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Community means helping each other without expectation of anything in return

I have heard that true service is when you help someone who can never help you in return. It is a call to action ...

Park View Mennonite Church Renovation – Part 4

Church Renovation Team Building, Part 4 One of the most important things in life to achieve success is to surround ...

Park View Mennonite Church Renovation – Part 3

Church Renovation Demolition Process, Part 3 The church renovation project at Park View Mennonite Church has a lot ...

Park View Mennonite Church Renovation – Part 2

Church Renovation Design Process, part 2 Part 1 of the church renovation story here. At this point, my volunteer ...

Park View Mennonite Church Renovation – part 1

Church Renovation Park View Mennonite Church is going through a church renovation. This project started several ...

Little things matter, a lot!

Little things matter, a lot! Have you ever been standing in line where a mom is holding a baby in front of you. ...

Deferred maintenance can destroy a building, call us to help correct the problems

We have an active renovation project under construction in Harrisonburg. It is a large facility that does not have ...

First Friday Art Opening – Caroline Conlon – Connecting the Dots

August 3, 2018, 5pm - 8pm 141 W. Bruce St. Suite 201, Harrisonburg, VA Facebook Info Each month we ...

Valley Business Keynote 2018 – Are you radically candid?

I make mistakes daily. It is simply part of being human. I desire personal growth as a father, architect, boss, ...

What makes a city welcoming, inviting, unique?

My favorite city I have ever visited is Charleston, South Carolina. There are gardens, beautiful architecture, ...

Gaines Group SWAG: Send us your selfies!

Want to show off your Gaines Group SWAG? Send us a selfie with your Gaines Group SWAG or our SWAG in a cool ...
Little Things to Make Your Home Better

Little Things to Make Your Home Better

Sometimes the little things in our homes aren't designed at all. I have the opportunity on occasion to share my ...