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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Roofed Deck

Homes built with decks attached are often undersized and short-lived in this climate.  Once the siding is installed, the deck is attached to the house and then the enire exterior is painted, including the deck suface.  This process locks in moisture and eventually rots out the cedar boards that make up the deck surface. Deck renovations often include expansion to acommodate furniture, a grille and lighting for outdoor living enjoyment and entertaining. Occasionally, a roof…

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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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Evolution of the “Consumer” Web Source

Last summer, TR received a bad review on Yelp from someone who is not even a customer. The complaint was about how vehicles were parked at a construction site. As with most consumer-based research sites, there is no way to resolve a dispute before it is publicly posted. Alternatively, we welcomed a ridiculous complaint on our Localloop profile page. The initial comment and response were subsequently posted on our Facebook page. Dispute resolution is just one…

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