Summer is not over just because we’ve celebrated the 4th of July. While many of us impatiently await the start of, “the Great Minnesota Get Together,” here are a couple of events you might want to catch throughout our territory.
A few weeks ago our Customer Service team performed an AFCO Deck Railing installation for a wise and well-loved couple near our facility. It turned out well and our team learned a lot!
We’re feeling very blessed with this beautiful fall weather and especially grateful that the sun was shining on our annual golfing, fishing and clay shooting events this year.
Cable railing began as a solution for exterior deck and stair systems in situations where an uninterrupted view of the landscape was important. Rather than looking between balusters to see the lake, forest or the backyard, the cables all but disappear. Today we see this system being adapted for interior stair systems. The overall look […]
Do you enjoy painting? We don't either... we'd rather be at the cabin.
This great, big team of ours feels like another family and we're thankful for that!
From my office window, I can still see green grass. Any good Midwesterner, with half a lick of sense, will not be fooled by this abnormality in the second week of November. That green grass could become white at any moment! Starting around the day before Halloween, the ol’ Blizzard of ’91 is recollected and […]
We couldn’t have asked for a better turn-out or better weather for our annual Customer Appreciation Event. This year we welcomed 146 golfers to Albion Ridges Golf Course just outside of Annandale, Minnesota and another 46 to our fishing contest on Clearwater Lake. It was a great way to spend a Friday and the photos […]
It might have been windy, but that didn’t deter any of our customers from attending our annual Customer Appreciation Event in Humboldt, South Dakota. We had 172 men and a couple of women join us for a day of fun in the woods and prairies of Hunter’s Pointe Shooting Club. With two, ten-field courses and 94 […]
Looking for an exterior door with a bigger view and more natural light? Good news! We’re adding one to our product offering and it’s smooth edges and wide glass are just two of the reasons we love it. It’s rare to find a door that offers the versatility Masonite’s Vista Grande does. With an 18% […]
Last week we were honored to receive recognition from the Star Tribune as one of the top 150 places to work in Minnesota. In fact, we ranked 43rd out of 343 mid-sized companies! Workplace Dynamics, a […]
Organizing yourself and your family for a successful week likely begins with a good amount of preparation up front. At our house, Prep looks like (this) Mom at the kitchen table with a large, desk-sized monthly calendar; color coded by kid and revised Sunday night, then inputted into the computer. Maybe you have a list […]
The doors in this photo are taking their final run through prefinish and then leaving our plant for their intended locations throughout the Midwest today.
We had the great pleasure of welcoming Dean Johnson from the PBS television program, “Hometime,” to our plant last month. It was fun to introduce he and Miriam to our Bayer Built family and walk them through both our prefinish and production facilities. Dean started Hometime in the early 80’s when Bayer Built was just […]
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In the Midwest, we are nuts about daylight; literally. Without it we establish something un-affectionately referred to as “cabin fever.” Talking to ourselves, becoming short with each other, sleeping for 14 hours because it’s dark at 5pm…these are the maladies of winter; some would say, “a gentle form of torture.” In just a few weeks, […]
Tuesday was a busier-than-usual work day at Bayer Built. Aside from daily production, the stretch of County Road 32 we care for was on the schedule for its bi-annual cleaning. The teams involved this season were from several departments, including: Interior, Specialty, Warehouse, IT, Accounting, Customer Service, Materials Management and Logistics. They had a windy, […]
Last night autumn arrived, quietly, but with plenty of notice from our weather forecasters. Per the usual (like the good Minnesotans we are) we met autumn at the door with surprise, scorn and concern. The change we feel is much more than just temperature. In our astute Midwestern minds, fall is the reminder that the […]
It’s that time of year… when all moms and dads breathe a sweet sigh of relief. Back-to-school we go! At our house, the home office-school work space is getting a clean out and re-work. Whether you’re getting students ready for school and homework or your own work area needs a little update, below is a […]
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see the first house my great, great grandfather Gjermund made when he came to Minnesota in the late 1880’s. All that’s left of it today is a sunken, rectangular space in the side of a hill, nestled in a little valley in northern Kandiyohi County. There […]
