Posts Tagged ‘chanhasssen remodelers’

Remodelers Showcase: September 28th – 30th

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

One of our favorite times of year is almost here – the Parade of Home’s Fall 2012 Remodelers Showcase. This excellent event, put on annually by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, features 89 remodeled homes. Showcase project offerings range from kitchen renovations and additions to basements, garages and more. Sass Construction is excited to have a home included this year! Our project features the renovation of a family’s kitchen and family room.

Visit our home (# R38) on Friday, September 28 from 1:00 to 7:00PM and on Saturday, September 29 or Sunday, September 30 from noon to 6:00PM.

211 Mountain Way

To find us, follow these easy directions:

- HWY 7 to 101

- South to Pleasantview Road

- West to Near Mountain Blvd

- Right to Mountain Way

We look forward to seeing you out and about at this year’s Remodelers Showcase!

Let’s talk Green…and I don’t mean green paint.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Is it wood or is it linoleum?
Is it wood or linoleum?

I’m talking about Green Trends, ‘Going Green’ and Greenbacks (money, that is).

 We all want to do our part and reduce our footprint and make less of an impact on the environment. Choosing ‘green’ products to use in you remodeling is a great way to start.

 One of the most popular trends is in flooring. Cork and linoleum flooring is at the top of the list. This isn’t the linoleum flooring from your grandmother’s kitchen. It has come a long way and can look just like hardwood flooring, metal and a wide range of textures, colors and styles. Linoleum has always been popular with hospitals because it naturally has bactericidal properties that can help stop microorganisms from multiplying. Can you say “easy to clean” too. 

The Cork Oak tree is not harmed by stripping the bark.

The Cork Oak tree is not harmed by stripping the bark.


 Cork is leading the way as well. It is a renewable product. The Cork Oak trees are stripped of 1/3 their bark, which then replaces itself quickly without harming the tree.


So, if you want to remodel and keep up with the new trends, look down and use ‘green’ on your new floors.



















In 2 Days – Brent Sass, Professional Dog Musher Makes Rare Midwest Appearance

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011


Brent's team of dogs in deep snow
Brent’s team of dogs in deep snow



Don’t miss this unique opportunity

to meet one of the nation’s premier sled dog racers.


Brent Sass will speak on Thursday, October 20 at the Chanhassen Rec Center (2310 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen, MN, 55317).  Hear this native Minnesotan share how he is living out his dream as a competitive Alaskan dog musher.  Join Sass as he shares the drama and danger of dog racing in some of the harshest conditions in the world!  This free event, open to the public will take place from 7:00 – 8:00PM.


Brent Sass on a winter day

Owner and founder of Wild and Free Mushing, Brent Sass has been racing and training huskies for over eight years. Originally from Excelsior, Minnesota, Sass moved to Alaska in 1998 to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks before realizing that dog mushing was his true calling.  Sass opened Wild and Free Mushing in 2005 to truly dedicate himself to his craft.  Since his first time out, Sass has placed in over 16 races, including several first place finishes in some of Alaska’s most competitive runs.  In doing so, Sass has established himself as one of the premier sled dog racers in the nation.   

3 Key Steps to Prepare for an Emergency

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

We strongly believe that your home is your castle. Shouldn’t it be as safe as it can be to protect your family? Since September is National Emergency Preparedness Month we have put together some tips and website information to help you be as informed as possible when planning for an emergency.

Step 1:  Get a Kit

  • This kit should contain emergency supplies such as non-perishable foods, water, work gloves, clothing AND supplies for any pets in the household.

Step 2:  Make a Plan

  • What is your family’s plan if a disaster strikes? Create a way for family members to contact each other, if they are not together. Where will you meet? Consider a designated call coordinator that lives outside of your area, such as a friend or relative who can act as a call center. It is sometimes easier to call out of state than across town.
  • Plan in advance where to go in your home if there is a storm warning and each person’s responsibilities. For example, assign who will gather identification and communication items, such as purses, wallets and cell phones. Assign who will round up the pets and who will double check and secure doors, etc.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice.

Step 3:  Be Informed

  • Make sure everyone knows the difference between a “watch” and a “warning”.
  • Be aware of surrounding conditions and learn about emergency plans in your area.

These simple steps can make a BIG difference on how you handle an emergency.

The following websites will provide more information on being prepared: