Sometimes, more really is better. 

Last year, H.J. Holtz & Son was a contributing sponsor to the inaugural Spring Tablescapes Showcase, a fundraiser for nonprofit Little Hands Virginia in which designers decorate tables for a formal, ticketed luncheon. For this year’s Tablescapes Showcase, Holtz & Son went even further, partnering with Spectrum Paint and Benjamin Moore to serve as stage sponsors, constructing and painting a podium and paneled backdrop to enhance the existing stage in The Jefferson Hotel ballroom.

“The room is gorgeous, and the tablescapes created were over the top,” says Taylor Keeney, executive director of Little Hands Virginia. “We wanted the stage to be decorated and be its own focal piece. Holtz did a fantastic job. They took our vision and executed it flawlessly. They truly went above and beyond to make sure the stage complemented what we wanted this event to be.”

Keeney also credits Holtz carpenters and painters for their quick turnaround, noting that planning began in early April for the May 2-3 showcase. The Holtz team built a four-feet high podium – with hidden shelf – and an 8-feet-by-16-feet paneled wall backdrop that was finished with crown molding. Both structures were then painted in Benjamin Moore colors to match the invitations, program and branding that Little Hands Virginia had already established. 

“They worked under a very short timeline and executed beyond what everyone expected,” Keeney says. “Their work really amplified the mission of this organization to help with this event.”

Founded by Keeney in 2019, Little Hands Virginia is the only organization in the region that focuses exclusively on providing essentials – diapers in particular – to economically disadvantaged families with young children. The 501(c)3 organization accepts donations – both monetary and goods – and works with community partners for distribution to families with children from birth to age 3. 

H.J. Holtz & Son President Rick Holtz says it was an easy decision to become involved. 

“Little Hands Virginia does great work in supporting families in our communities who need it the most,” Holtz says. “We’re happy to play our part in helping them get the word out about Little Hands and what people can do to support their mission.”

Keeney says Holtz & Son was approached to be a sponsor last year because of recommendations from designers contributing to the first Tablescapes Showcase. The collaboration has been a great fit. 

“It’s always really enjoyable to work with the Holtz team,” she says. “Their willingness to get involved and do what they did speaks to who they are as a company, too.”