Who is Charles Hendricks?
My name is Charles Hendricks and I am an architect, dad, and husband living in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. I design projects of all types and styles (residential, multi-family, office, commercial, industrial, new construction, renovation, modern, traditional, contemporary) for a variety of clients. There is no project too small or too large, if you value design, I am thrilled to help.
In 2008, my firm was named “best green designers” by Virginia Sustainable Building Network through our work on sustainable, LEED Certified, EarthCraft Certified, and Energy Star projects in the residential, commercial, and industrial segments. We have been fortunate over the last 16 years, that I have been with the firm, to have clients that wanted to create buildings, businesses, and homes that are healthy, energy-efficient, and durable.
I have dedicated my professional life to learning as much as possible about building science and functional design solutions. After graduating from Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, where I grew up, I graduated from the University Of Virginia School Of Architecture. I then spent several years working with Ray at The Gaines Group learning the trade before going to and graduating from The University of Tennessee School of Architecture with a MARCH degree. I have a diverse background of work experiences, from lifeguarding, delivering newspapers, managing Burger Kings, line cook in the kitchen at The Virginian Restaurant, and selling t-shirts at Mincer’s. All of these opportunities have given me a great perspective, coupled with my studies at UVA, Tennessee, and hands on in the field have provided me the skills to be able to better deliver efficient and functional design solutions.
I am active in many community efforts including the Construction Specifications Institute, American Institute of Architects, National Home Builders Association (Shenandoah, Augusta, and Blue Ridge), Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Chamber of Commerce, and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. In addition I volunteer my time to Eastern Mennonite School, Parkview Mennonite Church Creation Care Committee, SVBA Home and Garden Show, and the Harrisonburg Park(let) Project.
My greatest joy in life is being a husband and father to Charlie’s Angels. My girls, wife Randa, and daughters Hannah and Sophia live in Broadway, VA next door to my in-laws. Whether my girls are helping me in the garden, watching the quilts at the Mennonite Relief Sale, riding the swings at the Rockingham County Fair, or just playing in the yard the girls keep me on my toes.
Honors and Awards
January 2014: Houzz 2014 “best of Houzz” Award for Customer Satisfaction and Design
January 2014: Associate Member of the Year – Shenandoah Valley Builders Association
January 2013: Houzz 2013 “best of Houzz” Award for Customer Satisfaction and Design
January 2013: Engineering News Record Top 20 Under 40 Mid-Atlantic Region
January 2012: Houzz 2012 “best of Houzz” Award for Customer Satisfaction and Design
June 2011: VSBN Best Green Residential Renovation
June 2010: Associate Member of the Year – Shenandoah Valley Builders Association
2009: Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Silver Medal
2009: Construction Specifications Institute President’s Plaque
June 2008: Best Green Designer – Virginia Sustainable Building Network
June 2008: Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center Contributor of the Year
June 2008: American Institute of Architects Central Virginia Chapter Community Service Award
2008: Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Gold Medal