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Chesapeake Western Depot – Project Update

Lots of progress since the last post about this exciting project. The spaces are starting to look finished and we are excited to see the progress each time we visit.  In order to tell the story of this historic building there was a lot of work done to preserve original parts....
Chesapeake Western Depot

Chesapeake Western Depot project updates

Chesapeake Western Depot project updates Over the last few week there has been an amazing amount of progress at the Depot job site. The electricians have almost finished wiring the entire building. The drywall crew has done an amazing job putting the building back together and...
Dairy Queen Harmony Square

Harmony Square Dairy Queen – Possibly the Greenest DQ in the Country

A fast food restaurant is not often thought of as a “green” building. However, when Jane and Michael Blackburn approached their future Harmony Square Dairy Queen that is exactly what they asked for from us. Mike said “this is a locally owned business, we care about our community,...
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Harmony Square Dairy Queen – Project Update Part 5

Read our progress on the Harmony Square Dairy Queen here: Part 1  –  Part 2  –  Part 3  –  Part 4 The Harmony Square Dairy Queen in now open. Stop in and check out the space. The store offers a great breakfast – I have tried it and it is worth the trip. Of...
Chesapeake Western Depot

Chesapeake Western Depot – Update

Work continues on the Chesapeake Western Depot in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The demolition and framing are done. The electricians have finally started rough-in. The plumbing fixtures are all ordered. Things are about to start moving quickly. Our sign is out front and gravel is down...
Preston Lake Townhouse

Parkside Townhomes at Preston Lake – Project Update

We were fortunate this past year to work on a variety of projects from warehouse, custom homes, to townhouses. Parkside Townhomes at Preston Lake is the most recent to break ground. The classic craftsman inspired units feature a raised roofline, fiber-cement siding, and a first...
Harrisonburg Sustainable Farmhouse

Harrisonburg Sustainable Farmhouse Project Update

Another new project is under construction and enjoying this mild winter weather. The Harrisonburg sustainable farmhouse is located just north of Harrisonburg city limits with some amazing views. The 3-bedroom home features an open floor plan that provides a living room, dining...
Chesapeake Western Depot Harrisonburg

Chesapeake Western Depot Framing Update

The progress on the Chesapeake Western Depot framing continues with this nice weather. The framing crew has been hard at work to get the second floor secure (lots of water damaged materials have been replaced). There are only a few new walls that are being added to allow for...
Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot

Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot Project Update

We have been so fortunate this year to have so many incredible projects. However, the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot in Harrisonburg may be my favorite. I had a chance to do historical research and get to know the building prior to construction. The building owners were...
DQ Harmony Square Project

Harmony Square Dairy Queen – Project Update Part 4

Read our progress on the Harmony Square Dairy Queen here: Part 1  –  Part 2  –  Part 3  –  Part 5 We are getting close to the finish line now with less than two months of work to be done on the Harmony Square Dairy Queen Project in Harrisonburg. Tile is being...
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