Empirehouse Women in Construction

Empirehouse Women in Construction

Posted on March 5, 2018, by

It’s National Women in Construction Week. A few of the hard-working women at Empirehouse include our CEO, Logistics Coordinator, Purchasing Agent, as well as Glaziers, Fabricators, Project Assistants, Estimators, and more. Here’s what some of our women employees have to say about working in construction at Empirehouse: Jean Fields made a career change from Accountant Read More

Empirehouse earns 2018 MCA Subcontractor Project of the Year

Posted on February 7, 2018, by

Empirehouse attended the 23rd Annual Minnesota Construction Association (MCA) Award of Excellence Gala on Wednesday, January 31 held at the Minneapolis Marriott West. It was an exciting and well-attended networking event showcasing the year’s project awards. Among them Empirehouse earned Subcontractor/Specialty Contractor Project of the Year for Westminster Presbyterian Church expansion and a Merit Award Read More

2017 Empirehouse Toys for Tots KARE11

2017 Empirehouse Toys for Tots Gift Drive

Posted on December 14, 2017, by

On Thursday, December 14, Empirehouse had lots to celebrate when we transported over $10,700 in new, unwrapped toys to KARE11 where some of our employees were featured on the 4PM broadcast along with two other companies. Video: KARE 11 December 14, 4PM Toys for Tots Feature Toys and gift cards were donated by Empirehouse employees Read More

2017 JMG Award Recipient Leslie Price

2017 John M. Griffith, Sr. Memorial Award Recipient

Posted on December 13, 2017, by

Pictured (left to right): Empirehouse President Michael Gilbert, 2017 John M. Griffith, Sr. Memorial Award recipient Leslie Price, CEO Kristine Hutera, Service Manager Adam Griffith. 2017 marks the 19th consecutive year that the Empirehouse John M. Griffith, Sr. Memorial (JMG) Award has been presented. The JMG Award is selected by employee ballot and presented to an Read More

HCMC’s Clinic & Specialty Center 4-story signature glass artwork

Hennepin County Medical Center Glass Artwork Installation

Posted on December 12, 2017, by

Four-story signature glass artwork is glazed into HCMC’s Clinic & Specialty Center by a team of Empirehouse glaziers On Tuesday, December 12, 2018 the intricate task of installing a four-story glass artwork in Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) new Clinic & Specialty Center began – a delicate process that took three Empirehouse glaziers, two scissor Read More

2017 Minnesota Family Business Award Finalist

2017 Minnesota Family Business Awards

Posted on December 5, 2017, by

Empirehouse is a three-generation, family-owned architectural glass, metal and glazing contractor headquartered in Mounds View, MN. This year St. Thomas University nominated Empirehouse for the 2017 Minnesota Family Business Awards. One-hundred-and-ten Companies applied for this year’s Award where only 40 were selected to enter into an extensive review process which accessed how family members work Read More

2017 AIA MN Catch the Buzz event

Catch the Buzz Experience

Posted on November 17, 2017, by

Pooling the expertise of great minds, markers and a giant marker board generated quite a BUZZ at AIA MN. [Well, the tasty craft brew added to the fun, too!] We’re still Buzzin’! Aren’t you? If you joined Empirehouse at our new, double-wide interactive “Catch the Buzz” experience at the 2017 AIA MN Conference Exhibit Hall Read More

Dichroic glass installation

Design-assist challenge: Anchoring of a dichroic-filmed structural glazed stackwall system

Posted on October 25, 2017, by

For decades Empirehouse has been involved in many unique architectural glass and glazing applications where we’ve partnered with architects and general contractors to bring constructable solutions to enclosure challenges. Recently Empirehouse teamed with Mortenson Construction and James Dayton Design as a design-assist partner for the Westminster Presbyterian Church expansion project. There are many unique glass features Read More

West End by Jake Reining

Transformation of West End Center

Posted on September 27, 2017, by

Photo by Empirehouse Safety & Quality Manager Jake Reining. Once known as the Parkdale Center has a new name with a brand new look: the West End Center located in St. Louis Park, MN. Empirehouse was awarded the architectural glass & metal contract by Greiner Construction. This major renovation project replaces two areas of brick Read More

Target Center Tour

Behind the Scenes at Target Center

Posted on September 18, 2017, by

A few Empirehouse employees attended the Construction Specification Institute Target Center Renovation Tour and Presentation Event where we saw years of planning, coordinating and hard work come together. Empirehouse was awarded the Architectural Glass and Metal contract for the Target Center renovation project by Mortenson Construction and work with Alliance architects as a design-assist partner. Construction Read More