2017 MBEX Golf Tournament Crossroads

2017 MBEX Golf Tournament Crossroads Photo Gallery

Posted on June 23, 2017, by

The MBEX Golf Tournament held Wednesday, June 21 at Majestic Oaks Golf Course in Ham Lake featured another beautiful summer day. (However, a bit breezy at times). Empirehouse sponsored Hole #15 on the Crossroads course (aka, Crosswinds). There were a few moments while talking to golfers when a lively WHOOSH sent our banners off like Read More

NACC field inspection

Empirehouse earns second phase of NACC Certification

Posted on June 22, 2017, by

Empirehouse earns second phase of NACC certification meeting national quality and safety standards. The second year assessment of Empirehouse’s certification process with the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) was held April 13-14, 2017. The audit conducted by Administrative Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), and overseen by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) auditor, took place at the Empirehouse corporate office Read More

Mystic Lake HCC by Trent Johnson

Teamwork & Creative Glazing

Posted on June 19, 2017, by

Empirehouse has been the busiest we’ve ever been this Spring and Summer. Our Field, Fabrication, and Project Management Teams have been working 10-12 hour shifts Monday through Friday and have been giving up their Saturdays to meet project demands. In addition to working overtime, cross-training and hiring more staff, we’ve applied creative glazing and installation strategies to accomplish more work Read More

2017 MCA Golf

2017 MCA Golf Tournament Photo Gallery

Posted on June 9, 2017, by

The Annual MCA (Minnesota Construction Association) Golf Tournament held June 7, 2017 at Deer Run in Victory, MN featured a top “10” weather day for our first golf outing this year. The Empirehouse Team hosted by Senior Estimator Matt Gums was among the 37 foursomes golfing at the Best Ball Scramble. After a shot gun start, golfers enjoyed many fun Read More

Safety Training

Empirehouse Takes Safety Seriously

Posted on June 6, 2017, by

2017 AWAIR Safety Day Empirehouse takes safety seriously. Each year Empirehouse holds mandatory company wide Right-to-Know Safety Training. This safety event offers specialized training and certifications that are unique to the shop, field, and office staff since industry standards are constantly changing. Initially, the Empirehouse Safety Task Force, led by Safety & Quality Manager Jake Reining and Read More

Congratulations to Our Graduating Journeymen [and Journeywoman]

Posted on May 25, 2017, by

Empirehouse is proud to congratulate our 2017 Graduates of the Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest: Glassworker Kevin Giusto; Glassworker Mary Hoffer; Glazier Andrew Henricks; Glazier Tom Gramenz! Pictured with our Graduates are Glaziers IATC Member Warren Harder, Glazing/Glassworker Coordinator Brian Hagberg, Glazing/Glassworker Instructor Tony Osborn. Apprentice Glassworkers and Glaziers participate in a three-year Read More

Empirehouse Wins 2016 FCA CREST Safety Award

Empirehouse Earns 2016 FCA CREST Safety Award

Posted on May 23, 2017, by

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Empirehouse, a Certified NACC Architectural Glass & Metal Contractor, is proud to have earned the 2016 FCA CREST Safety Award for Extraordinary Safety Efforts. Receiving the award was Jacob Reining, Empirehouse Safety & Quality Manager. “Empirehouse employees are the backbone of our safety culture. Their buy-in to the Safety Program Read More

1919 curtainwall glass installation

Teamwork [Empirehouse Style]

Posted on May 9, 2017, by

What do you get when you blend innovative pre-planning with a sunny, Spring Saturday and six Empirehouse Glaziers? Answer: Teamwork [Empirehouse Style]. There was a lot of innovative pre-planning and preparation prior to the Saturday, May 6 glazing installation at the 1919 University job site by Foreman Mitch Schindele and Glazier Craig Soloman. Mitch staged approx. 5,434 total Read More

Empirehouse recognizes National Safety Week

National Safety Week

Posted on May 1, 2017, by

Empirehouse takes safety seriously. We have created a “safety culture” that is modeled from leadership on down and demonstrates genuine care for the safety and welfare of our employees. In 2016, Empirehouse became the first Certified NACC Glazing Contractor in the Midwest to ensure quality and safety by national standards that receive ANSI’s confirmation in accordance with ISO / IEC Read More

U of M Microbiology Research Facility

Why Low Bid Can Cost You More

Posted on May 1, 2017, by

When owners decide to design and build new structures, they rely on their architects to select the best quality materials that will fit their budget, meet the user’s needs, and perform for the for years to come with a minimum amount of maintenance. BUT did you know that HOW these materials are installed can cost Read More