
likely to occur because in our community, attached garage. Fire requirements and must be
new homes are least like- blocking is usually found no more than 44 inches
ly to have fires. not expensive where a wall meets a ceil- above the floor to make
New homes are built fire sprinkler systems ing. Draft stopping is getting out of the house
safer than ever before. in homes where located in the concealed quicker, and also make it
Electrical systems and spaces of dropped ceilings easier for fire fighters to
materials are more fire they are not needed and in attics. Both of get in if they need to.
safe. Circuit breakers, these construction tech- Possibly the most effec-
which detect ground Fire separation in new niques are designed to tive safety feature found
faults and overheated homes between the house prevent the spread of fire in new homes is an inter-
wires, have replaced fuse and garage, and fire between the levels of a connected and hard-wired
boxes, which can only dis- blocking in the ceilings building. Fire blocking, smoke alarm system.
connect a circuit when makes them inherently like fire separation in the With these new systems,
there is a short in the safer. Fire separation, garage, provides addition- if one alarm sounds, they
wiring. Also, code require- also known as compart- al time for an individual will all go off, alerting the
ments for more receptacle mentalization, is a fire- to get out of the house whole family to a possible
outlets around a home’s resistant rated wall or after the alarm sounds. fire and giving them time
walls means the home barrier that separates New homes are also to get out alive.
owner is less likely to use parts of a building. In safer because they have
extension cords that can
be cut or overload a cir-
cuit. Additional require- NATIONAL REACH. LOCAL EXPERTISE.
ments such as a greater
number of appliance cir- WEISEL WELL
cuits for the kitchen, larg- WELL DRILLING
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Financing Your Home Remodeling Project
One of the most impor- improvement loan may be of your home
tant considerations for your tax-deductible, while you minus the bal-
home remodeling project is can’t write off the expenses ance of the
financing. After all, the proj- of a remodeling project paid first mortgage.
ect will go nowhere if you for in cash. Your credit history and
can’t pay for it. ability to pay may also
Fortunately, there are sev- Improvement Loan be considered in deter-
eral options that can pro- Two special loans admin- mining the amount of
vide the dollars you need. istered through the Federal credit available.
Four of the most common Housing Administration Home equity lines of
are a home improvement (FHA) are the Title I and credit usually carry a
loan, a home equity line of Section 203(k) programs. A variable interest rate
credit, a home equity loan Title I loan allows you to that is figured by
(second mortgage), and a borrow up to $25,000 for adding a margin to the cur- funds for your remodeling
cash-out refinancing of your improvements to a single- rent Prime Rate or some project.
current mortgage. However, family home. These are other index. Other costs Make sure you factor in
the simplest method of fixed-rate loans that FHA associated with setting up a the length of time you plan
financing is cash. insures against the risk of line of credit may also apply to live in the house and the
default. Loans must be and will vary from lender to number of years left on your
Cash made by an approved Title I lender. current mortgage before you
If you have cash in sav- lender. decide to refinance.
ings to pay for your home The 203(k) program is not Second Mortgage
remodeling project, this may as well known, but if you are If you are not comfortable Keeping Your Budget
be the best way to finance looking to purchase a fixer- with the open-ended nature Once you’ve decided how
your home improvements. upper, it is a terrific oppor- of a line of credit (which much you can afford to
But be sure to consider the tunity. It allows home own- requires discipline to ensure spend fulfilling your remod-
fact that, by paying in cash, ers to receive a single, long- that you don’t go way over eling dreams, the real chal-
you tie up money that could term, fixed or adjustable budget), a home equity loan, lenge is making sure you
be earning interest in other rate loan that covers both or second mortgage, may be stick to this budget. So, how
investments. In other the acquisition and rehabili- right for you. This is a fixed- can you prevent your
words, you need to look at tation of the property. To rate, fixed-term loan based expenses from spiraling out
the interest rate that you obtain a loan under the on the equity in your house of control?
