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.
Historic Garden Week 2021, put on by the Garden Club of Virginia, takes place on April 20, 21 and 22. The 2020 tour was canceled for only the second time in history.
Eric and Vicki White, of Richmond’s Fan neighborhood is on this year’s Garden Club of Virginia Historic Garden Week tour, and have relied on H.J. Holtz & Son for numerous projects since 2009. They also needed them to help prepare the home for the tour April 27- May 4.