TraVek Inc Scottsdale Chamber 34th Annual Sterling Award Honoree 2019!
TraVek Inc is a design-build whole home improvement company, which means we take a project from design to completion. We specialize in remodeling and additions. We thoroughly enjoy giving our customers the new kitchen or in-law apartment they’ve been contemplating for years.
We work diligently with our technicians to train them on proper methods of installation. We understand that there are plenty of companies who can offer great quality services, but we feel that in addition to that, a customer experience filled with Integrity, Self-Initiative and Respect is extremely important. Our team, our culture, and our systems and processes are unique to TraVek Inc. If we’ve done our job well, we’ve earned a client for life.
Home improvements have been a part of the Raisanen family since the early 70s when Randy, the father, started a painting company in Minnesota. In 1984 he moved with his wife and family to Phoenix Valley to partner with another entrepreneur to start another home improvement business. They grew that business to approximately 150 employees, and then sold it in 1994.
Around the year 2000, some of his children had that burning desire for their own business, so just six days before 9/11 TraVek was opened by a partnership among Randy, his wife Sheryle, and some of their children.
After nearly fifteen years, most of them have worked in several different positions, and have walked the shoes of many parts of the business. The combination of experiences has given them an understanding for all aspects, and they each work in a position that suits them best. Together they make a conscious effort to make TraVek the best experience people can have for home remodeling in the Valley.
TraVek Inc was formally incorporated on September 5th, 2001. The company had its headquarters in an office at their family home, and everyone was full of enthusiasm for the work they were about to embark on. But just six days later an event that would shake the country to its core occurred - 9/11. It created such a time of uncertainty and the home improvement world, along with every other industry, was affected. People were leery of spending money, and sales were hard to get. The family’s idea of completing all kinds of fantastic remodeling jobs was much more challenging than had been anticipated.
Regardless of the difficult startup, the owners of TraVek Inc persevered. By January 2002 they became a certified Aquascape pond distributor, and started installing beautiful backyard waterscapes with their pond designs. A few months later, TraVek Inc got its first real remodeling job, where it was able to build a kitchen from start to finish. From that point on, we have transformed hundreds of homes to fulfill the dreams of their clients.
Presently, TraVek Inc has their offices in the Scottsdale Airpark, but they operate around the Valley. You might notice their bright red trucks here and there as their production crews go from job to job!