would be charged by financ- 203(k) program, you must that is paid back in equal Plan on spending only 80
ing the project and compare use an FHA-approved lend- monthly installments over a percent of what you can
this to the interest you could ing institution. Most mort- specific period of time. afford. Put the additional 20
earn by investing these gage lenders are approved percent in reserve to cover
funds. to make loans through this Cash-Out Refinancing changes, unforeseen prob-
program. If interest rates today are lems, and miscellaneous
Crunch the numbers significantly less than when charges.
and meet with a Line of Credit you first purchased your Remember that anything
A home equity line of house, refinancing your not included in the original
financial advisor to credit is a form of revolving mortgage may be a wise contract will cost extra. It’s
determine whether credit in which your home move. This refinancing very easy to start tacking on
serves as collateral. This alternative allows you to hundreds and even thou-
paying in cash will really allows you to tap into these use the accumulated equity sands of dollars in change
pay off in the long run. funds whenever you need in your home to take out a orders that will break both
them. The credit line is usu- new loan to pay off your your budget and your time-
Also remember that inter- ally set at 75 to 80 percent existing mortgage and line.
est payments on a home of the appraised value then use the remaining

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Home Storage Tips and Tricks
When you first move into cabinets or shelves that go
your new home, you won- up to the ceiling. Store
der how you are going to fill items that are either out of
up the large, empty space. season or that are rarely
Pretty soon life takes over accessed — such as holiday
— and before you know it, decorations — on the high-
you are wondering where er shelves where they are
all of that space went. out of the way. This will
If you find yourself strug- free up the lower shelves to
gling to find room to store allow you to get to the
everything you’ve accumu- things that you use on a
lated over the years, see if regular basis.
these storage options might
work for you. Bed Risers
By simply raising the
Do An Audit height of your bed a few
A lot of your household more inches, you can gain a
financial documents and lot more storage space that
papers may be available is also hidden away. Bed
online through the provider Buy Furniture That spot to store your blankets. risers can be found in home
company’s website. If that Doubles as Storage design and improvement
is the case, discard old If you are looking to Make Use of Wasted stores in different shapes,
financial statements or replace old, worn-out furni- Square Footage styles, textures and colors
bills that you can more eas- ture in your home, buy In closets and in the to complement your cur-
ily access electronically. pieces that also can serve kitchen,use all of the space rent bedroom furniture.
Invest in a paper shredder as storage. Consider a cof- that is available to you. They are inexpensive, give
for these documents to pro- fee table that has drawers Often home owners are giv- you added storage space,
tect your identity and or an ottoman that can ing up valuable square and will also give your bed-
accounts. open up and double as a footage if they don’t install room a new look.

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Vikingland Builders Association

2011 Membership Directory

303 W. 22nd Ave. # 200, Alexandria, MN 56308 • Phone: (320) 763-3301 • Fax: (320) 763-3321 • Email:

ACCOUNTANTS BUILDERS Mark Fischer Jacob & Joachim Wiener Leroy Buse
Nicole Klimek Brian Berg, Director Distinct Structures, Inc. J. Wiener Construction, LLC Odyssey Steel & Trim, Inc.
