Fish Lake Woods - Maple Grove
Greetings and welcome to the official project blog for your painting project @ Fish Lake Woods in Maple Grove! We are looking forward to working with and for you this summer!
Route Map @ Fish Lake Woods
Tuesday, September 12th: The Vikings got their first win last night, with a 29-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Next up, Pittsburgh - bring it on!
The crew is working on touch ups on several of the buildings as well as finshing up on #7. They anticipate to complete your project today well! It has been our pleasure working with and for you over the last 2 months. We hope you enjoy your newly painted buildings! Have a great rest of the year!
Monday, September 11th: We wanted to take a moment to reflect and remember the victims who lost their lives and also honor all of the heros from September 11th 2001.
It's an exciting day in MN sports as the Vikings kick off the regular season at U.S. Bank Stadium as they take on the New Orleans Saints at 6pm. The Vikings will honor Randy Moss as he's inducted into the Viking's Ring of Honor during the pre-game. Also, Adrian Peterson will make his appearance as a Saint's RB and face off against his previous team. SKOL VIKINGS!
The crew is continuing to prep, prime, and paint on Building #7 as well as complete some misc. touch ups on #6.
Friday, September 8th: TGIF! Though the weather has turned a bit cooler, we are not short on outdoor weekend activities. Here are some suggestions for getting out and about and soaking up the weekend weather: Greek Fest near Calhoun, James J. Hill Days in Wayzata, and the NE Food Truck Rally at Able Seedhouse and Brewery. We hope you all have a great weekend!
Yesterday the crew completed some touch ups to Building 6 and started to prep and spray on Building 7. Today, they'll continue to prep, spray siding color, and also paint some trim on Building 7.
Justin cleans and preps the trim on Building 7.
The siding is sprayed and now we are painting the trim.
Team work to prep and prime areas on the front elevation.
Wednesday, September 6th: Good morning residents of Fish Lake Woods!
The crew is working on railings, trim, and touch ups on Buildings 5 & 6 and also prep and painting on Building 7.
The front entry trim is painted on Building 6.
Painting the lower lever window trim.
Prep work continues on the front of Building 7.
Building 5 is complete and looking great!
Tuesday, September 5th: Hello and Happy Tuesday! We hope you all had a great, long holiday weekend! The weather looks like a cooler week, but also a dry week, which is perfect for painting!
Cool, but clear weather for the week
The crew is painting trim and one remaining section of Building 6. They are also starting to prep Building 7 and will then begin painting, likely tomorrow. Thanks!
Painting the trim on the front of Building 6.
Prep is underway for Building 7.
Scraping and prepping on the front elevation of #7.
Friday, September 1st: And just like that, August is over and we're into September!
The crew continues to paint on Building 6 and then they'll be onto the final building.
We hope you all have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
Wednesday, August 30th: Good afternoon!
The crew is spraying on Building 6 today and also doing some touch ups on Building 5.
Building 5 looking fine!
Taping off and covering light fixtures prior to painting.
The front elevation of Building 6 is being prepped.
Tuesday, August 29th: Good morning residents of Fish Lake Woods!
The crew is working both on building 5 & 6. They're painting the trim on building #5 and they are scraping and priming areas of building #6 and will spray half of the building by day's end. They anticipate to begin on the last building, #7 next Tuesday, 9/5.
Prep steps on Building #6: scraping in progress.
Building #6 is being prepped and scraped.
Friday, August 25th: Hello and TGIF! The overnight rain and forecasted rain for the day has put a halt on painting today at Fish Lake Woods. With weather likely the same for tomorrow, the crew will resume on Monday. Thanks and have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 24th: Hello and happy first day of the MN Fair! Al Roker from the Today show helped to kick off this year's MN Fair. Check out the video of him, Andrew Zimmern, and Governer Al Franken showing off some of the fair's fan-favorites and some featured new foods at this year's event.
The Fish Lake Woods crew is continuing on building 5 and also beginning prep work on building 6.
The crew is painting the trim on Building 5.
Ladders to reach the top trim on #5.
