The Latest on Lead

The Rafn Company was founded on renovation work and it still is a major focus of ours today. Safety on renovation projects is not only related to putting work in place, but also to the existing materials on site including lead, asbestos, and other hazardous materials. Recently, 18 members of Rafn’s c…

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Customer Feedback That Delivers “Ah-ha” Moments

The first thing that comes to mind when most people think “customer feedback” is “customer survey.” While a check-box survey will give you data, it’s not the right approach for a company that manages only a few (or a few dozen) important relationships per year. Check-box surveys are designed to produce f…

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Project Tour : Green Lake Apartments

The Green Lake Apartments building is at 5th Ave NE and NE 71st Street in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood. The 130 unit mixed-use building contains 2 levels of underground parking, 1 floor of retail at street level, and 5 floors of market rate housing above. Construction is on schedule and is t…

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The Women of Rafn

Over the years women have taken on more and more roles and responsibilities that were once dominated by men. Most people think that there really is no gender barrier in this modern age. We see women CEO's, women serving in high ranking capacities in the military, and we are even on the brink of the…

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