Larson Allen, LLP Berg Construction 2407 Bridle Creek Trail PO Box 1311 4550 Co Rd 7 NW
510 22nd Ave E, Ste 501 6427 Maple Frontage NE Chanhassen, MN 55317 Alexandria, MN 56308 Brandon, MN 56315
Alexandria, MN 56308 Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 612-685-4966 Phone: 320-760-5624 Phone: 320-834-2006
Phone: 320-763-6568 Phone: 320-852-7577 Fax: 952-685-4966 Fax: 320-763-4651 Fax: 320-834-3389
Fax: 320-763-6297 Fax: 320-852-7029 Email: Email: jwienerconstruction- Email:
Email: Email:
Mike Thoennes Dean Kapphahn
Bill Koep Diversified Construction Ted Justice PDT Construction
ALARMS & SECURITY Bill Koep Construction, LLC 450 Cty Rd 5 NW Justice Construction Co. 27513 Oak Pt Rd
Dan Rehovsky 4671 Cottontail La NW Alexandria, MN 56308 471 W Latoka Dr SW Elbow Lake, MN 56531
AlexTronics Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320-808-1115 Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 800-620-2214
608 Broadway Phone: 320-808-9816 Email: Phone: 320-815-0856 Fax 218-685-6630
Alexandria, MN 56308 Email: billkoepconstruction Email: Email:
Phone: 320-763-4250 Ryan Grewe Web:
Fax: 320-763-9234 Grewe Construction Kevin Joos
Email: Jim Blanshan 5815 50th Ave. SE KJH Builders, Inc. Troy Rupp Jim Blanshan Construction Alexandria, MN 56308 26688 425th Ave. Prairie Builders
Services, Inc. (BCS, Inc.) Phone: 218-639-5316 Hancock, MN 56244 1111 11th Ave NE
12261 Cty Rd 8 Phone: 320-392-5237 Elbow Lake, MN 56531
APPLIANCES Garfield, MN 56332 Phil & Jon Haabala Fax: 320-392-5692 Phone: 218-685-6222
Tim Cullen Phone: 320-766-4167 Haabala Construction, Inc. Email: Fax: 218-685-6221
Cullen’s Home Center Fax: 320-834-3300 PO Box 187 Email:
1620 N Nokomis St Email: Alexandria, MN 56308 Larry Puls, Vice President
Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320-763-4882 LRP Construction Services, Inc. Randy Heinz
Phone: 320-762-1249 Adam Holmes Fax: 320-763-6903 3251 70th St NW RL Heinz Construction
Fax: 320-762-5105 Breitbach Construction Co. Email: joh@ Garfield, MN 56332 6935 Highland Circle NE
Email: timankathie@ 802 1st Ave, PO Box 78 Phone: 320-834-2968 Alexandria, MN 56308 Elrosa, MN 56325 Fax: 320-834-3303 Phone: 320-491-9522 Phone: 320-697-5525 Lori Anderson Email: Email: rlheinzconstruction
Fax: 320-697-5559 Habitat for Humanity
Email: adamh@ 911 Hwy 29 N #200 Mike Klimek
ATTORNEY Alexandria, MN 56308 Northwoods Construction Fred & Jeff Rodel
Scott Johnston & Kelly L. Jenzen Phone: 320-762-4255 5815 50th Ave SE Rodel Construction, Inc.
Johnston Law Office Brian Johnson Fax: 320-762-4255 Alexandria, MN 56308 Box 81
510 22nd Ave E Ste 101 Brian P Johnson Construction Email: lori@ Phone: 320-766-8709 Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexandria, MN 56308 4901 Mill Lakes Shores RD SW Fax: 320-762-2365 Phone: 320-763-7137
Phone: 320-762-8814 Farwell, MN 56327 Web: Email: Email:
Fax: 320-762-9111 Phone: 320-760-3118 northwoodsconstruction@
Email: johnston@ Email: Jay Paulson Don Shircliff, Director Highpoint Homes Shircliff Construction
Sean T. Cavers 316 N Nokimis Travis Oberg 302 Revering St
Cavers Constructions Alexandria, MN 56308 Oberg Construction, LLC Parkers Prairie, MN 56361
BRICK 6059 Cty Rd 11 NE Phone: 320-763-5859 5807 Kaycee Lane NW Phone: 218-338-5338
Wayne Jenzen Alexandria, MN 56308 Fax: 320-763-5500 Garfield, MN 56332 Fax: 218-338-5888
Alex Brick and Stone, Inc. Phone: 320-808-7948 Email: Phone: 320-760-2355 Email:
514 22nd Ave W Fax: 320-762-2455 Fax: 320-834-2232
Alexandria MN56308 Email: Email:
Phone: 320-762-0742
Fax: 320-762-0499

