Summit of Mendota Heights

Summit of Mendota Heights

Project Complete

Greetings and welcome to the official blog for the painting project @ Summit of Mendota Heights. We are thrilled to be onsite with you!

Here is a site map of the condo building. We’ll refer to directional sides of the building to keep you apprised of project progress.

Monday, November 7th: Another week and another fresh start. We hope you had a great weekend. We’ve certainly been spoiled by Mother Nature!

Things are finished at Summit of Mendota Heights and we’ve certainly enjoyed being onsite and sprucing up the place. We hope you have a great rest of the year!

Thursday, November 3rd: Happy Thursday everyone! Who’s on their 3rd cup of coffee from staying up to watch the Cubs win the World Series? What an exciting win in extra innings! Our Office Manager hails from Chicago so we’re a bit biased and wouldn’t be happies for the Cubs and Chicago! 

Jesse was onsite yesterday painting the textured area above the main entrance. It will take about 2 days to dry and then that’s all folks!

Monday, October 31st: We hope you all had a great weekend. Maybe you attended a Halloween party or two, cheered the Gophers to victory over Illinois, watched the Cubs beat Cleveland to bring the series to 3-2, or raked the last of fall’s leaves.

Jesse was onsite on Saturday to paint most of the remaining front doors of the town homes. The last portion of the condo is the textured area above the front entrance, and this should be done in the next day or two. But other than that, let’s call the project complete! Thank you all so much for having us and we’ve loved being onsite and meeting a lot of you in the process. We hope you have a great rest of the year! 

Also, big game for the Vikings tonight… Let’s GO!!

Friday, October 28th: Happy Friday folks! The end is in sight as we’re nearing completion at the condo building. It’s been a pleasure working with and for you over the last month. We hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 26th: Greetings residents of Summit. We hope you’re having a good week thus far. Though this rain we’re having is quite the “damper,” the good news is we’re nearing project completion. The crew is continuing their work on the porch ceilings and completing various paint touch ups across the building.

Monday, October 24th: We hope you all had a great weekend! It was a sad Sunday for the Vikings, as they couldn’t hold onto their undefeated stretch. Yet we’re hopeful they’ll pull off a win against the Bears next Monday. It sounds like Jay Cutler is back from injury so that bodes well for us! 

I’d say we’re about 98% complete at the Condo building and are working through touch ups, doors, and other miscellaneous painting.

Friday, October 21st: Happy Friday folks! The weekend is right around the corner and it looks like a good one! If you’re a Gopher fan, it’s Homecoming this weekend and they play Rutgers tomorrow at 11am. There’s also a parade on campus tonight if you’re in need of some plans- Ski-U-Mah! 

We’re continuing to work on paint touch ups across the condo building as well as painting the porch ceilings.

Wednesday, October 19th: Hello Summit residents! We’ve made it to mid-week and are within reach of the weekend! The crew is continuing their painting touch-ups and getting at some of the higher elevations by ladder.

Ladder work on the rear elevations.

Roell Painting is going straight to the top.

Monday, October 17th: Good morning residents of Summit. We hope you all enjoyed the gorgeous weather we had this weekend! The crew is utilizing the taller ladders to reach the higher up areas today. We’re hopeful to finish up this week and continue with touch ups and completing grout pockets throughout.

No fear of heights for the Roell Painting crew.

Going way up to the top.

Thursday, October 13th: Hello Summit of Mendota Heights! As you may have noticed our lift is occupying the area near the parking garage to reach the east elevations. We ask that you all be mindful of the lift and refrain from going in and out of the garage. We’ll be utilizing this area tomorrow as well and appreciate your cooperation on this!

Some ladder work on the east elevation.

The lift gets us to higher ground.

Wednesday, October 12th: Good afternoon residents of Summit. Quite the chilly weather we’re having today…fall is definitely here. With the rain, damp weather and cooler temperatures our crew is not on site today. They’ll be back tomorrow, along with warmer weather and sunny skies.

Tuesday, October 11th: Hello residents of Summit. Our apologies for the gap in project updates, our Office Manager was in Chicago for the weekend supporting her sisters run the marathon and is just back in the office today. 

The crew is continuing their work on the south side of the building. They’re working mostly on the higher elevations as most of the lower areas are complete. In regards to some paint/color discrepancies on the front left side elevations, some areas will need a second coat and we are working to ensure we follow design placement and will also make sure it looks great! The repairs over the front entrance are still TBD, we are trying to source the textured panel and if we can’t find a match, we’ll use a spray texture to match. 

