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DryWall Class

This class will provide a Short background on drywall composition and uses.  Tips and tricks for new installation of drywall along with drywall finishing.  Tips and tricks for drywall repair and matching to existing wall or ceiling textures. Open to all ages 13+ 2 day class Jan 16th 10:00 am - noon Jan 17th 1:00 …

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Big Ideas Office, 23 S. Minnesota
New Ulm, MN 56073 United States
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The Faces Behind Big Ideas

Briana Huhn

Welding - Automotive

Peter Gag

Welding - CAD

Rick Van Roekel


Val Besser


Chris Montgomery

Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Eric Fliszar



Big Ideas 4H Class was great!

Our first 4H Club class was a huge success! The participants got to learn a variety of trades and got to use some awesome technology. Over the next 6 months, these students will explore over 10 different skilled trades. We are currently holding classes for all ages. Register here:  

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New Instructor: Jason Spurgin

Big Ideas would like to welcome Jason Spurgin to our team! He has been an active carpenter since 1999! His true gift is his ability to connect with young students and new learners. Check out his impressive resume: 2010-present:  Inspection technician City of New Ulm and Courtland.  Building, HVAC, Plumbing, Fire and general building safety

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Briana’s Going Away Party

Brianna is opening our first satellite office in Michigan! Her welding career is moving her East and she is bringing Big Ideas along with her! We will miss having her in our office, but we are all very excited to see what’s next for her.

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