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2011 Membership Directory
Travis Thorson Jim Swedberg CONCRETE Jay Paulson EQUIPMENT RENTAL/SALES
T. Thorson Const., Inc. Jerry Swedberg Alan Johnson Highpoint Homes Dave Messner
1235 Brittney’s Pl SW Swedberg Wood Products, Inc. Knife River 319 N Nokomis Material Handling Resources, Inc.
Alexandria, MN 56308 1420 Cty Rd 82 W 4787 Shadow Wood Dr NE Alexandria, MN 56308 1405 N Nokomis NE, Ste. 100
Phone: 320-759-0625 Alexandria, MN 56308 Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 Phone: 320-763-5859 Alexandria, MN 56308
Email: Phone: 320-762-0738 Phone: 320-529-2777 Fax: 320-763-5500 Phone: 320-763-4023
888-370-3612 Fax: 320-251-0011 Fax: 320-763-4022
Jeff Ellingson & Walt Johnson Fax: 320-762-1237 Email: Email:
The Tradesmen Const. Inc Email: cabinets@; ELECTRICAL
4015 Minnesota St Email: Mike & Brian Lennes
Alexandria, MN 56308 Web: Lennes Bros. Electric, Inc. EXCAVATING
Phone: 320-762-1143 2605 Aga Dr. Ste. 7 Gary Zacher
Steve Walz COUNTERTOPS Alexandria, MN 56308 Zacher Excavating, Inc.
Todd Loeffler Walz Design Woodworks, Inc. Ryan Welle Phone: 320-766-2767 910 50th Ave SE
Todd Loeffler Construction & 42502 275th St Agassiz Granite Tops Fax: 320-846-0028 Alexandria, MN 56308
Masonry Belgrade, MN 56312 1710 Pebble Lk Rd Email: Phone: 320-762-2035
1284 Faith Hill Dr SW Phone: 320-254-3529 Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Email: czacher@
Alexandria, MN 56308 Fax: 320-254-3534 Phone: 218-998-2587 Corey Goodwin
Phone: 320-815-9136 Email: Fax: 218-739-6520 Rose City, Inc.
Fax: 320-759-2456 walzdesign@wisper-wire- Email: 31208 Cty Rd 71
Brad Steil Phone: 218-738-3188 Roger Wussow
Randy Braund C & D Granite Fax: 218-738-3187 Alex Carpet One
True Line Construction CERAMIC TILE PO Box 219 Email: 3809 Hwy 29 S
6393 Lake Ida Way Paul Peterson, Director Richmond,MN 56368 Alexandria, MN 56308
Alexandria, MN 56308 Tile Horizons Phone: 320-597-2398 Josh Thoennes Phone: 320-762-0292
Phone: 320-815-7775 804 LeHomme Dieu Drive NE Fax: 320-597-2391 T & S Electric, Inc. Email:
Email: truelineconst Alexandria, MN 56308 Email: 4006 S Riverview Dr Phone: 320-763-6747 Carlos, MN 56319 Tom Arnquist
Fax: 320-763-3391 John Boeckner Phone: 320-815-0360 Arnquist Carpet Plus
CABINETRY Email: Creative Coatings Fax: 320-852-7768 410 30th Ave E #106
Carter Schmidt 37910 210th St Email: Alexandria, MN 56308
Cabinets By Carter, Inc. Cyrus, MN 56323 Phone: 320-763-8050
810 22nd Ave. E COMMERICAL CONSTRUCTION Phone: 320-808-3284 Fax: 320-763-8051
Alexandria, MN 56308 Scott Kluver, Randy Roers 320-795-2976 ENGINEERING
Phone: 320-762-4172 Innovative Erectors, Inc. Fax: 320-795-2219 Shane Johnston
Fax: 320-762-4277 PO Box 758 Email: Design Tree Engineering, Inc. FOUNDATIONS
Email: Alexandria, MN 56308 2510 Broadway St South Christopher Ficenec Phone: 320-763-8900 Alexandria, MN 56308 Diversified Foundations, LLC.
