Entries by Melody Fehling

How long have you been in business?

Why this is a great question to ask a builder. The National Association of Homebuilders estimates that it takes at least 3 to 5 years to create a sustainable building business. Most builders never get there: residential contractors have a failure rate higher than nearly every other business type, surpassed only by restaurants. Only the strongest  homebuilding […]

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Ultimate Dream Home vs Reality Dream Home

Building a new home – more than any other endeavor tends to pit dreams against the hard reality of cost.  And it’s pretty common for the homeowners’ vision to be out of sync with the budget and actual costs to build. That can be disappointing, but there can be creative solutions that reduce building costs […]

GuildQuality Awards Thelen Total Construction a 2015 Guildmaster with Distinction Award.

GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has given the Guildmaster Awards since 2005 to recognize service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions. The GuildQuality team reviewed more than 1,100 applicants for its 2015 Guildmaster Awards. Thelen Total Construction received a Guildmaster with Distinction Award by GuildQuality for superior delivery of customer […]