June 9, 2020
Dennis Johnson and Tessa Hill, owners of Natural Spaces Domes, would like to let you know how we are feeling about the present social protests and unrest.
George Floyds death has left us with a deep sense of sadness. We send our loving condolences to the George Floyd family and their friends.
We realize and support the need for change. We recognize that as a society we have not moved fast enough to create a country in which citizens of all colors and religions are free to live safely, happily and prosper in our communities. There is much work to do and we must move more quickly. We need to understand that we all are empowered to help with this issue. We can begin by listening, learning and advocating for equality and inclusivity. We can hire, we can stand up for all people’s rights and we can vote.
There is no place for racism in our company, in our community and in our world. We will begin our efforts by donating to www.WeLoveLakeStreet.com to build back the businesses on that historic street in Minneapolis. We will also donate to Black Lives Matter as they continue to peacefully bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe. We encourage you to support these organizations.
We also encourage you to carefully study who you vote for and what they stand for.
Let us all move forward to make our country a more loving and inclusive society. Together, we can impact change.
Learn more about Natural Spaces Dome’s Response to COVID-19
July 1, 2020
Our North Branch offices are closed to the public but we are opening tours through our facilities on a private by appointment only basis from Tuesday through Friday. Bear Creek Dome (our living quarters) will be closed but our other 7 domes will be open. Masks will be mandatory (and we have them) and non-contact temperature checks will be done.
We are designing and manufacturing dome homes, fulfilling many skylight orders, writing contracts for our dome systems, shipping dome components, and planning other deliveries based on the customer’s schedule, this year or next year.
April 10, 2020
The MN Governor Tim Walz has extended the stay at home order through May 4th. We have noticed many early summer events in June have been canceled.
April 7, 2020
CoronaVirus notice: Obviously all of our lives have changed drastically in the last month. At Natural Spaces Domes we continue to carry on designing and fabricating our domes… just in a different way.
Our facilities have been closed to the public since early March. We are all doing well with the office staff working remotely and our shops continuing to hum with activity. Just one man per shop dome. We will continue to do this as long as it is necessary to assure that everyone stays healthy. In Minnesota, our “stay at home mandate” at this point is until April 10, but we are quite sure that it will need to be extended. Thankfully, our construction and factory work is considered an “essential service”.
For safety sake, clearly we will not be able to have our “live” Dome Tour on May 16. If possible, we anticipate having one later in the summer and we hope that you can attend. Our May 16 Dome Tour will become a virtual tour. We are also postponing our June Dome School until July 10,11,12 (Bucky’s Birthday!).
This decision was not taken lightly. Our concern for tour-goers, school students, dome homeowners and our staff’s safety with all of the close contact that these events require, has brought us to this point. We continue to closely monitor COVID-19 developments in our state, region, nationwide and the global impact, listening to our state and national medical and scientific experts. We do not follow hunches, guesses, and rumors.
We recognize this situation remains very fluid. You, as our customer, are our priority and we will make every effort to keep our facilities a safe place to visit in the future.