PLEASE NOTE: On Thursday 10/13 and Friday 10/14 we will be painting on the east side elevations above the parking garage and there will be restricted access to the garage from 8am-6pm those days. We ask that you please plan accordingly and limit your access to and from the garage. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and participation!

Ladder work on the rear elevations.

Careful prep and tape work on the windows.

Team work with the ladders @ Summit.

Thursday, October 6th: Good morning residents of Summit of Mendota Heights.

After painting nearly 150,000 sq.ft. of surface with little to no incident the last couple of months, we experienced a set back yesterday. Our apologies to the residents on the east side of the building. In our efforts to complete some of the hard to reach areas, the crew was utilizing an aerial lift (spec’d as the result of a pre-project meeting with our equipment vendor) and the lift’s performance was compromised by a combination of factors. 

Consequently, the lift was stuck and it was necessary to have the United Rentals team assist in remedying the situation. Any and all damage to the landscaping will be repaired and you can expect our full cooperation every step of the way. Again, apologies for the commotion and inconvenience. 

Today our crew will continue to work off of ladders on the backside of the building.

Wednesday, October 5th: Greetings Summit condo residents. We hope you’re enjoying your week thus far. And the good news is we’re half way there…Livin’ on a prayer! Although no prayers needed here, the weekend is reliably just around the corner!

Our crew is utilizing ladders to caulk and prime areas on the back side of the building.

Tuesday, October 4th: The perfect stretch of weather had to end at some point. The crew is completing some caulking in designated areas albeit the weather and they hope to get to some painting done this afternoon if the rain clears out.

Monday, October 3rd: And just like that it’s October! We couldn’t have had better weather this weekend and we hope you were able to enjoy it! The crew is completing some detail work on the front side of the building and utilizing the lift. They are also using ladders on the backside of the building doing some cleaning and prep work.

Taping and prepping on the back side of building.

As promised, we’ve posted one of the videos we took with our drone last Friday.

Friday, September 30th: We made it to Friday! Work continues on the front elevations and they will also be prepping areas on the west side of the building. 

Nick and Dana were onsite today taking some pictures of the completed townhomes and also flying the new drone. We’ll be uploading those videos shortly…so stay tuned! We hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy this gorgeous weather!

Aerial shot from our drone.

We’re liking the view from up here!

Completing work on front elevations.

They’ve reached such great heights!

Thursday, September 29th: It’s almost Friday! A few updates for the condo building residents: the crew is continuing on the front side of the building and will finish it up in the next 1-2 days. They’ll begin prepping the west side of the building tomorrow and if the weather cooperates should finish the west side on Monday. The south side, similarly to the north side will take about 1.5 weeks to complete. Hopefully this projected outline will aid in knowing when the crew will be at your unit.

Wednesday, September 28th: Good morning Summit! Our crew is continuing their work on the front elevations of the building. They’re painting the stucco, deck trim, and window trim today.

Tuesday, September 27th: Good afternoon residents of the Summit condo building. Our crew is continuing to work on the front elevations of the building. Once we’ve completed that area we’ll move counterclockwise around the building and then finish along the garage side. 

Windows and brick edges are thoroughly prepped and covered.

Friday, September 23rd: Happy Friday everyone! We hope you had a great week. Our crew is working on painting the siding area above the garage.

David uses the special Roell Painting touch to paint the condo siding. 

Roberto is strapped in and ready to paint.

Thursday, September 22nd: Hello residents at Summit of Mendota Heights. We hope you all survived the crazy rain last night and are safe. As you could imagine, with all the rain, things are pretty wet and our crew isn’t out at Summit today. When things dry up a bit, most likely tomorrow we’ll be back in action.

Tuesday, September 20th: Painting continues on the final townhouse. Touch-ups and front foor painting are also continuing for the townhomes on Aspen Way. For the condo building, painting is underway!

And they’re off.

Monday, September 19th: Good morning residents of Summit. With the bit of rain with had this morning, we’re not sure if it will be dry enough to start painting the condo building today. So once it’s dry enough, painting will get going.

Here is the site map for the project. Pressure washing will be the first step, followed by prep, and then painting. These steps will be followed for each subsequent building. Please refer above to the numbers we’ve designated to each building and respectively the route we will follow.

Here is our tentative finishing schedule. Please stay tuned for when your building is to be washed, prepped, and painted and look for further instruction if need be.

