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Extensive Renovations Revitalize Nelson Agri-Center True Value Store

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2018 11:21:00 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Design/Build, renovation and construction, Viroqua

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Oscar Wilde once said "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Well, if that’s the case, then the owners of the newly-renovated Nelson Agri-Center True Value in Viroqua, Wisconsin should be flattered by what their customers were asking for.  In 2015, Friede & Associates designed and constructed the award-winning Nelson True Value in Prairie du Chein for owners Mark Brueggen and Dan Kanis. No sooner had we completed their new retail building that both staff and patrons of their Viroqua location started asking for a similar upgrade. So, in the beginning of Fall 2016, with the help of our design-build partners Shulfer Architects, plans were developed to transform an aging retail store into a bright, modern space. 

Substantial renovations were going to be required at the Agri-Center in Viroqua to match the overall aesthetic of the Prairie du Chien location. The Friede team started indoors by removing inoperable overhead mechanical equipment and installing white acoustic ceiling panels. The exposed steel beams were painted white, new electrical fixtures were added and new windows were installed to create more natural lighting. Suspended signs were also removed to further enhance the open feel of the retail store.

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Chula Vista Fire Restoration: A Design and Reconstruction Challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2016 1:53:00 PM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Design/Build, Chula Vista Resort, fire restoration

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The new Cold Water Canyon Clubhouse was built to replace the existing structure that was destroyed by fire in March of 2014.

Just after dawn on a Saturday in early March of 2014, Mike Kaminski received a call from the head of security at Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells informing him that smoke had been seen coming out of the roof at the Cold Water Canyon Clubhouse. The Clubhouse contained Big Moe's restaurant and the resort's golf course pro shop.

Within a few minutes the Killbourn Fire Department arrived and immediately began fighting the fire, which was now raging in the wood framed building and had spread through the roof. The fire had apparently began in the dining room of Big Moe’s restaurant near a wood burning fireplace.

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You Are Invited: Open House and Design Reveal for New Microbrewery

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2016 8:00:00 PM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Design/Build, restaurant, microbrewery

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Vintage Brewing Co., Woodshed Ale House, Friede & Associates and Ramaker & Associates would like to invite you to an unveiling of our new restaurant and brewing...opening in 2017!

The Open House and Brewery Design Reveal will take place on Thursday, September 15 at Ramaker & Associates, 855 Community Drive in Sauk City. The event will begin at 3:30 pm and will conclude at 6:00 pm. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. 

About The Project:

The new Vintage Brewing Co. microbrewery and restaurant will be located in Sauk City, Wisconsin. The design/build team of Friede & Associates will once gain team up with Ramaker & Associates to provide design and construction services.

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Design/Build Transforms An Old Auto Dealership Into An Energy-Efficient Retail Showroom

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Design/Build, renovation, Reedsburg

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Success is a good thing, but it comes with its own demands. In the case of Jay’s Power Center in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, the need for expanded space to showcase popular products and expert services led to a renovation project touted today as a boon to the local marketplace.

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7 Friede Projects Honored With Gold Awards

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 19, 2016 9:54:10 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Design/Build, Metal Building, ABC of Wisconsin, Projects of Distinction

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Value Engineering: Why You Need It On Your Next Construction Project

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Design/Build, Value Engineering, Lifecycle Costs

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There is a lot of talk about value engineering. But what exactly is it? And how does it work in your best interests as a buyer of construction services? 

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Friede Versatility: Award-Winning Residential Construction

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 23, 2015 10:22:39 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Design/Build, Projects of Distiction, Wisconsin Residential Construction, Wisconsin Dells

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2013 ABC of Wisconsin Project of Distinction Award Winner
Although Friede & Associates is well-known throughout Wisconsin for its commercial and industrial construction, we have been known to build a residence or two. This executive  residence and carriage house is just one of the high-end homes Friede has constructed. Located in picturesque Lake Delton, Wisconsin, on top of a hillside that frames the view of the nearby rolling countryside and Wisconsin River, sits the 11,300-square-foot home.
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