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Testimonials

"We wish to thank you for working with us on the stoop repair and replacement at 2041 Paris Ave. Your committmen to stand behind your work, even these difficult times is truly appreciated and further endears Plummer Concrete to
Main Street Builders."
Mark & Tom

"I have to commend your guys for the good service and excellent work.  I appreciate your helpfulness and cooperation with my building project. This experience with your company was a total pleasure!  Keep up the good work and excellent public relations!"
Donna Holst
, Goodhue, MN

"Excellent Work – Thanks!" Charlie Jansen

"Your crews did incredible work.  Each one – foundation layout, foundation pouring, slab and finishing were professional and easy to deal with. They all seemed to outdo the other with their hard working, synchronization, efficiency and speed. They didn’t waste time or effort and were diligent to a fault.  I would highly recommend your services and look forward to a future project that I can pursue.  Thanks again.
P.S. Hey, I appreciate your help in answering the questions and taking my calls. You have a great operation, company."
Gary Rick, Montimedi, MN

"Your crew of men that you sent to do my project were the best I’ve ever worked with!  Thank you."
Cowboy Meister, Stillwater, MN

"Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. has taken an active interest in the Thermomass product.  Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. was among the first to try the product and have made it work.  My experience dealing with Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. has been great.  They’ve really promoted the product, and it’s a pleasure to deal with them."
Mike Moriaty
Cemstone Poured Wall Supervisor – Northern half of MN

"Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. is a “model contractor to deal with”.  They are very good at what they do.  They are very quality-oriented, and are easy to work with as well."
Greg Sauline, Tremco

"I have been working with Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. for over a decade and my experience with the company has been “excellent”.  The guys are on time, and they know what they want.    I feel Plummer does an outstanding job in the “extreme conditions we have here in Wisconsin.”  Dave Cave, Cemstone – Western Wisconsin

"When I call them for a job, their turnaround time is very fast, and they take care of any problems that may arise. 
They have given us good service."
Doug Cudd – Cudd Brothers Builders, River Falls,WI

"We have been working with Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. for over 15 years.  Every year the outstanding service gets better.  I enjoy working with everyone there." Todd Kuchera, President, Lund Builders, Inc.

"I’ve been working with Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. for years now, and we’ve done some pretty complicated basements together.  They’ve always done good work for me, and that’s important because the foundation is what we start out with."
Randy Bollom, Badgerland Const.

Projects of Distinction:

Compass Financial - Ellsworth, WI

J & S Machine - Ellsworth, WI
 
Pamida - Ellsworth, WI

State Farm Insurance - Ellsworth, WI

Fullerton Building Center - Ellsworth, WI

Klass-Jonas Pool House - Ellsworth, WI
 
Cernhous Chevrolet (Addition) -  Prescott, WI

St. Bridget's Church (Addition) - River Falls, WI
 
Roberts Fireworks - Roberts, WI

Prairie  View Center - Hudson, WI
 
Roberts Strip Mall - Roberts, WI

Holiday Store - Bayport, MN
 
Bowling Alley - New Richmond, WI

Airport Hanger - New Richmond, WI
 
Karate School - Inver Grove Heights, MN

Villages of Red Wing - Red Wing, MN
 
Harvestor Lofts - St. Paul, MN

U of W River Falls - River Falls, WI
 
Red Wing Care Center - Red Wing, MN

Westridge Farms  - River Falls, WI
 
Victor Gardens - Hugo, MN

Baldwin Retail - Baldwin, WI
 
Strip Mall - Prescott, WI

Country Inn & Suites - Red Wing, MN
 
St. Elizabeth - Hastings, MN

Wabasha Criminal Justice Center - Wabasha, MN
 
South Point Retaining Wall/Pond - River Falls, WI

Stillwater Prison - Bayport, MN

Red Wing Youth Outreach - Red Wing, MN

Roberts Congregational Church - Roberts, WI
 
Kinder Care - Hudson, WI

Special Childrens Center -  Hudson, WI
 
Vino in the Valley - Maiden Rock, WI

The Ideal Farm - Vujovich
 
Tom Scarponcin Feed Lot - Rushford, MN

Asphalt Associates - Roberts, WI
 
St. Croix Tree Service - Roberts, WI

Afton Marina - Afton, MN

Ron Bonte Golf Course Club House

Cumberland Airport - Berghammer Blds.

