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Mennonite Relief Sale

2021 Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale

This past weekend we had the pleasure of sponsoring the 2021 Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale. This all-volunteer event attracts around 10,000 people a year and raises money for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) which works to ease a variety of issues such as oppression and...
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LHR Leadership

Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham (LHR)

Our very own Deborah Smith has begun her leadership training through LHR here in Harrisonburg Virginia! Founded in 1979 this program strives to encourage aspiring leaders to grow in communication skills and encourage community involvement through monthly sessions. We are...
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Blue Ridge Mountain Home

Amazing views have been a hallmark of many of our recent projects and this one is no exception. Poised looking over the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Elk Rock Meadow subdivision this home is designed to capture views and enhance livability. So many of our clients understand the...
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Weiler Ortho

Weiler Orthodontics

We are thrilled to see our small business clients growing and expanding. In 2016 we did a major interior renovation of Weiler Orthodontics clinic to update the aesthetics and improve the functionality of the space. This project was well documented in blog posts HERE, HERE, and...
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Rocktown Energy Fest: Gaines Group Panel

We are beyond excited for our very own Charles Hendricks to attend the first annual Rocktown Energy Fest to present his panel on, Building Science: Save Energy and Money. You can RSVP and find further details of this event here. A home is the most complicated machine you will...
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First Friday Featured Artist – Sara Harper

We are thrilled to jump back into another First Friday celebration this month with artist, Sara Harper. Based in the Shenandoah Valley, Sara Harper explores the depth of nature with line and form in drawings and oil paintings.  Her work evokes a deep appreciation for both...
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At Home

At Home Energy: Around the House

This week we went over the different ways to conserve energy using sunlight and rainwater, but if growing your own food and catching rain isn’t fitting for your lifestyle there are plenty of other things you can do to cut down on energy bills! A quick fix that will save you...
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At Home Energy: Hydro

Much like the sun, water also offers many opportunities that can save money and the environment. If you are similar to the vast majority of the population you don’t have a river or waterfall in your backyard to utilize a hydroelectric power generator (which can be extremely...
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At Home Energy: Solar

As the desire to utilize green energy grows, the tools to harness it expand as well. As the options continue to expand the price for green energy continues to drop. Anyone who has had the tiniest interest in solar panels knows just how good of an investment they can be for your...
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Brooder House

We love working with the Brethren Mennonite Heritage Center to preserve our local history and enhance the campus for generations to come. This past summer they approached us to design a brooder house to honor the rich history of the poultry industry in our area. Chick brooders,...
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