Chesapeake Western Depot

Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot History Display open this Friday from 5pm – 8pm

Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot History Display open this Friday from 5pm – 8pm You are going to want to come visit our office this coming Friday at the Chesapeake Western Depot. We host an art opening each month in the hallway outside of our conference room. The building is...

We love our building so we put it on a t-shirt

We love our building and love sharing that love with everyone – so we made t-shirts with our logo and a picture of the depot! The art work was created by Stronge Designs. He included a sketch of one of the diesel engines that used to run on the track next to the building as...
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Chesapeake Western Railroad History collection coming together at The Depot

We are slowly building the content of the Chesapeake Western Railroad History collection that will be on permanent display at The Depot. This display is to honor the history of this railway that gave us this beautiful building that we get to call our office. Each day people stop...
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Gaines Group Architects in Harrisonburg

We have been building our firm here in the valley for a little more than 8 years. I opened our branch office in Harrisonburg in July 2008 in the basement of my Timberville home. Most of my jobs were still in the Central Virginia area at the time. There was a lot of driving over...
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Chesapeake Western Depot project Update

Lots of progress since the last post about this exciting project. The spaces are starting to look finished and we are excited to see the progress each time we visit.  In order to tell the story of this historic building there was a lot of work done to preserve original parts....
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Chesapeake Western Depot project updates

Over the last few week there has been an amazing amount of progress at the Depot job site. The electricians have almost finished wiring the entire building. The drywall crew has done an amazing job putting the building back together and repairing the plaster. The insulators have...
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Chesapeake Western Depot project updates

Work on The Depot continues and Jim and the guys are making tremendous progress. The electrical, plumbing, and mechanical rough-ins are all done. The structural flooring repairs are done. The insulation is installed in the attic. The warehouse roof is being rebuilt and brick...
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Chesapeake Western Depot Warehouse Renovation

Chesapeake Western Depot Warehouse Renovation has begun. While work continues on the office portion of the Depot, the roof and trusses are being repaired in the warehouse space. The majority of the fire damage in the building exists in this space. The entire roof is being...
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Chesapeake Western Depot Project Update

Chesapeake Western Depot Project Update I am really looking forward to being in our new office. There are many subcontractors in the building right now including plumbing, electric, HVAC, and framers. The roof repair on the warehouse has started which is a major change. The...
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Chesapeake Western Depot – Update

Work continues on the Chesapeake Western Depot in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The demolition and framing are done. The electricians have finally started rough-in. The plumbing fixtures are all ordered. Things are about to start moving quickly. Our sign is out front and gravel is down...
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