Entries by Melody Fehling

A Lot to Think About…Planning your Home on your Lot

Do you have property you are looking forward to building your dream home on? Congratulations!  Get ready: The landscape of your home site is a complex part of the picture! It’s composed of topography, plants, trees, surrounding structures, and sometimes – lake and other water features. There are the zoning and code regulations. Each site […]

Thelen Total Construction celebrates 40 years

Built to Last: Thelen Total Construction looks back on 40 years in business Reflecting back 40 years, when Randy and Nancy Thelen started their home construction business in their home in 1974, think about this: The yearly inflation rate in the US was 11.3%, the 55 mph speed limit was imposed and daylight savings time observed year […]

The New Reputation Economy

The 2011 Gallup Poll of Honesty and Ethics in Professions asked people how they would rate the honesty and ethics of people in different fields. Nurses were at the top with 82% of people polled rating honesty and ethics at “high / very high”. Members of Congress were at the bottom with just 8% of […]

Lakeshore Living – article

Read Article published on Lakeshore Living Fall/Winter 2014 issue. Bayside Beauty In 2002, Bob and Ruth Anne Morava of Williams Bay noticed that a piece of lake property in Cedar Point Park that they had long admired was for sale. In fact, Bob grew up just a few houses away and had been friends with […]

Four Steps for Stress-free Home Construction

Are you a little apprehensive about building or remodeling your home because of hearing negative home building experiences from friends and family? Relax! By taking care to choose your builder wisely, being part of the team, having a realistic sense of budget and time completion , your home construction can go smoothly and dare we […]