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Ellsworth Air Force Base construction work continues

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July continues to be a busy month for Dean Kurtz Construction as construction work ramps on the new dormitories at the Ellsworth Air Force Base. Dean Kurtz is currently working on putting in three new buildings that will be dorms for the airmen.


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How to Increase your home value

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If you’re thinking about selling your house and want to make sure you get the best price, some renovations might be needed. Following are suggestions for increasing the value of your home.

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Eddie's Truck Center construction work continues

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Construction work continues on the new Eddie’s Truck Center/Freightliner Dealership off of Exit 61 in Rapid City. The project began in the middle of last year and has been going smoothly. This new construction project has only been hindered so far by typical spring weather in South Dakota. Wind, rain, and snow storms have slowed down progress throughout the construction phase of this project, but overall, work is moving along nicely for the project.


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How to prevent electrocution and electrical fires

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According to the National Safety Council, 600-1,000 people die each year from electrocution. The Electrical Safety Foundation said that electrical fires cause around 400 deaths a year. To prevent electrocution and electrical fires, you should inspect your house, but while you do that, you should make sure you’re taking the right precautions and you should know what to look for.

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Main and Jackson construction work continues in Spearfish

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A commercial construction project that began in mid-February is coming along quickly and smoothly. The new building being built at the corner of Main and Jackson in Spearfish hasn’t been without it’s difficulties but overall it’s been a good project to work on.


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Tips and smart home devices to turn your house into a smart home

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As technology advances, smart devices are becoming not only more popular, but more common. Smart home devices are hitting the market at an astounding rate and many people are realizing the benefits of having a smart home. Here are some of the benefits of having a smart home and how you can make your house work for you.

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Multi-use building coming to Spearfish downtown during new construction project

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Spearfish will soon have a new multi-use building in its downtown area. The new construction project by Dean Kurtz Construction will be a two level building with office space upstairs. The first level will house retail space, a new restaurant, and a new microbrewery. According to project manager Steve Burgess, the building will be a good addition to the bustling downtown area.


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What is design-build?

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Design-Build is one of the many services that Dean Kurtz Construction offers. This style of construction management has greatly accelerated in popularity over the past 15 years, making it a very significant style and trend in construction. Design-build is a unique construction management method that is utilized to help the owner have more contact, but with fewer people involved. By utilizing design-build, one single person is the main contact for every part of the project and holds the single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of the build. This single source handles estimation, assessments, pre-construction, architecture, engineering, subcontracting, construction, and post-construction.

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Tips for picking the right construction manager

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Starting on a new construction project is a big task. Possibly an even bigger task is picking a South Dakota contractor that knows their worth and is able to manage your project properly. Construction management is a crucial process in projects, so how do you pick the right South Dakota contractor for your project? Here are a few tips on how to choose a construction management company that is worth their weight in gold and will see your project through to completion.

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Klinkeltown remodel construction project begins

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The things that leave us have a tendency to come back to us sometimes, and that is the case with Dean Kurtz Construction’s latest project. One of their newest construction projects is a remodel of the old Ciao! building, which previously had been Dakota Soda, which Dean Kurtz had designed and built. They will now be remodeling it to become Klinkeltown, a gourmet burger and grilled cheese restaurant.

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Energy efficiency tips for your home

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Energy efficiency is not only a recent trend, but an important thing to keep in mind when building a home or a new building. Having an energy efficient home is important to the environment, and your wallet, to save not only time and money, but resources as well. We’ve gathered a few energy efficiency tips to help you have one of the best energy efficient homes on the block.

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Eddie's Truck Center construction project continues

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Work continues on the Eddie’s Truck Center/Freightliner Dealership off of Exit 61 in Rapid City. This new construction project is one of Dean Kurtz’s biggest, though has been hampered by difficult weather, in true South Dakota fashion.

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Williams Administrative Building remodel

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The Meade County School District will soon have a newly remodeled second floor to the Williams Administrative Building thanks to crews from Dean Kurtz Construction. The second floor of the building, located at 1230 Douglas Street, mostly houses classrooms while the first floor houses offices, including the Superintendent’s office. The 7,000 square foot remodel project started around Thanksgiving 2016 and is scheduled to be completed on July 31, 2017.

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Construction cleanup tips and procedures

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Running a construction site is messy and creates quite the waste pile. But restoring the area to its prior condition and even better is part of coming in and building. Construction cleanup is crucial to properly running a build or remodel, but it can be difficult. Here are a few tips for after construction cleaning that will help your crew to make sure they pick up things that don’t need to be left behind for the land and property owners.

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Heavy equipment safety tips

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Construction sites can be dangerous in many different ways. From dealing with the outdoor elements to working with heavy equipment, construction safety is crucial for the company as well as for the employees themselves. How do you stay safe when operating heavy equipment with so many other things happening around you? Take a look at these construction safety tips and ensure that you are applying them on your own site.

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New Year Construction Industry Trends for 2017

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The New Year is always a time to take a look at what we’re doing and what we could change, what are going to be the latest trends and popular things in society, and how we can all better ourselves. We took a look at some of the more popular construction industry trends that the community will see in 2017. These are just a few of those changes.

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Winter safety tips to make it through winter

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Last month we talked about how to stay warm on a construction site. But working on a construction site in the winter is a lot more than just dressing properly. It’s also crucial to take extra precautions and follow winter safety tips that you maybe wouldn’t take in the summer to stay safe. The following are just a few winter safety tips for you to follow on your construction site to stay safe.

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Holiday gift ideas for construction workers

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It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: the lights, the trees, and the presents under the tree. It’s time to get to buying Christmas gifts, if you haven’t already. But what gifts for construction workers should you get? As we head into the busy holiday shopping season and Black Friday, here are some holiday gift ideas for the construction worker in your family.

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Terry Peak Stewart Lodge Renovation starts to take shape

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Once opening day rolls around, Terry Peak Ski Area is going to look a lot different with the renovation and expansion of the Stewart Ski Lodge. The renovation will add a whole new look to the mountain and a whole new experience for skiers and snowboarders alike. The project completely transformed the look and feel of the Terry Peak Stewart Lodge and guests can expect a whole new look and feel by November 16th.


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Tips to help you stay warm on construction sites

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The weather is changing and the mornings are becoming colder, which means the bite of the winter air is just around the corner. Construction doesn’t stop in the winter, so workers just need to be smarter about how they work and how they dress in the harsh fall and winter temperatures. Fall is a tricky time of year where temperatures are cool in the morning and warm up quickly, so here are a few tips to stay warm in the morning and as the temperatures continue to fall while working on your construction site.

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