Energy Efficient Home – Design Matters


Energy Costs are rising by an average of 6% every year. So what is a home owner supposed to do to keep up? Energy efficient options are all around your home, you just need to know where to look. A solar hot water system costs around $2,500 to install, has a annual savings of $280…

Serving the community = business success


I was told by another architect recently that my approach to business was “not like his at all.” I will be the first to admit that his basis for measuring business success is certainly in line with the traditional basis. The goal of making as much money as you possibly can make, beating your competition,…

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist – Harrisonburg


The SVBA is hosting a nationally recognized certification program in Harrisonburg this week. The building industry professionals taking this course have come from Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and as far away as Lynchburg and Baltimore. This training will provide the knowledge and training for those attending to better serve the community by offering solutions for people to…

Harrisonburg Businesses featured as the Best of Virginia


Once again Harrisonburg has reason to celebrate. In a time of economic struggle for so many businesses it is such an honor to be recognized by an industry leading magazine. Virginia Living magazine has announced their Best Of the Shenandoah Valley list and many of those honored are based in Harrisonburg, VA. Check out their…

Local Architectural Firm Named Best of Houzz 2012


For Immediate Release: May 1, 2012 Press Inquiries:        Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP 540-437-0012, cbhendricks@thegainesgroup.com The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design of Harrisonburg, Virginia Receives Houzz’s 2012 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Award   First-Ever Survey & Analysis of More than 1.2 Million Members Reveals Top-Rated Professionals and Current Design Trends from Across…