Tag: seattle

MBA – Remodeler Member of the Year

We spend a lot of time volunteering at the Master Builders Association.  We’ve found it is a good way to get involved with a number of philanthropic opportunities through their foundations.  It’s a great way to be involved in our industry.  And honestly, it’s good business to know and collaborate with other outstanding professionals in

Seattle Times – My Hot Home!

Out of respect for the current weather we’re experience, I thought I post this timely article just a tad after it’s publication.   If you’re like me, you live in an older home.  Mine is Lakeville remodeled (several times over) but that does nothing for the building envelope.  As a result, my 1978 home seems

Ravenna Bathroom – Before and After

You know how pockets of Seattle have those insanely adorable, quintessentially Seattle bungalows?  Our clients live in one of those.  The doors are what manufacturers are trying to replicate with modern day, but affordable options.  The door hardware has to be found in reclamation shops.  And sometimes, the bathrooms just need to be updated again

2013 REX Award Winner

Wohoo! We are thrilled to be celebrating recognition for one of our projects last year.  The Remodelers Council of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties recognizes outstanding remodeling projects each year with the REX (Remodeling Excellence) Awards.  This year, I only entered a single project.  A single WINNING project! Our West Seattle

Greenlake Downsize – Framing, Part 1

In the past few weeks, we’ve been diligently working on the little house near Greenlake.  Since our last update, we’ve had the building drainage (footing drains) put it, backfilled and started framing.  The two-story portion of the house is completely framed here.  Yesterday the stairs were started and now we are working on framing the

Greenlake Downsize – Breaking Ground

Last month we broke ground on a new custom home for some wonderful clients. This couple first learned of Lakeville Homes through a Seattle Times article they read.  Then, living on Mercer Island, they knew of our continued presence on “the Rock” as we have built more than a few spec homes there and are

Community Service Opportunity – Painting a Better Tomorrow

My favorite ways to contribute are the ones that let me roll up my sleeves and really make a difference.  Don’t get me wrong, I write my fair share of checks too, but the personal impact and return are so much greater when I have an experience to tag along with the assistance I’m giving.

40 Under 40 – Puget Sound Business Journal

Lakeville Homes’ President, Jamie Hsu, was just recognized as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal‘s (PSBJ) 40 Under 40.  For the past 14 years, the PSBJ has selected 40 honorees from among hundreds of applications to spotlight in their annual issue as well as better connect in the NW Next Leaders Council.  This year

2012 BIAW REX Award Winner

It really is award season around here. You’ve heard me say it a dozen times, and you’ll likely hear it every time we get acknowledgement from our peers, industry or clients–it takes a team.  An award-winning project starts with a client who has the vision and assembles an amazing team to see their project through

Seattle Permits Numbers Among Nation’s Highest

Here at Lakeville, we’ve been feeling it.  It’s been building slowly over the past 6 months, and suddenly there’s a surge in activity and interest in construction, be it home improvement projects or even the inventory of new homes.  While I’m one to trust my instincts, it’s nice to have some data to back it