Friday, September 16th: Happy Friday Summit of Mendota Heights! For the townhomes, the crew is finishing up the last 4 building and are doing some final touch ups and front doors. The condo building is continuing with washing. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 15th: We hope you’re having a great week. The townhouses are coming along and almost complete. Buildings 26-28 should be finished by tomorrow and Building 29 has started today and will be finished by early next week. Jesse and a few guys are also making their way around to paint front doors and complete touch-ups. The condo building is being pressure washed and we will have a large lift onsite today to reach those higher up areas.

Team work on the home stretch.

Pressure washing done right by the guys at Roell Painting.

Monday, September 12th:  Good morning residents at Summit! We hope you all had a great weekend. If you live in the condo building you may have seen blue notices taped at your mailboxes and elevators. Our crew will be out at your building tomorrow to pressure wash. We ask that you remove small items from your deck/patios i.e., windchimes and knick knacks so they’re not blown around when spraying. Thanks so much for your cooperation and we’re looking forward to getting started at the condo building. 

The town houses are moving right on schedule. The crew is continuing work on buildings through #27 and will start #28 tomorrow. Jesse, the job supervisor has also been making his way around to paint some front doors. It’s better to paint the doors in the open position. So if you see some door-knocking that’s what we’re up to.

Friday, September 9th: So maybe we spoke too soon. We’ve got another rain delay today…but the good news is that the weekend and next week’s forecast is looking mighty fine! 

We hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 8th: It’s Thursday, the sun is shining, and our crew is back at it! What more could you ask for? As the weather unfortunately dictates our work schedule, we are making all efforts to stay on track and get the last several townhouses completed and then on to the condo building. You may have seen some blue tape on the ‘completed’ houses and this is to indicate touch ups that need to be done, areas missed, or overspray that needs to be cleaned up. Jesse, our site supervisor goes over each townhouse and ‘tapes’ areas needing attention.

In this case, the blue tape indicates some overspray needing to be cleaned up.

Obed carefully sprays the siding.

Wednesday, September 7th: Rain Delay

Tuesday, September 6th: Rain Delay

Friday, September 2nd: Happy Friday y’all! Our crews are right on track and we’ll get the finishing schedule updated with dates for the last several buildings soon.

We hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the holiday!

Team work for the win.

Thursday, September 1st: I can’t believe it’s September already! Here’s to the start of a great month ahead- regular season football begins, everything pumpkin spice, back to school, and cooler temps are in our future.

We were onsite yesterday with our rep Chris from Sherwin Williams to complete a Mill test, which tests the thickness of the applied paint to make sure it’s within a range to pass for warranty. Check out the video to see the results!!

What a great crew @ Summit of Mendota heights! The background isn’t so bad either.

¡Salta, Salta!

Tuesday, August 30th: We hope your week is off to a great start. We’ve have strayed the slightest from the finishing schedule due to small rain delay, but we should be right back on track tomorrow with starting to paint Building #17.

It’s all in the prep.

Friday, August 26th:  Happy Friday residents of Summit at Mendota Heights! We are cruising over here with multiple crew onsite to complete the project. You may have noticed updates to the finishing schedule above. We do our best to keep you fully apprised of changes and updates to the finishing schedule, so keep on checking the blog.

It seems as though Building #12 got skipped with washing so we’ll be pressure washing there today and then painting on Monday. We’ve also moved ahead and started prep and paint for Building #13. We’ve added dates for Buildings #21-29 to be pressure washed and that will start Tuesday 8/30. The water trailer will be onsite next week and we’ll make our way around to the last set of buildings by Thursday 9/1. 

Have a great weekend everyone! If you’re a foodie and/or a Fair fan here’s an article Andrew Zimmern put together of his top Minnesota Fair foods. He also commented he likes to attend each day to make sure he sees/eats it all!

Louis and David prepping for paint.

Tuesday, August 23rd:  The sun is shining and we’re sticking to schedule with prep and painting for Building #8. Our crew is working precisely to make sure windows, trim areas, frames, posts, etc are prepped for the crispest finish. 

On a MN-proud side note: the Minnesota State Fair 2016 commences this Thursday, August 25th! Is anyone as excited about Pronto Pups and Cheese Curds as we are? I can just about smell the fried goodness now…linked for your mouth-watering pleasure is the New Foods for 2016 list.

Mauricio rolls out the plastic to fully cover windows before the painting can commence.

Monday, August 22nd:  Morning residents of Summit! We hope you all had a great weekened. The cooler temps have moved out and we’re back to running hot. As the week gets underway, we’re pressure washing Buildings #17 & #18 today. Painting is also continuing for Buildings #5, #6, & #7.

