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Meet The TEKRA Team – Esteban Burtica Bedoya

ESTEBAN BURTICA BEDOYA – CARPENTER APPRENTICE Nicknames: Este, Garbanzo beans   Hobbies Outside work: Fixing up my truck, driving around and finding good places to eat with my girlfriend.   Past Experience/Background: Been swinging a hammer as long as I could remember. Attended the construction trades program at Dutchess BOCCES

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Meet The TEKRA Team – Art Zegers

ART ZEGERS – LEAD CARPENTER Nicknames: Arty, Arthur, Arty #5, Arty Ploppers, Artimus Maximus   Hobbies Outside work: “Hiking, fishing, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and kids.”   Past Experience/Background: “Before working in the trades, I was just starting a career in the field of Civil Engineering.

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Meet The TEKRA Team – Steve Arket

STEVE ARKET – CARPENTER  Nicknames: Stevo, Faj   Hobbies Outside work: Mountain biking, road biking, dump runs, craft beer, mowing the lawn, vacuuming.   Past Experience/Background: Chief Airplane Inspector for GE Aviation, where he also outfitted airplanes with custom cabinetry and upholstery. Constantly renovating and adding onto his home for

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Meet The TEKRA Team – Dan Arket

DAN ARKET – OWNER/OPERATOR   Nicknames: Danny boy, Darket   Hobbies outside work: Mountain biking, road biking, hiking, trail running, woodworking, playing with Tilly.   Past experience/background:  Graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a focus on building science. After school, he worked for a

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Top Kitchen Remodeling Tips from Industry Experts – Redfin

 Top Kitchen Remodeling Tips from Industry Experts – Redfin Article originally published by Redfin It’s safe to say that most homeowners dream of renovating their kitchen. Whether it’s redoing the cabinetry, adding a new backsplash, or transforming the entire layout – a new kitchen will not only make the space

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Project Spotlight

Poughkeepsies First Rooftop Bar for Zeus Brewing Co.

Zeus Brewing is Hudson Valley’s newest brewery, that opened in January 2020. We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to build the brewery’s rooftop bar. The goal was to create something classy yet durable enough to withstand 4 seasons in upstate New York.   The rooftop is currently open

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TEKRA Builders Awarded Best of Houzz 2020
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TEKRA Builders Awarded Best of Houzz 2020

Recognition Dutchess County, New York, February 2020 – TEKRA Builders of Poughquag, New York has won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz, a leading platform for home renovation and design. The Houzz community consists of more than 2.5 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. TEKRA Builders, an

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Blue kitchen with white quartz countertops and subway backsplash
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Blue Kitchen Designed for Functionality

On this kitchen renovation project in Rhinebeck, NY the goal was to update and expand the existing kitchen space for the homeowners to enjoy long into retirement. Functionality and aesthetics were at the forefront of the decision-making process and the results are nothing short of unique! Collaboration   For this

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Historic Poughkeepsie Home Gets a Modernized Kitchen

On this kitchen remodel in Hudson Valley the goal was to give the kitchen a modern update, without taking away from the character you would expect from a home that is almost 200 years old. Collaboration   Along with some valuable input from the homeowners on the history of the

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White shaker kitchen with gray walls and stainless appliances
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Outdated Kitchen Gets a Simple Refresh

On this project in Pawling, NY the goal was to give the kitchen a fresh new look, without losing sight of the overall budget. The homeowner’s goal was to be able to enjoy a new kitchen for a few years before planning to sell the home. Creating value was at

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Murphy Bed Added to Existing Built-Ins

On this project in Rhinebeck, NY we were challenged with converting an existing entertainment system to have a Murphy bed built into it. The goal was to make the cabinetry appear as if it was originally designed to incorporate the wall bed. Collaboration   For this project, we were brought

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Engineered vs Dimensional Lumber

What is Dimensional Lumber? Dimensional lumber is the typical 2x4s or 2x6s you’ll find at a lumberyard or home center. These are most commonly used for building the basic skeleton of a home. Dimensional lumber is most commonly milled from softwoods such as pine, spruce and fir. Although there is

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