Web: 320-763-8905 DECORATING Phone: 320-762-1290 22161 Memorial Drive Fax: 320-808-9637 Betty Ravnik Fax: 320-762-8054 Glenwood, MN 56334
Email: randy@innovative Ravnik Interior Design Email: stj@ Phone: 320-634-4134
Beth McComb 609 1/2 Broadway Fax: 320-634-4134
Collins Cabinets of Alex, Inc. Alexandria, MN 56308 Web: Email:
7202 39th Ave NE Phone: 320-763-8300 Web:
Nelson, MN 56355 COMMUNICATIONS Fax: 320-763-8301
Phone: 320-852-7726 David Schornack Email: Tom Klemenhagen, Director
800-930-4170 Arvig Communication Systems Landteam, Inc. GLASS & GLAZING
Fax: 320-852-7761 1502nd Ave SW 509 22nd Ave E #102 Ron Sahli
Email: Perham, MN 56573 DEVELOPERS Alexandria, MN 56308 Alex Glass & Glazing
Web: Phone: 218-346-8107 Gary Thompson Phone: 320-763-5784 321 Nokomis
Fax: 218-346-8260 3913 Neewana Beach Rd Fax: 320-763-5786 Alexandria, MN 56308
Email: Alexandria, MN 56308 Email: Phone: 320-762-5447 Phone: 320-762-7089 Web: Fax: 320-763-9083
Fax: 320-762-7094 Email:

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2011 Membership Directory
GRAVEL Josh Seidel Scott Giroux Jeff Montgomery Paul Klimek
Brad Braaten Minnesota Spray Foam Creative Landscapes Viking Savings Association Hilltop Lumber
Braaten Aggregate, Inc. 1201 Shamrock Ln PO Box 864 1311 Broadway, PO Box 966 1405 N Nokomis NE
PO Box 215 Albany, MN 56307 Alexandria, MN 56308 Alexandria, MN 56308 Alexandria, MN 56308
Bertha, MN 56437 Phone: 320-845-7750 Phone: 320-762-2878 Phone: 320-762-0236 Phone: 320-763-9663
Phone: 218-924-4220 Fax: 320-845-7751 Fax: 320-762-2039 Fax: 320-762-8294
Fax: 218-924-4222 Email: Josh Zeithamer Email: Email:
Email: josh@minnesotasdprayfoam Exterior Designs Web: Bio Builders, Inc. Judy Johanson Glenwood, MN
3844 Englund Rd SW Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Phone: 320-634-5386
GUTTERS/COVERS Mike Messer Alexandria, MN 56308 324 Broadway Suite 101 Parkers Prairie, MN
Jed Lutgen Tri-County Foam Insulation, LLC Phone: 320-762-5005 Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 218-338-4171
JDL Leafless Gutters 10991 Zimmel Rd NE Email: exterior.designs Phone: 320-762-8972 Brandon, MN
32192 Fifth Lake Rd Carlos, MN 56319 Fax: 320-762-1706 Phone: 320-524-2730
Avon, MN 56310 Phone: 320-852-7050 Web: www.exteriordesignsof Email:
Phone: 320-845-4449 Fax: 775-305-1819 Chuck Brandes
Fax: 320-845-4620 Email: tricountymikemess- Lumber One - Avon, Inc LENDERS PO Box 7
Sheri Thill Stephanie Habel LIGHTING Avon, MN 56310
LeafGuard Gutters American National Bank Of MN Tim Cullen Phone: 320-356-7342
PO Box 248 INSURANCE 512 30th Ave E Cullen’s Home Center Fax: 320-356-7631
St. Joseph, MN 56374 Gordie Billmark Alexandria, MN 56308 1620 N Nokomis St Email: cbrandes
Phone: 320-363-7531 Billmark’s Lakes Area Insurance Phone: 320-762-5330 Alexandria, MN 56308
Fax: 320-363-8392 913 Broadway Fax: 320-762-5331 Phone: 320-762-1249
Email: Aexandria, MN 56308 Email: Fax: 320-762-5105 Robin Kartes
Web: Phone: 320-763-9022 Email: timandkathie@ Menards/Alexandria
Fax: 320-763+3548 Randy Anderson 2150 50th Ave W
Bremer Bank
Email: Web: Alexandria, MN 56308
2210 Hwy 29 S
HVAC/MECHANICAL Web: Phone: 320-759-6210
Alexandria, MN 56308
Jon Smalley 105 Central Phone: 320-763-6622 Fax: 320-763-9672
Countryside Heating & A/C Brandon, MN 56315 Email: alexgeneralmanager
