Inside - Tidewater Builders Association


Inside - Tidewater Builders Association
The Tidewater
The official publication of
Tidewater Builders Association
Volume 53, Number 10
Looking back
A stroll through
Homearama memory lane.........2
Big names line up
Fall Home Show headliners.......3
Play fair
Fair Housing training
scheduled .................................3
Knowledge is power
How to avoid insurance
pitfalls ......................................5
Look at that!
Homearama products
that WOW.................................7
Back to Chesapeake
Site announced for 2007
Homearama ............................13
It’s back
Reverse Trade Show returns .....13
The Main Event
What: Homearama 2006
© 2006
Homearama in Suffolk celebrates
25 years of building dreams
Oysters by
the Bay
After two years of tight quarters,
it out to the Suffolk countryside for
the Tidewater Builders Association’s
annual showcase of homes.
Homearama 2006, presented by
BB&T, celebrates “25 years of
building dreams” at The
Estates of Pitchkettle Farms,
an Ainslie Widener development.
“It’s only fitting that
our 25-year anniversary
marks a return to what we
think of as a traditional
Homearama,” said TBA
President John Olivieri.
“Last year, we had an urban
theme and the year before that, it was a
coastal community. This year’s theme
could be called ‘classic Homearama’
with a variety of styles ranging from traditional to Colonial to Mediterranean.”
As usual, the builders have pulled
out all the stops for the 15 fully furnished and landscaped custom homes
in this year’s show.
The Valentine House: House
with Heart, House 1, is the first
Homearama home for B. Valentine
Construction Inc. A Mediterranean
style home, has ample room and lush
Don’t miss this year’s membership Oyster Roast at the East Beach
Bay Front Club at 4550 East Beach
Drive in Norfolk from 5-8:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 26!
There you will eat up the same
favorites, great tunes and a great sunset at this exciting venue on the
Chesapeake Bay.
Local celebrity musician Lewis
McGehee will be back for his third
Oyster Roast performance.
The event’s presenting sponsor is
Resource Mortgage/Resource Bank,
the entertainment sponsor is Dominion
Virginia Power and contributing sponsor is Seaside Homes.
Advance tickets for the oyster
roast are $38 per person and $45 at
the door. Contact Jeanettzy Gonzalez
at 420-2434, ext. 276, or [email protected] to make reservations. Payment must accompany your
living areas. Brian Valentine, a
Suffolk native, enjoys working with
clients and turning a piece of land
into a family’s home and refuge.
J.F. Schoch Building Corp.’s
Building Trades Academy
House, House 2, will benefit
TBA’s Building Trades
Academy, which trains
underprivileged youth in
the construction trades.
This stately home is the
first ever Homearama
home built to benefit this
deserving cause. The
Academy contributes greatly
to the area’s construction workforce by preparing students for careers
in the building industry.
The Charity House, House 3,
built by Charlie Anderson Builder Inc.,
will benefit the Children’s Hospital of
the Kings Daughters. This inviting
home, decorated in a classic yet fun
style, continues a tradition of community support for the local hospital and
the vital services that it provides.
Charlie Anderson, a self-taught
builder, has been building homes for
more than 34 years.
See Homearama, page 10
When: Sept. 30-Oct.15
The TBA Building Trades Academy House
Cost: See page 10
By Valerie Myers
Preview: A visit to the Suffolk
countryside can show you the latest
in home building. (Turn to pages
10-11 for details.)
The powerhouse team of veteran
Homearama builder Jack Schoch, of J.F.
Schoch Building Corp., and his interior
designer wife Margaret Schoch of Unique
Elegance are putting their expertise behind
a very worthy cause for this year’s
Homearama. The Schochs have built a
beautiful home to benefit the Tidewater
Builders Association’s Building Trades
The training program provides career
direction to disadvantaged young people
who might otherwise fall through the
cracks of society. After an unforeseen loss
U.S. Postage
Norfolk, VA
Permit No. 2135
Where: The Estates of Pitchkettle
Farms in Suffolk
of its traditional source of funding this year,
the Building Trades Academy has been
seeking alternative means of financial support to continue its mission of producing
skilled workers for the building industry.
By building a home to benefit the
Building Trades Academy, Jack and
Margaret Schoch are creating a better
future for some local students.
“After learning more about the important work the Building Trades Academy
does and hearing of their dire financial situation,” said Jack Schoch, “I knew that we
had to do something to help out.”
See Building Trades Academy, page 8
Jack and Margaret Schoch (at left) take a
moment during their tour of the Building
Trades Academy for a photo with students,
from left, Thomas Taylor, Dustin Tolley and
James Faulcon.
2006 Cornerstone Foundation Members
Tidewater Builders Association
2117 Smith Avenue
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320-2515
The Cornerstone Foundation supports the home building industry in South Hampton Roads.
Kempsville Building Materials
BB&T of Virginia
Page 3 | Page 13
SunTrust Real Estate Finance
Group/SunTrust Mortgage Inc.
Virginia Natural Gas
Dominion Virginia Power
Wachovia Bank/Wachovia Mortgage
Resource Bank/Resource Mortgage
TowneBank/TowneBank Mortgage
Bank of America
Superior Equipment Sales Inc.
Tidewater Home Funding
Beach Ford Inc.
Countrywide Home Loans Inc.
RBC Builder Finance
Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy P.C.
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Bank of Hampton Roads
William E. Wood & Assoc.
Kotarides Builders
Wermers Development Inc.
Napolitano Homes
Clark Whitehill Enterprises Inc.
Enterprise Mortgage Corp.
Area Builders of Tidewater Inc.
Caruana Homes Inc by Gary
Terry/Peterson Residential Cos.
Hearndon Construction Corp.
Ashdon Builders Inc.
Sadler Building Corp.
L.R. Hill Custom Builders Inc.
Miller Custom Homes
Joey Corp.
Greenbrier Lighting
Associated Development
Management Corp.
Real Estate Information
Network, Inc.
J F Schoch Building Corp.
Gateway Bank & Trust Co.
Home Theaters by DAS
Modern-day Homearama was built on 25 years of tradition
The Tidewater Builder
The Tidewater Builder
Owned and published by the members of
Tidewater Builders Association.
The mission of Tidewater Builders Association is to
improve the climate for affordable housing; promote
the growth and development of the shelter industry;
promote excellence and professionalism among members through educational and networking opportunities; and support and enhance the community through
charitable projects.
OFFICERS: John E. Olivieri, president, John W.
Ainslie Jr., vice president; Pamla H. Pekrun, associate vice president; Edward R. Sadler, treasurer;
Pete A. Kotarides, secretary; William Halprin,
appointee; Charles J. Miller, appointee; Jeffrey J.
Wermers, immediate past president.
BUILDER DIRECTORS: S.L. Cohen, Curtis Cole,
William Halprin, Pete A. Kotarides, Pete O.
Kotarides, Branch P. Lawson, Charles J. Miller,
Stephen Quick
Gregory J. Dodd, Robert S. Duvall, Tom Dye, Scott
M. Gandy, Richard B. Thurmond, H. Mac Weaver
II, Edward O. Yoder
DIRECTORS EMERITI: Edward P. Brogan, William J.
