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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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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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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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