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What makes a city welcoming, inviting, unique?

My favorite city I have ever visited is Charleston, South Carolina. There are gardens, beautiful architecture, interesting stories (some of them true) about the history of the town, custom ironwork, open air markets, and incredible food. I have visited Charleston many times, but...
Chesapeake and Western Depot

Renovation Project: Finding Treasures Inside Walls

Check out this cool find inside a wall on a renovation project You never know what to expect in the walls of a renovation project. There are always things hiding from the construction process in the past. From coke bottles to beer bottles things get tossed inside of walls and sit...
Canstruction 2016 poster

Canstruction Harrisonburg 2016

Canstruction Harrisonburg Canstruction Harrisonburg 2016  is a unique international nonprofit organization which hosts competitions, exhibitions, and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built the creations are on...
Chesapeake Western Depot

Chesapeake Western Depot – Update

Work continues on the Chesapeake Western Depot in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The demolition and framing are done. The electricians have finally started rough-in. The plumbing fixtures are all ordered. Things are about to start moving quickly. Our sign is out front and gravel is down...
Chesapeake Western Depot Harrisonburg

Chesapeake Western Depot Project – Framing Update

Chesapeake Western Depot Project – Framing Update The progress on the Depot continues with this nice weather. The framing crew has been hard at work to get the second floor secure (lots of water damaged materials have been replaced). There are only a few new walls that are...

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...

East Johnson Street Tiny House update

The East Johnson Street Tiny House is rolling along. As you might expect, the speed of construction of a home this size is much faster than a larger home. When I stopped by the site earlier this week the house had quickly gone from a hole in the ground to a structure that has...

2015 Harrisonburg SVBA Home and Garden Show

The 2015 Harrisonburg SVBA Home and Garden Show is scheduled for April 11-12. This annual event is a rare chance to talk to multiple building industry experts all in the same location on the same day. If you are thinking of building a new home or renovating your existing place,...

SVBA Harrisonburg Home and Garden Show 2013 – new venue, new attitude, you don’t want to miss this!

Construction Experts, Classic Car Show, Bands, Dancing, Kid Zone with HUGE Bouncy House, Taste of Virginia, BEER Garden, SPCA, United Way, MTC, Live Auction, Silent Auction – this is not your everyday HOME and GARDEN Show! The SVBA Home and Garden Show for 2013 is scheduled...

Get to know “Harrisonburg Bikram Yoga”: Friday Featured Local Business

About Harrisonburg Bikram Yoga: Opened in February of 2013, this business is one of a new trend of health focused expansions in Downtown Harrisonburg.  Kendall, give us some background on your company. What do you do and why do you do it?  Bikram Yoga Harrisonburg offers yoga...