Fanney, Richard D. Guy, William L. Hendricks,
Doyle E. Hull, Frederick J. Napolitano Sr., Richard
E. Olivieri, John H. Peterson, Owen B. Pickett,
Julian Rashkind, Stanley Waranch, Howard M.
Weisberg, Wendell A. White
OFFICER: Channing A. Pfeiffer
The Tidewater Builder is published monthly, January
through December, by Tidewater Builders Association,
located at 2117 Smith Ave., Chesapeake, VA 23320.
Editorial deadline is 5 p.m. on the 1st of the month
preceding publication. Advertising deadline for copy
and insertion orders is 5 p.m. the 10th, and for camera-ready ads, 5 p.m. the 15th of the month preceding
publication. All advertising published in The
Tidewater Builder is subject to current rates, copies of
which can be obtained from the Special Events,
Membership and Marketing Division, 420-2434. The
newspaper reserves the right to determine the suitability of any advertising or editorial copy, and all real
estate advertised is subject to the Federal Fair Housing
Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
Managing editor .......................... Mary Prier, APR
Editor...............................................Katie Marcum
Staff Writer .......................................Valerie Myers
Advertising sales..................Ann Hall, Kim Powers
Production coordinator ......................... Tara Davis
Advisor ..........................................Sandra Amidon
Copyright: 2006; all rights reserved. No permission to
reprint unless expressly given by Tidewater Builders
Association. The Tidewater Builder is published for all
TBA member firms through the $15 subscription
price, which is included in the annual membership
fee. Opinions expressed by contributing columnists
are not necessarily those of this publication.
October 2006
At the time, Bayberry Woods in
Chesapeake’s Greenbrier area was one of
the most up and coming communities in
the region. The first event kicked off there
with a “Champagne Christening and
Preview Showing” June 19, 1982. The
event lasted June 20-July 4.
Homearama has since become a fall
outing, but many of the traditions established at the first event are
still around.
For example, the critic’s choice awards and the
people’s choice balloting
continue to this day, but
instead of spending days
counting paper ballots,
we’ve graduated to the
touch screen computer.
The 50-booth exhibit
center established in 1982
now hosts over 100
exhibitors. That first Plan
Book was a 96-page black and white
publication featuring house renderings
and floor plans. This year, we’re publishing a 180-page full-color glossy
magazine featuring house renderings
and floor plans, plus informative articles and sophisticated advertising.
Along the way, some new traditions
began – like the first Charity House in the
1988 event. Built by Harry M. Smith
Sign Me Up!
A headline in the November 1981
issue of The Tidewater Builder proclaimed, “Homearama Predicted to
Dazzle Tidewater.” A subhead called it
Project Ever.” The
article went on to
detail what would
happen at the event,
how 15 fully furnished and landscaped showcase
homes would open
for a two-week display the following summer.
As we embark on our 25-year
Homearama anniversary, it’s enlightening
to look back on where we have been and
how far we have come.
In the June 1982 issue of our membership newspaper, the same one promoting our first Homearama, then National
Association of Home Builders President
Fred Napolitano is quoted as saying
“housing is virtually out of business.”
Remember, back then interests
rates were in the double digits – the
high ones. Homearama committee
members were quoted as saying, “TBA
has a responsibility to assist the recovery of the housing industry in
Tidewater.” It was against this backdrop
that Homearama was born. It would
later be touted as the industry’s “Buy a
new home now” campaign.
Enterprises at Riverwalk, it raised
$36,000 for The Children’s Hospital of
The King’s Daughters. Since then, the
Charity House effort has contributed over
half a million dollars to Boys & Girls
Clubs of South Hampton Roads, and a little more than that for The Children’s
Hospital of The King’s Daughters.
In 1991, a record-breaking crowd of
50,000 came out in support of the event at
Forest Lakes in Chesapeake. In 1998, a
record 83,000 visitors toured Homearama
at Warrington Hall and in 2001, we broke
the 100,000 mark at The Riverfront in
In the 1994 show at Church Point in
Virginia Beach, house prices ranged from
$325,000 to $350,000. In 1999, homes in
The Estates of Carriage House sold in the
$300,000 range.
We’ve come to depend on some
builders to dazzle Homearama visitors
year after year. Others have come and
gone – and some come back again. It’s
not for everyone and it takes a lot of
blood, sweat and sometimes even tears to
pull it off.
Your at-a-glance guide
to TBA events and activities.
Members can register for these events online at
and go to Sign Me Up, by fax at 424-5954, by phone at 420-2434 or
by e-mail. Events are at TBA unless otherwise noted.
A special Builders Breakfast Forum, sponsored by Norbord, will be held at 7:30 a.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 5 in the TBA Boardroom.
The event is free to TBA builder members.
See full story on page 3 or contact Jeanettzy
Gonzalez at [email protected] or
420-2434, ext. 276, for more information.
The quarterly Builders Breakfast Forum,
sponsored by Reico Kitchen & Bath, will be
held at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 in the
TBA Boardroom. As always, the event is free
to TBA builder members. See full story on
page 3 or contact Jeanettzy Gonzalez at 4202434, ext. 276, or [email protected]
for more information.
TBA’s annual membership Oyster Roast will begin at 5 p.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 26 at the East Beach Bay Front Club in
Norfolk. Presented by Resource Mortgage/Resource Bank, the
event's entertainment sponsor is Dominion Virginia Power and
contributing sponsor is Seaside Homes. Tickets for the event on
the Chesapeake Bay are $38 per person and $45 at the door. See
full story on page 1 or contact Jeanettzy Gonzalez at [email protected] or 4202434, ext. 276, for more information.
The next free member orientation will be from 9-10 a.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 31 at TBA. President John Olivieri will give an
overview of the association for new, prospective and veteran
members. Register online at, or contact
Stacey Turner at 420-2434, ext. 252, or [email protected]
Register online. Click Events/Sign Me Up!
The Great Chefs of Hampton Roads
came along, to be replaced by local fire
departments competing for bragging
rights in a chili cookoff, while the past
few years have seen local restaurants
competing for the hearts and stomachs of
Homearama guests. All along, we
depended on our friends at Virginia
Natural Gas to pull it together.
That first year, we partnered with The
Virginian-Pilot / Ledger Star (remember
the afternoon paper?). Today, The
Virginian-Pilot continues to work with us
as a promotional co-sponsor of the event,
as well as Cox Communications, local television affiliates, and numerous radio stations. We’ve even got online video of
Homearama builders and a live web
cam during the show at
We’re fortunate to have had
sponsors over the years who appreciate the value of Homearama and
are willing to support it. It’s that
support that allowed us to grow
like we have.
During those early years, few
could have likely imagined that
one day we would be observing
Homearama in Suffolk. Or that
we would have been in Ocean
View or downtown Norfolk. But one
thing they did predict in The Tidewater
Builder was that Homearama would
become a “premier housing event” on
the East Coast.
