Entries by Michelle Wilson-Johnson

Consider the Benefits of Off-Season Home Improvements

There are considerable benefits to off-season home improvements.  Winter, especially after the holiday season has passed, seems more like a time to hunker down and get cozy. But the professionals who do home improvements and the suppliers who sell the materials are in business year-round. And during their off-seasons, these businesses will often lower prices […]

Resolutions for Your Home Ring in Lasting Satisfaction

If you’re like most people when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, you aim for self-improvement goal like exercising daily, getting organized, eating better, reducing personal debt. Things you’ve been putting off for a long time and that require diligence to succeed. This year instead — or perhaps in addition — you can resolve to […]

Key Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Prepare for colder temperatures. Severe winter storms can also knock out heat, power and other services to your home. That’s why it’s important to take a few steps now to prepare your home for the changing weather ahead. Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help you make sure your […]

Shining a Spotlight on Careers in Construction

Did you know that it takes an average of 22 different subcontractors to build a home? October is Careers in Construction Month and it’s a perfect time to recognize the contributions of all the professionals working in residential construction as well as highlight the rewarding careers available in the industry. Indeed, a home builder relies […]

Starting Your Church Renovation

Have you and your congregation come to realize that your church needs a change, whether it be for a health and safety reason or an aesthetic purpose? Or, are you ready for the leap into a church construction project from the ground up? Taking the first steps into your church renovation or church construction project […]

Open Floor Plans Remain a Top Pick for Consumers

Open Floor Plans Remain a Top Pick for Consumers Whether looking for a new home or revamping a current residence, home owners continue to be drawn to the feelings of spaciousness, easy flow and welcoming togetherness evoked by an open floor plan. Pioneered in the early 20th century, open floor plans remain popular today, according […]

HBAV Installed 2019 Officers

Richmond, VA — The Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) installed its 2019 officers in a ceremony June 23, 2018 at The LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. Robert “Rob” J. Frogale of the Top of Virginia Building Association succeeds Shawn Callahan of the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association, Inc., as president. The Home Builders […]

Air Conditioner Check-Up Time

Don’t wait until the first scorcher of summer hits to find out your air conditioner isn’t working. Here’s some advice to make sure your A/C stays in good working order and is ready for you when you need it. Whether you have a central air conditioning system or room air conditioners, the maintenance is basically the same. If you […]