Panelist: Past, Present and Future of Remodeling

The Remodelers Council at the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties meets monthly throughout the year to educate, network and inspire.  The January 2018 meeting was a panel of 5 owners who were asked to compare then to now and peer into what the future might hold. Dunn Lumber’s podcast of the event is an unedited audio recording of the presentation to a room of roughly 75 council members.  Michael Tenhulzen can be…

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2017 Chrysalis Award

This master bath renovation won the national Chrysalis Awards in 2017 for ‘Bath Remodel $50,000 – $75,000′.  Designed by Ronda Lane and produced by Cary Longmire, this project significantly enhanced this 1970’s Redmond home.  Description of the award entry is as follows: Scope: The homeowners desired a complementary bath and privacy in their master bedroom.  The vision was to create a 5-piece low-maintenance contemporary suite with grey tones, utilization of space and increased natural light. …

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PSE Energy Assessment

If you have ever wondered how efficient your home is in comparison to the average statistical data, you should schedule an appointment with one of their professional energy advisors.  During the visit, the technician will inspect the crawlspace, attic, windows, appliances and faucets. The report you receive details the recommendations to reduce your energy usage for heating your home and water. Building codes are driving the energy efficiency of new homes and renovations by incentivizing…

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Rampathon 2017

This marks the 23rd year Tenhulzen has participated in Rampathon as a ramp captain, but the first year we have produced 2 simultaneously for locations in Issaquah and Coal Creek. Both ramps were started at 8AM on Saturday, May 20th and completed around noon. Ramp captains Ryan and Chris were responsible for visiting each site, performing material take-offs and running their crew. Rob organized the event as our liaison to the Ramathon committee at the…

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Earth Day 2017

Dozens of volunteers descended on Woodmoor Elementary April 22nd to create a new walking path and flower beds. Among the volunteers were Michael and Matthew Tenhulzen, supplying laser level, excavation tools and the company truck, which was used to haul building materials and debris. This 6-hour event was supported by the PTSA and administration to beautify the school entrance and enhance outdoor curriculum. Volunteers included parents, students, school staff and Boeing employees. Over 2 tons…

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Introducing Your Home Improvement Resource

January, 2017 Each month, the content of this page will focus on the issues that affect your home. Written by a veteran local remodeling professionals intent on providing informative, relevant content ranging from design trends, to seasonal maintenance, to jurisdictional policy and planning for a renovation. Michael Tenhulzen is a Redmond native, raised in a family-owned remodeling company with deep-rooted senses of integrity, professionalism, integrity and trust. His wife, Traci joined the company in 2010…

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Ramapthon 2016

For 22 years, TR has been donating wheelchair ramps by volunteering a Saturday in May for the Master Builders Association event. This year’s Ramp-A-Thon was completed May 21st, 2016 for a 49 year-old woman with MS at her home in Snoqualmie. Thanks to our team captains Rob Pitre and Ryan McCurdy, this year’s ramp recipient and her family have the freedom to access their home without assistance. Our Facebook post reply: This project was done for…

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TR Presents @ KPC

“The Kirk” is a new venue open to for a VIP experience at the Kirkland Performance Center. Once a storage room, the Board authorized its use for pre-performance gatherings. It now consists of a bar, several standing tables, customizable LED lighting and monitors with input jack for your favorite music. Tenhulzen Residential customers were excited to be included in this new space for the New West Guitar Group show on 2/21/15. Arriving at 7:15 for…

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2014 Cost Vs. Value

The annual Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report is available to compare the trending relationship of home improvements relative to home sales.

This report is based on multiple data points throughout construction and real estate industries. Individual results may vary. Most categories over the past few years have been trending upwards, indicating the investment in your home has a higher likelihood of being an actual investment.