Star Wars Space Ship View Mural

"Star Wars" Movies Inspire Bedroom Project

It’s a bedroom dream come true. Janet Deskevich’s younger daughter became a “Star Wars” fan after a day-long viewing marathon, a reward for the displacement that occurred when the family’s residence was featured on 2016 Historic Garden Week house tours. “After three days of ‘Don’t touch anything!’ chaos, we spent one day completely vegged out and did nothing but watch [the movies] from start to finish: a nonstop “Star Wars” marathon,” Deskevich says. “She thought it was the coolest thing ever.”  And a project was born.
Bolling Haxall Foyer

Bolling Haxall House Makeover

Sometimes, even a classic space needs an update. Such was the case for the historic Bolling Haxall House at the corner of East Franklin and North Third streets. Home to The Woman’s Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educational opportunities for women, the 1858 Italianate mansion serves as the base for the club’s monthly gatherings as well as numerous other special events, including wedding receptions, Junior Assembly Cotillion dances, and even a recent episode of the ABC series “The Bachelorette.”
Oscar - Appearances Matter
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Oscar Ayala - Appearances Matter

Oscar Ayala, who has just celebrated 10 years of employment with H.J. Holtz & Son, believes that part of doing a job well is doing it neatly. “I always like to have everything nice – how everyone looks, how they work,” he says.…
RFM Wallpaper Article
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Not Your Granny's Wallpaper

The August 2018 issue of Richmond Family Magazine includes an article from H.J. Holtz & Son about the ways homeowners can use wall coverings to brighten and update their living spaces.  “Not Your Granny’s Wallpaper” discusses industry…
2016 Homearama Kitchen

Painting Your Residence or Vacation Home While You're Away

In the universe of home renovations, painting and wallpapering changes aren’t the most invasive. But every improvement involves some dislocation – either in the loss of use of a space or living with additional people underfoot – that a family has to accommodate. Unless the family is somewhere else while the work is underway, H.J. Holtz & Son is pleased to offer customers the option of executing projects while a home is vacant, which offers benefits on both sides.
Designer House

Holtz and Designers Collaborate for 2018 RSOL Designer House

Every other year, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League enlists the aid of interior designers and other home professionals to transform a house into a showcase for the latest trends in home design. This year, as in past years, H.J. Holtz & Son is partnering with several designers in various locations, offering services in support of RSOL’s charitable goals.
Summer Interns 2018

Our Summer 2018 Painting Interns

Our summer help is a large part of H.J. Holtz & Son. Interns begin in June; most work through August. This summer’s group includes two college students, one from Roanoke College and one from James Madison University, and six high school…
High Gloss Blue Cabinets
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Kicking It Up a Notch With High Gloss Paint

Homeowners looking for impact will be delighted with the high-gloss finishes offered by Fine Paints of Europe, which are used exclusively by H.J. Holtz & Son for gloss jobs. “There’s nothing better,” says company president Rick Holtz. “People just can’t believe what these paints can do.” Fine Paints of Europe (FPE), headquartered in Vermont, is the sole U.S. importer of paints and finishes made in the Netherlands by Wijzonol Bouwverven B.V. In Europe, the parent company’s focus is on pigments, which are sold worldwide.
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.…