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Hello Klondike Dog Derby Fans!
LCB are proud to be point Dog Sponsors for this years event! In just a few days, 280 huskies and their mushers will race down Water Street in Downtown Excelsior! From the whole Klondike Crew, we're SO excited to see you there! 

Welcome Home!

This one level, contemporary home is designed for aging in place, offering an open floor plan with plenty of space for comfortable day-to-day living. The home features large windows that let in plenty of natural light and provide beautiful views of the surrounding area. The kitchen has plenty of counter space, modern appliances, and plenty of storage. The exterior of the home features a low maintenance, contemporary design that is perfect for the lot it is built on.
Congratulations to Sam Smeester!
Congratulations to Sam Smeester!👏👏👏
The Zig Ziglar Award is presented to a LCB staff member who is diligent, optimistic, and highly motivated. Sam is a rising star at LCB, she has worked hard in her position, managing our customer care division. 
This past year has been challenging and at every turn Sam has come out stronger and more determined to create positive client experiences.
We are fortunate to have Sam a part of our group. We’re excited to see where 2023 takes her!
Congratulations Karl Bekkala!
Congratulations Karl Bekkala! The Golden Hammer Award is presented to the staff carpenter who blends a positive attitude with hardworking carpentry skills.
This year Karl has successfully managed many LCB projects, but one project in particular was challenging in many ways. Karl stepped up and was creative, dedicated and worked hard to make the project a success in every way!
He has been with Lake Country Builders for 24 years and continues to lead the team with a smile. We are so thankful to have him apart of our group! When we talk about LCB’s excellent craftsmanship, we are talking about Karl. 👏👏👏

Beneath the Frozen Beauty there may be a Dam Problem!
With the freezing cold temperatures and winds we’ve experienced this winter throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, it is undoubtable that we’re going to run into some winter issues at the lake home or cabin. Whether it is frozen pipes, a boiler or heater that can’t keep up or the dreaded ice dam on your roof, we are here to help.
The President of Lake Country Builders, Patrick Jacobson, recently shared an article about ice dams from the University of Minnesota that gives a very informative breakdown on how ice dams can form and the problems they can cause. I wanted to share this article with all of our readers here in case you may be recognizing similar problems at your home or cabin.
What Are We Looking For?
To get you started here is a quick graphic on what an ice dam is, how they are formed and the potential troubles they can cause.

Look similar?
If this is something you are being faced with on your home, cabin or lake home, please reach out immediately and we can help you assess the situation and get you connected with the best teams to resolve it now and to prevent it in the future!
For further info on ice dams and how to deal with or prevent them, please read the full article from the University of Minnesota at this link: “Dealing with and preventing ice dams” 
Until next time,

Stay Happy, Stay Healthy… Stay Warm!
Author: Derek Wilkinson
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