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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Actual customer reviews conducted by phone, mail and email

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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Backyard Greenhouse

This is the “greenest” use of replaced windows Mike & Traci could think of. $400 worth of framing materials were fastened entirely of screws. Overall dimensions are 12′ x 9′ with a 12:12 roof pitch.

What is your favorite use for old or discarded materials?

Winning submittal receives $50 gift certificate at Home Depot.
Judging 5/30/13.

Walls stacked   Walls

2012 TR Year in Review

January – Wind Storm Response February – “Love & Chocolate” Showcase March – NW Women’s Show April – Boy Scout office visit May – Rampathon / Business After Hours / National Remodeling Month June – REX Awards July – Make-A-Wish for Cody / Warrior Dash August – TR Strikes Back / Safe Place / Golf Tournament Sponsorship / QR Top 500 September – Project Showcase: Kitchen & Covered Deck October –  Buy Out / Remodeled…

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July In Christmas

Happy New Year! The rumors are true: the housing industry is heating up. Fueled by consumer confidence, improved lending and a pent-up demand, home builders and remodelers are reporting modest increases over last year. Real estate transactions are up significantly as indicated by a locally-sourced graph.   There likely won’t be a problem keeping up with demand in the short term, however there is some concern about the dwindling talent pool. While retirees continue to outpace recruits,…

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Parental Housing

The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a popular way to provide separate and independent living quarters for aging parents.  This project added a bedroom, 3/4 bath, kitchen and living space with separate outdoor entrances.  A common indoor entrance was shared through the garage. The overall impact on the property included upgrading the septic system to accommodate the additional bedroom.  In terms of resale, it was estimated that up to 75% of the cost could be…

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