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AVATAR 2014

This idea began as a KPC auction purchase for use of the Kirkland Performance Center for an evening. After a few months of contemplating its best use, we decided to turn the theater into a party honoring those who support our efforts. As a result, over 150 vendors, trade contractors and associates attended our first Annual Vendor And Trade Awards Recognition (AVATAR) event hosted at the KPC on 1/9/15 (Facebook Album). A the core of…

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PR Magazine

Professional Remodeler magazine interviewed Michael Tenhulzen about an award-winning project in 2013. The annual Chrysalis Awards competition is among the most prominent in the remodeling industry. Tenhulzen Residential has won 4 out of 5 submittals since 2010. This article focuses on the uniqueness of the 2014 award winning bathrooms performed for a repeat customer. This first sequel to the kitchen performed in 1997. Although the award focused on the master bathroom, the project included master bath,…

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Behind the Scenes: Tenhulzen’s Twelve

The inspiration behind this poster began with the desire to shoot a company photo. Coupled with our themed approach to performance-based Design/Build remodeling, and the official movie posters already adorning our design center, the most challenging decision was: which movie poster to imitate. In the trilogy Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen, the number of characters necessary to pull a heist was from the perspective of the mastermind, Danny Ocean. In the first movie, he needed…

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TR Crew To JLC Live

The TR Production Crew took Amtrak from Tukwila to Portland last Thursday to attend the JLC Live trade show and education conference.  Arriving mid-day Thursday and departing mid-day Friday allowed for the opportunity to absorb all the information available at the Portland Conference Center. The primary goal of this trip was for all 7 of our production crew to continually improve customer service. Educational sessions included communication, scheduling, building technology, finish carpentry and indoor air quality. Despite reports…

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Wood Stone Master Bath

This bathroom was completely redefined by relocating the shower and modifying windows and interior walls. Finish details include composite countertops and wood grain rectangular tiles and stone shower floor, eluding to a feeling of nature. Features include heated floor, steam shower and concealed pull out door with plugged in hair dryer and other electrical accessories.

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Holiday Gift For Your Home

Your home has been good to you all year. To prevent it from turning bad, give it a gift this holiday season. In effort to maintain the homes we improve, we offer TR-Plus as an annual subscription service to report and suggest preventative solutions. Each level includes benefits specific to a variety of needs. Contact us if interested in more information about getting a report prepared for your home. Basic is no more than a 2-hour inspection and professionally…

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Sequels 2014

Have you ever gone to a movie and told yourself that if there was ever a sequel, you would see that too? That’s what our customers are telling us as we complete their home improvement projects. Not all performances are set up for sequels, and others have as many as 3 or 4 performed over a span of several years. This year, we have performed sequels on 7 homes with 3 more currently in pre-production…

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Kitchen Exposed Addition

An 8-foot expansion toward the back yard made it feasible to integrate a roof deck off the master suite and arrange the kitchen for year-round entertaining. Custom inset cabinetry creates a furniture look for 2-tone quartz and granite countertops with porcelain subway tile backsplash. A 12-foot wide folding door system allow the new interior space to flow into a stone patio. The project included a master balcony nestled into the roof, and an updated laundry room.…

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Carpenters Wanted

Not just any skilled carpenters are eligible for our crew. Because we work in occupied homes, Tenhulzen Residential screens for the traits, behaviors and communication styles that resonate with our customers. We are a non-smoking and drug-free company dedicated to performing on the jobsite as if we were on camera. Requirements include: Reliable vehicle Appropriate tools Residential construction experience Can read building plans Reliable Efficient Self starter Task-oriented Personable If you or someone you know are…

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Perspective On Design

This L-shaped room addition was deisgned to include a mud room and sunspace with retracting doors to a covered outdoor grill. More complicated and detailed improvements like kitchens and specialty rooms are more difficult to visualize.  That’s where perspective renderings like this wireframe help a great deal. Very few people can view and really understand a 2-dimensional set of plans. 3D design software helps our customers and carpenters alike. In 2012, we selected Chief Architect…

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