319 Broadway #60 Phone: 320-524-2525 Joanne Bliese LUMBER
Alexandria, MN 56308 First State Bank of Alexandria Dan “Hud” Hodgson
Phone: 320-762-8084 Dan Zimny 3313 Hwy 29 S Budget Building Supply Dan Lieser
Fax: 320-762-0691 Partington Zimny Insurance Alexandria, MN 56308 1724 Cty Rd 82 NW ProBuild
Email: 809 Broadway Phone: 320-763-7700 Alexandria, MN 56308 203 N Broadway
Web: Alexandria, MN 56308 Fax: 320-763-4939 Phone: 320-763-5426 Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320-762-2124 Email: Fax: 320-763-5455 Phone: 320-763-6591
Fax: 320-762-5433 Email: Fax: 320-763-9205
Steve Thompson Email: Email:
Dave Thompson, Scott Duberowski Craig Erickson
Thompson Heating & Air Cond. Gate City Bank Wayne Claasen John Donlan
1103 N Nokomis St NE Alexandria, MN 56308 Garfield Truss Systems, Inc Simonson Lumber
Alexandria, MN 56308 LANDSCAPING/IRRIGATION Phone: 320-762-3100 4063 Cty Rd 40 NW 1802 Fillmore St, PO Box 235
Phone: 320-763-6634 Dan O’Brien Web: Garfield, MN 56332 Alexandria, MN 56308
Fax: 320-763-6635 Alex Irrigation & Landscaping Phone: 320-834-2201 Phone: 320-763-5143
Email: karih@ 2750 E Lk Carlos La NE Pete Wood Fax: 320-834-2361 Email: john.donlin Carlos, MN 56319 Neighborhood National Bank Email:
803 N Nokomis
Phone: 320-852-7595
Alexandria, MN 56308
INSULATION Fax: 320-852-7116 Dan Denardo
Phone: 320-763-8366
Roberta Bortel Email: Fax: 320-763-8367 Grant County Lumber MANUFACTURED HOMES
Enercept Email: 412 Hwy 79 E Michelle Klimek
2100 9th Ave SE Gary Brundell Elbow Lake, MN 56531 Alexandria Homes, Inc.
Watertown, SD 56201 Brundell Landscaping Edward T. Reif Phone: 218-685-5321 5745 Hwy 29 S
Phone: 605-882-2222 4600 Co Rd 73 NE State Bank & Trust Fax: 218-685-5320 Alexandria, MN 56308
Email: Alexandria, MN 56308 1001 Broadway Email: ddenardo Phone: 320-763-9550
Phone: 320-760-9481 Alexandria, MN 56308 Email:
Fax: 320-763-2300 Phone: 320-762-3200 Web:
Email: Fax: 320-762-4040

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2011 Membership Directory
Larry Okerland Viking Garage Door Co., Inc. Donald Geyer Jody Schimek, Treasurer Frank Bettin
Alexandria Concrete 706 McKay Ave S Geyer Rental Service Alexandria Title Company The Water Doctor by Kinetico
901 4th Ave E Alexandria, MN 56308 217 McKay Ave 1804 S Broadway, #140 419 N Nokomis St Ste 101
Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320-762-2528 Alexandria, MN 56308 Alexandria, MN 56308 Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-763-4600 Fax: 320-763-9790 Phone: 320-762-2838 Phone: 320-763-6858 Phone: 320-762-1266
Fax: 320-763-4676 Email: Fax: 320-762-5427 Fax: 20-763-9533 Fax: 320-762-7217
Email: Email: chris@geyer- Email:
Aaron Grossinger ROAD CONSTRUCTION Douglas County Abstract Co Don Klimek
Dennis Bitzan Hirshfield’s Paint John Minnerath 117 7th Ave E Klimek Bros. Well Drilling, Inc.
Terry Ohren 1010 N. Nokomis Central Specialties Alexandria, MN 56308 702 1/2 Co Rd 22 NW
Bitzan-Ohren Masonry Alexandria, MN 56308 6325 Co Rd 87 SW Phone: 320-763-3426 Alexandria, MN 56308
PO Box 517 Phone: 320-762-7020 Alexandria, MN 56308 Fax: 320-762-2455 Phone: 320-762-8669
Alexandria, MN 56308 Fax: 320-762-7090 Phone: 320-762-7289 Email: Fax: 320-762-0276
Phone: 320-834-5488 Email: Fax: 320-762-7290
Fax: 320-834-5489 Email: UTILITIES Steven Traut
Email: Vicki Gesell Steven M Traut Wells, Inc.
