WaterFurnaceWaterFurnace Contact: Jeff Petersen
Choosing a Residential WaterFurnace Comfort System Is Simply Smarter
WaterFurnace manufactures and sells more geothermal systems for homes than anyone else in the business. Why? Because we offer a wide variety of residential geothermal products. Our dealers and installers are the most highly trained in the industry. And we are wholeheartedly committed to customer support. All that makes us the first—and smartest—choice for a residential WaterFurnace system: the system that’s “Smarter from the Ground Up.”
Geothermal vs. Ground Water vs. Water Furnace
Geothermal energy has been used to heat and air condition buildings for several decades, and, during that time, these geothermal systems have been called many different things. Some of the more popular variations include geo-thermal, geoexchange, ground-water, ground-water assisted, ground-water-source, water-to-water, and even our company name, water furnace heating and cooling.
All of these terms, though, convey the same thought: use of geothermal heat pump technology to tap the energy in the earth’s surface and drive a heating and air conditioning system for both residential and commercial uses. The result is a green or natural heat pump that saves energy and benefits the environment.
For more information on geothermal technology, go to How it works.
Willcon IncWillcon Inc Contact: Randy Williams
If you’re afraid of making a mistake or having a few oversights when it comes to your real estate decisions, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Willcon Inc. puts client satisfaction as a top priority. Timely and accurate inspection of your biggest investment will provide peace of mind. Combining an energy assessment/audit to the inspection will provide a complete picture of your investment.
Residential Energy Auditing
There are always lots of questions and concerns when dealing with a home’s energy usage. Willcon Inc. uses the latest tools and test equipment along with analysis of past energy use to recommend changes that will reduce costs and improve comfort.
Wood Works Homes, Inc.Wood Works Homes, Inc. Contact: Sam Friesen
Building & Design Services
Wood Works Homes is a general contracting firm specializing in the art of building creative, efficient, and comfortable new homes and remodels. We enjoy working with all budgets to help clients bring their ideas and dream home to reality. By employing materials and design that respond to the needs, wants, and practical requirements of families we can build a home that is beautiful, healthy, and stands the test of time.
Some of our services:
◦New construction and remodel services.
◦Light commercial construction and remodel services.
◦Custom doors, cabinets, mill-work
◦Building complex & advanced structures.
◦Energy modeling, optimization and sustainable design.
Contact us to begin your new dream home and see some of our pre-drawn plans.
Woodland BankWoodland Bank Contact: Jeanne Nicklason
Rooted in our community.
The Logging Boom
Woodland Bank is a family owned bank that traces its roots back to the logging boom days in Northern Minnesota. The bank was chartered in 1920 as Shovel Lake State Bank by Fred Blais to serve the needs of his logging camp and area community of Shovel Lake, Minnesota. In 1924, the bank acquired and merged with the First State Bank of Swatara, another local logging area owned by the Magnuson family from Foley, Minnesota. It was at this time that Gotfred Nicklason came to work for the bank as a Cashier. He had previously worked as a “walking boss” for the Fred Blais logging operation.
The Great Depression
After the banking holiday during the Great Depression, ownership decided to move the bank to Remer, Minnesota when a bank closed in Remer. Remer had a railroad depot and since the logging operations were starting to run out of wood, it made sense to make this move. The bank became Security State Bank of Remer in 1934.
The Depression was a tumultuous time for all banks but Security State Bank survived despite a few robberies and a tough economy. It was during the 30’s and 40’s that Gotfred Nicklason acquired enough stock to control the bank. He continued to run the bank until bad health led him to retire in 1956. It was at this time that Robert Nicklason was recruited to work at the bank to support his father. Robert Nicklason became President in 1966.
We Become Woodland Bank
The bank began their branching era in 1978 with the first branch in Longville, Minnesota. In 1991, current President Brian Nicklason returned home to assist his ailing father. In 1993 Security State Bank changed its name to Woodland Bank to reflect its logging history and branch strategy. In 1993 Woodland Bank opened an office in Cohasset, Minnesota. It continued its branching strategy with a branch in Hill City, Minnesota and subsequently in Jenkins and Deer River. A Loan Production Office was added in Grand Rapids in 2009.
A Renewed Focus and Commitment
In 2012 Woodland Bank agreed to sell the Remer, Longville and Jenkins offices to the First National Bank of Walker. Woodland Bank will now center its focus on the Itasca County area of Minnesota. It remains committed to serving the needs of its communities and the vibrant economy in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota market. In September of 2015 the Loan Production Office in Grand Rapids was converted to a full service branch to better serve its community.