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Elk Rock Meadow Farmhouse

Elk Rock Meadow Farmhouse

The Elk Rock Meadow Farmhouse will sit near the entrance of the neighborhood and fits just right into the topography of the site.
Muddy Creek Cozy Cottage

Muddy Creek Cozy Cottage

The Muddy Creek Cozy Cottage is now under construction. It is an exciting time in the life of this new home.
Falling lumber prices are a start, but how do we fix the housing market?

Falling lumber prices are a start, but how do we fix the housing market?

Falling lumber prices are a start, but how do we fix the housing market in our community?
Historic Renovation in Charlottesville

Historic Renovation in Charlottesville

We love working on historic buildings, figuring out their history, and honoring it. Getting to design the façade renovation of the Historic Minor-Nelson house on High Street in Charlottesville is truly an honor.

Hillcrest Cottage

The foundation is in on this tight and steep lot off of Hillcrest in Harrisonburg. Herr and Company said yes to build this beautiful cottage on a challenging lot. If you met our clients, you would know why.

Please welcome Matty to our team

Matty is eager to support the Gaines Group Architects team with her expertise in graphic design, office management, and client happiness.

Pride of place, building community

What does it mean to have pride of place for your community? How can we continue building community?
Honored to be included in the FIXR 2021 Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry

Honored to be included in the FIXR 2021 Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry

Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, CAPS, CGP, LEED AP BD&C Named As A Top Expert in the Construction Industry In 2021

Construction Industry Young Professional Networking

Construction Industry Young Professional Networking