Harrisonburg Architect gains National Attention


Harrisonburg Architect’s project is the backdrop for visit by the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack   Harrisonburg, VA – On October 28, 2010 the Secretary of Agriculture visited a home in Yancey Mills to highlight efforts by the Federal Government to encourage energy efficiency. This home renovation designed by Charles Hendricks of The Gaines Group,…

Building Bridges in Harrisonburg


It has been an interesting learning experience moving to a new town and trying to build trust in the profession I have worked in for 10+ years. Trust is a valuable commodity that is not easily given to “the new guy” in town. I have found that some people are more open to ‘give you a…

Going Green at Work


business competition is on the rise and everyone should be looking for ways to get an advantage, here is a list of easy ways to stay in front of the pack: Evaluate you Office Energy Performance – calculate your average energy use per square foot of office space and implement best practices to reduce energy use. It has…

Harrisonburg Insider


Please add to my list of places and things to do in Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg Restaurants Dave’s Downtown Taverna – Greek inspired menu, I suggest the Gyros with the steak fries or a white pizza. Dave’s is a great place to take clients or the family. It is a little loud for an intense discussion. 121 S….

Environmentalist vs Cheapskate


In this economy we are all looking for ways to cut our costs, so have we all automatically become environmentalist or are we just cheapskates? It is often reported that going “green” costs more, but isn’t the basis for real environmental responsibility using less to preserve our natural resources? Isn’t the basis for being a true…

Harrisonburg Architect


It is a struggle to start a business in a new (small) town. I have been in Harrisonburg since July 2008, when we moved from Lake Monticello so my wife could take her dream job at Eastern Mennonite School. I love being surrounded by the mountains again having grown up in Roanoke and being used to…

Your job could be worse…


This picture was sent to me today – I wonder how they decided who would hold the bar and who would drive it into the ground?