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How to pick your paint: High Gloss, Semi Gloss, Satin, Eggshell, and Flat/Matte

How to pick your paint: High Gloss, Semi Gloss, Satin, Eggshell, and Flat/Matte Painting is a cost effective way to spruce up your home, but choosing the wrong paint finish could mean pricey do-overs later. There are 5 main types of finishes to consider: High Gloss, Semi Gloss,...
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Get your home ready for Fall Weather

Get your home ready for Fall Weather There are some things that you should do to get your home ready for Fall weather. Little things that will help protect your home through the Fall and Winter months. Have your furnace checked. I recommend having a service contract with a high...

The diversity of our projects makes it fun to come to work and a challenge to keep up.

The diversity of our projects makes it fun to come to work and a challenge to keep up. As a small architectural firm, you have to be able to take on many different types, sizes, styles of projects. Here is a variety of projects that we have currently in process. Sentara RMH...
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Lots of construction and a shortage of labor leading to higher prices

Lots of Construction and a shortage of labor is leading to higher prices. There is a lot of construction happening right now. I don’t think it has been this busy since I moved to the valley 10 years ago. This is not just a local issue, as the national AIA Architectural...
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Net-Zero Energy Farmhouse in Harrisonburg designed for a lifetime

Net-Zero Energy Farmhouse in Harrisonburg designed for a lifetime Check out the recent pictures of this Net-Zero energy farmhouse in Harrisonburg. The project has a beautiful site that provides even better views of the western mountains. We worked hard with our client to situate...

A story of mentoring in Architecture

A story of mentoring in Architecture Mentoring in Architecture is the key to a healthy profession. It is a regular occurrence that we have a student in our office observing, learning, and designing. These are not employees, but students interested in the profession. They are...
The Adams at Peppers Ferry

The Adams at Peppers Ferry – dirt is moving in Christiansburg

The Adams at Peppers Ferry – dirt is moving in Christiansburg  KBS, Inc. has broken ground in Christiansburg on The Adams at Peppers Ferry. This 168 unit luxury living community is just one of the many multi-family projects Gaines Group Architects have under construction or...
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Gaines Group Architects T-Shirts

Gaines Group Architects T-Shirts Now Available! Gaines Group Architects T-Shirts will be available for pick up at the September 1, 2017 First Friday from 5pm – 8pm. This monthly event features a different artist each month. We offer food and drink for those attending and...

Gaines Group Re-Launches Harrisonburg Architect Blog

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Seal the air leaks and improve your home comfort

Seal the air leaks and improve your home comfort Seal the air leaks in your home and it will improve your home comfort. Do you find that rooms in your home are more uncomfortable than others? Are your electrical bills higher than average? It could be your home is missing...
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Be who you needed when you were younger!

Be who you needed when you were younger! Be who you needed when you were younger! What a powerful way to change the future! In a time of uncertainty, bitterness, and hatred, we all need to spread love. Giving your time can be an effective way to give joy to others and it can also...
Valley Business Keynote

Mark your calendar for Valley Business Keynote – July 18, 2017 – JMU’s Forbes Theater #VBKengage

Mark your calendar for Valley Business Keynote – July 18, 2017 – JMU’s Forbes Theater #VBKengage Valley Business Keynote facilitates engaging ideas for local leaders to help them fulfill the Valley‘s vast potential by bringing excellent speakers to our area.  The premier...