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132017

Gaughan Roofing Tech Talk: Downspout Problems 3

Although the snow can be beautiful, Minnesota winters can cause a lot of damage to a property. Avoid downspout problems through upkeep of all gutters and downspouts. It will 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 […]

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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

The Commercial Construction Process

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

Trends that will Drive Investment and Development

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

Commercial Construction Process Part Two - Gaughan Companies

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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242016

HOA Board of Directors: A Volunteer

If you have ever served on your HOA’s Board of Directors, you can understand the amount of time and effort that goes into preserving your neighborhood and protecting community property values.  A long time House Speaker once said, “All politics is local.”  With that said, what could be more local than a democracy practiced within […]

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172016

The Commercial Construction Process - Gaughan Companies Part One

Let’s say you are a small business owner and are ready to take your business from a rental unit to your own brick and mortar location.  Assuming you have a lot of capital and want to build in an undeveloped location, how do you get started?  This is a three-part series that will walk you […]

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