Klassen Remodeling & Design News

Read the latest news from Klassen Remodeling & Design, including news about the metropolitan Milwaukee remodeling and home design company and its employees. We formerly operated as Wallner Builders.

The 2017 Metropolitan Builders Association Building and Remodeling Expo is taking place at the Wisconsin State Fair grounds on January 13-15. Klassen Remodeling & Design will be exhibiting in booths 1008-1010. For more information on the expo and to purchase tickets, please visit the MBA website here.
Brian Kowalke, CR, CKBR, a skilled remodeling professional with more than three decades’ experience in carpentry and project management, has joined Klassen Remodeling & Design as its project manager. Kowalke brings a wealth of knowledge, talent and experience to Klassen Remodeling & Design. His primary responsibility is managing and expediting the firm’s trade partners to keep remodeling projects on schedule, and ensure on-time completion. His extensive background, in both overseeing and working on projects, equips him well for day-to-day responsibilities of reviewing plans, managing materials, scheduling work and resolving any issues that arise. Further reading – see: Brian Kowalke Joins Klassen Remodeling & Design. And, as reported in American Towns: click here.
Klassen Remodeling & Design, which has “improved people’s lives by improving their homes” for more than four decades, has received a “Best of Houzz 2016” award from Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. Klassen Remodeling & Design was recognized for “Client Satisfaction” in the award’s Customer Service category. The honor is based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews on houzz.com. Klassen Remodeling & Design gained five-star ratings – the highest possible – in nine out of 10 reviews. As reported in the Wauwatosa NOW: “Klassen Remodeling & Design Wins “Best of Houzz 2016” Award for Client Satisfaction” click here
Klassen Remodeling & Design joined a team of 100+ MBA volunteers to update/remodel one of The Women’s Center or Waukesha’s Transitional Living homes. For more, read here: All-Volunteer MBA Project. The 1200+ Hour project was recognized by the Green Bay Packers for community service, see: Packers Community Quarterback Award. In addition, the Waukesha United Way recognized the Metropolitan Builders Association as Volunteer Group of the Year.
Klassen Remodeling & Design has been named a Pella contractor. The alliance with Pella allows access to special programs and advance notice of incentives and promotions that will benefit our customers.
Clients of Klassen Remodeling & Design have commissioned us to replace windows and other energy-saving features to take advantage of the Federal Energy Tax Credit under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Under the Act, owners can deduct up to 30% of the cost of energy-saving measures installed, including high-efficiency furnaces and water heaters, new windows and/or doors, added insulation, air-sealing and more. Clients are scheduling Energy Audits in order to also take advantage of cash rewards (in addition to the Fed. Tax credit) through Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy.

Past Highlights:

Ron Klassen achieves NARI CKBR Designation.Klassen Remodeling & Design clients can expect best practices in design and material selections in any Kitchen and Bath project. Read more . . .

Ron Klassen listed in national database for CAPS Remodelers (Certified Aging In Place Specialist)

Ron Klassen presents CAPS message at WOTA (Wisconsin Occupational Therapists Association.) SE District meeting.

Following a trend started in 2007, clients of Klassen Remodeling & Design are honored with awards:

A Brookfield, Wis, client’s home featured in the annual MBA’s 2009 Fall Remodelers’ Tour. The Brookfield couple welcomed attendees of the MBA’s Fall Remodelers Tour to their home where several projects have been completed as part of a larger-scale remodel: A Kitchen computer desk area (in a closet), an Exercise Room, Kitchen remodel/addition, Bathroom remodel (two), and a Sunroom/Reading Room addition.

Klassen Remodeling & Design features two Wauwatosa projects in the MBA’s 2008 Fall Remodelers’ Tour. Projects include a 2-Story Addition and a Kitchen and Bath remodel.

Brookfield client’s home features major addition project completed by Klassen Remodeling & Design in the MBA 2007 Fall Remodelers’ Tour.

Klassen Remodeling & Design wins Wisconsin Remodelers Awards in previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Klassen Remodeling & Design News Releases:

Ron Klassen achieves CKBR Designation

Remodeling & Design named NARI 2010 Regional “Contractor of the Year” Winner Three Years in a Row

Home Owners Save Energy and Money through Klassen Remodeling & Design’s alliance in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program

Ron Klassen completes the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program

Ron Klassen completes the Certified Construction Professional (CCP) program

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