Photos by Hillary Ehlen
The year was 1959, and Bobby Vee and the Shadows had just released their first single, “Suzie Baby.” Behind the drum set sat one teenage Bob Korum of Fargo, North Dakota. Today, Korum has returned to his hometown and recently had his condo shown on the HBA’s Remodeled Home Tour.
With the help of Mark Jensen of Floor to Ceiling Carpet One Floor & Home, Korum has created an updated space to share with his cocker spaniel-poodle mix.
The 8 Phase Remodel
Korum left to tour with Bobby Vee and the Shadows in 1959. “We did the Dick Clarke road shows from 1959 to 1963. We were with the major label, Liberty Records, which was one of the top three in that era,” he said. The band traveled all over the country. After years of touring, Korum began a career in media. Later in life, he returned to Fargo to be closer to friends and of course, the lakes.
Korum moved into his condo in 2002. “It was exactly what I wanted,” said Korum. However, the condo needed updates. The eight-phase remodel began in April 2016 and was completed in July 2017 with the help of Mark Jensen, a consultant at Floor to Ceiling Carpet One Floor & Home. Then in September 2017, the condo was one of the stops on the HBA’s Remodeled Home Tour.
Laminate flooring installed in the kitchen and entryway
New carpet added in the living room, dining room, hallway and master bedroom
Flooring – Floor to Ceiling Carpet One Floor & Home
Tile backsplash installed in the kitchen
Granite Countertops – Syverson Tile & Stone
Tile Backsplash – Daltile
Granite countertops with a stainless steel, undermount sink installed in the kitchen
Walk-in shower in the master bath installed
Sheet vinyl flooring installed in the master bath
Tile – Daltile
Glass Shower Door – Frontier Glass
Countertop – Designer Tops
Corian countertop installed in the master bath
Backsplash installed behind the vanity in the master bath.
For more information, contact:
Floor to Ceiling Carpet One Floor & Home
360 36th St. SW, Fargo, ND