Today and into the foreseeable
future, Homearama will continue to be
TBA’s “biggest project ever.” It’s the history and of the future of the housing
industry, and I hope to see you there.
Sept. 30Oct. 15 Homearama
HBAV Certified Graduate Builder
Program, Charlottesville, VA
Builders Breakfast Forum,
7:30 a.m., TBA
Builder Breakfast Forum, 7:30
a.m., TBA
19-21 NAHB Remodelors Show,
Chicago, IL
Oyster Roast, 5-8 p.m., East
Beach, Norfolk
Member Orientation, 9 a.m., TBA
New Director Orientation,
noon, TBA
Reverse Trade Show, 4-8 p.m.,
Virginia Beach Convention
HBAV 4th quarter Board of
Directors meeting/Installation
of 2007 Officers & Hall of
Fame Induction, Richmond
Homearama 2007 Lot drawing,
2 p.m., TBA
2007 Executive Committee planning session, 8:45 a.m., TBA
TBA Executive Committee
Meeting 3:30 p.m., TBA
TBA 4th quarter Board of
Directors Meeting, TBA 5:30
p.m., TBA
17-19 Fall Home Show, Virginia Beach
Convention Center
The Tidewater Builder
Headliners • Headliners • Headliners • Headliners • Headliners • Headliners
Headliners to help draw
Know about Fair Housing?
crowds to Fall Home Show
The second annual Mid-Atlantic
Fall Home Show is being staged inside
the Virginia Beach Convention Center,
Nov. 17-19.
The Mole Hunter, one of the country’s foremost authorities on nuisance
wildlife control, will take center stage to
answer questions regarding animal and
insect problems. Also known as Jeff
Holper, The Mole Hunter on will teach
visitors how to say good-bye to pesky
wildlife situations on Friday and
Saturday. Holper owned and operated an
animal control company for over 20
years and is the current president of the
Missouri Pest Management Association.
Decorator Brian Santos, also
known as the Wall Wizard, will be on
hand to show visitors how to spice up
those drab walls.
Local favorite horticulturist and
plant aficionado Dabney Morgan will
present inspired ideas for fall planting.
Take time out on Saturday and Sunday to
learn what you should be planting in your
garden this time of year. With decades of
experience is the plant business, Morgan
formerly owned and operated the everpopular Colemans Nursery and now
shares his wisdom with audiences.
Kids will want to come and meet
“Dora the Explorer” from the popular
Nickelodeon children’s show, when she
appears on Saturday and Sunday to
meet, greet and have photos taken.
Also on hand, appraisers from Holly
Hill Antiques and Express Auctioneers
will be at the show all weekend giving
free professional appraisals to show goers
of their family heirlooms, cherished
Mally Dryden-Mason, a fair
housing trainer with the Fair Housing
Board of Virginia, will conduct a
training session from 1-4 p.m.,
Monday, Oct. 23 in the TBA boardroom.
The fair housing training is open
to all multi-family properties and for
employees that come into contact
with residents with regard to leasing.
The cost is $20 for members and
$30 for nonmembers. Attendees will
earn seven RAM/CMS points for this
For more information or to register, contact Maggie Rickard at 4202434, ext. 253, or [email protected]
The Mole Hunter
antiques or collectibles they bring in.
The three-day event will run from
noon to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday,
Nov. 17-18, and from noon to 6 p.m.,
Sunday, Nov. 19.
Admission is $8 for adults and free
for children 12 and under. Active-duty
military and senior citizens get a $1 discount. TBA members can purchase tickets
in advance for $6 each. Parking is free.
Exhibit space is still available. For
exhibitor information call a TBA sales
representative at 420-2434. For more
information about the show visit
Mally Dryden-Mason of the Fair Housing
Board of Virginia leads a fair housing training session at TBA in 2005.
TBA Builders Ball set for
first-ever Saturday staging
With its first-ever Saturday appearance, this year’s Builders Ball and
Installation of Officers will take place
Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Virginia Beach
Convention Center.
This annual gathering of shelter
industry movers and shakers will begin
with a cocktail reception from 6-7 p.m.
Guests will then wine and dine on
exquisite cuisine and be party to the
installation of TBA’s 2007 executive
committee members and board of
Local musical group Off the
Record will offer up great entertainment to cap off this elegant evening.
Tickets are $65 per person. Contact
Jeanettzy Gonzalez at 420-2434, ext.
276, or [email protected] for
sponsorship and ticket information.
Builders - Here’s information
you can take to the bank!
Builders – don’t miss a special
Builder Breakfast Forum, 7:30-9 a.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 5 at TBA, designed
to help TBA builders survive a
changing market.
BB&T Senior Vice President Sam
Scott will moderate a panel of regional
financial services leaders in a discussion
of business strategies. Panel will also feature: Joe Kesterson of SunTrust Real
Estate Finance Group, Chick Robison
of Resource Bank, Steve Halstead of
Bank of America and
Herbert Hamlet of
Enjoy a free,
delicious breakfast
spread while learning valuable business information.
RSVP to Jeanettzy
Gonzalez at 4202434, ext. 276, or [email protected]
Attention Builders!
Time’s up! Do you know what to do?
The transition period is about to come to an end for the change
from the 2000 IRC/IBC to the 2003 IRC/IBC. From Nov. 16 forward
the 2003 IRC/IBC will be the only choice of guidelines to follow.
Need a refresher on the differences? Join Lynn Underwood
of Norfolk, Bob Smalley of Chesapeake, Wayne Whitehurst of
Suffolk, Lamar Brown of Portsmouth and Cheri Hainer of
Virginia Beach for the Builder Breakfast Forum, 7:30-9
a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at TBA.
Enjoy the free, harty breakfast spread while the panel
points out some of the major changes from the previous version to the 2003 IRC/IBC and answer any questions you may
have. RSVP to Jeanettzy Gonzalez at [email protected] or
420-2434, ext. 276.
The Tidewater Builder
October 2006
Issues • Actions • Issues • Actions • Issues • Actions • Issues • Actions • Issues • Actions
TBA Builder Services
Deadline to register to vote is upon us
REGISTER NOW! The last day to
register to vote in the fall election is
approaching fast. Please spread the
word to all of your employees that in
order to vote in the November election,
they must be registered by Oct. 7.
TBA’s Government Relations
Specialist, Chris Woodfin, can help your
employees register and take care of submitting the paperwork. He only needs
your help to encourage your employees,
he will do the rest.
The Build the Vote program is off to
a great start with its initial implementation this past May, but there is still a lot
of work to do. TBA can currently reach
out to some 8,000 voters to encourage
them to vote and support pro-industry
candidates. While this is a good number, it is only a fraction of what TBA is
capable of generating. If you have
already submitted your employee list to
TBA and assigned a Build the Vote
Coordinator at your company, thank
you. If not, then don’t delay.
