Exterior Painting June 2013

Building Relationships, One Painting Job At a Time

Rick Holtz wants to hear from people. Certainly, as president of H.J. Holtz & Son, Holtz cares about what customers need. But what he really wants everyone to understand is that their contact with the company doesn’t end after the job is finished. “We want to build relationships,” Holtz says. “In our industry, anybody can be a painter, but we are committed to this industry; we are committed to our clients.”
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James Draine - Always Looking Ahead

James Draine’s simple wish for a job has led to a whole lot more: a career. Starting with H.J. Holtz & Son in 2002 at the age of 19, Draine became a full-time employee in 2003 and just celebrated his 15th anniversary with the company.…
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Holtz & Son on Display in Charlottesville Design House

Visitors to this year’s Charlottesville Design House, benefitting the Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE), will see H.J. Holtz & Son craftsmanship in several areas: the entrance foyer, the living/dining room, and a guest bathroom. Holtz…
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Preparing a House for a Special Event - Garden Week 2018

Rick Holtz says the project is typical for any homeowner who has a special event on the horizon – whether it be a Garden Week tour, retirement or graduation party, or a neighborhood gathering. “People want their homes to look good,” he says. “We can come in and make rooms fresh and bright, or bring a whole new look. The job itself may not be big, but the impact is significant.”
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Employee Spotlight - Shane Legano

When Shane Legano joined H.J. Holtz & Son in 2003, he became only the third person in the wallcovering and decorative arts division. And he didn’t hang any paper for his first 18 months on the job.
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Caring for a Classic - Frank Lloyd Wright House in Virginia Beach

While every home project is important, working on a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Virginia Beach was still special for the technicians of H.J. Holtz & Son. The task – to put it simply – was to refinish and repaint every inch of the home.
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Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets, Spice It Up With Color!

Painting your cabinets is a fun way to change the look of your kitchen. But how do you decide what color to choose? Do you want to keep it simple with a classic white, or do you want to spice it up with some color?
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Beautiful Antique Look of Limewash Updates Richmond Home

Did you ever what to change the look of your red brick? Many people choose to paint their brick, but there is another option -- Limewash. What is Limewash you may ask? It originated in Europe and been in existence for thousands of years. We used Romabio on our project, which is similar to a stain and is absorbed by the brick. Paint, on the other hand, adheres to the top of the brick. The result is a beautiful antique look...
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Employee Spotlight - Jeff Ragland

21 years and counting; Jeff Ragland has been a H.J. Holtz and Son paper hanger and decorative artist. A Richmond native and Douglas Freeman graduate, becoming a paper hanger and decorative artist was not on his radar at the time. While attending J. Sargeant Reynolds his roommate, who worked for H.J. Holtz and Son at the time, suggested he apply for a job. Obviously, Jeff took him up on his suggestion...
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Wallpaper or Paint? Designers Weigh In

Should I wallpaper or paint that bathroom? I want to change the look of my entry. Would it be better to wallpaper or paint? These are the questions we are asked by customers, time and time again. Rick Holtz, of H.J. Holtz and Son often recommends wallpaper for 3 reasons...