Fall 2009 - Robert W. Carlstrom Co., Inc.



Fall 2009 - Robert W. Carlstrom Co., Inc.
Volume 7
Issue 2
1901 Excel Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Fall 2009
Crew Talk
Current Projects
ISJ/Mayo Health System, various small projects, Mankato,
Andreas Cancer Center
Luther Mankato Honda
St. Peter Clinic
Creation Technologies
Rhapsody Music
RWC Happenings
Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society (BENCHS),
Mankato, Paulsen Architects
Bethany Academic Building, Mankato, Paulsen
United Prairie Bank remodel, Mankato, Paulsen Architects
Current Projects
Kraft Foods, various projects, New Ulm
In-Progress Projects
Creation Technologies, St. Peter, Paulsen Architects
Robert W. Carlstrom Co., Inc.
1901 Excel Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society
Mankato, MN
Completion of Andreas Cancer Center...
RWC recently completed the construction of the Andreas Cancer Center - Mayo Health System at the
Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato. Construction of the Cancer Center started in May 2008
with the construction of a temporary entry and drop off for the Emergency, Oncology & Same Day
Surgery departments as the existing entryway was removed and reconstructed with the new Cancer
Center. Once that was complete, ground was broken and new construction started on the Cancer
Center in July 2008.
The biggest challenge we faced throughout construction was the remodeling portion of the project.
Along with the new construction of the Cancer Center, which is 33,150 sf of new building on two
levels, we completed 14,400 sf of remodeling on three levels of the existing building with a majority
of it taking place on the 1st floor in the Emergency & Radiation Oncology departments. Fifteen
different phases of construction remodels in the PACU, Radiation Oncology, Emergency, Same Day
Surgery, Medical Records, Switchboard and Registration departments were completed, all while
keeping the departments functioning and operating during that time.
We also broke our site work into three different phases and turned over two-thirds of the parking lot
last fall to alleviate the parking shortage caused by the construction. All the hard work and planning
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Bethany Honsey Hall
Mankato, MN
In Progress
Phone: 507-625-2872
Fax: 507-388-2513
Email: [email protected]
RWC CREW: Chad Amundson (Construction Manager), Keith Furst (Superintendent), Jim Amundson, Andy Bahr, Tim
Clabo, Bernie Davey, Roger Davey, Tim Domeier, Doug Drill, Glenn Eilders, Pete Eustice, Drew Forsyth, Terry Gappa,
Dustin Gansen, Jason Gleason, Steve Herz, Jim Jirak, Rick Johnson, Mitch Kalar, Duane Karels, Loren Karels, Cory
Kramer, Mark Lemerond, Louie Lemert, Colter Lenz, Kirby Loewen, Arnie Nimps, Paul Nuytten, Brent Otto, Kyle
Ramaker, Gary Roemhildt, Keith Rogers, Jake Romsdahl, Don Serr, Mike Sheldon, Ryan Smith, Tom Stadick, Mark
Stadler, Bobby Umhoefer, Dale Van Stelten, Nick Vogel, John Weldon, Paul Wels, Jared Wendt, Vic Wendt, Curt Willson
Luther Mankato Honda
Mankato, MN
Project Manager: Dan Gjerde
RWC Crew: Jim Jirak (Superintendent), Jim Amundson,
Tim Clabo, Bernie Davey, Doug Drill, Duane Karels, Arnie
Nimps, Brent Otto, Gary Roemhildt, Mark Stadler, John
Weldon, Vic Wendt
The remodel at Luther Mankato Honda’s new location on Madison Avenue is now complete. RWC had the challenge
of working while the dealership was in operation. All in all, the project went very well and Luther has ended up with a
well designed larger facility to be able to service their clients better. Some of the upgrades were: painting of the
exterior of the building, new metal roof panels at the mansards, new service write-up offices and retail parts “boutique”
room, new and updated bathrooms, showroom remodel, electrical and HVAC upgrades, and overall upgrade of the
finishes (walls, floors, casework, etc.)
Thanks to Baker Associates (Jon Baker, Stephen Myslajek, Kristy Hausladen), the Luther Automotive Group (Mark
Beithon, Linda McGinty, Kathy Dickson and all the great people at LMH), and to our job superintendent Jim Jirak, the
RWC crew, and the subcontractors for helping on this successful remodel project!