Through the Build the Vote
Program, the collective voice of the
building industry can truly affect real
change in bringing affordable housing
to our region. By working together, we
October 2006
can get more people registered to vote
and increase the overall voter participation on election day. Just this past
General Assembly session, the TBA
PAC worked to successfully defeat
Adequate Public Facilities legislation
and Impact Fee legislation that would
have seriously hampered the home
building industry’s efforts to keep the
cost of housing down in Hampton
Roads. If we are to have a voice in
deciding the future of housing in our
region and the state, we must work
together to show our elected representatives the impact that their decisions
have. If you have yet to submit your
list, please contact Woodfin today. If
you are unable to participate fully,
that’s ok. Please contact Woodfin today
and he will devise a personal Build the
Vote program to meet your needs. There
are many ways you can get involved in
this important Program.
Many of you who have already submitted your list attended the special
reception with Attorney General Bob
McDonnell last March 3. We will be
having other events in the future and
will always try to give those participat-
Success Story
PARTIES AFFECTED: Builders needing a Chesapeake Bay exception to be signed
to secure a building permit.
ADVOCATE: Chip Iuliano, President of
Area Builders of Tidewater Inc.
ISSUE: Iuliano was waiting for the
Chesapeake Bay exception approval from a local
municipality so that he could pull his permit.
ACTION TAKEN: After being unable to
get approval after two months, Iuliano called
Claudia Cotton, Staff Vice President of TBA’s Builder Services division, to help
discover the hold up.
OUTCOME: Cotton was able get the permit process moving with the proper city officials, Iuliano was able to pull the permits within a week and the
homeowners were happy to know construction on their pool would start soon.
COMMENT: “I had called Claudia awhile back on another issue and found the
process very helpful. It’s good to know I can call someone who knows the people
you need to get a hold of and the right person to call and get things moving.
“Builder Services helps get great results. I was able to get my permit in one week
after waiting two months.”
See GOTV, page 16
The Tidewater Builder
How to avoid insurance
coverage pitfalls for landlords
By C. Grigsby Scifres
Scifres, a partner in the Virginia
Beach office of the law firm of Williams
Association’s general counsel. This column features legal
issues of interest to
TBA’s members.
Similarly, these certificates include a
cancellation clause that says the insurer
comprehensive gener“will endeavor” to mail 30 days notice
al liability (“CGL”)
of cancellation to the certificate holder.
insurance coverage
Sometimes the carrier will approve
for a real estate landmodification of this language in the
lord includes coverage for wrongful evicACORD certificate to delete the “will
tion of a tenant. A landlord reasonably
endeavor to” language as well as the lancould assume that this coverage applies
guage that says “but failure to mail such
whether the tenant is an entity or an indinotice shall impose no obligation or liavidual. However, a recent court decision
bility;” however, to be sure that you have
from California narrowly construed the
the coverage and rights that you expect,
language of the 1998 CGL form policy to
an endorsement to the actual policy
apply this coverage only to situations
needs to be obtained.
involving tenants that are natural persons
When the lease requires the tenant to
and not to entities that are tenants.
provide both CGL coverage and property
In the 1998 CGL form policy, the defand casualty (“P&C”) coverage for the
inition of “personal and advertising
premises, the landlord
injury” includes injury arisshould require evidence of
ing from the wrongful eviction from a “room, dwelling Insurance coverage is the coverage (on an ACORD
25 form for CGL coverage
or premises” occupied by a
often taken for
and on an ACORD 28 form
“person.” The California
granted, particularly for property and casualty
court determined that the
coverage) and an endorsewhen evidenced by
reference in this provision
to “person” was meant to
the industry ACORD ment to each policy that lists
the landlord as an additional
refer only to natural persons
insured (as well as a loss
and not “organizations.”
payee on the P&C coverage)
Consequently, in this disand requires the insurer to
pute between the insured
give the landlord at least 30 days prior
and the insurer the court determined that
written notice of cancellation or terminathe insurer did not have to provide any
tion of the policy. Without these endorsecoverage to the insured landlord.
ments to the policies, a landlord has no
Landlords that lease to any organizarights against the insurer.
tion or entity would be well advised to
The comments regarding insurance
make sure that their CGL policy is
certificates above apply equally to
endorsed to broaden the wrongful eviclenders that take a lien on real estate as
tion policy to cover both “persons and
collateral for a loan. A lender will have
no rights as an additional insured on the
Another typical assumption made
borrower’s CGL policy or as a mortby those who own and operate commergagee and loss payee on the borrower’s
cial real estate is that issuance of the
P&C policy unless the lender obtains the
standard ACORD certificate, provided
necessary endorsements to each policy.
to evidence CGL coverage on behalf of
Insurance coverage is often taken for
the tenant and naming the landlord as
granted, particularly when evidenced by
the additional insured, confers certain
the industry ACORD certificates. Taking
rights on the landlord as the certificate
a little bit of time to understand the purholder. However, this is an incorrect
pose of the ACORD certificates and the
coverage provided by standard CGL and
The ACORD certificates are for
P&C policies will go a long way to
information only and do not confer
avoid expensive surprises when a claim
rights on the certificate holder as against
is made.
the insurer. The ACORD certificates
For further information contact C.
specifically state that no rights are conGrigsby Scifres at [email protected]
ferred on the certificate holder that is not or 473-5370.
contained in the actual insurance policy.
The Tidewater Builder
October 2006
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Form and function
By Heidi Ketler
break from tradition
his year’s Homearama will add new dimensions to the traditional notion of what enhances quality
of life.
Visitors to the 15 showcase homes in The Estates of
Pitchkettle Farms will find the boldest select ever of stateof-the-art amenities. Some are designed to save money,
some to flaunt it. Here is just a sampling.
Wade awhile in powder room
The break from tradition seems most flagrant in the
bathroom, where extraordinary sink designs are making bolder artistic statements and begging the question,
“Do I use it?”
Such is the case with the Kohler Wading Pool
Lavatory in House 1, The Valentine House. The design
of the shallow, flat basin actually enhances the sensory
quality of flowing water. It also complements the cleanlooking minimalist environment.
“New plumbing fixtures throughout the house give
the Old World European interior style a contemporary
edge,” says Rich Kahler, house designer of Interiors by
Decorating Den.
If you linger long at the edge of the Wading Pool
and you’re considering taking the plunge, prepare yourself to pay $1,900 or more.
Hatbox toilet is a minimalist wonder
It’s a delicate subject, to be sure, but Kohler has
made its Purist Hatbox toilet a conversation piece.
For starters, you may not recognize it – it’s that sleek,
elliptical-shaped container in the powder room of House
1. The only tell-tale sign is the toilet paper dispenser. The
minimalist-inspired electric toilet, with its innovative tankless design, removes the conventional cues.
The result is a utilitarian product that maximizes the
use of space. The Quiet-Close lid is engineered to prevent slamming. The Comfort Height seat is chair height,
just over 17 inches, to make sitting and standing up
easier for people of all ages and statures.
The Hatbox toilet is activated by the electronic “softtouch” button on the side. The water supply line can be
attached into the bowl and out of sight through the floor.
This option adds to the streamlined aesthetics and
makes cleaning a snap.
