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Friede Completes Chula Vista Resort Fire Restoration

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2019 6:12:00 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Wisconsin Dells, Chula Vista Resort, fire restoration

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One of the more violent storms to hit central Wisconsin during the summer of 2017 resulted in one of the more distinctive projects of the year for Friede & Associates.

On the evening of July 19, 2017, witnesses reported that a strong thunderstorm had passed through the area, and waterpark guests recalled being startled by a loud noise from the roof.  An hour later, a guest at the resort noticed flames coming from the top of the building’s parapet wall. Firefighters from the Kilbourn Fire Department arrived and quickly scaled the 60-foot walls. There they found one of the walls ablaze and noticed substantial damage to the adjoining roof area. They extinguished the fire and left the resort.

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Construction Update: Kalahari Resorts Conference Center

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2018 7:35:00 PM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Wisconsin Dells, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, construction management

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The Friede & Associates team recently completed the site work and has begun the next stage in a multi-phase plan to more than double the footprint of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Conference Center in The Wisconsin Dells. The existing conference facility will be expanded to more than 200,000 square feet to make room for additional meeting and banquet spaces.

Early last year, we began working closely with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. (ADCI) and Vierbicher Associates to plan and design this $35 million project.

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The 15 Best Bars & Restaurants in Southern Wisconsin

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2018 9:46:00 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Wisconsin Dells, Design Build Construction, Madison, Restaurant construction

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The Old Fashioned, a Wisconsin-themed, retro-style tavern where “Wisconsin Is King” is located in Madison, Wisconsin.

We are always eager to read “The Top 10 [Insert A Topic] in Wisconsin” posts from Best Things Wisconsin, USA Today, OnlyInYourState.com, Buzzfeed, and other publications as they draw attention to the wonders of Wisconsin. Many times they focus on restaurants, water parks, attractions, resorts or retail outlets that Friede & Associates has had the pleasure to build. Who would have guessed when we constructed The Old Fashioned Restaurant about a decade ago that it would go on to be a staple on these lists in both the restaurant and bar categories.

So, we got thinking about some of the restaurants and bars we have built over the past 10 years or so and decided to compile our own “15 Best.” Bon appetit!

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Slide Tower Replacement: Two Similar Problems, Two Different Solutions

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2017 10:23:17 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Wisconsin Dells, Design Build Construction, Slide Tower Reconstruction

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The 45-foot high wood slide tower that supported two body slides, one tube ride and one raft ride was showing significant signs of decay was in need of total replacement.

Over the course of a two-year period, Friede & Associates was asked to work with two different clients in the Wisconsin Dells who were experiencing the same problem. Both waterpark clients had 45-foot, wooden slide towers that were showing significant signs of deterioration. They both needed immediate solutions that would result in replacement of the towers. But that’s where the similarities end.

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A Challenging Renovation Reveals The Dells’ New B-Lux Grill & Bar

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Scott G. Truehl posted in Wisconsin Dells, renovation, restaurant

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Visitors to the Wisconsin Dells this summer will find themselves traveling along the Dells Parkway asking themselves, “When did they build that new restaurant next to the Pizza Pub?” When they turn into the parking lot for the new B-Lux Grill & Bar, the new gourmet burger and sports bar, they will be in for a surprise.

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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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