Scraping and prepping has begun on Building 6.
Scraping and prepping the soffit trim.
Wednesday, August 23rd: Good morning and happy hump day! Feeling lucky? Today the Powerball jackpot has reached an estimated $700 million! The odds of winning are still slim - one in more than 292 million, but why not take a chance?!
The crew at Fish Lake Woods is prepping one side of building 5 for painting and also painting the trim on another side of the building.
Prep work on the lower privacy walls.
Scraping and prepping the soffit trim.
Tuesday, August 22nd: Good afternoon and we couldn't be happier to see the sun and have a full day of painting!
The crew persists on Building #5 and remaining misc. areas on #4. They'll be starting #6 within the week as well. Pictures coming soon!
Monday, August 21st: Happy Monday and Happy Total Solar Eclipse Day! Here's a link with all things related to the eclipse and safe viewing in MN. Anyone else have Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' playing on repeat in their head?!
Prep and painting continues on building #5. Pictures coming soon!
Friday, August 18th: It seems we're having a bit of déjà vu- rain and more rain, though tomorrow looks more promising! Lots of happenings around the Twin Cities ~ free movies in the park, numerous farmer's markets, and the St. Paul food truck festival. We're crossing our fingers for drier weekend weather!
Crossing our fingers for a drier week ahead!
Thursday, August 17th: Rain, rain, go away... it seems Mother Nature has alternate plans than for us to continue painting on your buildings. We're hoping for clearer skies tomorrow so we can get back to it and wrap things up at! Stay tuned for further updates. Thanks!
Wednesday, August 16th:
Rain Delay @ Fish Lake Woods
Tuesday, August 15th: Hello Fish Lake Woods! We're less than 10 days out from the start of the MN Fair and Today's Al Roker has announced he'll be onsite to live broadcast on opening day, August 24th. There's a chance also to win tickets to the live broadcast. We can already smell the fried goodness!
The sun in shining and we're onsite and prepping on Building #5. They're covering windows, light fixtures, and edges. They're also scraping and priming siding areas.
Gerardo primes the scraped wood.
The last areas are covered before spraying the siding.
Monday, August 14th: Good afternoon and Happy Monday! We hope you all had a great weekend!
The crew had a later start today due to all of the rain yesterday and we wanted to make sure the surfaces were dry enough to paint. The crew is prepping on Building #5 as well as painting railings on 1-4.
Building #5 is taped and being prepped for painting.
The front elvations of Building 5 are being prepped and scraped.
Prepping the siding trim.
Friday, August 11th: TGIF! After 2 days of rain, the crew is back at it! It looks like we have some great weather in store for today and tomorrow. We hope you all have a great weekend!
The crew is painting trim on one half of Building 4 and also prepping for spraying on the other half of the building. There are also touch ups being completed on buildings 1-3.
Depending on how much the crew completes today, they'll begin Building 5 tomorrow, Saturday or Monday 8/14.
The front elevations are prepped for spraying.
Spotted- our Roell Painting hoodie, perfect for cool mornings!
I spy... window trim painting.
Wednesday, August 9th: Good morning! It seems as though Mother Nature has other plans than to continue painting your buildings today. Rain for the rest of today and potentially into tomorrow. We'll keep you updated as to when the crew will return once the rain subsides and the substrates have had time to dry. Thanks!
Rain Delay @ Fish Lake Woods
Tuesday, August 8th: Good afternoon! As we continue into August, the reality of back to school and the 'end of summer' is creeping closer. If you haven't had a chance to go to a movie in the park, this week there are several options from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation: Ghostbusters, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Moana. Movies begin 15 minutes after sunset.
The crew is continuing to prep and paint on the 4th Building.
Monday, August 7th: Good morning and happy Monday! We hope you all had a great weekend!
The crew is prepping and painting at Building #4 today.
Prepping and covering light fixtures on the 4th Building.
No fear of heights here...
Gerardo scrapes and primes the front of building #4.
