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Vote Stonewood for “Best of Lake Minnetonka”

Best of Lake Minnetonka

Please think of Stonewood when voting for the 2017 Best of Lake Minnetonka Awards.

All you have to do is vote for a minimum of 5 categories, and when you get to BUILDER, select the bubble for STONEWOOD!  Less than two weeks until voting is closed- we’d appreciate the support!

Click HERE to be taken to the survey. Thanks!

Stonewood is Hiring!

Assistant Bookkeeper

Job Description
Initially, part-time position (building to full time eventually) to support the Finance Manager with handling client payment requests, input contractor & vendor invoices across two companies – A custom home builder and a residential remodeling contractor.
Will also support other bookkeeping responsibilities such as processing bank statements, credit card statements, general accounts payable and insurance reporting.

Responsibilities:
·         Enter all sub/vendor invoices into Quickbooks & Build Tools; verify against POs in related software

·         Prepare monthly folders with job invoices for project manager review every Monday

·        Prepare checks & lien waivers for all subs/vendors that give prompt pay discounts

·         Compile monthly invoices into project draw folders and prepare draws & payee lists

·         Collect final lien waivers and scan job folders at end of each project as needed

General Admin Invoices

·         Weekly write checks for administrative invoices that are due

Bank Statements

·         Reconcile monthly bank statements in Quick Books

Credit Card Statements

·         Match up receipts with credit card statement

·         Enter credit card charges into spreadsheet & then into Quick Books

·         Reconcile credit card statements in QB

·         Make credit card payments on line

Maintain subcontractor documentation

•          Insurance certificates – keep updated and scanned

•          Subcontractor contract agreements

•          W-9s

Insurance Reporting

·         Complete Builders Risk project worksheet showing new starts and jobs in progress

·         Submit worksheets monthly to Insurance company

This position will eventually grow to full time, replacing the Finance Manager & related responsibilities.

Skills/ Qualifications:

Familiarity with Quickbooks, Excel, working knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, detail focused, human resources experience a plus, general office management and organizational skills

 

Check out more info regarding this job:   https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/264620915

Custom Builder – Dedicated Spaces Feature

‘Dedicated Spaces’ Feature in Custom Builder Magazine

This is a fun article about dedicated spaces designed specifically for the unique needs of our clients.   From built-in bunk beds on a 3rd level, to a kid friendly craft room, we’ve done some pretty fun spaces.

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Turn the page, and you’ll find some great info on our good friend Gus Rubio of Gabriel builders – one of our partners in the NAHB Builder 20 High Ender’s program.  Gus is one of the finest builders in the nation.  Check out his website:  www.gabrielbuilders.com 

Reflecting on Stonewood’s 2016

Goodbye 2016…Hello 2017

It’s fair to say Stonewood had another great year! Nine more families were able to move into their custom dream house, and can now make lasting memories and call it “home.” The 9 homes built were located throughout Minnesota: Orono, Wayzata, White Bear, Dellwood and Lakeville.

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Two of our clients this year shared some fun photos of their first Christmas in their new home!

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The Stonewood team has been working hard and we made it a point to find some time for “Team Bonding” and FUN! This year, the company went on the annual pheasant hunting trip and also tried something new- The Esacpe Room! All of the Stonewood employees were locked in a room and given an hour to diffuse the ‘bomb’. It was amazing to see everyone contribute and brainstorm to solve different puzzles, and we diffused the bomb with time to spare. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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We are currently working on several more projects and have some amazing and unique homes that will be completed in 2017! We wish our clients, subcontractors, friends and family a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

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Professional Builder Magazine Features Stonewood

If you haven’t had a chance yet, take a look at the December Issue of Professional Builder Magazine. Stonewood had a project featured in one of the articles, highlighting the custom finish work in the kitchen and the beautiful landscape at our project titled, ‘Stubbs Bay Custom Cottage’.

You can view the online editorial here: Professional Builder December Online Magazine. Scroll to Page 54!

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Thankful

We are in the holiday spirit and want to share one thing we are really THANKFUL for this year… our employees!