The Hatbox toilet comes in six colors to match your
needs. The bottom line for this new 2006 wonder is a
list price that starts at $3,015.
Brickstone Studios makes statements
cast in concrete
Take a long look at the powder room countertop in
The Valentine House. Run your hands along its cool,
smooth … concrete surface.
That’s right. That is a concrete countertop made of
glass fiber-reinforced cement. Its unique texture and luster make quite a statement about its creator, Brickstone
Studios of Norfolk.
Walk into the great room, and you can’t help but be
impressed by the towering 20-foot-high Coventry
Manor-style concrete fireplace mantel and hearth.
Move on to the kitchen to admire another custom-made
concrete fireplace mantel in the corner and the concrete
hood over the stove that is topped with stainless steel.
All were designed and produced by Brickstone
Studios to showcase a material that is increasingly
desired for its beauty, strength, durability and versatility.
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Purist Hatbox
Kohler Wading Pool
Cyclone Fireplace
Another statement Brickstone Studios makes clear is
that the cost of concrete countertops is $75 per 1-by-2foot area, which is about half as much as granite.
Cyclone gives home new spin
The Cyclone fireplace by Heat & Glo in House 4,
The Kristin Nicole, is a captivating spin on interior illumination.
It also adds a twist of irony to the showcase home
built around the theme “There’s no place like home” – the
phrase made famous by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
While Dorothy might not have appreciated the
twister reference, the 4-foot-tall tower of spinning “fire
art” will take visitors by storm.
More art than function, the Cyclone produces a
comfortable level of heat for installation in smaller
areas, such as foyers and hallways. “It’s an extension
of the foyer, which is an art gallery,” says builder Greg
Richardson of Crestline Homes L.L.C.
The Cyclone uses natural gas to create the flame,
and vents the exhaust outside the building. It installs easily and operates by remote control. The custom version
in House 4 offers a 360-degree view of the fire for a
spectacular display.
The Cyclone is a must see, but like many of the cutting-edge products, the price tag will quickly pull you
back down to Earth. Suggested retail prices are
$3,499 and $7,999.
Homearama features wave of the future
Warmers and dishwashers come in drawers. So
what else can you put in a drawer? How about the
Appliance engineers are tapping the wisdom of
sliding-drawer technology to increase user ease and
counter space, and this year’s Homearama kitchens are
maximizing both. For instance, you’ll find the Insight Pro
Microwave Drawer by Sharp, touted as the world’s
first, inside House 4.
The Insight Pro takes the microwave off the counter
and places it at a more convenient height for frequent
use. For even greater convenience, the microwave
drawer comes with an angled control panel and opens
with the touch of a button.
Sharp’s microwave drawers are available in a variety of configurations, including 24-inch and 30-inch
standalone units, and a 30-inch cook top-microwave
combination. The options allow placement into almost
any design layout or configuration in islands and openplan kitchens, as well as wet bars, family rooms and
home theaters.
The suggested price for this new wave of the future
starts at $849.99.
Mystic sink is steady stream of fascination
A river runs through House 4. More precisely, it is
the meandering 4-foot-long, Mystic secondary sink by
Elkay in one of the two kitchen islands.
“It’s really a unique piece,” says builder Greg
Richardson of Crestline Builders L.L.C. “It kind of
reminds you of a winding brook.”
A blend of chromium and nickel allows Elkay to fashion dramatic shapes that are seamless for easy cleanup.
The under-mount Mystic is made of thick 16-guage, premium-grade steel for a durable, long-lasting finish.
The sink has been so popular the company now
offers a 20-inch-long version that fits into a standard 30inch cabinet – perfect for installation as a bar sink or in
a butler’s pantry.
The cost to add this fascinating stream of innovation
to your home starts at $1,200 the sink. The sink-andfaucet package starts around $2,000.
Allusion is the ultimate escape
With today’s amazing hydrotherapy innovations,
there are so many reasons to escape to the bathroom
and not just for sheer solitude.
There are exquisite examples throughout this year’s
Homearama of bathroom amenities for soothing the
body and soul. One of the ultimate is the Jacuzzi
Allusion whirlpool in the master bathroom of House 4.
With its clean, contemporary, minimalistic lines, the
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Building Trades Academy
“For many of these students, what
they achieve in this program is their first
taste of success. If we make this initial
investment in these students and help
them to succeed, the investment will continue to pay off,” notes Schoch.
During the 10- to 12-week preapprenticeship training program, the
Building Trades Academy offers students
classroom instruction and hands-on training in one of five specific areas of construction: apartment maintenance; carpentry; plumbing; electrical; and heating,
ventilation and air conditioning.
Now in it’s 28th year of providing
free pre-apprenticeship training to economically disadvantaged and at-risk
youths and adults, the Building Trades
Academy is the only program of its kind
in the nation being operated by an home
builders association.
“We have built homes in Homearama
for years now and it would not have been
possible without the hard work of the
tradespeople,” remarked Margaret Schoch,
“So why not make a contribution to this
wonderful program in the process?”
During Homearama, on Tuesday, Oct.
3, an evening social will be held in the
Building Trades Academy House. Guests
of the event will have the chance to privately tour the five-bedroom home and
enjoy delicious wine and hors d’oeuvres.
All proceeds will benefit the academy.
The Schochs are a true representation
of how far your talents and hard work can
take you.
They both have successfully worked
hand-in-hand since they were married to
create a business they are both proud of
and they are very thankful to have a won-
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derful team that works with them.
Margaret also attributes much of their
success to the genuine love for what they do.
“We honestly love our jobs,” remarks
Margaret. “When you love what you do, it
drives you to excel and to really make
something of it.”
Jack feels strongly that instilling fundamental life skills into today’s youth is
the first step towards accomplishing whatever goals they may have.
“If we’d take the time to teach basic
life skills, like responsibility, success will
come,” remarks Jack. “After that, everything you strive for will just fall into place.”
These are valuable lessons for many
young people, including those who may
be ideal candidates for the Building
Trades Academy training. The typical
academy student is not ready or particularly interested in attending college immediately. The training provided by the
Building Trades Academy offers these
students a viable career alternative and
helps to prepare them for employment,
future training to become certified tradesmen or higher education.
The desire to build has always been a
part of Jack’s life. As a child, a few of his
earliest projects included a treehouse and
a barn he helped to build with his father.
While serving in the U.S. Navy, Jack
obtained his realtors license. In addition to
assisting home buyers with that all-important purchase, Jack began investing in
rental properties.
The day after they were married, Jack
and Margaret insisted on attending the
1992 Homearama in the Church Point
neighborhood of Virginia Beach before
they embarked on their honeymoon. Two
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Students of TBA’s Building Trades Academy show Jack and Margaret Schoch (at
left) some of the tools of the trade they’ll receive training on during their 10-12 week
years later, after building their own home,
Jack built his first Homearama home – the
Jewel of Tiffany, which Margaret decorated from top to bottom.
Margaret Schoch is an accomplished
ballroom dancer and spent years teaching
others to master the technique. She has
always had a flair for design and, after
decorating their own home and receiving
rave reviews from family and friends, she
started Unique Elegance, her custom
design and furnishings company.
