Building Restoration Corporation is excited to begin the 2018 with recognition from the Finance and Commerce 2017 Reader Rankings. BRC was selected by readers as the “Best Restoration Company.” Thank you to the Finance and Commerce readers who voted. We will continue to strive towards offering the best masonry restoration services in the Midwest in 2018.
The restoration project at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis has reached new heights. In order to get a lift into the courtyard of the church, a crane had to hoist the lift up and over the building and place it in the courtyard.
Project Highlight: Lakewood Cemetery – Minneapolis, MN
Project Manager: Mark Bailey | Foreman: Dustin Thiel
The BRC crew at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis is hard at work on this exterior restoration. The project scope includes tuckpointing, acid washing, individual stone replacement, re-caulking, waterproofing, control joint installation, and sheet metal work.
The restoration at Lakewood Cemetery is not just a dead-end job. People are literally dying to see it and with thousands of people staying at the cemetery, we haven’t had one single complaint!
Bonstone Materials Certificate of Achievement
A team from BRC recently attended a construction fabrication and restoration product training by Bonstone Materials Corporation. Building Restoration Corporation is always pushing to improve and utilize cutting edge technology and techniques to best serve our clients. Building Restoration Corporation provides the Midwest a multitude of masonry restoration services including:
- Tuckpointing | Mortar Repair
- Sealant Replacement | Caulking
- Masonry Cleaning | Chemical Cleaning
- Thru-wall Flashing
- Building Evaluation
- Sheet Metal Design
BRC employee Tony Selle recently won a 99 mile classic snowmobile race. The sleds competing in the race were all from 1976 or earlier and had to have stock 1 cylinder engines and suspensions. The course was 99 miles long with 33 -3 mile laps with a lot of turns. While many other sleds died along the course and had to be towed, Tony persevered and finished first.
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Safety Day 2017 was a huge success. Safety is a cornerstone at BRC and this training will go a long way in reducing injuries out in the field. Respirator training, emergency planning, and hands-on swing stage training made the day interactive and informative.
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John Felton, Vice President BRC, was interviewed by Construction Executive on historic building restoration. Construction Executive is a national publication reaching over 50,000 contractors and construction-related business owners.
BRC is proud to have helped the Beltrami Neighborhood Council with the construction of the new timber frame picnic pavilion at Beltrami Park. BRC Shop Manager Matt Yarbrough was kind enough to volunteer his time to operate a forklift and help with the construction of the pavilion.
BRC places a high value on our community and recently had the opportunity to help with renovations at the Dodge Nature Center. BRC Metal Shop Manager Dan McPhillips graciously donated his time to help build new eye-catching information kiosks for the center. These two new kiosks help welcome visitors to the Dodge Nature Center and provide information about the center.
School is out and the crew working on Churchill Hall at North Dakota State University (NDSU) is hard at work. The crew is installing 375 lineal feet of through-wall flashing, stone patching, and installing 80 pieces of new cast stone. In addition to Churchill Hall, Joel Vaughan’s crew is also completing three other projects on the NDSU campus. Their skilled craftsmanship will be a great addition to the NDSU campus.
BRC would like to commend the crew working on Keller Hall at the University of Minnesota for their great work. A bystander was so impressed with the work being done that they sent the message below about the crew. Great work!
The “work hard, play hard” philosophy couldn’t be more fitting for Building Restoration Corporation employee, Tony Selle.
At BRC, Tony works on a team of sheet metal designers who are among the top in the industry. In his free time, Tony races a 6,000-pound mega truck with 57-inch tractor tires that spin up to 90 miles per hour.
Safety Day 2016 was a huge success. Safety is a cornerstone at BRC and this training will go a long way in reducing injuries out in the field. Respirator training, emergency planning, and a special demonstration from the Minneapolis Fire Department made the day interactive and informative.
What happens when there is an emergency involving a platform suspended off the side of a building, hundreds of feet off the ground? This unusual situation would be difficult for even the most experienced emergency responder.