SVBA Home and Garden Show 2014

Wow, what a great weekend. I am worn out and there is still another day of Home Show. I have met hundreds of great people and had many conversations about green design that I lost count. Many people are very interested in finding solutions to make their new homes healthy, energy-efficient, and durable. The most common discussions have revolved around permeability of walls, insulation types, heating cooling and ventilation systems, rainwater harvesting, and connecting to nature.

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Many of our fellow exhibitors are the building experts in the valley that I send my clients to so the proximity is excellent. Last night, I was talking to potential clients that want an energy-efficient home, but had never built or used an architect. They had a lot of questions about the process and wanted to talk to past clients. Fortunately, many of those in the construction industry call me for their design needs as they understand the value added of good design. So I pointed across the aisle and said ask him your questions about me. What could be better than having a past client there when I am trying to win over a new client? He spent 30 minutes talking to them about his experience and the value of hiring The Gaines Group – PRICELESS testimony.

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Some of my other industry favorites that I have been able to send potential clients to include Excel Heating and Cooling, Trost Custom Builders, Classic Kitchens, Pro-build, Mongers, Sun Power Control, Concrete by Design, May Supply, Eagle Carpet, Design Concrete Builders, Crown Concrete, Ferguson, Farmer’s and Merchants Bank, Hawk Security, AltEnergy, Virginia Cabinet Works, and Weaver’s Flooring.

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