Jack Faya and Jose Perez celebrate long tenures at H. J. Holtz & Son. Jose moved from California and Jack from Togo after fleeing civil war.
Painting foreman Robert Ferrell enjoys doing the kind of brush work that makes most people cringe: edges and windows.
“I’m a trim man, really,” he says. “I just love it.”
This month, Ferrell celebrates his 20th anniversary as an employee of H.J. Holtz & Son. He was hired by company president Rick Holtz, who refers to Ferrell as “family.”
This year’s Historic Garden Week tours, presented by Garden Club of Virginia, was to have included homes in Church Hill – and the Mews. The week has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the painting that H.J. Holtz & Son did to freshen the space, which took place weeks ago, is still on display.