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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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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Do You Own the Land Under Your Home?

A recent prospective customer contacted us to remove 6-feet of their 3rd car garage to ensure the structure was 5-feet from the property line. The prior owner had built the non-permitted garage 1-foot over the neighboring line. After several months of deliberation, the title company is reimbursing expenses to ensure the structure complies with county property line regulations. Title insurance exists to compensate for disputes between land owners over property lines and for the proporty…

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