2017 SAFE Award

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is the national parent organization for the state Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) and local Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA-KS). Although it is nice to be recognized at our local and state levels for craftsmanship, we find that national recognition is a bit more competitive. Traci Tenhulzen manages our safety program, which is designed at its core to ensure that our field crew…

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AVATAR 2017

Our Annual Vendor And Trade Awards & Recognition event was hosted “back stage” at our office this year.  Nearly 30 attendees congratulated 7 award winners. Creative Solution Award: Becker’s Custom Cabinets for VedBrat vanity mirror Safety Award: CTD Excavating for trenching at Piscitelli Memorable Moment Award: Ryan McCurdy Reliable Service Award: Riley & Sons Drywall Customer Service Award: Kristi Smith, Seattle Lighting Vendor of the Year Award: Karen Williams, CFM Redmond Trade Contractor of the…

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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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In Memory of Anabelle

Anabelle chose Mike and Traci Tenhulzen when she was just 6 weeks old in 2006. After spending nearly a year in training, her attention was eclipsed by the birth of a little boy. Her favorite activities included donning her backpack for a long hike, and chasing a tennis ball in the water. When walked, she would find the most private and discriminant place to do her business. If you were fortunate enough to see her smile,…

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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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AVATAR 2016

The 3rd Annual AVATAR event was held “in studio” at VMG Studio 520.

Award winners were applauded by the 43 attendees in the following categories.

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Creative Solution Award: EvenFlo Heating & A/C

Safety Award: Advanta Clean

Memorable Moment Award: Smith RHT

Reliable Service Award: CTD Excavating

Customer Service Award: Elite Doors & Millwork

Vendor of the Year Award: Dunn Lumber

Trade Contractor of the Year Award: Lane Hardwood Floors

Sequels 2016

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 6 performed over a span of several years. This year, we have performed sequels on 12 homes with 2 more currently in pre-production (compared to 7…

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RHT 2016

Take advantage of this weekend to peek behind the curtain at a recently completed kitchen addition on English Hill in Redmond. October 8 & 9 10AM – 5PM This year’s Tenhulzen tour home welcomes you to obtain your free passes to this year’s Remodeled Homes Tour. Visit us during this special event to experience the nuances of a major renovation.   FEATURES: folding door system  |  custom cabinetry  |  laundry room  |  master balcony DIRECTIONS: follow the signs from NE…

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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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REX Emcee: Traci Tenhulzen

Traci Tenhulzen, Vice Chair of the Remodelors Council of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties was asked to be master of ceremonies for this year’s REX Awards Gala at the W Hotel in Seattle. Winners were announced in 12 categories ranging from small bathroom to whole house renovation. Attendees included remodeling contractors, specialty trade contractors and even a few homeowners. This year’s event was the first to combine the REX (Remodeling Excellence) and…

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