Lake Country Builders | Frogtown Curling Club -Celebrating 2021
We celebrated 2021 at the Frogtown Curling Club in St. Paul. This year was filled with ups and downs, challenges and transitions! It was truly a year to remember in the design build industry! We were thrilled to be able to gather as a group and enjoy the evening!
We started out the night with a recap of the year, acknowledging new employee's in the office and in the field; including Sam Smeester, Ian La Belle, Jesus Romero and Marcel Duke Jr. Rewarding our star employees Leah Thompson and Mark Knowles for their outstanding work performance in 2021. (highlighted below) We are so excited for 2022 and looking forward to another successful year!
We ended the evening curling together! Frogtown Curling Club was the ideal spot to host our company party! Lot's of fun was had and we look forward to our next event!
Peter Jacobson | Small Things Can Make a Big Difference
Over the years, we have done projects of virtually every size, shape, and form for our clients. However, one does not have to build a castle, raise the roof, or invest in a complete makeover to make a difference in where they live…..or work. Our own company has experienced both side of that coin.
Years ago, we made a BIG impact on our company by adding a two-story addition to our office building in Excelsior. At that time, we needed space for a growing office staff for our growing company. There was a need and yes, it had a BIG impact. It was a dramatic change , gave us space to grow and set us up for the future. It was the right thing for the time.
Recently, we completed a much smaller effort to our working environment by repainting the interior finishes and changing the carpeting throughout the building. Preparations, planning and implementation for these changes in an office environment can be daunting. Deciding on what to save, recycle or throw away. Planning , scheduling, furniture moving and dealing with surprises. Even though it’s what we do, it’s still challenging… but it was worth it!
The change has been dramatic in a visual sense , but more importantly, it has influenced the energy in the building , staff and company. One can feel it when you walk thru the door, you can sense it in our staff’s enthusiastic response to their space. The takeaway from it all is that small things matter.
Small things can make a BIG difference…. in unforeseen ways!

Have a good one.

Welcome Ian La Belle
We are starting the new year with a wonderful new employee- Ian La Belle! We are thrilled to have him join our team!

Ian comes to us with a wealth of industry knowledge, and a degree in Architecture. He's a great fit with our already outstanding production crew!
Please help us welcome Ian!

Ian LaBelle
Assistant Project Manager
Direct #224-345-1004
2021 Lake Country Builders Star Employee Award Winners
Golden Hammer Award Winner!
Mark Knowles
The Golden Hammer Award is presented to the staff carpenter who blends a positive attitude with hardworking carpentry skills. This individual knows that if you want to reach a goal, you must " see the reaching" in your mind before you arrive at your goal. Mark has successfully managed many LCB projects this past year. He continues to be a leader in the field and we are fortunate to have him on the team!
Zig Ziglar Award Winner!
Leah Thompson
The Zig Ziglar Award is presented to individuals who know that they must face adversity to become successful and that "integrity alone wont make you a leader, but without integrity, you'll never be one." Leah is a positive and dedicated part of the LCB team! She continues to exude LCB's Core Values and make us all better!
Color in Luck, Wisconsin
Exciting and colorful progress of our Luck, Wisconsin lake home! Check out these gorgeous cabinets, just installed and already making a statement! We can't wait for this reveal!
Talking Shop with J&B Wood Products
Written by: Derek Wilkinson

27 Years of Quality Craftsmanship and it Shows

I had the unique opportunity to stop by the shop of J&B Wood Products and watch owner Rick Butterfield as he used his “timesaver” or giant table sander to the lay person, to make some finishing touches to the woodwork. Up until this visit, I’ve only had the experience of seeing the finished product at the end of a remodel project. It was truly interesting to get some time to chat with Rick and learn more about how he and his team take all of these fine pieces of wood and transform them into the quality cabinetry that they offer.
From Start to Finish
When comparing the materials used at the start of a cabinetry project to the finished products, it is clear to see the high level of skill and craftsmanship put into each piece. 
Trending | Sunbrella - Shade Structures
“We’ve been bringing the indoors out for a while now, and one of the best ways to accomplish that from a functional perspective is to introduce shade structures like awnings. We see more people making plans for this, as outdoor renovations continue to be a priority as we approach 2022. Aesthetically pleasing shade structures like awnings not only provide comforting protection from the sun, but also help make an outdoor space feel more connected and beautiful. Look for fabrics with the seal of recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation, which recognizes safe and effective U.V. sun protection.” —Kirk Fitzsimmons, director of industrial sales at Sunbrella

LCB is a proud sponsor of the Klondike Dog Derby | This Weekend!
The Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby race is this coming weekend!
Friday, people can grab autographs and ask to pet the animals from 4 to 6 p.m. Sold-out sled dog rides will take place that afternoon and evening around the city’s commons area.
The 1995 film “Balto” will play at Excelsior’s Dock Cinema Friday at 6:00pm for people to warm up and enjoy a show inside. Saturday showings are at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
On race day Saturday, people can catch shuttle services from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Westwood Church to Excelsior Library.
Saturday will include the race, food trucks, a beverage garden, games, bonfire pits and a s’mores area from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lake Home & Cabin Show | CANCELED

Unfortunately the Lake Home & Cabin Show has been canceled. There is a possibility to move to a new location at a later date in March. We'll keep you posted if this happens.
In the mean time if you are interested in designing/building your cabin or lake home, Please contact us!
We are hiring!

Laborer/ carpenter
◽ Experienced carpenter- with at least 5 years of construction/ building experience.

Please contact us for more information
about these job opportunities

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