The 1994 Homearama was an impressive debut for the Schochs, who went
home with two coveted Critics’ Choice
awards for their home.
Since then, The Schochs have built
and decorated hundreds of homes found
in neighborhoods throughout the
Hampton Roads area.
This marks the 10th year of the
Schochs involvement in Homearama,
with each award-winning home showcasing their unique mix of exquisite style and
timeless construction. In 2003, they built
two showcase homes for Homearama; the
Charity’s Jewel, to benefit the Boys and
Girls Clubs, and Palm Springs: A
Wedding in Paradise.
In between Homearama events, the
enterprising pair manages to keep themselves quite busy with their three young
children and numerous business ventures
including their expansion into commercial real estate and a metal building business. They have even owned a local saddlery for the past seven years.
Through the generosity from those
such as Jack and Margaret Schoch, the
Building Trades Academy can continue to
thrive and secure a better future for countless others.
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Celebrate 25 years of Building Dreams
at the Estates of Pitchkettle Farms
ee what’s new in country living during
Homearama 2006 at the Estates of Pitchkettle
Farms in Suffolk Sept. 30-Oct.15.
The 14 builders who built the 15 showcase
homes used traditional design and master craftsmanship to create a neighborhood of yesteryear in
the countryside. This is the second time
Homearama will visit the City of Suffolk.
Brian Valentine
(House 1)
Charles Hartman Jr.
and Robbie Creech
(House 9)
Jack and Margaret
Schoch (House 2 and
House 5)
Austin Callwood, Curtis
Cole and Elegear Primus
(House 10)
Developer Ainslie-Widener has created an
upscale, rural-feel neighborhood that embraces the
surrounding country life.
General admission to the show is $10 for one
day or $17 for two days. Mondays through
Thursdays (except Columbus Day), the cost for
admission will be $9 for senior citizens (age 50 and
over) and $9 for active duty military. Admission is
Charlie Anderson
(House 3)
Woody and Bert Wendell
(House 11)
Greg Richardson
(House 4)
Sam Cohen
(House 12)
free to children age 12 and under and guests in
This year the show will be open to the public
from noon until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday,
and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 4202434 and reserve your Homearama tickets today!
Also visit for the latest
information on this year’s goings on.
Greg Williams
(House 6)
Rick Edmondson
(House 13)
Charles Schmitt
(House 7)
Chip Iuliano
(House 14)
Bill Brice
(House 8)
The showcase
homes and builders
Janice and Raymond Key
(House 15)
The Valentine House:
House with Heart, House 1
By B. Valentine Construction Inc.
The Kristen Nicole: There’s No
Place Like Home, House 4, is a transitional style home built by Crestline
Homes L.L.C. Designed as an ideal home
for entertaining, this spacious home
exudes tranquility and relaxation. A
Virginia Beach native, Greg Richardson
is an award-winning Homearama veteran
with more than 30 years of experience in
the building industry.
The Nordstrom, House 5, is the second home in this year’s showcase for
builder J.F. Schoch Building Corp. A
transitional 3,400-square-foot home, The
Nordstrom has an open floor plan and is
inviting for all that come in. Jack and
Margaret Schoch have been building
Homearama showcase homes since 1994,
demonstrating how their award-winning
partnership can create sensational dream
G.S. Williams Inc.’s Jacomo
Plantation, House 6, is a livable home
“perfect for a big family.” The traditional
European style home is extremely roomy
and offers a great outdoor living area.
While this is Greg William’s fourth year in
Homearama, previous years have earned
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Building Trades Academy House,
House 2
By J.F. Schoch Building Corp.
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him many awards including Critic’s Choice
Most Creative and The Virginian-Pilot
Readers’ Choice Award for Best Curb
The Tidewater, House 7, built by
Charles A. Schmitt Contractor Inc., is a
4,000-square-foot transitional style home.
The home, with spacious floor plan and
hardwood floors throughout, features luxurious master suite and rich wood detailing. An award winning builder, Charles
Schmitt takes pride in his 20-plus years of
building around Hampton Roads.
Jamestown 2007 House, House 8, built
by WATAB Construction Corp., commemorates the 400th anniversary of the
Jamestown settlement. Traditional design
elements are incorporated into this modern home, including exposed beams and
a stone fireplace. Period-style light fixtures and maps of old Virginia add to the
rustic feel of this home, which also pays
homage to the indigenous people of this
region with native American prints
woven into the décor. An award-winning
builder, Bill Brice built in the first
Homearama in 1982.
Shady Days: The Ultimate Retreat,
House 9, built by Shade Tree Custom
Homes & Development L.L.C., showcases
the ideal in home relaxation and enjoyment.
No need to go out of town for a vacation;
this dynamic home boasts all the amenities
needed for a relaxing and entertaining athome getaway, including a lavish pool,
game room and home theater. Builders
Charles Hartman and Robbie Creech joined
forces to create their first-ever Homearama
home for this year’s event.
The CAJE Group’s The Clifton,
House 10, offers many elegant touches and
a sense of refinement. A Country Tudor
home, the house has 4,700 square feet and
several extra amenities throughout. Awardwinning Homearama builder Curtis Cole
has teamed with retired military members
Austin Callwood and Elegear Primus, and
business owner John Mayer to form The
CAJE Group. This is the foursome’s first
foray into Homearama as a team.
The Suffolk House, House 11, built
by Wendell Homes L.L.C., showcases
Suffolk’s heritage as well as its current
attractions and local businesses. Old
world formal meets casual elegance in
this home, decorated with tasteful yet
comfortable furnishings and prominently
featuring historic photos of the City of
Suffolk. The award-winning father-andson team of Bert and Woody Wendell
make up Wendell Homes L.L.C., an
Ainslie-Widener subsidiary.
Joey Corp.’s The Legacy, House 12,
is a Georgian style home with 4,800
square feet. The entire home displays fine
craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Top-of-the-line appliances and amenities
make this comfortable home a castle unto
its own. Sam Cohen, president of Joey
Corp., demonstrates his dedication to the
home building industry by building
award-winning homes. Previous entries
have won best in show honors and kudos
for technological integration.
The Craftsman: featuring The
Ultimate Chef’s Kitchen, House 13,
built by Richmarc Building Corp.,
includes professionally designed indoor
and outdoor kitchens featuring the latest
technological advances in food preparation appliances. Able to accommodate the
most intimate of family dinners to the
most lavish special occasion parties, the
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specialty of this house is at-home entertaining. Professional grade refrigerator, stove,
coffee system and dishwashing drawers are
all integrated into a practical kitchen design.
Builder Rick Edmonson currently holds the
2006 Best of Suffolk builder award and has
over 20 years experience in the building
The Electronic Dream Home, House
14, built by Area Builders of Tidewater Inc.,
demonstrates cutting edge household technological innovations and media integration. Complete control is literally at your
fingertips in this home which features a
state-of-art security system, lighting,
HVAC, and audio/visual system, all which
can be completely customized to suit a family’s needs. The central brains unit located
in the home’s media room is the command
center for the entire house. An award-winning builder, John W. “Chip” Iuliano, past
president of TBA, built in his first
Homearama in 1992.
