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Continuing Education | Thelen Total Construction

Importance of Continuing Education

At Thelen Total Construction, we believe in the value and importance of continued education for those working in all aspects of construction.

A Livable Work of Art on Lake Delavan
2024 Home Showcase

Chartered in 1979, Lakeland Builders Association (LBA) is a not-for-profit, professional trade organization serving home builders and the building industry in and around the Lake Geneva area of Walworth County, Wisconsin.
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2023 NAHB International Builders’ Show

Members from the Thelen Total Construction team attended the 2023 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show.

Get Inspired – Parade of Homes 2022

Please come visit us at our beautiful home on Lauderdale Lakes at the 2022 Parade of Homes - Home Showcase
Master Bathroom Remodel

Shower Yourself With Space

Appreciating the beauty of one’s shower space is becoming increasingly more important to homeowners, especially spending more time at home.

All About Allowances

Allowances items are an important part of your Building Contract and Home Specifications. But how can you make sure your allowance items for appliances, cabinets, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and flooring are reasonable since the cost of these…

2018 Lakeland Builders Association Parade of Homes

Usually this time of the year, I’m getting ready for the annual Lakeland Builders Association Parade of Homes.  People start calling me for information. We typically will have a home or two in the event. However, this year – we will not…
Kitchen | Powers Lake Weekend Get-Away

The Hidden Benefits of Building New

There is no question that the vision of a new home fires up the imagination. Who hasn't dreamt of a home with beautiful architectural design,  enough space for favorite activities, desired features, colors and style. It is a big reason enough…

2018 LBA Home Improvement Expo at The Ridge Jan. 27-28

Are you planning a remodeling or addition project? Thinking about selling your home and building new? Where do you begin? Who do you talk to? The perfect place to start is at the Lakeland Builders Association Home Improvement Expo, at the…

What is the cost-per-square-foot of your homes?

A question we get a lot from potential clients is "What is the cost-per-square-foot of your homes? We understand the question is really, "How much will my house cost?" And the answer is: "It depends." Professional custom home builders…
Universal Design in the Kitchen

Universal Design Ideas in the Kitchen

Wouldn't you want the hardest-working room in your house to allow you to perform tasks with ease as you get older? A kitchen with Universal Design features can be your body’s best friend (at any age).

LBA Builder of the Year – Thelen Total Construction

Randy Thelen was recognized as LBA 2016 Builder of the Year, a reflection of the Thelen Total Construction’s active role in the organization throughout the years.  We consistently supported LBA by participating in the Home Expo and…