Friday, August 4th: Hello and TGIF! It's a beautiful day and we've made it to the weekend! There's a lot happening around the cities this weekend. The Uptown and Powderhorn Art Festivals are happening throughout the weekend, various farmer's markets, and if you're up for traveling a bit, Wefest is taking Detroit Lakes by storm with their stellar line up of country starts! Have a great weekend!
The crew is finishing trim areas on building #3 today as well as prepping and painting on building 4.
Herzon paints the door frame at 7511.
The window trim gets scraped and prepped.
Building #3 is complete!
Thursday, August 3rd: Good afternoon! The crews are pressing 'pause' for today with all of the rain and moisture. They should resume tomorrow as things dry out. Thanks!
Wednesday, August 2nd: Hello! We've made it mid week! It looks like we might get some rain tomorrow so we'll be sure to update the blog and let you know of any weather/rain delays.
The crew is painting the trim on one of sides of Building #3. They'll also begin prepping on Building #4.
Herzon paints the door frame.
Tuesday, August 1st: Good morning! Tonight is National Night Out. It is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and strengthening neighborhood camaraderie. This is all done in an effort to promote safer and more caring places to live. So check out what your neighborhood has planned and join in National Night Out!
The crew is painting on building #3. They are spraying the siding as well as painting the trim.
Taping and prepping continues on the front elevations.
Herzon paints the surrounding trim.
Prep work on the trim boards.
Monday, July 31st: Good afternoon residents of Fish Lake Woods. We hope you all had a great weekend! And just like that we're closing out July and heading into August. My how the time flies!
On Saturday the crew completed the trim on building #2 and began prep work and painting on #3. Today, they're continuing to prep and paint on building #3.
Ladders up and they are prepping the front elevation.
The front elevation of the 3rd building is prepped for spraying.
Herzon paints the trim.
Friday, July 28th: Good morning and happy Friday!!
The crew will be finishing up on building #2 and then depending on timing with begin their prep and painting on Building #3. Thanks and have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 27th: Good morning residents of Fish Lake Woods.
The sun is shining and the crew is back onsite finishing building #2. They have one side of the building that they are finishing completly and then they are working on the trim on the other sides.
Way up top, Herzon paints the fascia.
Gerardo paints the garage door frame.
Prepping the trim.
Wednesday, July 26th:
With the pouring of rain we got last night and the showers that are still passing through this morning, the crew will not be onsite today. Thanks and we'll see you tomorrow!
Tuesday, July 25th: Good afternoon! We're only a month away from the 'Big MN Get-Together!' Which foods are you excited for? We're looking forward to the Bowl O-Dough - a bowl of safe-to-eat cookie dough that comes in 4 flavors. It's also been announced that Vanessa Carlton will open for the one and only Stevie Nicks on August 25th.
While you're busy dreaming of all the foods on a stick, the crew is working on building #2- on the east elevation.
Monday, July 24th: Good afternoon Fish Lake Woods! We hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous weather!
The crew is completing touch ups on the first building and also starting their prep work on the 2nd building.
Herzon touches up the trim on Building #1.
Building #1 is complete and looking great!
Gerardo preps the windows on building #2.
Prep work begins on the window trim and soffits.
Thursday, July 20th: Good morning! The crew is on hold for today until noon. We are hopeful the substrated will dry out this morning and then the crew can resume prepping and painting. Stay tuned here on the blog - we'll be sure to keep you updated of any further delays, it looks like there may be more rain tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 19th: Good morning Fish Lake Woods. The annual Aquatennial Celebration kicks off today with various events in Minneapolis. Some of which include a blood drive, a tennis classic, food trucks & lawn games, the Torchlight 5k, then followed by the Torchlight Parade. The Minnesota Aquatennial was started to celebrate the city's lakes, rivers, and streams and while the city still incorporates 'water-loving' events, it also includes events centered around Minneapolis culture, family, and fun. Here's the link to the official website with all the details for the 4-day celebration!
The crew is continuing their prep and painting on the first building. They are caulking seams, taping off windows and doors, as well as painting the designated areas. The carpenters are also continuing to make their way around for misc. repairs.
