Welcome to Lakeside Advanced Builders

As one of the leading construction companies in Duluth, MN and the rest of the Twin Ports Area, Lakeside Advanced Builders (L.A.B.) is home to some of the best general contractors in the area. Our entire team works as one cohesive unit to ensure your home is built quickly and properly. No matter how large or difficult your project may be, you can always count on our contractors to get the job done.

L.A.B. is now a certified Passive House Builder, a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Envelope specialist, and a Blow In Blanket System (BIBS) installer. A Passive House is a super insulated home that is designed and built to use 10% of the energy of a code built house.

BPI training means we know how to airseal and insulate existing homes safely. Our BPI training also included home testing. BIBS is the most cost effective insulation on the market, according to the founder of the Passive House Institute of the U.S L.A.B. is now a certified Passive House Builder, a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Envelope specialist, and a Blow In Blanket System (BIBS) installer. A Passive House is a super insulated home that is designed and built to use 10% of the energy of a code built house. BPI training means we know how to airseal and insulate existing homes safely. Our BPI training also included home testing. BIBS is the most cost effective insulation on the market, according to the founder of the Passive House Institute of the U.S.

Are you considering buying or building a New Home? How much will it cost to heat? How much do you WANT it to cost to heat? Would you like a home built to future standards or a brand new 20 year old home? A Passive House is built to the toughest building code in the world making it extremely energy efficient, very long lasting, and is extremely well designed. You don’t have to build a Passive House, we can still build a very efficient home. We know how to build new homes that are way ahead of building codes in terms of energy efficiency and using the current latest technology. There are very good windows on the market for prices that are hard to believe. Building performance in all homes should be very important. A new home should also be built with good air quality, comfortable, safe to live in. We try to stay on top of new products to make this happen. Our homes are tested and inspected by building science professionals to verify that they are built right. It is very cost effective to build beyond current building codes. Remember, code is MINIMUM. Do you want a minimum home?

Some homeowners get kind of discouraged about their home and talk about moving to another one. If you like where you live, why trade in your known problems for new problems in a different place? Fixing the home you are in can look much more attractive.

Lakeside Advanced Builders can come and look at your existing home and make suggestions at no cost to you. If you are building a new home, we can send a general contractor from our team to look at your plans and make suggestions as to insulating and sealing it up to make it more energy efficient.

We install the blow-In_Blanket System, (BIBS), which is blown in fiberglass. BIBS installers test every job, which makes it the only tested system. BIBS, combined with 1.5 inches of rigid foam board, gives an R-value of 30.5 for about the same cost as blown in foam, but the foam is only about R-19 to 21 depending on the foam used. We combine this wall system with advanced air sealing techniques to make homes that are the tightest in the state. We have installed BIBS in cavities up to 17” deep (R-72). Insulation in a new home should be part of the design process and not an afterthought.

As a BPI specialist we have the training, experience and the tools to make your home more energy efficient, with better air quality, and more comfortable, while doing it safely. Do you have ice dams or cold spots and drafts? We have the tools to test your home and measure results. It is very important to do home improvements correctly so the home is not damaged by incorrect airsealing and insulating. The home should also be tested to make sure the indoor air quality is not damaged and to maintain safety from carbon monoxide.

The building codes are changing toward better homes, there are programs in effect and more coming, and incentives available to make improvements easier to existing homes and to improve the efficiency of new homes. We can help! We want to help! It is not just about making money or saving money. What are you going to leave behind when you are gone?

Contact us at 715-364-2805 or cell 715-816-4062. Look at our website at labwi.com or labmn.com. We try to keep information on the website so you can learn at your own pace. If you have questions or concerns/comments give us a call. If there is some product or method that is better for your situation, we will tell you, whether we use it or not. We want to do what is best for your home.

Lakeside Advanced Builders is located in the Twin Ports area of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI. We are more than happy to offer our services to clients throughout Northern Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin. Please contact us if you would like to learn how to start saving on your energy bill!