102017

As General Contractor for Family Pathways, Gaughan Construction delivered their new building ahead of schedule and under budget. We love working with the Family Pathways organization!

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132017

Although the snow can be beautiful, Minnesota winters can cause a lot of damage to a property. Upkeep of all gutters and downspouts will help minimize the negative effects of winter on a property’s outside drainage system. Here are a few upkeep tips: Twice a year do routine inspections of roof-to-ground downspouts. Inspect general operation; […]

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032017

At the end of December, we had another team from Gaughan Companies head out to Sharing and Caring Hands to help prepare and serve the lunch meal.  (Our first team went in November.)  They had a blast, and a few reported that they were blessed to be able to serve others in this way.  This […]

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142016

2016 was a hot market year for Commercial Real Estate.  Thousands of new jobs were created that are having a dynamic impact on our industry and consumer spending continues to rise. 2017 is looking bright as we head into the New Year, and we are excited to see continued growth from business investments, exports, reconstruction […]

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092016

On Saturday, December 3, a group of volunteers from Gaughan Companies, the Forest Lake community and area youth gathered together to begin demolition at the site of the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau’s new space. LAYSB is moving from their current building to the Town Center building in the heart of downtown Forest Lake. The […]

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292016

This concludes the series on the commercial construction process.  When we left off a few weeks ago, the HVAC, plumbing, electrical systems, drywall and doors had all been completed.  (You can read part one here and part two here.)  Now let’s turn our attention to finishing up and moving in. After the building’s main systems have been […]

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212016

Gaughan Companies has a long-standing relationship with Sharing and Caring Hands, a non-profit organization, and with the founder Mary Jo Copeland.  I have been volunteering at Sharing and Caring Hands for over two decades.  I now bring my children to volunteer, too. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sharing and Caring Hands provides assistance for those in […]

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142016

2017 is just around the corner, and Americans are pondering what their day-to-day lives will look like in the coming year.  Technology is advancing rapidly, and several things exist today that our grandparents would never have deemed possible. The leader of the pack is the internet.  As more and more devices become smart-wired and connectable […]

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072016

When we left off with part one of the commercial construction process, we were discussing how an architect develops plans and specifications that a contractor uses to bid the project.  (As a side-note, a contractor can use the plans and specifications to assist with a remodel, too, but for the purposes of this blog, we […]

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312016

We all know someone who loves or hates their workplace.  Every day, thousands of workers quit one job only to rush to another one for any number of reasons.  Let’s take a look at what companies are doing to attract and retain talent. Most people think of money when they consider a new job.  Questions […]

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