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Traditional Kitchen Remodel
Costly Kitchen Mistakes
From the Professional Remodeler magazine July issue.  Author: David Weissman General contractors do their best to keep jobs in line and on budget but want consumers to know that the process is a two-way street. A survey of 300 general contractors nationwide published by Consumer Reports in June 2016 detailed seven kitchen remodeling mistakes made by consumers that are guaranteed to cause problems for homeowners. Among them: Changing your mind. Nearly 60 percent of contractors said that the No. 1...
Freyenhagen Construction's Tracey Peterson
Tracey Peterson Joins Freyenhagen Construction
Freyenhagen Construction is pleased to announce and welcome the recent hire of Tracey Peterson to the position of Administration Production Coordinator. Her role will be to assist the Production process and make sure every aspect runs smoothly and on schedule for the client. “I was first attracted to Freyenhagen Construction because of its design reputation and strong relationship it holds with its clients. I look forward to upholding the professionalism and values that make this a great company,” Peterson said. Peterson brings...
Meet Ellie
Freyenhagen Construction Welcomes Ellie Kuehn to Design Team
Freyenhagen Construction, a premier residential design-build remodeling company, is pleased to announce the hire of Ellie Kuehn to their Design team. Her main expertise is cabinetry as well as kitchen and bath design. “My interest has always been in Design. I’m excited to be able to use my expertise in a company such as Freyenhagen Construction. My principles of quality design and exceeding the expectations of the client go hand in hand with Freyenhagen Construction’s core values. That’s why I...
remodel or build from scratch
Billings Gazette: Get Ready to Renovate
Recently Jeremy had the opportunity to sit down with the team from the Billings Gazette and share his thoughts on home renovation--and why it may be a better option than building from the ground up. Read the whole Billings Gazette article here: http://bit.ly/2a3vRwi
Robert Smith, Freyenhagen Construction
Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know Robert Smith
Robert Smith has been doing construction for almost as long as he can remember.  He grew up in Geraldine, in central Montana and went to work building grain bins and pole barns right out of high school. “I like to build things; I don’t know how else to explain it,” he says. “Someone draws plans and I build them. I know what my piece of the puzzle is, and I do that.” Once he moved to Billings 30 years ago, however,...
Gray subway tile backsplash
Today’s Home Remodeling Trend: The Backsplash
We expect our kitchens work hard. From meeting space to eating space and everything in between, your kitchen is a reflection of your lifestyle. Today’s homeowners are busier than ever, meaning every element in this high-use heart of the home must be stylish, durable and easy to clean. This is especially true for the backsplash, which is designed to accent the kitchen counter and other details while protecting walls from inevitable spills, splashes and stains. According to Freyenhagen designer Jennie...
Featured Project: The Simmons Kitchen Remodel
[caption id="attachment_1069" align="alignleft" width="394"] Bill and Marilyn Simmons in their new kitchen.[/caption] After living in their home for more than a decade, Bill and Marilyn Simmons were ready for a change. But like many homeowners, they didn’t want to move—they just wanted to make their home work for them. According to Marilyn, their more than 20-year-old home was beginning to show its age—especially in the kitchen. “The formica was chipped and the backsplash and appliance were original to the house,” she...
Scott Lueck, Billings, Montana Construction
The Freyenhagen Team: Scott Lueck
[caption id="attachment_1074" align="alignright" width="326"] Scott Lueck, Production Manager[/caption] Scott Lueck, Production Manager, is a jack of all trades, and construction practically runs in his blood. “My grandfather and uncle were contractors and my father was in plumbing repair,” he explains, then chuckles, “I had no choice!” Scott worked in commercial sales and customer service in the construction industry before joining Freyenhagen Construction in 2005. “It used to be just Jeremy and the bookkeeper,” says Scott. “Then he hired me.” From day one, Scott’s...
Steel Home Remodel Featured in Yellowstone Valley Woman
COUPLE’S HOME REMODEL PUTS ENTERTAINING CENTER STAGE When Terry Steel walks into the kitchen to grab a bite to eat before heading off to work, she walks into a space bathed in light. Every detail has been thought through. Each bit of kitchenware has its place. The family’s decorative plates sit pretty in a glass front cabinet that offers lighting from above. The island begs for friends to come for a visit. This space not only works well, it’s an...
Make Your Basement Your Favorite Room in the House
In The News: Make Your Basement Your Favorite Space in the House
Years ago, many homes were constructed over cellars: dark, dank, unlivable places where coal was stored. Over the last 50 years, the cellars of old have become expanded living spaces we call basements. Basements are a common type of foundation in areas with colder climates like ours. In fact, the majority of new single-family homes in our area are built with a basement. Too often, however, they still get a bad rap as storage spaces for seasonal “stuff” and a place...