Bache Law Office - Menomonie, WI

Buffalo Wild Wings - Hudson, WI

Chipolte - Hudson,  WI

Animal Care Center - Hudson, WI
 
Hager City Glass - Hager City, WI

Ellsworth Fire Hall, Ellsworth, WI
 
ALS Mini Storage

Flat Pennies Ice Cream - Bay City, WI

Hubbers Dug Out - Ellsworth, WI

Omish Furniture and Accents - Ellsworth, WI
 
PC Fairgrounds - Ellsworth, WI

St. Croix Insulation - Hudson, WI

S & R Excavting - River Falls, WI

Maiden Rock Apple Orchard - Maiden Rock, WI (Herdie)

Freiers Fireplace Store - Hudson, WI

Zeller Office Building - Stillwater, MN

Windmill Place - River Falls, WI

White Pine Senior Living Center -
Inver Grove Heights, MN

New Horizon Office Building - New Richmond, WI
 
Nesbit Nursery - Prescott, WI

Habitat for Humanity - Ellsworth, WI

CVTC - New House

K & S Building - River Falls (out by ABC)

Teens for Christ - Hudson, WI

Sunrise Meadows - Barron (Westcap)
 
Drier Trucking - Ellsworth, WI

Trillium Green - Ellsworth, WI (Westcap)

ADM - Red Wing, MN

City of River Falls, WI
 
Niro - Hudson, WI

Donaldson - Baldwin, WI

The following excerpt is from an article featured
in the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

"The forms have been pulled after the second pour of concrete and I have to say they look pretty impressive. Rising a total of 25 feet from the footings and some 18 feet above grade, they look more like the ruins from some (obviously highly advanced) ancient civilization than they do the formations of a home.
 
I don't know what in particular it is but concrete is one of the most beautiful materials. All the imperfections caused by air being trapped in the forms or lines from where the two forms were joined seem to give each section of wall it‚s own personality. Although most of what we see in this first pour will be hidden in the basement or below grade the next pour will be quite the opposite. All the walls that remain to be poured are above grade,
exposed sections.
  
On a normal poured wall you would have one person on the crew manning the pump to direct the concrete into  the walls and several others working to finishing the tops of the wall. However with the Thermomass system you also need a person who works as a spotter to ensure that the insulation isn't getting pushed around inside the forms and that the concrete is being evenly distributed on both sides. As a result of the height of our above grade walls Plummer made the smart decision to pour the the tallest wall sections in two pours, reducing the risk of the forms blowing out. After these initial wall sections have solidified themselves the crew from Plummer will come back in and set new forms, install add additional rebar and set the Thermomass system so they can complete the pour of remainder of the above grade wall sections.
  
In order to reduce the environmental impact of a large concrete pour like ours, the concrete is mixed with a product called fly ash. Fly ash is a waste product from coal used to power electrical generator plants. This reduces the need for virgin quarried materials as well reducing the landfill needs required for the disposal of the material. This along with the energy efficiency of the Thermomass (R33 including thermal gain) walls make a large concrete pour like this a relatively "green friendly" building solution.
 
A boom truck from Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. pulled into our site carrying hundreds of pounds of concrete wall forms and hours of intense labor with it. I had worked on a poured wall crew in college, so I knew all to well what lay ahead of these guys as the temperature swelled well into the 90s with high humidity over the next few days.
 
We had selected Plummer Concrete & Associats, Inc. as our sub-contractor on this portion of the project for their years of expertise in the installation of this advanced concrete foundation system. Although based on the same simple principle as traditional poured concrete walls, the system that Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. was installing (Thermomass) features a sandwiched layer of insulation between two walls of concrete. This works to create a highly energy efficient wall that is resistant to mold, mildew and cold temperatures, usually associated with basements. As many of our walls are above grade they require a fair amount of rebar (steel reinforcements) so the sheets of rigid form insulation needed to be slid into place  between the two layers rebar and then enclosed in the wall forms. As well all the window openings needed to be blocked out with wood forms and conduit run for later installation of electrical.
 
Monday was muggy but the cloud cover provide some protection from the heat as the crew worked to set the forms, however Tuesday offered no such solace. At lunch time I made a trip to the site to see what progress had been made. As I stepped out of my car the heat of the day was so thick that it made even breathing a chore and I was worried that it would bring a slow grind to the days work. To my surprise the crew had made significant progress from Monday and looked to be on schedule to complete this portion of the project and keep us on track for a late week pour. As I climbed back into my car and headed back to work, I was thankful for the hard work and  extra effort the crew from Plummer had put in and reminded just how easy those of us who work in offices
truly have it.
   
The inspector even gave the guys from Plummer Concrete & Associates, Inc. a compliment on the job they had done preparing the footings
for the pour.

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