Leif Nestingen is my neighbor and has been the owner of RRR Construction since 1980. I spoke with him recently about his work and being a small business owner in the neighborhood. He has lived in the Howe neighborhood since 2007. His favorite things about living in the area are the central location and that it is quiet. The RRR in his company name stands for Remodeling-Room additions-Rehabing. In the late 1970’s he bought a building in St. Paul that needed a lot of work. He found that he really liked doing the work on the building, and built his business from there. He works year around in many of the nearby neighborhoods. “Winter time is a nice time to redo your basement,” said Leif.
Photo: Stacy Quast