West Seattle business notes: Ventana award; Red Star mural

VENTANA CONSTRUCTION WINS AWARD: Longtime WSB sponsor Ventana Construction announced it’s made the annual Top 500 List published this fall by Qualified Remodeler Magazine, which has been putting together the list for more than 30 years, with data compiled by Harvard’s Center for Joint Housing Studies. Ventana owner Clarence Higuera says, “To be recognized at the national level is a real honor for us. It’s confirmation that our focus on exceptional quality and customer service sets our company apart.” (Above, one of Ventana’s most recent projects.)

Meantime, maybe you’ve seen this new sight while driving southbound on 35th:

RED STAR MURAL: Red Star Pizza, the new name, under new owners, for what was Pizza Time (7514 35th SW), has acquired a sort of alien theme, its owners smilingly admit, after one of its workers started sketching whimsical aliens on a board inside the store. Those drawings cleared the way for the mural that’s now on the north side of the building. Red Star, by the way, has finally updated its website to reflect the new location/name.

4 Replies to "West Seattle business notes: Ventana award; Red Star mural"

  • Oliver October 19, 2009 (8:56 pm)

    I know why Ventana got this recognition – they do great work and are a pleasure to work with! A well deserved honor!

  • 35this35mph October 19, 2009 (9:14 pm)

    Coming northbound on 35th I see that the other side of the building says “Red Star” in graffitti style letters that look like earthworms! Eeeeewww!

  • Seadanes October 20, 2009 (5:14 pm)

    Ventana is putting in a new front door for us. I know it’s a very small project for them, but they have never treated me like it is. Their work is exemplary, they answer all of my questions quickly and honestly and their contractors are always very professional. I cannot say enough good things about them.

  • Kaboing October 21, 2009 (12:42 am)

    Are they earthworms? I thought they were candy canes.

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