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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

Intentional Design is the best way to build affordably

When we design a home it is sort of like putting together a jigsaw puzzle where you don't have a picture of the finished product. We start the process by establishing the goals or program - the number of rooms, types of rooms, budget goal, view opportunities - the program is always custom. The most common piece that does not want to fit is the budget. The wants almost always outweigh what is possible with the amount of money available. Building affordably with high value per square foot is critical. Intentional design is the best way to build affordably.
Design Matters, having a plan before construction is the key to success

Design Matters, having a plan before construction is the key to success

We talk about it all the time, design matters. Having a plan together before construction starts is the key to success. This goes for all products.

Help build an even stronger Downtown Harrisonburg!

Help build an even stronger Downtown Harrisonburg!
The air we breathe and why design matters

The air we breathe and why design matters

We have never thought so much about the air we breathe as we do now. After a year of working remotely, I returned to the office this week, sharing space with four other businesses. I also had a few people drop-in, from delivery drivers to clients to friends that I had not seen in a year. This was a huge change after a year of almost never leaving my house. Of course, after this past year of a virus that spreads through airborne particles, this is a huge change. The air we breathe has a direct impact on our health and mine and the design of our buildings matters.

Young Construction Professional Networking

Join us tonight for another CVCSI Young Construction Professional Networking Virtual event. Tonight we welcome ...
Home Renovations for a post-covid world, Guest Post by Gabby Koontz

Home Renovations for a post-covid world, Guest Post by Gabby Koontz

Home Renovations for a post-covid world
Is your home resilient?

Is your home resilient?

Most wish lists for a new dream home have some very similar elements: lots of light, an open plan, and a nice kitchen. If I am involved there is also some discussion about efficiency, durability, and comfort. However, I have not heard from many clients that they want a resilient home. As we move forward I do think this may be a driving factor in the design of custom homes. So is your home resilient?

Construction Industry virtual meetings – CVCSI

There are two excellent opportunities in the coming week for construction industry members to network and learn in virtual meetings. Check them out below and register to get the zoom link.