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Thelen Total Construction - Grand Sponsor of the 2015 LBA Parade of Homes

Get ready! The Lakeland Builders Association Parade of Homes is just three short weeks away and we’re the Grand Sponsor of the 2015 LBA Parade of Homes! We feel it’s fitting to be the Grand Sponsor for a couple of reasons: Lakeland…

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…

2015 LBA Parade of Homes; July 25-26 & Aug. 1-2

During the 26 years in the Lakeland Builders Association Parade of Homes, we've featured many styles of homes: European Manor, Lake Cottage, Farmhouse, Contemporary, Craftsman, Rustic log style, to name a few. This year we are excited…

Man Cave Psychology 101

A man cave is a space in the home where the men can totally express themselves – both in deciding on the style and the main purpose of the space. Man caves are emerging as an enduring trend in today’s custom home design. That being said,…

Thelen Total Construction receives the 2015 Best of Houzz Design and Best of Houzz Service award.

The people have spoken. Houzz counted how many times the more than 25 million monthly Houzz users clicked to add a photo to an ideabook in 2014, and we were one of the professionals with some of the most popular photos; the ones added to the…

Spring Home Maintenance List

After a below normal temperature February, we are in the mood for spring, with a spell of above normal temps for early March. Can’t do many of these home maintenance items right now, but it’s good to have a list of Spring To-Do’s  for…

January is Radon Action Month

What you Don't Know and Can't See Can Hurt You Could there be a chance that the air in your home is polluted by a completely odorless and colorless gas that damage lungs and can potentially give you and your family lung cancer? Wouldn't you…

Universal Design for All

Universal Design is all about creating supportive spaces for everyone. Not only because by 2030, the population aged 65 and over is projected to surge by 65%, but also to create beautiful, flexible spaces for the rest of us. We need to design…

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,…

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…

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”.…
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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,…