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Insights from Wallcovering Installers Association Convention

H.J. Holtz & Son paper hangers Shane Legano and James Draine went to the annual Wallcovering Installers Association convention in September knowing they would come away with helpful information.

 

“I asked questions for jobs I knew were coming up,” Draine says. “We usually know in advance when we have a big, specialty job coming. That [convention] is a good place to ask questions, because there are a lot of people there who are doing the same kind of work we do.”

 

Both Legano and Draine have attended multiple WIA conventions, but this is the first in-person gathering since 2019, due to pandemic disruptions. The two agree that meeting in person adds to the experience. 

Wallpaper Craftsperson, James Wright

Wallpaper Craftsperson, James Wright, Celebrates 10 Years

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

That was the approach James Wright took when his first application to H.J. Holtz & Son was turned down.

Wright began his career working with a general contractor, but left that position to focus on painting. By the time he approached Holtz & Son, he had four years of painting experience under his belt. Following the initial “no,” Wright bided his time.

 

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Renowned Hand-Painted Wallpaper Studio Recommends H.J. Holtz & Son

It was a great way to finish out a work week.

On Friday, Sept. 3 Rick Holtz read a direct message in the company’s Instagram account from an unexpected source: Jennifer Gracie, creative director of Gracie Studio, a company whose hand-painted wallpapers are world-renowned for their craftsmanship, detail, and beauty.

The message was simple: “You obviously do a great job with our wallpaper. Thank you,” she said, adding she had placed H.J. Holtz & Son on the list of recommended paper installers that designers and showrooms provide to customers.

Kenny Ball Interior design

Painting and Wallpapering for Charlottesville Interior Design Partner

Kenny Ball Interior Design teams up with H.J. Holtz to deliver the quality wallcovering design and installation their customers deserve.

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Wallpaper in Hotel Greene Sets the Tone

Wallpaper at the Hotel Greene does more than just cover the walls, it is an essential piece of the ambiance. H. J. Holtz & Son helped create a beautiful, unique space.

Wallpaper Projects - What to expect

Wallpaper Projects – What to Expect

Residential wallpaper is enjoying a renaissance, thanks to artistic and technological advances. Homeowners will be pleasantly surprised by current options.

Watch our video and see how we do it!

 

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Venetian Plaster Training – Investing in Faux Finish Expertise

H.J. Holtz & Son decorative artists Brian Smith and Logan Porter want to talk about Venetian plaster - the possibilities are endless. Check out the video too!

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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…
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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…