Homeowners make choices, lumberyards and contractors make selections, architects and designers write specifications. No matter which of these titles suits you best, or what you call the act of choosing, there is an easy way to indicate which doors and millwork are the right fit for your project. We have a couple of powerful tools […]
This is the time of year that begins to feel unsettled; at least at our house it does. Summer’s not over but school hasn’t begun. Activities for the kids are running out, the weather is a little hotter than I’d like it to be and the propensity for a storm to hit becomes a more […]
Summer is not over. And you are free to enjoy it for as long as you are willing to call it summer. At our house, we make guesses as to what day will be the last day we eat outside at the table on the patio. Because as long as we are able to eat […]
This was going to be an article about the vibrant colors of summer and painted front doors. But today I helped a friend make a decision about a new piece of artwork over the lunch hour. She had arranged to see a piece by local artist, Michael Schmidt and needed help deciding which one to […]
How do we keep that sky both blue and clean? What is environmental stewardship and why do we care? Just about everything we do as humans contributes something positive or negative to our environment. Earth is habitable because of two cycles within our ecosystem; the carbon and hydro cycles. Within this process the earth recycles […]
Just as the Sandhill cranes migrate together at this time of year, so too have we… into a much larger space! Over the course of the last year, our plant has been busier than usual. The smiles in this photo were not always present on the faces of this hard-working team; it has been a […]
If you were to ask anyone living in the community of Belgrade, where Bayer Built is located, what it means to be part of a team, they’ll likely reference the very recent State Basketball tournament. The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa boys brought home the Class A Championship Trophy again for the second time in three years! You can […]
The rate at which my children grow out of their jeans is alarming. On mornings when it is discovered that the closet is void of even one pair of pants long enough to wear to school without public humiliation, I ask myself, how could we have prepared for two full inches of, “overnight-vertical-expansion?” And why […]
You’ve likely observed that the best way to teach any person born after let’s say…1980, is to set them in front of an instructional video. Forget about 35-page instruction manuals; watch from your smart phone or your laptop or your iPad and you won’t have to try to figure out what that universal stick person […]
At some point in the history of the world, a tree became something more than just one part of a forest. It was collected or knocked down and used as a tipi pole; a bent frame for a wigwam; a stick frame for a farmhouse. Did you know the oldest wood saw known to man […]
Our goal is to provide you with the best quality prefinished millwork we can in a timely manner while also being stewards of the environment we all share.
This week we celebrated our Veterans on Monday, the single day of the year we have set aside for recognizing our service men and women who have returned home.
Ready to meet another Bayer Built team member? While the most visible of our team are our fifteen outside sales people who ride the roads year-round, they are but a fraction of the people that make up our Bayer Built family. It takes many individuals working on teams to get every order off the line and […]
Just as there is Fashion Week in London and in New York, this coming weekend could aptly be referred to as Home Design Week in Minnesota! If you live within an hour of the Twin Cities and west, you have the unique advantage of not one…not two …but three home tours going on; likely in […]
If the saying goes, “work hard, play hard,” we don’t know anyone who does it better! Thank you, for your business, your service and your loyalty.
To give you an inside look at some of the other members of our Bayer Built family, we thought it would be fun to interview a Team Leader from each department. This week we're introducing you to the Team Leader of our Exterior department; Terry Gruber.
Our goal is to provide you with the best quality prefinished millwork in a timely manner while also being stewards of the environment we all share.
Maybe there is a place somewhere in the middle, where technology and human interatction complement each other? You're in good hands at www.bayerbuilt.com with millwork solutions at your fingertips!
With 35 stain colors and glazes, 43 stock paint colors, 6 distressing options and the ability to custom blend any color, we have the perfect finish available for your home!