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16th Annual Merchants Bank Christian Elder Memorial 900

The 16th Annual Merchants Bank Christian Elder Memorial 900 (CEM 900) begins this Monday, May 24, of which Elder-Jones is a proud sponsor. This charity bicycle ride typically covers 900 kilometers in nine days, ridden by teams along Minnesota’s beautiful trails. Due to covid, this year’s ride will be a little different, with participants riding…

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Featured Project Update: Sundance in Westport, CT

This space has made quite the transformation since we last featured it in early March! Located on Main Street in Westport, CT, a new Sundance retail store will open tomorrow. The space consists of two exterior storefronts clad in reclaimed barn wood, one of which has a view of the Saugatuck River. The interior of the space…

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Early relationships

As part of our 50th Anniversary, we’d like to share stories that tell the history of our company. In the early 1980s, Elder-Jones was a small, local construction company trying to find direction. At the same time, a local food court restaurant, 1-Potato-2, was expanding rapidly across the Midwest and needed a construction company to expand…

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Celebrating our 50th anniversary

Way back in 1971, a small construction company was formed by two men with the last names Elder and Jones, in the basement of a home in Bloomington, Minnesota. Fifty years later we are still here, Elder-Jones General Contractors, over 50 employees strong (but no longer in the basement) and still in Bloomington. In these 50 years…

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2021 Elder-Jones Safety Poster

Each year we task our employees with encouraging any children in their lives to enter a contest to design our annual safety poster. The entries are voted on by company employees, with prizes given for different age groups. The overall winning poster is displayed on every Elder-Jones jobsite, as well as in our office, as…

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Featured Project: Sundance in Westport, CT

Back in 1969, Robert Redford purchased land at the base of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. He called it Sundance Village and it quickly became a popular spot to come and enjoy art and nature, and to visit a tiny store at the base of the village. That tiny store has since transformed into to a catalog…

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Featured Project: Verve Wine in Chicago

Verve Wine was created to not simply be a place to buy wine, but also a source of inspiration to a community of fun, curious wine drinkers. It’s not only a wine shop, where customers have the opportunity to browse a selection of wine, but also a bar and restaurant where they can try the…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Elder-Jones!

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Construction Communicator: Summer 2020

In this issue of Elder-Jones’ Construction Communicator newsletter, read about how we have found the silver linings during this difficult time, hear the latest on some of our recent and upcoming projects, get to know a few of our employees, read about how the annual Merchants Bank Christian Elder Memorial 900 bike ride was able to…

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Elder-Jones and Navigating COVID-19

I’m sure by now you’ve read many of these same types of messages regarding the impact of COVID-19. Like most others, we at Elder-Jones are in the midst of trying to balance the needs and objectives of our clients while keeping the health and safety of our employees, clients, and other partners as our top…

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