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Master electrician Rick Flesvig, owner of Red D Electrical, installs a recessed LED light fixture as part of a kitchen remodel in Duluth on Thursday. Lindquist & Company, which designed the remodel, has seen a jump in business in the past year as consumer confidence grows. (Steve Kuchera /

Business looking up for Northland builders and remodelers

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A year ago, as the annual Arrowhead Home & Builders Show kicked off the Twin Ports home improvement season, industry experts were expecting a big year.


Nationally, the industry already was in the midst of a comeback, thanks to an improving economy and pent-up demand from the recession. That boost in business was expected to reach the Northland last year.

So did it?

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