This year’s Annual Vendor And Trades Awards Recognition event was hosted at McMennamins Anderson School in Bothell, WA. Jack and Pat Tenhulzen were honored with an introductory video and provided historic reference to the company, its involvement in the community and their influence on the remodeling industry. From 1979 to 2008, including leadership roles in the local, state and national builders organizations. Jack was president of the Master Builders Association in 2008. Their on-stage presence…


Casting Call For Trailers

A trailer is a condensed summary of a performance, often narrated to fill in the visual gaps. If you and your project are ready to be captured in a video short, this is a great opportunity to share your experience throughout the design and construction processes. Each production is no longer than 45 seconds and can be a fun way to share the experience. “This video trailer got more likes than anything I had ever…


2019 Company Photo: “The Little Tenhulzens”

The inspiration for this year’s poster comes from the classic film, “The Little Rascals,” a theme that was voted for by attendees at last year’s AVATAR event. Filmed at VMG Studios by Dai Ross Photography captured the team in Little Rascal’s 1940’s inspired attire. A 30-second behind the scenes video was taken while individual head shots were taken to splice into a group photo. Since 2014, Tenhulzen’s annual company photo tradition has been inspired by movie posters. Last year’s…


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…



Our Annual Vendor And Trade Awards & Recognition event was hosted “back stage” at our office this year. The theme for the poster was based on the Magnificent Seven remake, as suggested by our carpenters. Food and beverages were western-themed as well.   Nearly 30 attendees congratulated 7 award winners in the following categories:   Creative Solution Award: Becker’s Custom Cabinets for custom vanity mirror Safety Award: CTD Excavating for trenching extra deep footings Memorable Moment Award:…


Heroes Among Us

December 2017 The last half of 2017 has put insurance companies on their heels. According to an October 10, 2017 article in the Insurance Journal, 22 companies reported a total of $12.8 billion in losses following three hurricanes, a major earthquake, and hundreds of forest fires. Thousands of people became heroes to their communities by exercising their humanity. As a result of this unusually high degree of infrastructure loss, local news sources are bubbling about…



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



Roll credits: Just as the credits at the end of a feature film list the people responsible, we recognize our cast & crew from behind the scenes on our performances. Post Studios was on-hand 1/16/16 @ Kirkland Performance Center to capture the red carpet experience.   Annual award categories include: Customer Service Memorable Moment Creative Solution Safety Reliable Service Vendor of the Year Trade Contractor of the Year   Winners for 2015 are: Ryan McCurdy, TR Location Manager…


Review Contest

Welcome Critics! Tenhulzen Residential has entered a friendly contest with an east coast remodeling company to gain the most positive reviews in the following online locations:                  The previous contest ran from St. Patrick’s Day through Cinco de Mayo, 2015. The next contest runs from 12/1/15 through 12/30/15, with results presented at the January 16th AVATAR event. We’re consistently receiving positive reviews from our advocates, but our prospective customers aren’t hearing about…

AVATAR venue


This idea began as a KPC auction purchase for use of the Kirkland Performance Center for an evening. After a few months of contemplating its best use, we decided to turn the theater into a party honoring those who support our efforts. As a result, over 150 vendors, trade contractors and associates attended our first Annual Vendor And Trade Awards Recognition (AVATAR) event hosted “in theatre” at the KPC on 1/9/15 (Facebook Album). A the…