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Housing Market on the way to Recovery

The U.S. housing market is taking small steps towards a full recovery. The top five housing markets had an average gain 20.8% in mediam price.  For the most parts these are markets with rapidly declining inventory and growing levels…

Elevators Rise to the Top of Desired New Home Features

A new home with an elevator used to be considered very high-end. Now we’ve noticed a trend over the last few years where homeowners are seeing elevators as a very smart and practical investment. It allows them to stay in their multi-story…
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Bigger Homes are making a comeback

In the past few years builders were downsizing homes to accomodate an era of frugality and austerity. As the economy slowly improves and anxieties ease, home buyers are upsizing again. According to the data from the Census Bureau, the average…
Traditional Cottage

Traditional home design remains the most popular style for homes in America

Gracious and inviting, traditional design evokes images of understated elegance. Within the traditional designation you'll find many specific styles, such as Cottage, Colonial, French Country, Craftsman, Tuscan, among others. Traditional style…
Builder 20 Club

Builder 20 Club

 In 1997 Randy Thelen was invited to join this select group of top custom home builders from different regions in the Unted States. Builder 20 Clubs, sponsored by The National Association of Home Builders...
Green Building

Green Home Building

The home building industry coined the phrase "green building  in the late '80's, turning a niche of resource efficient homes into a quiet revolution - one that is increasingly becoming a preferred way to build and remodel. The way…
Grand Cottage

Log Home Illustrated Magazine May 2009

Grand Cottage

country’s best log homes . may 2009 . Persistence pays off when one couple turns a small idea into their dream getaway
Dining Room

At The Lake Magazine – Winter 2008

House of Dreams Nestled along the shores of Green Lake (part of the Lauderdale Lakes chain) is an intimate, rustic retreat, the product of a rewarding partnership between Randy Thelen of Thelen Total Construction and homeowner Bruno Bottarelli.…
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Randy Thelen & Thelen Total Construction

Cited for Excellence in Wisconsin Building and Construction Industry

Kohler (WI) – AUGUST 26, 2004. A Blue Ribbon Panel selected Randy Thelen and Thelen Total Construction of Elkhorn as Winner of the 2004

Fall in Wisconsin

Walworth County Week – Home & Garden Section – April 2003

A Dream Home to Remember

By Cathleen Loud "We've been here a year and a month and I'm not sure where all the switches are," said Tom Short as he turned on and off different lights...