Painting Professional Mark Woodson

Painting Professional: Mark Woodson

Mark Woodson is celebrating his 15th year work anniversary at H.J. Holtz & Son Painting and Wallpapering this month. But for a slight detour, it could be a 20-year anniversary. Fifteen years ago, Woodson was presented with a job opportunity that appeared to be even better than the position he had at the time. So he left Holtz & Son. Four years later, he was back. “I thought [the other job] was a better opportunity, but it wasn’t,” he says now. “I knew that I’d left a good company, and I knew what I could come back to: plenty of work, good-hearted people, a good family.”
Rick Holtz leads the team for the Hatcher Charity Project

Holtz & Son Digs in for Charitable Painting Project

On Saturday, March 2, a team of more than 30 people representing H.J. Holtz & Son joined with other volunteers from the Richmond chapter of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) to do what they do best: paint a space.

Commercial Painting: Acorn Hudson Exterior

Commercial Painting: The Hudson Lofts

Residents of the recently renovated Hudson Lofts building enjoy exposed historic brick walls and wood beams along with expansive windows. And beautiful painted elements executed by H.J. Holtz & Son. A former tobacco warehouse, the Hudson is located on Richmond’s South Side, in the rapidly evolving Manchester neighborhood. Working with a design firm that conceptualized the graphics and paint scheme, Acorn Sign Graphics turned to Holtz to bring the plan to life.

Rick Holtz, H.J. Holtz & Son

Holtz speaks at Virginia Commonwealth University Family Business Forum

Only 12 percent of family businesses survive to a third generation. Only four percent make it to a fourth generation.

There are many reasons why a family business doesn’t continue, says Sam Davis III, director of the VCU Family Business Forum, an organization that seeks to support family ventures by providing educational and networking opportunities. Last year Rick Holtz of H.J. Holtz & Son spoke on being the 3rd generation owner of his family's business.

Historic Home Restoration Carters Grove Bedroom

Historic Home Renovation: Carter's Grove

In the summer of 2014, Tim Leahy, of Kirby Perkins Construction in Newport, R.I., needed a Virginia painter. The project: a full-scale historic home restoration of Carter’s Grove, an 18th century mansion on the banks of the James River, near Williamsburg. “There were very few highly qualified painters in that area of Virginia,” Leahy says. He reviewed websites, contacted a handful of firms, and found Rick Holtz, president of H.J. Holtz & Son.
Independence Country Club Ballroom Remodel

Aiming for Better than Par - Painting & Wallpapering at Independence Golf Club

H.J. Holtz & Son's ongoing relationship with Independence Golf Club is a win-win Residential homeowners know that day-to-day living can be hard on a house. Just imagine the effects of 50,000 visitors in a single year. Independence Golf Club, which hosted more than 270 events in 2017, plus daily golf traffic, began working with H.J. Holtz & Son in 2015 to update the interior color scheme and continues to rely on Holtz staff for regular visits to keep the facility looking its best.
Decorative Artist Conference

Continuing Education for our Decorative Artists

Even decorative artists need continuing education … and the chance to chat with like-minded individuals. With instruction and inspiration in mind, four H.J. Holtz & Son craftspeople traveled to the International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL) annual conference, held Oct. 18-21 in Greensboro, N.C.
Wallpaper In Closet Design

Wallpaper in a Closet? Renovation Creates Something Special

As an interior designer, Suellen Gregory knows the importance of using a house’s space thoughtfully and well. But even for her – a design professional – it can take time to take action.
Historic Wallpaper Application

Sharpening Our Wallcovering Skills

Some professionals – accountants, lawyers, doctors – are required to attend continuing education classes yearly, to keep their practices current and top-notch. While the same mandate doesn’t exist for wallcovering installers, H.J. Holtz & Son makes sure its lead wallcovering installers have the opportunity to sharpen their skills at the annual Wallcovering Installers Association international conference.
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.