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A Word From Steve Kunkel Master Builder

I have been building and remodeling homes since 1975. I have always been frustrated that I could not offer our clients a better way to heat basement rooms, home offices, and other rooms that are difficult to heat with a furnace because the rooms are underground or too far from the furnace.

Then we discovered infrared radiant heat panels. Now we use them for all our projects. Since we are now experienced with using the panels we decided to become a dealer for these products so we can help other builders and designers with using these remarkable heating panels for their projects. If you would like a little more history of how I got to this point, please read about the emergence of Alternative Heating Systems.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started Steve Kunkel Master Builders, Inc. in 1975 and began building homes. In 1984 he began remodeling homes as well and since 1990 most of his work is design/build remodeling projects.

“I get excited when we can find ways to modify existing interior spaces to function better which in turn makes the home easier to live in and more enjoyable too”

Steve works with every client in the beginning phases of the project to help establish objectives, the scope of work and develop design ideas that are functional, beautiful and cost effective. After hours and on weekends Steve likes to attend classical music concerts, take day hikes in the area and cook pancake breakfasts for his grandchildren.

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