Gaines Group Re-Launches Blog

The Gaines Group Blog has been re-launched! Subscribe to stay up to date with all of our latest news and blog posts.
tested wall panel

Seal the air leaks and improve your home comfort

Seal the air leaks and improve your home comfort Seal the air leaks in your home and it will improve your home comfort. Do you find that rooms in your home are more uncomfortable than others? Are your electrical bills higher than average? It could be your home is missing...
BEWHOYOUNEEDED

Be who you needed when you were younger!

Be who you needed when you were younger! Be who you needed when you were younger! What a powerful way to change the future! In a time of uncertainty, bitterness, and hatred, we all need to spread love. Giving your time can be an effective way to give joy to others and it can also...
Valley Business Keynote

Mark your calendar for Valley Business Keynote – July 18, 2017 – JMU’s Forbes Theater #VBKengage

Mark your calendar for Valley Business Keynote – July 18, 2017 – JMU’s Forbes Theater #VBKengage Valley Business Keynote facilitates engaging ideas for local leaders to help them fulfill the Valley‘s vast potential by bringing excellent speakers to our area.  The premier...
Rotary Club of Rockingham County end polio now

Rotary Club of Rockingham County, come visit!

Rotary Club of Rockingham County – We have bacon! The Rotary Club of Rockingham County is a group of friends that work together to put service above self. We meet weekly for breakfast and we have bacon!   Rotary International Rotary International is a volunteer...
Chesapeake Western Depot

Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot History Display open this Friday from 5pm – 8pm

Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot History Display open this Friday from 5pm – 8pm You are going to want to come visit our office this coming Friday at the Chesapeake Western Depot. We host an art opening each month in the hallway outside of our conference room. The building is...

Speech and Language Center Construction nearing the finish line

Here is an update on the Speech and Language Center. For past posts, check these our HERE, HERE, and HERE.  The exterior finishes are looking sharp and have been a drastic change from the original. There is a small storage area on the second floor including a loft space. The...
home show poster

Attend the SVBA Home and Living Expo this weekend April 8th and 9th!

Attend the SVBA Home and Living Expo this weekend April 8th and 9th! The SVBA Home and Living Expo is this weekend.  The Annual SVBA Home & Living Expo is scheduled for April 8 & 9 at Rockingham Co Fairgrounds. Don’t miss the chance to see over a hundred exhibitors...
up cycle challenge

SVBA Home and Living Expo Upcycle Challenge “Turn Table”

SVBA Home and Living Expo Upcycle Challenge “Turn Table” Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. The Upcycle Design Challenge aims to remind people that, with a little creativity, what was old can be n...

Harrisonburg Construction at the SVBA Home and Living Expo

Harrisonburg Canstruction is scheduled for April 8th at the annual SVBA Home and Living Expo at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds in Harrisonburg. This food fundraiser benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. This year there will be teams from Blue Ridge Architects and the JMU...

Check out this contemporary cottage

This home, designed by Ray Gaines in the Charlottesville office, features bold colors, careful details, beautiful tile, classic hardwoods, large screen porch, and lots of natural light. The clerestory windows and vaulted ceiling provide beautiful gathering spaces inside with...
harrisonburg farmhouse

Custom Designed Homes – could it cost less than existing homes?

Scott Rogers and I have been having a virtual discussion about the cost savings of an existing home vs a custom-built house. Read HERE and HERE to catch up. I would like to expand on his last analysis quoted here: “House 1 – a 4000 SF home for $550K.  Some rooms that...