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Featured Project: Church of St. Michael- Stillwater

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Nov 2018

Featured Project: Church of St. Michael- Stillwater

By: Dustin Hesse The Church of St Michael contacted All Elements Inc. several years ago about roof leaks that had been an ongoing problem. Our sales team submitted a bid to replace that particular section of the roof – the section above the school. Maintenance director Frank Rumpf chose to move forward with All Elements, agreeing to a Duro-Last roofing membrane. Needless to say, Frank...

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The Proof is on the Roof

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Nov 2018

The Proof is on the Roof

By: Shawn Brannan As a child, my grandmother would say to all of us grandkids, “The devil’s in the details” but none of us understood what she meant. Why was there a demon and what’s a detail? It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden The older I get the more I understand what she was talking about....

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Complex ReConserve Roofing Project

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Oct 2018

Complex ReConserve Roofing Project

By: Shawn Brannan ReConserve, leading recycler of bakery and cereal grain by-products in the nation, has many plants, one of which calls Minnesota home. A watertight building is critical for a food processing plant and that begins with a watertight roof. In 2016, after experiencing roofing problems for several years, ReConserve reached out to Paul at All Elements and they began brainstorming solutions. Water leaks...

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How long will my roof last?

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Aug 2018

How long will my roof last?

By: Shawn Brannan & Justin Smith That might be the number-one question we hear at All Elements, for good reason. A new roof is a big investment, and naturally people want reassurance that it will last, as well as some reference point to predict future expenses of the next replacement. We’ve got two answers to that question, depending on what kind of roof we’re talking...

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I’ve Signed My Contract, Now What?

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Aug 2018

I’ve Signed My Contract, Now What?

By: Shawn Brannan Commercial/Flat Roofs: How Long Until You Start the Job? Between two weeks and four months. What!? Y’all relax, commercial roofs work at a different pace than residential roofing. Most shingle roof jobs maintain consistent productivity because they have a similar assembly of similar materials. But it’s different for flat roofs. If you look at 12 flat roof projects, there could be 12...

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10 Rounds with Don Jernberg

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Aug 2018

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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Featured Project: Historic Fleming Field

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Aug 2018

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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Death, Taxes and Roof Leaks

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Aug 2018

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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Fireworks Safety: Protect Your Home and Your Family this Fourth of July

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Jul 2018

Fireworks Safety: Protect Your Home and Your Family this Fourth of July

The 4th of July is a summer milestone – one that many of us look forward to and plan for weeks in advance. We gather friends and family at cabins, parks and in our own backyards and celebrate our freedom with food, games and of course – fireworks! If you’re one of millions of Americans already planning your annual fireworks display, we would like to...

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Featured Project: CHS Nutrition, Dickinson, ND

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Jun 2018

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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10 Rounds with Shawn Brannan

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Jun 2018

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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How to Perform Your Own Roof Inspection

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Jun 2018

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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Featured Project: Crystal Cabinets, Princeton Minnesota Expansion

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May 2018

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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10 Rounds with Jana Marquette

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May 2018

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

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May 2018

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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10 Rounds With Donnie Eickstadt

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Apr 2018

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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Featured Project: Exterior Upgrade for Monticello Home

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Apr 2018

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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The Year After The Storm

06

Apr 2018

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

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Mar 2018

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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Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo ND – PART 2

06

Mar 2018

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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