As an Interior Designer, I had the pleasure of working one on one with Charles Hendricks. He was a source of knowledge for me and was always offering valuable experience. Charles is very knowledgable about building science and energy efficiency. He is budget conscious and will let you know where you are every step of the way. Charles is an asset to any building project. I highly recommend him and would consult with him on the building of my own home.
Charles is very knowledgeable and up to date on "green" building design and application. Was always able to provide drawings of changes made by the owner when we needed them and came to weekly on site meetings when he could.
During a "pre-design" stage meeting with a client (different project), Charles listened to the clients wish list and asked good questions to help better understand what the client's overall goal for their home.
I have worked with the Gaines Group on several projects. Their attention to detail is unsurpassed while still bringing in the project under budget.
I know Charles of the Gaines Group from our work together in the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Aging in Place Roundtable as well as having worked with him on a project. Charles is professional as easy to talk to. He is always overflowing with useful knowledge and treats people with respect. We are pleased to have the Gaines Group as a resource for this community.
I do not hesitate to refer Charles Hendricks to anyone looking for someone with the highest integrity. With a true commitment to serve and a desire to match his clients' vision with the best in class resources. I look forward to working with Charles on our first floor renovation project.
The Gaines Group Architects are creative out-of-the-box thinkers who crafted excellent designs for our whole house remodel project. Their expertise and unique ability to solve problems with excellent design sensibility was refreshing. Charles and his team were such a delight to work with. I highly recommend them and will use them again!
A great professional with expertise in architectural design. I especially appreciate how Charles has been working with us to build an appropriate, retirement home that incorporates energy efficiency, right-sizing for our needs, aging-in-place design, and beautiful architectural aesthetics.
After performing some basic house design on computer software, the staff of Gaines Group worked closely with us to design a zero energy, solar-powered, insulated concrete house. They were highly responsive during the building process by visiting the site and giving us suggestions. We had a great experience with this firm and would highly recommend hiring them to design your new house plan.
We had some water exposure concerns on a 7,000 sq. ft. commercial cinder block building. Charles came out to inspect the same and made very effective suggestions on the causes and various remedies to overcome the problems. He was very professional and prompt. All of this was done even without charging any fee for his expertise!!
Charles did an energy audit for us as we prepared for a solar installation. He wisely pointed out that the first and most important step is to save energy. After the inspection we went through his extensive checklist of things to improve. Being realistic, Charles prioritized them by a combination of ease and effectiveness, acknowledging that I might get tired of doing projects so get the good stuff done first. He explained things clearly and inspired me to get to work!
USCBC's "best small architectural firm" states it well! In particular, Charles Hendricks goes WAY beyond expectations by ensuring quality processes and products are ready for rolling projects out to the public. He has been a phenomenal partner with Eastern Mennonite School!
Charles's expertise as an architect is exceptional. He helped our company identify areas to improve our energy efficiency throughout our building. His recommendations were well thought out and mindful of the challenges of small business.