Another successful LEED for Homes project on a tight budget


Doing the first LEED for Homes certified project in the Southeastern United States in 2005 was a great honor and helped us build a solid reputation for delivering innovation at an affordable price. Over the years we have done multiple LEED projects and have shown time and again, innovative design done right can be done…

ENR Announces Top 20 Under 40 in the Mid-Atlantic Region


Engineering News Record (ENR) has named Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, CAPS, LEED AP, Partner at The Gaines Group, PLC, a winner of its Top 20 Under 40 competition in the Mid-Atlantic region. This competition celebrates the excellence of young design and construction professionals in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This…

Dayton Home


Establish a site. Identify the problems in the existing home that need addressed in the new design.   Construction Starts with a solid foundation.   Framing begins.       Weather tight. Brick installed Indoor air quality issues being addressed during construction.   Electrical system installed. Final details

Ceiling Fans – Cool Product Update!


A ceiling fan allows you to reduce the use of your traditional heating and cooling system and still live comfortably. I would always recommend purchasing a fan that has the energy star label. This gives you the most energy-efficient solution for your home. UNTIL NOW. Check out the Haiku! This fan has a sleek modern…

Confused by all the Green Terms that get tossed around, here is a beginners guide to get you started.


Ambient lighting: Lighting in an area from any source that produces general illumination, as opposed to task lighting. Biodegradeable: A material or substance which will decompose quickly and without harmful effects to the environment, when left exposed to nature. Building pressurization: The air pressure within a building relative to the air pressure outside. Positive building pressurization is usually…