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Scheduling Team

Scheduling Painting and Wallpapering Projects

Scheduling and executing projects for H.J. Holtz & Son is a multi-step process that involves many people and, often, many changes.

“There are so many factors [at play],” says Production Manager Kelly Kutchey. “People get sick – both customers and staff – and weather can affect outdoor projects. We have spreadsheets for all our jobs, because everything relates; when something happens to delay one job, that affects others.

Thompson Home

Painting Before Moving in; Couple Turns to Holtz

Shannon Thompson laughs as she recalls that H. J. Holtz & Son team members initially spent more time in her new home than she did. 

Thompson and her husband, Christopher, bought the house in Richmond’s Westmoreland Place neighborhood at the end of December 2018. They were moving from New York City to Richmond to be close to family, but at the time of purchase were spending the winter in Florida. Their time away created the perfect opportunity to redecorate the house from top to bottom with little dislocation.

 

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Residential Painting & Carpentry, Preparing for Historic Garden Week

Laura Strickler admits that she enjoys being a do-it-yourselfer.

“I’m confident in my own decorating skills, and I like to paint,” she says. “But I knew I couldn’t do all this.”

“All this” refers to the improvements Strickler wanted to complete before April 26, 2022, when her house will be open to the public during Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.

Strickler says her needs were varied: a refresh on interior walls, repainted kitchen cabinets, and a full exterior paint job – plus accumulated carpentry fixes. Because she had worked with H.J. Holtz & Son on a smaller job years ago, she felt comfortable calling the company again.

Exterior Painting Project Expert

With a focus on exterior painting projects, Gary Benton celebrates 15 years

15-year veteran painter and foreman, Gary Benton, prefers to manage exterior painting projects. He’s overcome just about every exterior painting challenge.

Fresh Color Stucco Exterior

Fresh Color for Italianate Stucco Exterior

This Italianate home with stucco exterior was ready for a fresh new look after years of the pink color that made it unique in the neighborhood.

Paint Your Front Door

Small Improvements Make Big Impact on Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is something many people only think about when getting ready to sell. Why wait? Small exterior improvements can make a big impact.

After Limewash Finish

Residential Exterior Limewash Attracts Attention

Homeowners seeking a whole different look for their house’s exterior need only reach to the past for inspiration. Used throughout history – even by the ancient Egyptians – limewash is an eco-friendly and protective coating that can cover imperfections or simply give new brick “Old World” charm.

Watch our video and see how we do it!

 

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is in the air! Is your spring home maintenance checklist up there too? Winter may have been hard on your home's exterior. It's important to tackle critical home maintenance items before the summer sun and heat start taking their toll…
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.