This just in: It’s time for a new front door!

When your home improvement budget has a limit, deciding where to invest your dollars can be challenging.  A new bathroom?  A kitchen upgrade?  A finished basement?  Lucky for you, a recent research project has made your home improvement budgeting quandry a little easier. Each year, the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling magazine join forces […]

Did you see us on TV?

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 […]

Back at the ranch…

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, […]

Blue skies and clean air!

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 […]

Who’s on your team?

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 […]

Keeping It All Together

The pressure to have it all together is magnified during the holiday season. Keeping everyone happy, looking their best, getting everyone to behave, the food, the house, the gifts...augh! It can all be so overwhelming. I hate to quote something from Facebook but there was a message floating around that stuck in my head. It went “Don’t compare your behind the scenes life with someone’s highlight reel”.

Give Back to Your Community

It is getting to be that time of year again – the season of giving is upon us! This time of year, when the temperatures drop and the decorations come out, is the perfect time to think about those in your community who might be less fortunate than you are and consider what you can do to help them out.

What is Oktoberfest?

Bayer Built Woodworks comes from a community and area strong in German heritage and as such Oktoberfest is a well-known celebration around our campus. However, do we all really know what Oktoberfest is?

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the perfect time to make sure that you, your family, and your home are ready to face safety or weather emergencies. Household preparedness goes beyond having an emergency kit but also includes knowing what to do, where to go, and who to call in the case of an emergency. Below are some tips from the National Safety Council’s website regarding making sure you and your family are prepared to face whatever may come your way.

8 Smartphone Apps You Should Check Out

Today’s devices not only make us more accessible, but if used correctly can help to make our work for more efficient as well. With that notion in mind here are 8 smartphone apps (available on both Android and iPhone devices) that we recommend you check out. Some are specifically designed for those in our industry; others will just help you to keep things organized.

2012 Customer Appreciation

Last week we hosted our annual Customer Appreciation Golf and Fish Tournament. We had a great turnout - it was so fun to see so many of our customers and contractors!! We wanted to share some pictures from the day!! Thanks to everyone who attended and helped make this event so successful! We cannot wait for the clay shoot coming up next week and for next year's event!

Why Shop Local?

We are faced with the dilemma everyday – buy from the big box store or from the local guy down the street? The big box store might be able to offer you a discount up front, but are you really getting the better deal in the long run?

Acclimated Storm Doors: Installation Made Easy

As a complement to our Acclimated Entry Systems line, Bayer Built Woodworks now offers Acclimated Storm Doors. Just like our Acclimated Entry Systems, Acclimated Storm Doors offer superior components that provide superior performance and value without taking away from the doors’ beauty and character. And since all Acclimated Storm Doors come pre-hung and ready to install, with our new installation video to assist you updating or adding a storm door has never been easier.

Energy Star Tax Credit

With the federal income tax filing deadline fast approaching don’t forget to apply for your 2010 Energy Star Tax Credit. For those of you who may not qualify this year, it’s not too early to think about the available 2011 tax credits. Energy efficient home products are a great way to save money – both now and down the road.

Who is Bayer Built Woodworks?

Here at Bayer Built Woodworks, we don’t like to think of the company as an it but rather a who. Bayer Built as a whole has a personality, and we hope that is reflected through our products, at events, and within our lumber dealers’ showrooms. For those who may not be as familiar with Bayer Built Woodworks, let us tell you who we are.