We added a new tab to our website where you can put a face with a name and learn a bit more about the Stonewood team. Each and every person working at Stonewood plays a very important role and our company wouldn’t be where it is at today without them.

To see their smiling faces, swing on over to the “About” page on our website and click “The Stonewood Team” (Or, take shortcut and click HERE!)

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We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for talent in our bookkeeping department.  Part time, with full time in the future.

Finance Manager/ Construction Bookkeeper at Stonewood, LLC

About the Job
Assistant Bookkeeper Job Description
This position is a part-time position to support the Finance Manager with handling financial draws to clients, as well as invoices from subcontractors and vendors for two companies:  a custom home builder and a residential remodeling contractor.
This person will also provide support for other bookkeeping responsibilities such as processing bank statements, credit card statements, general accounts payable and insurance reporting.
Responsibilities – Assist Finance Manager in the following as directed
  • Client Draw Processing
  • Enter all sub/vendor invoices into accounting system & Build Tools; verify against POs
  • Prepare PM folders with job invoices for PM review every Monday (for Tuesday meeting)
  • Once job invoices are approved, prepare checks & lien waivers for all subs/vendors that give prompt pay discounts
  • Monthly, compile invoices into project draw folders and prepare draws & payee lists
  • Draws get reviewed by PM, Estimator & Others
General Invoicing
  • Weekly write checks for general invoices that are due
Bank Statements
  • Reconcile monthly bank statements in Quick Books
Credit Card Statements
  • Match up receipts with credit card statement (Amex)
  • Enter credit card charges into spreadsheet & then into Quick Books (Amex & Home Depot)
  • Reconcile credit card statements in QB (Amex)
  • Make credit card payments on line on time (Amex & Home Depot)
Insurance Reporting
  • Complete Builders Risk project worksheet showing new starts and jobs in progress
  • Submit worksheets by 7th of month
Maintain subcontractor documentation 
  • Insurance certificates – keep updated and scanned
  • Subcontractor contract agreements
  • W-9s

Check out the job and spread the word if you know someone who might be a fit.

Link to application:  http://bit.ly/2dPX9XV 

Stonewood’s Newest Homeowner’s (in Guatemala)!

Stonewood does a two-for-one, of sorts when we build our homes.  For every home we build in Minnesota, we coordinate and fund the construction of a home for a deserving family in Guatemala.

We are excited to share with you that of the ten homes that we committed to be built this summer, 5 are now under construction!  Following are pictures and details of the families that have been approved so far. 

Breaking Cycles Ministries, run by our friend Betty Merida, is working to transform lives in the Sumpanago area. This is just the beginning of what we have committed to this year. 

We’ll post photos of the homes as construction progresses.


Family Name: Yancis Chumchum Father: Manuel

Mother: Claudia

Children: Cristian and Rosaura Grades: Preparatory and Primary

 and father is a bricklayer by profession

 and mother runs the house and sells in the market.

brief description of your current home:

Lives in a single room block stuck with lime and tin roof.

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Family Name: Lopez Imuchac Mother: Silvia

Father: Balbino

Children: Meysi, Cherly and Josias Noel Study

 and father is a bricklayer’s assistant by profession.

 and mother runs the house.

 eir current home is made of tin and sheets of nylon

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Family Name: Juárez Cross Mother: Jeimy

Children: Emmanuel

The mother runs the house.

They have been renting and recently Have Been Given land in Which we are building them a house

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 Family Name: Chiquito Guevara Mother: Neli

Father: Armando

Children: Luis, Jesica and Neli

The father is a cab driver by profession

The mother runs the house and sells tortillas.

 Their current home:

 The family is of 7 People Who live in two rooms and three brothers sleep in the same room. They are Built with block and tin roof

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Family Name: Sul Raxon Mother: Irma

Father: Jose Luis Children: Jenifer

The father drives a bus for a profession. and mother runs the house.

Their current home: Recently newly acquired land on one side of the church and are dwelling in a room made of sheets

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We have too much tile! Tile for sale!

