East Johnson street Tiny House update


East Johnson street Tiny House update The East Johnson Street Tiny House continues the progress. The insulation in in, drywall is up, siding installed, and doors and windows installed. The advantages of a tiny house are numerous. The construction goes faster due to size. The materials used are less than an average home. The energy…

Summer has come to an end, now lets get back to work!


It seems the older I get the faster the time goes. This summer went by in a flash, but we did make a lot of memories along the way. We finished phase 1 of the maker space in our basement which got a lot of use. There was a sewing camp, a soapbox derby race,…

CVCSI meeting this Tuesday – please join us.


  Ray asked me to get this information posted – I just have not had time to get the CVCSI Chapter website back in shape so here it is on my blog for now. Please join CVCSI for our September 1, 2015 meeting: Effective use of point cloud data in the Construction Industry Click here…

62. Peaks View Residence by Carney Logan Burke #105architecturalinspirations


62. Peaks View Residence by Carney Logan Burke #105architecturalinspirations What a beautiful home designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects. The Peaks View Residence located near Wilson, Wyoming was built in 2010. The incredible views of the Teton mountain range across a grassy field are captured through the large windows. The house is large, 6,500 sf, but…

Green Term Defined: Thermal Bridging


Green Term Defined: Thermal Bridging Thermal bridging is one of the biggest problems we have when trying to create a high performance home. You have to find an economical solution that does not create a bridge from inside to outside the home. A thermal bridge is where heat occurs across more conductive components in an…

Project Update: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Verona


Project Update: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Verona The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank building is in the final weeks of construction. Nielsen Builders have been working hard to deliver the design as developed. The warehouse addition provides a huge amount of new space for providing food to those in need living in our…

61. The Medium by Balance Associates Architects #105architecturalinspirations


61. The Medium by Balance Associates Architects #105architecturalinspirations I am always on the lookout for clean line projects mixing wood exteriors with other materials. This projects, The Medium by Balance Associates Architects does a beautiful job of integrating metal, wood, cable rail, and black windows. The project is a modern reinterpretation of the southern dog…

Project Update: Dairy Queen


It seems like just last week that we wrote about the ground breaking on our sweetest project. (click her for previous update). Now the new Dairy Queen on 42 North in Harrisonburg has a foundation, slab, and walls. We have been busy processing questions from the general contractor, attending site meetings, and coordinating between various…

Green Term Defined: Linoleum


Green Term Defined: Linoleum Linoleum is a resilient flooring product that was developed in the 1800’s. It consists of cork flour, linseed oil, oak dust, and jute. Linoleum is durable, renewable, anti-static, and easy to clean.  Linoleum comes in either sheet form or tiles. It contains up to 97% natural raw materials.

Be sure to ask for healthy indoor air quality in your new home.


There are some common things on the wish list for most custom homes. Clients want an open floor plan, lots of light, a beautiful kitchen, luxurious master bathroom, and connection to the outside. However, it is not often asked for – healthy indoor air quality. The materials used, the way the structure is built, and…

Welcome our newest team member – Hannah Jackson, Allied ASID, CSI


 Welcome our newest team member – Hannah Jackson, Allied ASID, CSI Hannah studied at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and received a Bachelors of Science degree in Interior Design. While at UTC, she was involved as a student member in the Interior Design Alliance (IDA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and Construction Specifications…