Shady Oak Neighbors Association – Minnetonka

Shady Oak Neighbors Association – Minnetonka

Project Complete

Greetings and welcome to your project blog for the upcoming carpentry and painting project at the Shady Oak Neighbors Association in Minnetonka! 

ROUTE MAP – Shady Oak

  Tentative Finishing Schedule  
Building Pressure Wash Start Date Prep and Painting Start Date
#1 – 10920-10928 Abbott Lane Monday, May 11th Thursday, May 14th
#2 – 5924-5936 Carter Lane Tuesday, May 12th Friday, May 15th; 
#3 – 5925-5945 Carter Lane Monday, May 18th Friday, May 22nd
#4 – 5901-5921 Carter Lane Tuesday, May 19th Thursday, May 28th
#5 – 5900-5920 Carter Lane Saturday, 6/6 Wednesday, June 10th


Friday, June 12th: Good afternoon! 

It’s a beautiful day and a Friday! 

The crew is continuing their prep and painting on Building 5 and they are anticipating to be wrapping up tomorrow – thanks and have a great weekend!

Building 5: prep and covering in progress.

Ladders up to roll on the paint.

Working on the rear elevation of Building 5.

Thursday, June 11th: Good morning! 

The crew is prepping their way around Building #5. Lots of scraping happening today! Please be mindful of any blue tape around the buildings. The crew will be returning to take care of these touch up areas. Thank you!

Starting at the top today.

Just a tad bit of scraping today.

All hands on deck to prep this elevation of Building 5.

Wednesday, June 10th: Good afternoon! 

The crew has resumed their prep on Building #5. 

Prepping and covering the windows.

Caulking the seams.

Prepping and covering.

Tuesday, June 9th: Good morning! 

With the impending rain, we are pressing pause today and will resume as weather allows. Thanks!

Thursday, June 4th: Good afternoon! 

We are cruising along and finishing up on 3 and then we’ll be wrapping up on 4 tomorrow. We will be pressure washing the last Building – 5 on Saturday, 6/6 – Thanks!

Painting service doors at Building 4.

Prepping and painting garages on Building 4.

Wednesday, June 3rd: Good afternoon!

We are prepping on 3 and 4 and will be finishing 4 tomorrow and then 3 on Friday – thanks!

Prepping and covering on 4.

Painting chimney surrounds.

Up on the roof this afternoon.

Tuesday, June 2nd: Greetings!

Back at it and with some heat today! 

We are continuing on Buildings #3 and #4 – thanks!

Garages are prepped and ready for painting.

Taping and covering on Building 4.

Monday, June 1st: Good morning! 

We are back onsite and prepping and painting at both #3 and #4 today. They are hopeful with continued dry weather to be starting on #5 on either Thursday, 6/5 or Friday, 6/6 – thanks!

Painting the top trim at Building 3.

Garbage can storage prepped and ready for paint.

Look for the rainbows.

Taping and prepping at Building 4.

Friday, May 29th: Good afternoon and happy Friday!

The crew is prepping and painting at Buildings 3 and 4 today – we’ll be moving onto Building 5 early to mid-week next week. 

Spray and brush & roll.

Finishing touches – trim on Building 3.

Painting trim today at Building 3.

Building 3 and up we go!

Thursday, May 28th: Greetings! 

Surfaces have dried completely and we are back onsite! 

The crew is prepping and painting at both the 3rd and 4th buildings today. 

Building 3 prepping on the side elevation.

Building 4 is in progress.

Prepping our way across Building 3.

Wednesday, May 27th: Good morning! 

We’ll be pressing pause on painting today with all of the overnight rain. We’re hopeful to return tomorrow. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 26th: Good afternoon! 

We hope you all had a restful and safe holiday weekend. After accessing today’s weather, the crew will not be onsite. We will keep you updated about tomorrow’s schedule. Thanks!

Friday, May 22nd: Greetings! 

Thanks to those who gave their lives in service to our country and those who continue to serve.

Building #3 is ready to roll and we are starting our prep work before we get to painting. The crew is also finishing up on Building #2 today. 

Scrape and prep on the front of Building 3.

Readying surfaces for paint.

Thursday, May 21st: Good afternoon! 

The crew is spending a majority of time scraping and prepping one elevation of Building. Can’t wait to put a fresh coat of paint on! They be starting on Building 3 tomorrow too!

Scrape, scrape, and more scraping.

Wednesday, May 20th: Greetings! 

The crew is continuing with #2 and will begin on #3 as the carpentry repairs are complete. 

Working around Building #2.

Tuesday, May 19th: Good afternoon!

Back at it with pressure washing Building #4 today as well as continuing to prep and paint on Building #2. They will begin #3 tomorrow. 

Spraying and back rolling on rear elevation of Building 2.

Painting the trim on Building 2.

Nearing completion on the front elevation.

Monday, May 18th: Greetings! 

We couldn’t be happier the rain has subsided and just in time for us to be back onsite at Shady Oak today. The crew is continuing to prep and paint in sections around Buildings #1 and #2. They are also pressure washing Building #3 today. Tomorrow they will washing #4. Thanks! 

Ladders up to paint the trim.

Prepping the rear elevation.

Covering windows — thanks for your cooperation!

Friday, May 15th: Good morning and happy Friday!

It’s going to be a beautiful day! The crew is onsite and they are prepping and painting at both Buildings #1 and #2. 

A section on Building 1 is prepped and we are applying some paint.

Garages are in progress.

Prepping on the front elevation of Building #2.

Thursday, May 14th: Greetings! 

After yesterday’s rain, we have returned onsite to begin our prep work on Building #1. 

Prep is in progress— scraping and priming sections of the siding.

Prep Day — ladders up to prep the siding.

Tuesday, May 12th: Good morning! 

It’s going to be a beautiful day! The crew is back onsite today and they are pressure washing the exterior of Building #2.  Then we are tentatively set to begin our prep and painting on Building #1 on Thursday, May 14th – weather pending. Stay tuned for further updates.

Pressure washing in progress today at Shady Oak.

Building #2 is getting all cleaned up.

Monday, May 11th: Good afternoon! 

The crew is onsite and pressure washing Building #1 today. Thank you for moving items from the exteriors of your home so that they have unobstructed access for washing and then for prep and painting. 

Pressure washing our way around Building #1.

Pressure washing Building #1 is in progress.

We are back onsite!

Friday, May 8th: Greetings and welcome to your project blog for this year’s prep and painting at Shady Oak Neighbors! We are thrilled to be back onsite and completing the designated painting for this year. 

This spring’s project included these buildings: 10920-10928 Abbott Lane, 5924-5936 Carter Lane, 5925-5945 Carter Lane, 5901-5921 Carter Lane, and 5900-5920 Carter Lane.

We’ll be kicking off your project on Monday, May 11th and Tuesday,  May 12th with pressure washing of Buildings #1 and #2 respectively. Once they are washed and have had time to dry completely, the crew will return to begin their prep and painting — this is tentatively set for Thursday, May 14th on Building #1 and on Tuesday, May 19th for Building #2. The weather will be the biggest factor in any changes to the finishing schedule. 

You can continue to follow the project progress here on the blog as we’ll provide frequent updates with progress made, project photos, and any delays should they come up. 

Much like last year’s project, we’ll be completing carpentry repairs on select areas in advance of our prep and painting. 

We are looking forward to being onsite and sprucing up your buildings. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you on Monday! 


Dana Clark

Project Manager
Ph: 763-559-5296


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