Scraping the chipping paint, before priming, and then painting.
Herzon paints the sliding door trim.
Gerardo measures the plastic to tape off the door.
Anibar replaces some trim board above the garage.
Tuesday, July 18th:
Rain Delay @ Fish Lake Woods
Friday, July 14th: Good morning and TGIF!
The crews will be back on Monday to begin prepping and painting on the first building. With your driveways just being done, we don't want to chance our ladders leaving any marks. So until then, have a great weekend and we'll see you on Monday!
Thursday, July 13th: Good afternoon. It's an exciting weekend for Minneapolis. The X- Games are being held at U.S. Bank Stadium. This is the first time the games are being held in the Midwest and we are excited that Minneapolis was the chosen venue. It's reported that close to 100,000 people will be attending and in the area for the games. The best skateboarders, BMX racers, and motocross drivers will be entertaining audiences from today through Sunday. Linked is the X-Games website if you're interested in attending any of the events or want to check out what all the hype is about.
The carpenters are solo onsite again today. We'll let you know when prepping and painting will commence.
Wednesday, July 12th: Good morning! Quick update here - the carpenters are onsite today, continuing to repair and replace rotten substrates. It's likely the painters will be back onsite tomorrow. Thanks!
Tuesday, July 11th: Hello! It's another hot one folks -- we hope you can stay cool and beat the heat!
The carpenters are onsite today replacing rotten substrates on the buildings and the painters will return tomorrow to begin prep and finishing.
Monday, July 10th: Good morning residents of Fish Lake Woods. We hope you all had a great weekend!
We have our carpentry crew onsite today. They'll be replacing rotted substrates on the buildings as well as replacing the garage weather stripping. The painters will resume prepping and painting either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
Friday, July 7th: Good afternoon and happy Friday! With the short week, we have no complaints of it already being Friday. It looks like a pretty good weather weekend with Saturday being the most promising. There a lot of free activities happening around the Twin Cities- here's a link to various activities from City Pages. Also the Basilica Block Party is happening tonight and tomorrow. All info, including available tickets can be found here if that strikes your fancy.
We'll be finishing up the pressure washing today and then we'll be back on Monday to begin prepping and painting. This will take place in the same order we completed the pressure washing. See the above route map.
Thursday, July 6th: Good afternoon! It's going to be a hot one - so keep hydrated and try to stay out of the heat.
The crew is off and running @ Fish Lake Woods! They've begun their pressure washing of your buildings.
On top of the world!
The heat is no obstacle for pressure washing.
No surface is left unclean.
Wednesday, July 5th: Good morning Fish Lake Woods. We hope you all had a great weekend and a happy 4th of July!
With all the rain, we'll be starting your project tomorrow. For pressure washing, please remove any small, personal items from your decks and front stoop. Thanks!
Tuesday, June 27th: Hello and welcome to the blog for the 2017 painting project at Fish Lake Woods! We are looking forward to being onsite with you!
For this summer's project, we'll be painting 7 designated buildings at your association. We'll be painting your siding, soffits, fascia, divider wall cap, front & garage & patio door frames, shutters, and entry railings. There will also be some misc. carpentry tasks throughout.
The project with begin with pressure washing the exteriors of your homes. This will begin on Wednesday, July 5th and continue through Friday, July 7th. We kindly as that you please remove any small personal/fragile items off of your decks and front entry stoop. Also, though it is not necessary to move items off of your deck completely, we would greatly appreciate it if you moved items away from your siding areas to allow the crew safe access to the included areas.
Once the substartes have had adequate time to dry, we anticipate starting performing misc. carpentry task and prep & painting at select buildings on Monday, 7/10. This is all weather permitting of course. We've posted a route map above with the designated buildings highlighted in blue. We'll begin washing and then also prep & painting on the SW side of the association at what we've deemed Building #1.
You can continue to follow project progress, recieve updates and pictures of the project, and be notified of any changes or weather delays that may come up right here on the blog.
Thank you so much for having us and we'll see you after the holiday!