Stonehaven II, House 15, is a traditional style home built by Woodmasters Inc.
Designed as a practical, livable home, this
house showcases open spaces and elegant
features throughout. Woodmasters Inc. is a
full-service, family-run general contracting
firm established in 1981 by Janice and
Raymond Key. Quality craftsmanship is the
company’s trademark and they are known
throughout Hampton Roads for their custom
expertise including radius woodwork, specialty millwork, stairways, trim work and
roofing systems.
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The Charity House, House 3
By Charlie Anderson Builder Inc.
The Kristen Nicole: There’s No Place
Like Home, House 4
By Crestline Homes L.L.C.
The Nordstrom, House 5
By J.F. Schoch Building Corp.
Jacomo Plantation, House 6
By G.S. Williams Inc.
The Tidewater, House 7
By Charles A. Schmitt
Contractor Inc.
Virginia Celebration: The Jamestown
2007 House, House 8
By WATAB Construction Corp.
Shady Days: The Ultimate Retreat,
House 9
By Shade Tree Custom Homes &
Development L.L.C.
How Much:
Homearama 2007
The Clifton, House 10
By The CAJE Group L.L.C.
Sept. 30-Oct.15; Noon until 9 p.m., Sunday through
Thursday, and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Suffolk House, House 11
by Wendell Homes L.L.C.
The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms, Suffolk
The Legacy, House 12
By Joey Corp.
General admission is $10 for one day or $17 for two days.
Mondays through Thursdays (except Columbus Day), the
cost for admission will be $9 for senior citizens (age 50 and
over) and $9 for active duty military. Admission is free to
children age 12 and under and guests in wheelchairs.
Vi s i t w w w. t b a o n l i n e . o r g f o r t h e l a t e s t i n f o r m a t i o n .
The Craftsman: featuring The Ultimate
Chef’s Kitchen, House 13
By Richmarc Building Corp.
The Electronic Dream Home, House 14
By Area Builders of Tidewater Inc.
Stonehaven II, House 15,
By Woodmasters Inc.
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Back by popular demand!
Popular Reverse Trade Show
makes Virginia Beach debut
Builders! Associates! Mark
those calendars now. Another
TBA Reverse Trade Show
has been scheduled from
4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.
1 at the Virginia Beach
Conven-tion Center.
Associate members, the
Reverse Trade Show will provide
you with the opportunity to personally
speak to home builders and let them
know what your company has to offer.
It’s a reverse trade show because
instead of hoping a builder stops by
your booth, you get to visit a builder’s
booth for a five-minute one-on-one
presentation to introduce your products
and services to them. Once you’re done
there, you visit another builder’s booth.
Plan to come armed with everything
you will need to showcase your company. Then, plan to leave with a list of
prospective new business partners!
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Builders, don’t miss the chance
to hear about the latest and greatest product your home buyers
will be looking for. Builders
participate for FREE!
Here are just a couple of
the builders that will be attending the show (as of press time):
John Ainslie of Ainslie-Widener,
Eugene Bryan of C.E. Bryan Custom
Builders, Ken Cohen of Cohen Homes
L.L.C., Curtis Cole of the CAJE Group,
Chuck Miller of Miller Custom Homes,
John Olivieri of Associated Development
Corp. an Stephen Quick of Stephen
Alexander Homes.
The cost to participate is $65 per person; $75 the day of the event. The
evening will have a cocktail party atmosphere with heavy hors d’ouevres and
adult beverages being served. To register,
contact Jeanettzy Gonzalez at 420-2434,
ext. 276, or [email protected]
2007 Homearama site announced
by Mary Prier
A lakefront section of the Chesapeake
luxury-home community of Edinburgh
will host the Tidewater Builders
Association’s 2007 Homearama showcase
of homes, tentatively set for Sept. 29-Oct.
14, 2007.
“Edinburgh is one of the most prestigious addresses in the city of Chesapeake,”
says TBA President John Olivieri. “It has
been developed to show off the best of
what custom home builders can do, and
that makes it a perfect choice for our next
“There is no other community in the
city of Chesapeake that has the stature of
Edinburgh as far as executive-type living,”
says W. Preston Fussell, President of
Precon Development Corporation, developer of the site. “What we have to offer in
terms of amenities, commercial development, access to downtown Norfolk, the
Outer Banks, and the highly-rated Hickory
schools is unsurpassed.”
The site features extra-large 1/2-acre
to 3/4-acre lots, with lakes, waterfalls,
extensive landscaping and designer statuary that help it blend with its conservation
community surroundings. It is located in
southern Chesapeake just off the
Chesapeake Expressway and only 14 minutes to downtown Norfolk.
Douglas W. Fuller, Vice President of
Precon Development, says the commercial
components of the 658-acre planned unit
development, Edinburgh Commons East,
North and West, are well under way. A
Home Depot was completed in 2005 and a
new Target is set to open this month.
Several well-known chain restaurants and
retailers are in various stages of approval.
It will be the 14th time Homearama
has been hosted by the city of Chesapeake
and it will be the 26th time it has been presented by Tidewater Builders Association.
The event features fully-furnished and
landscaped custom homes that are open to
the public.
There are 16 lots, 12 of them lakefront, available for Homearama builders. A
lot drawing will take place at Tidewater
Builders Association at 2 p.m.,
Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the TBA boardroom.
Any builders interested in attending
the lot drawing or participating in the 2007
Homearama should contact Randy Nieter
at 420-2434, ext. 255, or by email at [email protected]
The 2007 site announcement came
two weeks before the official open to the
2006 event, at the Suffolk community of
The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms Sept.
30–Oct. 15.
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Wolf Range and Sub-Zero
tures. This gives the user the choice of slipping into a traditional soaking tub, a
whirlpool for a therapeutic massage, a
360-degree effervescent air bath or a
combination of all three. The Allusion also
comes with a standard RapidHeat heater
to help keep the water warmer for a
longer period of time.
The bathing experience can be customized further to fit one’s mood, with the
latest fiber-optic Chromatherapy ambient
lighting that offers a kaleidoscope of more
than 250 color choices. Using the threebutton control panel, the bather can set the
system to continuously roll through the various colors or lock in on a favorite color.
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Miele Coffee System answers
wake-up call
Cappuccino, espresso, double latte,
regular coffee, steamed milk? Whatever
Miele Coffee System
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Chef’s Kitchen” at House 13, The
Craftsman. There, you’ll find appliances
once reserved only for restaurant kitchens,
including the Miele Coffee System.
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“ called the developer and basically said,
“There’s so much water in here it’s leaking out of the house and running down the
driveway. You’ve got a problem.”
“My wife and I pulled more than 60
gallons of water out with my shop vac and
toweled up the rest of what we could see.”
This was a bad beginning for the house
they hadn’t moved into yet.
