Harrisonburg Facebook Friday – updated


Here is a list of Harrisonburg Businesses that have active Facebook pages – who am I missing? Appeal Production – As the old saying goes, you’re only as good as the content you have to work with. At Appeal, we create all things video from online media campaigns to broadcast commercials to corporate videos, the team…

Design Matters – Design for every ability


When you design a home it should be for people of any ability. You will not incorporate every aspect of universal design into every home, but you do the best you are able with every project. The idea of designing your home now for what might happen is difficult for most people to imagine. Universal Design…

I found the key to success: ask lots of questions.


I have been searching this year for answers. Is there a better way to serve my clients? Is there a better way to serve my community? Am I doing everything I can to be a good father? Can I find another way? I attended a Leadership Summit in Charlottesville recently (I was actually presenting and just attended…

Do you have an energy problem at your home?


  Is your home energy-efficient? Is the indoor air quality healthy? There are clues that you can look for to help determine how your home performs. For instance, if you have to dust weekly, then you are probably breathing glass fibers from your insulation filter. I have heard for years from framers that you don’t…

Parade of Homes – Harrisonburg


The SVBA is presenting the 2011 Parade of Homes on October 22 – 23. Open house times on Saturday are 10 am – 4pm and Sunday 1 pm – 4pm. This annual event gives you a chance to see the latest innovations in home building, learn from the builders what it takes to build high…

Design Matters: Resource efficiency, it is important for all of us


It is a difficult balance to know how to best use your resources. We want to be able to live freely and to the fullest, but what if your usage of _______ prevents someone else from having access to ________. (feel free to substitute water, air, money, food in the blanks). I was discussing yesterday…

Design Matters when buying a car and building a home


When you go to purchase a car what are the most important factors in your decision. Do you look just at aesthetics or do you also consider cost, function, performance, and value? I can look back over the cars I have owned and see an obvious progression from aesthetics being most important to function and…