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Ellen Vanover

First Friday Art Opening – This Friday w/ Ellen Vanover

Each month we host a new artist for Harrisonburg’s First Friday in our building’s 2nd floor gallery at the Chesapeake Western Depot at 141 W. Bruce St. (second floor entrance is on Chesapeake). Artwork will remain on exhibit through the month. Come view the show and get a...
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LEED Farmhouse

Happy Earth Day – We Have a Lot of Work to Do!

Here we are again, another Earth Day. There is always more to do, but here are some of the projects we have done that are geared towards reducing environmental impacts. First EarthCraft house in Virginia (one of six built at the same time to pilot the program out of Southface.)...
horse cottage

Cottage on a Horse Farm – Project Update

The client asked for a small cottage on their horse farm. The goal was to fit into the landscape, minimize the trees impacted, and tuck it in between the barn and horse rink. There was limited space, but huge opportunities. On either side of the cottage there are tucked away...
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CYCLOVIA Harrisonburg

CYCLOVIA Harrisonburg We are honored to be part of the first ever Cyclovia Harrisonburg. Please come out and enjoy the fun! April 21, 2018 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 11:00 am – 3:00 pm On Earth Day weekend, come on over to Park View to celebrate biking, walking, skating,...
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net zero solar

Thinking of Adding a Solar Array to Your Home? Get a HELOC!

I am asked often about the best investment to make your home more efficient. Well times have changed a bit from years past. Solar is the answer if you have a south-facing unshaded roof. However, most people don’t have an extra bag of cash lying around to pay for their power...
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Gaines Group Architects Hats

Gaines Group SWAG: Vote for your Favorite Hat Design

We are ordering some hats for our firm. There are two options for design. I like the logo only on the front with “Gaines Group Architects” on the back. However, I have heard from most that prefer the name and logo all on the front. Which do you prefer? Logo and...
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Red Root Co

Friend of the firm Red Root & Co. named Best New Food at 2018 Va Food and Beverage Expo

Friend of the firm Red Root & Co. named Best New Food at 2018 Va Food and Beverage Expo We are always happy to see friends of our firm doing great things in the community. Seeing a small local business grow and find state-wide fame is even cooler. Check out this announcement:...
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Old Town Harrisonburg

Old Town Harrisonburg Renovation

Old Town Harrisonburg Renovation We are thrilled to be part of the team on this Old Town Harrisonburg renovation being done by Herr and Co. We are working for the builder that is doing a design-build solution for the clients. What is Design-Build? Design-build is a project...
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Great Community Give

The Great Community Give

Join the Great Community Give April 18, 2018 Support A Local Nonprofit Of Your Choice. It‘s Easy. What Is The Great Community Give? The Great Community Give is a powerful online giving event designed to inspire and grow philanthropy in our community. It is a single-day...
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duck race

Lucky Duck Race to benefit The Office of Children and Youth in the Shenandoah Valley

Lucky Duck Race 10th Annual Lucky Duck Race Saturday, April 14 | At 4 pm | At the Massanutten Indoor WaterPark $5 per Duck | $13 for Family of 3 | $25 for Flock of 6 Huge Prizes 1st & 2nd Place | 3 day / 2 night stay at Massanutten Resort & WaterPark tickets for four OR...
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