First Savings Bank off CK Site

Thinking of a Spring Construction Project–Now’s the Time to Call Carlson Kennedy!

If you’ve been looking at renovations, remodels or new building ideas to address your business growth needs, Carlson Kennedy Construction is happy to meet and discuss possible solutions with you. With a long-standing history of  creative, innovative and structurally sound projects designed to meet the needs of its clients, Carlson Kennedy prides itself in addressing each undertaking with a fresh perspective and an organized approach.

The backbone of every construction project includes a basic team consisting of the owner, designer, and contractor. The strength of the team depends on equal involvement of each pinnacle of this team triangle. While the level of involvement may vary throughout the project, keeping the team triangle in equilibrium provides the greatest probability for the project to succeed. Carlson Kennedy’s ability to integrate into project teams early in the project cycle helps maximize the project’s success and better meet the needs of an overall budget. This initial combination of all disciplines provides the balance needed to create a successful project, and ensures Carlson Kennedy’s ultimate goal of aligning with clients in projects which utilize collaborative delivery methods–such as Construction Management–is able to be reached.

Let Carlson Kennedy show you first hand how much more successful a project can be when all the team members are able to walk down that early road of planning together. Call 402-895-1515 to find out more today!


Rebuild strip shopping center in Omaha.

Clean, Organized and Safe Sites a Continuing Tradition at Carlson Kennedy Construction

A current project we have under construction near 74th and Dodge Streets in Omaha shows more of Carlson Kennedy’s continuing tradition of keeping job sites clean, organized and safe.

Whatever the project–large or small–our clients know they can count us to provide a logical approach to getting the work done, and have as much focus on the aesthetics of a site under construction as we do on the completed project once our time there is finished. We feel this is a reflection of our care and consideration of how a site under construction can be for our clients and surrounding businesses. We want to maintain the excitement of seeing something new developing before their eyes, rather than create stress with an ill-maintained construction site.

With respect to how carefully watched a site under construction often is, Carlson Kennedy remains aware and engaged in maintaining minimum signage and tidy fencing surrounding the site, plus

74 and Dodge shopping strip building.

74 and Dodge Carlson Kennedy Job Site

properly stored equipment and well-maintained grounds throughout the construction phase. We believe this is the best way we can illustrate how we are striving to ensure the least amount of disruption to any buildings nearby, and that they can feel good about the new or newly-remodeled neighboring building(s).

To ensure your next construction project recognizes the importance of aesthetics throughout the process as well as in the end result, give Carlson Kennedy a call at 402-895-1515.


Pictures from November 19, 2015:

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Caucasian woman cleaning snow from sidewalk with shovel

Carlson Kennedy Cares About Your Concrete!

As we head into the winter months in Nebraska, all of us at Carlson Kennedy Construction are interested in sharing best practices when it comes to concrete care and maintenance. Here are a few important things to remember in helping your concrete porches, patios and driveways last as long as possible.

– A common misconception is that using salt is the best solution for handling ice and snow. The reality is, such commonly-sold de-icers–including salt and those repackaged fertilizers which contain ammonium sulphate or ammonium nitrate–actually deteriorate concrete surfaces at an alarming rate.
– Sand is recommended for adding traction, and is much less hard on the concrete.
– Freezing temperatures combined with moisture in the concrete does the most damage, so it’s easy to see why sealers can be a concrete’s best friend. The best time to apply or re-apply sealers for maximum protection is in the early fall, when temperatures are mild.
– Anything which limits water in or around concrete–including rain-diverting eaves and downspouts, along with expansion joints in the slab seams–can also be helpful in prolonging the life of your concrete.
– Because snow and ice collected in the wheel wells often contain de-icing chemicals which can melt, drop and erode the concrete surface, limiting parking on the driveway is a good idea.
– The garage floor is more protected from the cold temperatures and should be more heavily sealed, so it remains the best place to park. However, it will still need to be hosed off periodically to clear off the chemicals which can accumulate, but still in a way where they can be diverted from the driveway as much as possible.

Snow in Nebraska is a guarantee, so pick up a bag of sand on the way home today. A little bit of extra care will ensure your porches, patios and driveways will last for many winters to come!