Salvador takes care to pressure wash railings to ensure the paint adheres properly.

Lucas balances on the ladder to reach surfaces at Summit.

Wednesday, August 17th: Our crew is working at Building #5 today and will begin prep and painting for Building #6 tomorrow. Please take note of the updated finishing schedule above.  As we move forward, know that these schedules are tentative and we’ll do our best to keep you fully apprised of the progress of project. 

There have been a few inquiries about when front doors will be painted. When the time comes closer, we will post subsequent signage with all of the details. We’ll be completing front door painting in groups and this will tentatively be done after Labor Day. Thank you for your interest in the project and we’ll keep you updated with the latest here on the blog.

Ladders and tape and dropcloths -Oh My.

Tuesday, August 16th: We’ve started prep and painting for Building #5. Our crew works meticulously to make sure every area is apptly taped; this leads to a crisp painting finish.

Let’s welcome, Michelle to the Roell Painting squad! And just like that, she looks like a pro taping the deck railings.

Monday, August 15th: Good morning residents of Summit- we hope you all got out to enjoy the sunshine this weekend. As we’ve recently completed a few other projects, we’ll be bringing on a larger crew at Summit to continue pressing forward with the pressure washing, prep, and painting the buildings throughout the property. Please see above for the most recent finishing schedule for Summit of Mendota Heights. The route will be the same, you just may notice we’ll be at your building sooner to complete various aspects of the project. 

Blue notices will be posted later today on the garage door frames of buildings to be pressure washed starting Wednesday 8/17 through next Tuesday 8/23. We’ll start will building #9 and move through #20 over the course of the week. All of this information will be more specifically layed out on the notice, we just wanted to give a heads up on the blog as well.

How great does that newly sprayed trim look against that blue-sky backdrop?! Nice work, Marvin.

Friday, August 12th: Good Morning residents at Summit of Mendota Heights! We’re continuing to pressure wash buildings #5 and #6. Also, our crew will be completing touch ups to Building #2 and then beginning painting on Building #3. 

We’re in for a ‘Gold Medal’ weekend with cooler temps and sunny skies! Hope you can get out to enjoy it!

One hand on the ladder and the other meticulously pressure washing…now that’s some talent, Marvin.

Tuesday, August 9th: Hello everyone! We hope you all had a relaxing weekend- maybe you saw the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony or watched some of your favorite events. So many races/matches/dives/swims and so little time!

Here at Summit of Mendota Heights things are coming along quite nicely. Building #1 is complete and #2 is set to be finished tomorrow. Thereafter, buildings #3 & #4 will follow suit with prep and painting. 

Folks, we’ve stuck the landing and scored ourselves a ’10!’

Painting of Building #2 is underway @ Summit of Mendota Heights.

Our crew is hard at work to cross the finish line for Building #2 and pass the baton onto Building #3.

Monday, August 1st: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!! Now that the pressure washing has been completed on the first four buildings, additional prep and painting is underway on Building #1. 

Even though there appears to be some rain in the forecast, we are anticipating that the crew will finish 2 buildings (4 units) this week. Once we settle into the project and get a sense of the finishing schedule we will provide you with a more detailed and comprehensive project plan and timeline.

Ruben pressure washes every nook and cranny of one of the first four buildings designated for completion.

Such meticulous prep work from five of our finest to ensure the crispest and cleanest finish around!!

Wednesday, July 27th: Perhaps you’ve found your way to this here blog by way of blue notices posted on your garage door frames. If that is the case, welcome! We are absolutely thrilled to be back onsite with you this year. It’s always nice to get invited back after a successful project last year, and this year, the undertaking is a little bigger! 

The good news is that the seed of the project was planted last fall and many discussions have transpired leading up to this point. We work with a lot of associations and one thing we found particularly terrific about Summit of Mendota Heights is just how invested the community is into preserving the wonderful aesthetic of the property. We are honored to play a part in that and we look forward to spending the rest of our summer with you. 

We will do our very best to keep you fully apprised of the project and the best way to do that is to follow the project progress right here on the blog. We will be providing status updates, pictures, and ultimately a chronology of the project. We’ll try to have some fun along the way too, while notifying you of the schedule and when the project will arrive at your specific doorstep. 

Thanks in advance for having us back and we look forward to doing great work again for you this year!

Nick Roell

Project Manager
Ph: 763-559-5296


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