Seal the air leaks and improve your home comfort


Looks like the warm temperatures are coming this weekend. 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 insulation, does not have enough insulation, or suffers from common air leaks. The easy first step to making your home…

Join us for a meeting of Rockingham County Rotary


The Rotary Club of Rockingham County is a group of friends that work together to put service above self. Rotary International, a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary Club members in over 33,000 Rotary Clubs,…

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 spread some joy to others and it can also give you incredible joy. On Friday I attended a final capstone presentation by two JMU students…

Speech and Language Center Construction nearing the finish line


Here is an update on the Speech and Language Center. For past posts, check these our HERE, HERE, and HERE.  The exterior finishes are looking sharp and have been a drastic change from the original. There is a small storage area on the second floor including a loft space. The vibrant colors add life to…

SVBA Home and Living Expo Upcycle Challenge “Turn Table”


Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. The Upcycle Design Challenge aims to remind people that, with a little creativity, what was old can be new again—perhaps even better than it once was! Our team of designers at Gaines Group Architects found an old side table and…

Harrisonburg Construction at the SVBA Home and Living Expo


Harrisonburg Canstruction is scheduled for April 8th at the annual SVBA Home and Living Expo at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds in Harrisonburg. This food fundraiser benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. This year there will be teams from Blue Ridge Architects and the JMU Engineering school.  Last year this event produced over 6,000 pounds…

Check out this contemporary cottage


This home, designed by Ray Gaines in the Charlottesville office, features bold colors, careful details, beautiful tile, classic hardwoods, large screen porch, and lots of natural light. The clerestory windows and vaulted ceiling provide beautiful gathering spaces inside with connection to the outside. The large basement offers plenty of storage and expansion for the future. The…