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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 “in theatre” at the KPC on 1/9/15 (Facebook Album). A the…

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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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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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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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“The Bold & The Beautiful” – Production Release Party

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August 8, 2014

Over two dozen attendees shared in the completion of a production featuring a cheery kitchen renovation characterized by primary colors. The production took just over two months, with some modifications to interior walls and addition of an island. The customers are so happy with the process and results, they brought gifts to our crew.

 

Bold & Beautiful-2Executive Producer: Traci Tenhulzen
Set Designer: Stephanie Lofquist
Location Manager: Ryan McCurdy

 

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Big50 Recognition

Michael Tenhulzen, Traci Tenhulzen Tenhulzen Residential, Bellevue, WA Design/build remodeling Years in business; 6 2013 volume: $2.3 million Staff: 6 office, 7 field Tenhulzen Residential has done away with traditional construction industry job titles and replaced them with film industry titles. Michael Tenhulzen is the director, not the CEO; his wife Traci isn’t a salesperson but an executive producer; on-site superintendents are location managers. The reason for this isn’t just fanciful. Michael Tenhulzen says that…

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