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JAMES RIVER VALLEY LIBRARY RENOVATION | JAMESTOWN, ND

Nill Construction, Inc. was awarded the James River Valley Library Renovation Project in Jamestown. This particular project was a public bid project through JLG Architectural Firm, Fargo, ND.

On this project, renovations ranged from the replacement of interior finishes to exterior foundation repairs and waterproofing. During the course of this renovation deteriorated concrete foundation walls were uncovered and needed to be remedied. Other surprises such as deteriorated concrete floors in the lower level of the library necessitated removal and replacement. These discoveries were all unforeseen, yet not all that surprising, due to the 100 year age of the building.

During most projects, be it renovations and or new construction, some amount of contingency dollars should be made available for "what if's" and "surprises" that can occur. However, renovation projects, in particular, will need a dedicated amount set aside for surprises that will be uncovered during the progression of work. 10% of a project cost for a renovation such as this would be considered a fair sum in our opinion. 

The James River Valley Library Renovation Project was and is no exception to most renovation projects. Surprises occur. They seem inevitable. Timelines and construction schedules change along the way due to these surprises, which can cause some architect and owner stress, and even contractor stress! In spite of these added stresses and costs, the staff has been very understanding and great to work with. All has gone smoothly with the architects as well.

To summarize this project: Exterior renovations consisted of foundation wall repairs and waterproofing, which for all practical purposes will be largely unnoticed by the public eye. Exterior elements that will be noticed will be new landscaping and a new monument sign, which will include an electronic signboard. On the interior of the building, the upper floor will maintain it's original flavor, however, there will be some updated finishes here and there. The lower level of the library will have some refreshed finishes as well. An Acoustical Cloud Baffle Ceiling is being installed. Its purpose is two-fold. It will provide some much-needed sound reduction as well as a  fun whimsical atmosphere. We think the public will find it appealing!

As project completion gets a little closer in sight, we'll upload some finish photos.

HOME ADDITION & RENO WITH SHOWCASE FIREPLACE | JAMESTOWN, ND

We began this complete home renovation and addition project in October of 2016. The home owners were committed to making their home more user friendly for their family's current lifestyle, but also for the lifestyle they were envisioning in the future. They were desiring a "forever home." A family with 2 teenage sons and 1 upcoming teenage daughter needs the right kind of space to cultivate great family memories and entertain friends and family comfortably. Our focus was to build upon their concepts and turn them into reality for their family.

This particular Jamestown home was 10 years old, but unfortunately had a number of incorrect building methods used during it's original construction and in order for it to become a "forever" home, renovations, repairs, and additional space were not only desired, but needed. 

And so the process began. . .

A large Great Room Addition with a showcase fireplace was built and the whole home was renovated on the interior. Interior walls were rearranged, staircases were moved, flooring, electrical, paint and millwork were all updated. The process was intense as this family chose to live in their home throughout the renovation. We tried our best to accommodate each other. This family was a joy to work with.

A "forever" home was the end goal envisioned by all and we believe the goal was obtained. We hope this family enjoys living in and making lifelong memories in their home for many years to come. They say "Home is where the heart is," and this home is filled with big, beautiful hearts. It was a pleasure to work with this awesome family!

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Remodeling, also known as renovating, is defined as to undergo structural reorganization, alteration, or renewal. This is exactly what we decided to do with our website.

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