Research & Statistics

Comparative analysis for the discerning homeowner.

Containing data, articles and analysis for value engineering, process differentiation and return on investment.


Explainer Video

Process Overview

The basis of our “movie theme” approach to remodeling began with the idea that our field crew is “on stage” at every job site. Whether there is a camera or not, our staff is trained to work in occupied spaces as if they were their own. Loud radios, foul language and smoking are prohibited on our job sites. We know that concerns about security, weatherization and dust are of prime importance, which is why we…


Meet the Owners

Michael Tenhulzen was born into remodeling. His residential construction career began in the family business. Visualizing a home’s potential is one of his many talents. As Director of Tenhulzen Residential, it is Michael’s responsibility to create the environment for crew and customers to have the best experience possible.   Traci Tenhulzen has been a business owner and is just as comfortable in one-on-one conversations as she is presenting to a large group. Her expertise is…


Voluntary Consultation

Construction site safety is one of the most important things we do. The Governor’s recovery plan has begun with the first phase allowing projects that had begun prior to the shut down, to continue within specific guidelines. In effort to verify our COVID-19 protocols are appropriate, we invited an L&I inspector to two of our job sites. During the consultation, the inspector was impressed with: Employee training Site specific safety site binders PPE use and…


Getting Back To Work

Starting with the first reported local COVID-19 case in January, our region has experienced unprecedented shut-downs of business activity. As the science and health communities continue to stress the importance of limiting the spread of this virus, government agencies are beginning the process of opening up lower risk private sector industries. The residential construction industry is expected to be among those allowed to re-start in the first phase of Governor’s pending recovery plan. This means…


Costs On The Rise?

We’ve been tracking lumber, labor and fuel prices for the past several years as a trend indicator for residential construction costs. The dramatic drop in lumber over the past couple months, combined with a lagging and less significant drop at the pump suggests the best deals will be limited to the next several months. If you haven’t already dreamed up your home improvement project and on track to have built before the end of the…


Virtual Design Meetings

Thanks to modern technology, several of our current design customers have enjoyed developing their projects through the magic of online platforms. This video outlines how we can safely perform the design process for the foreseeable future. In most cases, we are scheduling a single visit to our customers’ homes rather than the 2 to 3 visits under normal circumstances. During a single site visit, 1 or 2 members of our staff photo document and measure…