Entries by Michelle Wilson-Johnson

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 […]

9 Overlooked Spring Cleaning Jobs

Tackle those spring cleaning jobs now that winter is over!  It can be a lengthy process but it’s important that you don’t miss these often overlooked steps. Exterior Jobs Winter can be rough on the exterior of your home. So you should start on the exterior before the spring rains cause more problems. 1. Clean […]

Exterior Home Painting Tips

If you’re thinking about painting the exterior of your home yourself, your first decision shouldn’t concern the color or sheen of the paint but, rather, who’s going to do the painting. Deciding whether to hire a contractor or do the work yourself has implications for your social calendar, your peace of mind and your pocketbook. […]