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,…Details
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…Details
Happy Holidays! Not sure where your kids fit on Santa’s list? Check to see if they have been naughty or nice. Would they like a personalized message from Santa Claus? Each year, a very special jolly bearded man in a red suit visits our house to spread cheer with his reindeer bells, songs and presents. My favorite part is experiencing it through the eyes of my son….especially when he is excited about it! All the…Details
Sean Gallagher and Traci Tenhulzen attended CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) training earlier this week. The 2-day professional designation program includes negotiating doorways, elevators and barriers in a wheelchair while wearing dark glasses smeared with petroleum jelly.
Since 2001, the CAPS designation has established professional means for adapting homes to accommodate mobility challenges.
As Tenhulzen Residential began re-training personnel to perform to improved standards, staff agreed on the following list of features and benefits offered to our customers:
- Respect for the home
- Family friendly
- Integrated process
- Creative environment
- Stress reduction
- Convenient location
- Timely response
- Quality workmanship
- Respectable crew
- Trade partners
- Quality control
- Jobsite safety
- Building technology
- Community leadership
When the primary waste disposal company in the area fails to meet the demands of the labor union, workers tend to go on strike.
That is what happened in the summer of 2012.
This is how we dealt with it.