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The Gaines Group Harrisonburg Blog

Weiler Orthodontics

Local Orthodontist takes a huge step into the future with major remodel

Local Orthodontist takes a huge step into the future with major remodel For past posts on this project click HERE, HERE, and HERE. Dr. Weiler gave us a call with a challenge. He wanted to update his clinic, Weiler Orthodontics in Harrisonburg, to reflect his personality and...
Franklin Street renovation

Old Town Harrisonburg Renovation Update

Old Town Harrisonburg Renovation Update Franklin street in Harrisonburg has seen a lot of renovation and addition work over the last 10 years. It is a highly desirable location close to downtown with a distinct residential feel. The problem is these old homes were designed for a...
Harrisonburg Soap Box Derby

Harrisonburg Soap Box Derby 2018

Harrisonburg Soap Box Derby 2018 The Harrisonburg All-American Soap Box Derby is sponsored by Rockingham Rotary Club and brings science, technology, and math lessons to young racers ranging in ages from 7 – 21. The Soap Box Derby is an international nonprofit organization...
red wing music festival

Southern Stage Renovation at Natural Chimney for Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Southern Stage Renovation at Natural Chimney for Red Wing Roots Music Festival A few months ago we were approached by our friends at Red Wing Roots Music Festival about the Southern Stage. The stage is the only permanent performance venue at Natural Chimney Park. It was not...

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The Gaines Group Charlottesville Blog

  • IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
    by charlottesvillearchitect on January 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    “I just love deadlines, especially the sound of them whooshing by” – seen on a refrigerator magnet As we near major deadlines on multiple projects, our staff is working long hours to get the work done. I have two comments for our team response to this:  1. I appreciate your effort toward producing excellent work, […]

  • BEST EFFORTS
    by charlottesvillearchitect on January 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I’ve seen a fair amount of twitter traffic over the last couple of days regarding the documents that are handed to specifiers by architects. The principal complaint has to do with lack of detail in the drawings.  This is in step with complaints I’ve heard (and sometimes uttered) over the years about unprepared graduates coming […]

  • NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
    by charlottesvillearchitect on January 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    As we begin a new year, many have established new year’s resolutions for themselves, usually geared toward self improvement. A substantial portion of those resolutions have already been broken, and it’s only January 3rd. Picking up on my last post, I would encourage construction professionals out there to make one of the following resolution: a.  […]

  • SWEATING OTHER STUFF
    by charlottesvillearchitect on December 19, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    “Designing and constructing buildings, civil structures, industrial facilities, interior design projects and other structures and facilities is one of humankind’s most difficult endeavors in spite of the fact that it is a common activity” 1 In the last couple of posts, I’ve discussed the importance of construction document coordination and the importance of mentoring relative […]