Rampathon 2017

This marks the 23rd year Tenhulzen has participated in Rampathon as a ramp captain, but the first year we have produced 2 simultaneously for locations in Issaquah and Coal Creek. Both ramps were started at 8AM on Saturday, May 20th and completed around noon. Ramp captains Ryan and Chris were responsible for visiting each site, performing material take-offs and running their crew. Rob organized the event as our liaison to the Ramathon committee at the…


Customers For Life

April, 2017 Good writers know how to keep you engaged with the story so you’ll want more, often leaving you on the edge of your seat with a cliff-hanging set up for the inevitable sequel. The result of our familiarity with the characters makes it easier to continue with a sequel than start a completely different story. The same can be said for home renovations. Brent and Jill Smith purchased a house on English Hill…


Earth Day 2017

Dozens of volunteers descended on Woodmoor Elementary April 22nd to create a new walking path and flower beds. Among the volunteers were Michael and Matthew Tenhulzen, supplying laser level, excavation tools and the company truck, which was used to haul building materials and debris. This 6-hour event was supported by the PTSA and administration to beautify the school entrance and enhance outdoor curriculum. Volunteers included parents, students, school staff and Boeing employees. Over 2 tons…


The Bold & The Beautiful

March, 2017 What’s considered “popular” is not always what’s best. In 2014, one of our repeat customers in Redmond contacted us to renovate their kitchen. The original oak cabinetry and challenging layout provided an excellent canvas from which to create their vision for a vibrantly functional space. Budget conscious finishes were designed and implemented to unveil what has become their favorite room in the house. “Every time I enter my kitchen, I can’t help but…


Keeping It In The Family

February, 2017 The previous renovation on this back yard deck left an elevated stone patio full of rot. It was improperly planned and executed in the early 2000’s, leaving multiple areas for water to get in and not get out. Kirk and Jann Olynyk agreed in 2007 to complete removal of the pedestal paver system and pre-cast railing system in order to permanently restore the structure. After several months of construction, the completed project included completely…



2016: "Meet The Tenhulzens"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.


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


Introducing Your Home Improvement Resource

January, 2017 Each month, the content of this page will focus on the issues that affect your home. Written by a veteran local remodeling professionals intent on providing informative, relevant content ranging from design trends, to seasonal maintenance, to jurisdictional policy and planning for a renovation. Michael Tenhulzen is a Redmond native, raised in a family-owned remodeling company with deep-rooted senses of integrity, professionalism, integrity and trust. His wife, Traci joined the company in 2010…