Alexandria Light and Power 754 Cross Country Ln SW
Jeff Ellingson PLUMBING/ ROOFING 316 Fillmore Street Alexandria, MN 56308
Walt Johnson PLUMBING SUPPLIERS Gerald R Vosen Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320-762-1528
Central Minnesota Masonry, Inc Ken Pederson Roof 1-RBR, Inc. Phone: 320-763-6501 Fax: 320-763-7156
4015 Minnesota St Dakota Supply Group PO Box 157 Fax: 320-762-1411
Alexandria, MN 56308 3130 Cty Rd 45 SW Freeport, MN 56331 Email: Darin Weisel
Phone: 320-763-4084 Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320-836-7663 Web: Weisel Well Co
Fax: 320-763-2430 Phone: 320-763-3172 Fax: 320-836-2836 11538 Church Rd SW
Email: Fax: 320-763-3174 Email: Lane Kalina Farwell, MN 56327
Cenex Phone: 320-763-6600
Corey Johnson Pat Ellingson SCHOOLS 1705 Broadway
Johnson Nelson Masonry, Inc. Ellingson Plumbing, Troy Rupp, Director Alexandria, MN 56308
102 E Hwy 82, PO Box 180 Heating & Air Conditioning Alexandria Tech College Phone: 320-763-6557 WINDOWS & DOORS
Ashby, MN 56309 2510 Broadway 1601 Jefferson St Email: Pat Thieschafer
Phone: 218-747-2071 Alexandria, MN 56308 Alexandria, MN 56308 Bayer Build Woodworks, Inc.
Fax: 218-747-2063 Phone: 320-762-8645 Phone: 320-762-4646 Tom Young 24614 US Hwy 71
Email: Fax: 320-762-8054 Runestone Electric Assn. Blegrade,MN 56312
Email: SIDING 124 7th Ave W Phone: 320-254-3651
Bob Kluver & Ron Kluver Web: Jeremy Spaeth Alexandria, MN 56308 Fax: 320-254-2253
Kluver Poured Foundations, Inc. J & S Siding & Windows, LLC Phone: 320-762-1121 Email: ptheis-
2602 Southside Dr SE PO Box 14 Fax: 320-763-4149
Alexandria, MN 56308 PUBLICATIONS Alexandria, MN 56308 Email:
Phone: 320-763-7404 Jody Hanson Phone: 320-815-0537 Tom Sinning
Fax: 320-763-2434 Echo Press Newspapers Email: Marvin Windows
Email: bob@ 225 7th Ave E, PO Box 549 WASTE MANAGEMENT 1517 Rosewood Cir SE Alexandria, MN 56308 SURFACE COATING Tim Kraemer Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-763-3133 Kirby Wilcox Tom Kraemer, Inc. Phone: 320-763-6277
Fax: 320-763-3258 Tuff-Coat PO Box 443 Fax: 612-720-0473
OVERHEAD DOORS Email: 810 W Lake Cowdry Rd Cold Spring, MN 56320 Email:
Mike Miller Web: Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320-634-5668
Ace Door Co Phone: 320-763-6726 866-490-0967
PO Box 754 Fax: 320-685-4231 WOOD DOORS, CUSTOM
6821 State Hwy 29 N RADIO Email: Tim Worms
Alexandria, MN 56308 Trudy Branshan SURVEYING Web: Woodmax
Phone: 320-852-6950 KIKV FM Radio Eric Nyberg 111 Pomeroy Ave
Fax: 320-852-6952 604 3rd Ave W Nyberg Surveying, Inc. Paynesville MN 56362
Email: Alexandria, MN 56308 509 22nd Ave E #101 Phone: 320-243-4942
Phone: 320-762-2154 Alexandria, MN 56308 Fax: 320-243-4981
Email: Phone: 320-762-4111
Fax: 320-762-4112

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