Gaines Group Architects
2017 Depot Holiday Party

Visit with Santa at the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot First Friday Art Opening

Join us for a very special First Friday night before heading downtown to the Harrisonburg Holiday Parade. On December 1st, Santa will join us at the Depot in the R.S. Monger & Sons window and door Showroom. Take pictures with the kids and start your Christmas celebration...
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10 tips to go green this Thanksgiving

10 tips to go green this Thanksgiving Shop Local for your Thanksgiving feast – go to the local farmer’s market, shop at a Food Co-op, buy from a farmer in your area, grow your own vegetables Skip the paper and plastic – remember to take your reusable bags to the grocery store Use...
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attic insulation

Insulation in Your Attic Can Determine Your Comfort in Your Living Room

It is important to have the right amount of insulation in your attic: The minimum amount of insulation you should have in your attic ranges from 8 – 12″ depending on your insulation type. Spray foam could need less. Adding insulation over what you already have is an...
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attic insulation

Get an Energy Audit to Verify Your House Doesn’t Have Unwanted Guests

I went out to do an energy audit at Massanutten yesterday. The home was clearly well maintained. It was 30+ years old, was not showing signs of neglect, and the heat was ON. It was very warm inside just like the homeowners like it. We took a moment to talk about their concerns...
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Mark Your Calendar for First Friday Santa at the Depot

Go ahead and mark your calendar for Santa at the Depot on December 1st. Just like last year, we will host the jolly elf in the Marvin Window and Doors showroom in the downstairs of the Depot on First Friday. Come up to our First Friday Art Opening upstairs for some cookies and...
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Jude Dayton

First Friday Art Gallery Opening Featuring Jude Dayton

Each month for Harrisonburg’s First Friday, we host a new artist 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...
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Weiler Orthodontics

Weiler Orthodontics Finishing Up Their Facelift

Activity has been constant in the Weiler Orthodontics space since the construction began – see here. Herr and Company has been orchestrating as many as 12 companies at a time working in the small space. Today they start seeing patients in the space again! Taking off...
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A Sweet Polio Event at Harmony Square Dairy Queen

Polio still cripples children around the world. With your help, we can wipe this disease off the face of the earth forever. Join us for a sweet Pints for Polio event at the Harmony Square Dairy Queen on October 24, 2017 from 5pm – 9pm. Polio is a crippling and potentially...
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Weiler Orthodontics Gets a Major Facelift

“So here is the challenge, we have a highly successful business, our clients come in 5 days a week, we want to renovate our space….” That is where we started with Dr. Weiler. His business is doing well, his clients love him, but his space did not reflect his...
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Harrisonburg First Friday Art Gallery Opening at the Depot

I love hosting artists in our space. It gives them a place to engage fans, sell their work, and frankly makes our space look even better. It takes time and money to hang the work, feed the attendees, and host the party. It is so worth it for me! This past month our artist was...
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