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.
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.