The Golden Hammer Award is a way for us to recognize our hard working employees according to the entire staff, not just management. Each year, the Lifespan staff votes for the employee that stood out the most that year.
The Golden Hammer Award Winner for 2019 is... Ryan Cantrell! Ryan started at Lifespan a few years ago as an Assistant Carpenter. In 2019, he showed initiative as our youngest carpenter and took on solo projects as a Lead Carpenter. The photos below are from his first two bathroom remodels for the same client. That client has since requested to have Ryan back to complete their kitchen as well! Ryan brings a great attitude, a little humor and a hard and smart work ethic to every job he is working on. He is a great addition to our team. Congratulations, Ryan!
Not only do we work hard here at Lifespan, we like to play hard too!
Our team spent a weekend away at Fort Worden in Port Townsend to celebrate the holidays and recognize our employees for all of their hard work this year. We had lots of fun together doing Pajama Party Bunco and a White Elephant Gift Exchange. We are so lucky to have a drama-free work environment where we all enjoy each others' company, even off the clock.
Happy Holidays to You and Yours,
The Lifespan Crew
Lifespan was awarded for our recent whole home remodel that was entered in to the 2019 Tour of Homes. We were awarded Judge's Choice for Best of Show, Judge's Choice for Best Curb Appeal, Judge's Choice for Best Master Bath, Judge's Choice for Best Kitchen, and Judge's and People's Choice for Best Design & Staging. Thank you to the Olympia Master Builders for putting on yet another successful Tour of Homes and a fun awards night!
You’re invited to stop by our featured home during the 2019 Olympia Master Builder’s Tour of Homes. Take a peek at our beautiful whole home remodel in East Olympia.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 • 10am - 4 pm
8823 Marie St SE • Olympia, WA 98501
About the Remodel
This 1920’s home has an unusual history. It was moved to its current location in 1965 to make room for I-5 through Tumwater. At which time the home had an addition added which nearly doubled the size of the home to 1300sf. In 2002 there was a fire in one of the bedrooms and the home, mostly smoke damaged, was completely remodeled.
When the current owners bought the home in 2011 it had cheap Berber carpet, chocolate chip mint green walls, a funky layout and cheap finishes throughout. The home was ready for some serious updating. The clients love of the modern farmhouse look was the inspiration for this project. The main goal was to join the detached garage with the home, have a designated laundry room, create a master suite with its own bath, enlarge the outdoor living space and spruce up all the finishes.
The 6-month remodel included:
Interior features include:
Radiant floor heat throughout the master bath with barrier-free walk-in shower, touch-screen lighted vanity mirrors, custom built-ins, quartz countertops, stacked-stone fireplace, and custom millwork.
On the outside a 14’ x 50’ composite deck with new roof and skylights, Infratech patio heaters, hot tub, built-in BBQ counter with granite, professionally landscaped with irrigation & low volt lighting and new exterior paint in crisp white on white.
It's that very exciting time of year where the public can take a look into remodeled and new homes of Thurston County! We have this very special house on the tour this year on the Westside of Olympia. Keep an eye out for the insert in the Olympian for details on house locations. This is a free event and goes from 10am to 6pm everyday, Saturday and Sunday.
If you haven't heard about the Olympia Master Builders and/or this unique opportunity, check them out here.