We didn’t buy too much….   We wanted something really special, so we had the tile custom designed and hand made in Vietnam by artisan’s that have been making tile in this way / style for many years.  We’ve got quite a bit, deeply discounted!

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Encaustic Cement Tiles
Beautiful imported cement tiles. The tile is a surplus of tile that will be used in the Stonewood 2016 Luxury Artisan Tour Home.
Currently 450 sq feet remain.
$55 a box. If you are willing to purchase the entire lot we are willing to negotiate a better price.
After the Artisan Tour the price will increase due to the ease of selling it from the tour.
(8″ x 8″ x 5/8″) –  SOLD in boxes of 12 tiles. 5.3 sf per box.
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Custom Handmade Cement Tile
Beautiful imported cement tiles. The tile is a surplus of tile that will be used in the Stonewood 2016 Luxury Artisan Tour Home.
Currently 275 sq feet remain.
$48.00 a box/24 tiles. Sold by box only. If you are willing to purchase the entire lot I am willing to negotiate a better price.
After the Artisan Tour the price will increase due to the ease of selling it from the tour. –  (8″ x 4″ x 5/8″) 5.3 sq. ft. / box**Please note that kitchen image was the inspiration for this tile, and is not a Stonewood image. I was unable to find anything in the area with this aesthetic and decided to have it custom made.
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Custom Handmade Cement Tile Moorish Cross
Beautiful imported cement tiles. The tile is a surplus of tile that will be used in the Stonewood 2016 Luxury Artisan Tour Home.
Currently 2185 sq feet remain.
$65 a box. If you are willing to purchase the entire lot I am willing to negotiate a better price.
After the Artisan Tour the price will increase due to the ease of selling it from the tour.
(5″ x 5″ x 5/8″) & (4″ x 4″ x 5/8″)
SOLD IN BOXES OF 40 TILES EACH SHAPE. You would need one box of each for layout.
So sold in 8.8 sq ft increments. –  Retails for $36.00 a square foot. Huge deal if this is your style.
If you are interested, give us a call to discuss!  612-462-4000

Stonewood featured on Luxe Interiors + Design

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Hand-hewn timber, natural stone and reclaimed clinker brick lend an authentic vibe to this Tudor-style estate completed by Stonewood, LLC;http://bit.ly/1G6j8F8.

Mountain Modern on Lake Minnetonka

We’re pretty well known for our more traditional cottage / “Lake Style” homes…   We’ve built over 100 in this style on and around Lake Minnetonka & are passionate about the architectural style.  But we’ve also done plenty of homes outside of that box.  We’ll be posting examples over the coming weeks to demonstrate our architectural range and hopefully lend some ideas.   It’s all about assembling the right team for the desired style.  In this case, we partnered with Reid Smith Architecture out of Bozeman Montana – www.ReidSmith.com 

Mountain Modern

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Stonewood Wins Best in American Living Award

Stonewood, along with Alexander Design, wins the prestigious National Association of home builders Best in American Living award for our project on Stubbs bay in Orono!  Read More: http://www.bestinamericanliving.com/ 

Stubbs Bay Residence

1Complete listing of winners:  http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nahb/bal_2015awards/ 
Project Location: Orono, Minn.
Photographer: SpacecraftingView more in the Photo GalleryProject Team
Architect: Alexander Design Group
Builder: Stonewood, LLC
Land Planner: Yardscapes, IncDesign Statement:Taking full advantage of its beautiful Lake Minnetonka lot, this traditional Cottage-style home maximizes views without compromising privacy and is spacious while still maintaining the feel of a cozy cottage. Offering amenities such as a custom wine cellar, lofted office space, copper- soaking tub, detached carriage house, and bountiful outdoor living space, this home perfectly reflects the lifestyle of the owners in every detail. Since lake homes are seen from the water as much or more often than from the street, the aesthetic importance of the home’s lake side is elevated. Spatially, the home is laid out in a way that is practical and conducive to the current needs of the owners and also affords them the ability to age in place.