What is “Green”?

Some believe in saving the planet. Some believe in personal responsibility. Some believe in sustainable resources. Being Green is a sum of each of these relative to improving your environment. Th practice of green building is based in sustainability. This comes from the saying “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” And that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be expensive. A sustainable home requires little maintenance, a relatively low energy draw and good…

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Holiday Greetings

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the town, Homeowners were all talking about what’s going down. Tenhulzen moved to a creative, fun space, And wonder-ers were wondering what was was in that fine place. At last there are pictures, of what I don’t know, If we go there to look, it will be quite a show. Time keeps on tickin’, that much we agree, So make time to see us, or click here…

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Relational vs. Transactional

Over time, the customer interaction with business has become more transactional. This phenomenon is most likely because of more readily available information. Businesses choose their position on the scale of relational to transactional. You can tell where on the scale a business falls by their level of customer interaction.  In The Wizard of Oz, the wizard would have been far less trustworthy had he stayed behind the curtain. Our business is considered quite relational. Especially…

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Elevated Service

In early October of 2013, Michael and Traci performed their annual “work party” duties for Summit Central Ski Patrol. While Traci was cleaning and repairing the base building, Michael and a fellow patroller scaled the ski hill in our Chevy Avalanche to the top of the Tripple-60 lift to do some work on the bump shack. Affectionately called “Heaven”, this building allows patrollers and equipment to quickly respond to injuries on the hill. It is…

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Sean becomes “Mr. Mom”

  With another child on the way, Sean Gallagher has had to make a difficult decision to put his career on hold for sake of his growing family. Over the past year, Sean has been responsible for producing 24 projects for nearly $1 million in volume. His customers have enjoyed his dedicated attention and high degree of integrity. Although the announcement was a surprise, we celebrate his family and wish him all the best. Messages…

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Obliteride Team TR

    On Saturday, August 10th, Team Tenhulzen Residential powered through a 25-mile street ride on mountain bikes to raise money to fight cancer.  The goal was to raise $2,000 by October 1st. Our efforts resulted in $3,339 directly to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Although we are proud of our efforts, we’ll be doubling our goal next year. And yes, we’ll be on nobby tires again. Watch for the orange hard hats and…

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Tenhulzen Accepts Nomination to KPC Board

The Kirkland Performance Center is a non-profit performing arts facility, focusing on providing a high quality live venue through a network of community fellowship.   September 2, 2013 Michael Tenhulzen was recruited by incoming Board President Kathe Fowler to fill a recent vacancy.  Following interviews by the current President and Executive Director, a unanimous vote for his inclusion was made.  Michael will be responsible for assisting to guide the direction of the organiation through philanthopic…

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Cooking During a Kitchen Remodel

During a kitchen remodel, there are few alternatives for meals. A temporary kitchen in an adjacent room or in the garage makes the process a little more bearable.  In most cases, the temporary kitchen reduces the inconvenience of the construction process. Away space is very important during any renovation. Honoring and respecting the privacy of a home is difficult to do when construction takes over. By setting and maintaining expectations of controlled chaos, most customers experience far less…

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Red Carpet Event

August 1, 2013 4-7PM    Nearly 150 of the 200 registered attendees were delighted by the interior finishes of our new design center. Special thanks to AquaQuip and Bergs Landscaping for co-sponsoring the event organized by Seattle Executives.  Dunn Lumber sponsored beverages.  Members of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club attended as did several TR customers and staff from neighboring businesses. A progression of the 7-week build-out was posted on the magnetic whiteboard, with the final…

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