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produced a beautiful new building which boasts a grand entry with a revolving door, spacious and open new Cancer Center
with bountiful natural light and an inspirational connection to the outdoors including a patient-accessible healing garden
with stone columns, metal trellis and stone planters. The entryway also creates a direct path into the ER with a terrazzo
architectural glass, wood veneer wall covering and stone details. Having Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology now
located side-by-side and improving the flow and look of the ER, the Mankato area is blessed to have a state-of-the-art
facility right here in our community to serve patients.
The completion of this project is a tribute to the hard work, thought and planning of many from every side of the table. We
want to thank ISJ Hospital Staff including Rick Westmark, Jon Conner, Dan Briggs, Steve Hammes, Greg Wersal, Shawna
Merrill, Ismail Ahmed, Tom Allen, Becky Shaw, Kristi Olson and all other ISJ employees who contributed to the
project. We would also like to thank Ellerbe Becket, project architect and engineer, including Dave Lyon, Kim Pierson, Jim
Lohman and Dean Smith. In closing I would like to thank Chad Amundson, RWC Construction Manager, and Keith Furst,
RWC Superintendent and the rest of the RWC crew who participated in the project as well as all the subcontractors and
suppliers for all their hard work.
Project Manager: Jeremy Hatlevig
Creation Technologies, St. Peter, MN
In September, RWC broke ground on a new production and office facility for Creation Technologies in St.
Peter, MN. The new facility is a 50,000 sf precast building with approximately 12,000 sf of office space and
38,000 sf of production space including a loading
dock. The project is scheduled to be completed in
the Spring of 2010.
St. Peter Clinic - Mayo Health System
St. Peter, MN
The St. Peter Clinic – Mayo Health System is the newest facility to be built on St. Peter’s hospital campus. Pre-construction planning
was essential in completing this project successfully as it was built under unique circumstances. The City of St. Peter was building
their Medical Office Building (M.O.B.) on the same site at the same time as RWC was constructing the St. Peter Clinic. The facilities
are connected by a shared wall and are located adjacent to the City’s hospital. Both construction projects had to be completed on
schedule as the St. Peter Clinic patients need to pass through the M.O.B. to get to the hospital if needed. The St. Peter Clinic is a
very valuable asset to the City as it provides the services of Family Medicine, Behavioral Health and Chiropractic Care.
Thanks to the designers from Paulsen Architects and Dunham Associates along with Rick Westmark and Randy Sorenson of ISJ,
and Ismail Ahmed, Margie Hanson, and the rest of the Clinic staff.
A special thanks to Jesse Schott of Paulsen Architects and Arnie
Nimps of RWC, the RWC crew and the subs/suppliers for all their
hard work on this well-run project.
RWC is acting as the Construction Manager for the
project and will be self performing the cast in place
concrete, steel fabrication & erection and carpentry
work for the project.
Rhapsody Music, Mankato, MN
Recently completed was a minor remodel at the Rhapsody Music Store in Mankato. The RWC crew completed a Practice
Room (consisting of metal stud work, ceiling work, flooring) within Rhapsody’s facility due to an increase in the number of
music students that they teach. Thanks to Arnie Nimps, Job Superintendent, and his crew for completing this
project with minimal disruption to the store’s employees and customers.
Project Manager: Danny Umhoefer
 Thank you to all who made our Mankato Chamber’s Business After Hours a successful event
Project Manager: Dan Gjerde
RWC Crew: Arnie Nimps (Superintendent), Jim Amundson,
Tim Clabo, Bernie Davey, Roger Davey, Tim Domeier,
Doug Drill, Pete Eustice, Steve Herz, Mitch Kalar,
Paul Nuytten, Kyle Ramaker, Gary Roemhildt, Don Serr,
Tom Stadick, Mark Stadler, Bobby Umhoefer,
Dale Van Stelten, John Weldon
this past June. We had a great time with attendance at more than 200 people!
 This summer we welcomed Drew Forsyth as an Intern. He is currently attending South Central
College in a 2-year Carpentry Program.
 40 hours of carpentry work by RWC was donated to raise money for the ISJ Hospice
 Best Wishes to Terry Gappa on his retirement! Terry has been a laborer with RWC for over 23
years. We will miss his easy-going, positive personality and his knowledge and
expertise of the construction industry.