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Aug

06

2018
10 Rounds with Don Jernberg

10 Rounds with Don Jernberg

As our part-time telemarketer for the last 13 years, Don has seen All Elements’ grow to become the successful business we are today. From our humble beginnings in John & Tara Thurber’s garage, to a mixed use industrial building in Brooklyn Park and beyond, he’s stuck with us through it all! Infamous, benevolent and loyal, Don consistently keeps us in front of new prospective customers....

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Aug

06

2018
Featured Project: Historic Fleming Field

Featured Project: Historic Fleming Field

By Shawn Brannan, Commercial Manager In late 2017, Historic Fleming Field at the South Saint Paul, Minnesota airport pursued a roof replacement as part of a larger initiative to protect their buildings and their valuable contents. Fleming Field’s six quonset buildings – built in the World War II-era – are wooden structures said to have been built by Cadets-in-training for the United States Armed Forces....

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Aug

06

2018
Death, Taxes and Roof Leaks

Death, Taxes and Roof Leaks

By: Jim Harnden, Roof Consultant Benjamin Franklin wrote in a 1789 letter “our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” My little spin on this famous quote is “you can be sure of 3 things in life: death, taxes and roof leaks.” If I had a dime for...

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Jun

11

2018
Featured Project: CHS Nutrition, Dickinson, ND

Featured Project: CHS Nutrition, Dickinson, ND

People frequently ask us within what radius we work. All Elements is licensed in five states – Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa – and every year we work in at least four of the five. Our featured project is CHS Nutrition in Dickinson, ND. The CHS site is a grain elevator. It accepts grain for processing and operates with a series of...

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Jun

11

2018
10 Rounds with Shawn Brannan

10 Rounds with Shawn Brannan

1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Just do it, a stitch in time saves nine. We see small things that could be repaired for a fraction of a re-roofing project. Look at your roof, all the corners and crevices at least once per year and you will extend the life of your roof....

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Jun

08

2018
How to Perform Your Own Roof Inspection

How to Perform Your Own Roof Inspection

By: Shawn Brannan June is a great month to spend extra time outdoors. The wet springtime weather is behind us and the leaves are still firmly on their branches. One great way to avoid roof repairs and extend the life of your roof is to periodically climb up and assess its condition. Why not do that this month? When you assess the condition of your...

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May

07

2018
Featured Project: Crystal Cabinets, Princeton Minnesota Expansion

Featured Project: Crystal Cabinets, Princeton Minnesota Expansion

By: Shawn Brannan, Dustin Hesse Nestled in Princeton, Minnesota, Crystal Cabinet Works is one of America’s largest custom cabinet makers. Its 200,000 square-foot facility anchors the industrial park the manufacturer calls home. Founded in 1947, Crystal Cabinet Works produces high-quality, award-winning designs. Their excellent work led to them needing more space. Before 2007, Crystal Cabinet Works had been forced to move its production machines (CNC routers,...

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May

04

2018
10 Rounds with Jana Marquette

10 Rounds with Jana Marquette

Jana is our Office Administrator and is the “hub” of All Elements. Most of what we do passes by her at some time. As office Administrator Jana has a unique perspective of All Elements. We affectionately refer to her as designated company Mother, the Gate Keeper or “Roz” from the movie Monsters Inc., imagine the line, “Mike Wazowski, where’s your paperwork?”. She’s quick with a...

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May

04

2018
When is it time to Repair, Recover, or Replace?

When is it time to Repair, Recover, or Replace?

By: Paul Levisee Commercial Low Slope (“flat roofs”) roofing systems are designed for long-term performance with warranties ranging from 15 years to 30 years, but many can still develop problems during their expected lifespan. Many problems can arise when a roof is designed incorrectly, installed wrong, or improperly maintained. Far too often, roofers come across roofing that begins failing or is in need of attention...

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Apr

06

2018
10 Rounds With Donnie Eickstadt

10 Rounds With Donnie Eickstadt

  1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Have a reputable company such as All Elements, Inc. do the repair work. 2. What’s the most common problems you see? Parapets tenting, pulling away from walls causing tears mostly on rubber. 3. What are the worst things to put off repairing? Leaks – they can...

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Apr

06

2018
Featured Project: Exterior Upgrade for Monticello Home

Featured Project: Exterior Upgrade for Monticello Home

Due to an early June wind storm in 2017, a neighbor’s tree fell onto this Monticello home causing damage to the roof, siding, and front porch. The existing steel siding was no longer available so full replacement was needed. The homeowner took this opportunity to upgrade the look of the exterior. The following products were suggested and installed by the All Elements team to get...

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Apr

06

2018
The Year After The Storm

The Year After The Storm

Reputable contractors who have been around for many years can dread the year after a storm has hit. We get many calls from customers who did not investigate the contractor before they used them and are now experiencing leaks, having shingles or siding blow off, still have unfinished projects with materials laying on the ground and half of their siding still torn off, etc. The...

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Mar

06

2018
10 Rounds with John & Tara Thurber – 16th Anniversary Edition

10 Rounds with John & Tara Thurber – 16th Anniversary Edition

In honor of AEI’s 16th Anniversary this month, our 10 Rounds is with John and Tara Thurber, founders and owners of All Elements, Inc! 1. This year we celebrate AEI’s 16th Anniversary. What thoughts and emotions come to mind when you think about that? John: All the good times and rough times that we and our employees went through to get here. Looking back at...

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Mar

06

2018
Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo ND – PART 2

Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo ND – PART 2

Read our last post to learn about the Hotel Donaldson; the persistent leak; the investigation; and the conclusion. Logistical Issues Abound Hotel Donaldson is an old building in the heart of a busy downtown, so there were plenty of logistical issues that we don’t see at industrial parks or hospital campuses. We crafted a plan to crane up new insulation membrane and all the accessories...

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Feb

12

2018
Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, ND — PART 1

Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, ND — PART 1

Fargo, North Dakota is booming. They’ve been riding sustained growth for over a decade, in economic and cultural terms as well as population. Fargo ND is Booming Education, technology, business, healthcare and agri-business contribute to the thriving of the Fargo-Moorhead area. Forbes magazine has done its share of gushing, naming Fargo one of the “Best Small Cities for Business and Careers” as well as one...

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Feb

09

2018
10 Rounds with Fritz Brown

10 Rounds with Fritz Brown

1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Make sure you have a reputable contractor that has you in mind. Too many times repairs are done as band aids. A repair should be a long-term fix and not to get you through for a few months except in rare emergency cases. 2. What’s the most...

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Jan

05

2018
10 rounds with Dustin Rosengren

10 rounds with Dustin Rosengren

1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Have your roofs inspected; whether it’s on a monthly, every 6 months or yearly basis, to find any problems that need to be addressed which in return could save you and your roof from costly repairs. 2. What’s the most common problem you see? People doing a...

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Jan

05

2018
Featured Project: Moon Motors of Monticello

Featured Project: Moon Motors of Monticello

After adding on to existing building, Moon Motors of Monticello wanted the certainty of a Duro-Last roof on the new addition but the existing roof was in great shape. The question was raised, could the two roofs successfully touch each other? They needed more space and knew the advantages of a Duro-Last PVC roof: things like a No Dollar Limit Warranty that does not include...

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