The walls had wicked up water, the hardwood floors were drenched all the
way through the sub-flooring and
framing, the insulation underneath
the house was completely soaked
and the floor registers were filled.
Time is critical in situations like this.
“I’ll tell you what impressed me the
most: The developer knew who to call.
Drying Solutions got here fast, assessed
the situation quickly and went to work immediately. There was no waiting for equipment or more manpower. It was a tight,
synchronized operation. Very professional.
Very impressive. They instilled a lot of confidence. And they stayed on top of the job,
sometimes coming out three times a day.
They were great. Even the dogs were
happy to see the Drying Solutions
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absolutely the right ones to call.”
The water flowed from
here, out of the house
and down the driveway.
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Meet A
Please welcome these new members into Tidewater Builders Association with a call or a personal introduction.
Meet a Member is designed to introduce members to each other. The feature is
awarded to the winner of a drawing conducted at the bimonthly Tidewater
Builders Association Orientations. The next orientation will be at 9 a.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 31 at TBA. Both new and prospective members are invited to
attend and enter the drawing.
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4876-118 Princess Anne Road
Suite 405
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Systems is a full service water company specializing in treatment of well water.
All aspects of water management are handled from well pump service, water
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Several have even chosen to include our complete water systems straight into a
new home they’re building that has well water. We’ve yet to find a water we
couldn’t fix.” – Edward Bowman
Know someone interested in joining TBA?
Stacey Turner at 420-2434, ext. 252, or [email protected]
Appliance Enterprise Inc.
3410 High St.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Brad Barker...............397-5432
Berry & Berry Enterprises
Carpentry work
3013 Stratford Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Carius R. Berry, III
Braswell Water Systems
Purification systems
P.O. Box 13383
Chesapeake, VA 23325
Edward Bowman ......436-1871
Cavalier Ford Commercial
1315 S. Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Buddy Johnson .........424-9600
Central Wholesalers Inc.
Building materials/lumber
8427 Glazebrook Ave.
Richmond, VA 23228
Todd Johnson ....804-641-9473
Core Drilling
Masonry, stone work, tile work
705 Colony Manor Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321
David G. Tulli...........312-8134
Fabric Factor, The
Paint/wall covering
4216 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Suite 160
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Mark Salsberry .........498-1536
Morse and Associates Inc.
Real estate development consultant
1705 Lambs Creek Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Lowell W. Morse ......226-2773
Fries Framing Inc.
Carpentry work
2344 Silvertown Ave.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Theodore P. Fries......421-0096
Rep South
Plumbing, heating & A/C
10181 Cedar Ridge Drive
Ashland, VA 23005
Scott Thomas.....804-550-0025
Hall GMC - Commercial
3200 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Michael Hill..............498-2300
Residential Elevators Inc.
3768 Rockbridge Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Eric Sharkey 575-1367
Audio, video, automation
4616 Sylvan Road
Richmond, VA 23225
David Morris .....804-363-7915
Hoy Construction Inc.
Single-family spec/
tract building
3495 Progress Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
Jeff Knowles .............853-5557
Hudson Wells Engineering
208 Ash Ave.
Suite 102-C
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Colleen Wells............689-0585
Island Investments L.L.C.
Single-family spec/tract building
2336 Spindrift Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Kristen Hampton ......650-8750
J & D Home Remodeling &
Construction Inc.
Carpentry work
5945 Brinda Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Daniel Harrell ...........288-1913
Digital Concepts Technologies
222 West 21st St.
Suite F115
Norfolk, VA 23517
Patrick T. Higgins .....286-9349
Love Insurance Agency
Inc., Steve
Insurance or title company
4176 S. Plaza Trail
Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Paula Quidgeon ........340-1200
EVLDS Construction
Carpentry work
111 Burleigh Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Evan Walker..............831-7556
Mechanical Service Co. Inc.
Plumbing, heating & A/C
805 Seahawk Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phil Jones..................427-0016
ing members the VIP treatment at
various TBA events wherever we
can. For those member firms who
are already participating in the program, or submit their employee list
by the Sept. 20 PAC Golf Outing,
their golfers will receive VIP treatment with free margaritas at the now
infamous Margaritaville tent on the
golf course.
Thank you to those member firms
who are already participating and
thank you to all employees that exercised their right to vote in the city
council elections on May 2.
October 2006
Rowe Building &
Development L.L.C.
Single-family spec/tract
P. O. Box 6146
Williamsburg, VA 23188
A. Steve Rowe...757-258-9681
Savant Living
Home automation
230 Clearfield Ave.
Suite 113
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Thomas Wilson.........463-9120
Counter tops
P.O. Box 4029
Suffolk, VA 23439
Hunter Adams...........539-0262
Total Landscape
2824 Seaboard Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
James L. Griffith.......567-7607
Fox 43 TV
300 Wavy St.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Jane Plante ................396-6150
Continued from page 4
“There is no more reflection of
our democracy than at the grassroots local level where elections are
often decided by just a handful of
votes,” commented Jeff Wermers,
Chairman of the Presidential Blue
Ribbon Task Force for the Build the
Vote program.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity
to be involved in this important program and spreading democracy to
your employees. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity by contacting Chris Woodfin at 420-2434, ext.
251, [email protected]
The Tidewater Builder
Break from tradition
“It looks really cool; it’s all stainless
steel and very user friendly,” says
restaurateur Steve Kiousis, who consulted with builder Rick Edmondson. The
coffee system in this Homearama showcase is strategically located above a
coffee cup warming drawer.
In 1999, Miele brought the relaxed
coffee house atmosphere into homes,
with the world’s first built-in coffee system,
using whole beans and a unique brewing process.
And the intense aroma and taste
brewed from the Miele Coffee System is
quite possibly all it will take for your
bean to rationalize the price, which
starts at $1,900.
Storage savvy and culinary
cunning are great complements
People who love food and entertaining and who aspire to a professional
kitchen lifestyle will appreciate the SubZero refrigerator/freezer and Wolf
range both in House 13.
The PRO 48 is the largest combination unit Sub-Zero offers, with an 18.4cubic-foot refrigerator and an 11.4cubic-foot freezer. An array of storage
options that can be customized to fit the
resident chef’s style solves the dilemma
faced by so many when they open a
packed fridge. “Where is it?”
Homeowners have full access to
food inside with the extension drawers
and interchangeable refrigerator-drawer
The Tidewater Builder
Continued from page 15
dividers. The touch-and-glide crisperdrawer lid has a tight seal, allowing for
a bird’s-eye view inside.
According to the corporate Web
site, the PRO 48 consumes less energy
than a 100-watt light bulb over the
course of a year and is the only residential pro-style refrigerator on the market
that meets Department of Energy standards for residential use.
The PRO 48 is the perfect complement to the performance, control and
power of the Wolf 48-inch dual-fuel
The sharp-looking Wolf ranges offer
a wide variety of top configurations
and standard dual-stacked surface
burners. All gas cooktops are equipped
with an auto reignition system, and
include optional charbroiler, griddle
and French top modules. The large
electric oven features the Wolf dualconvection system that delivers even
temperature and airflow throughout
The patented dual-stacked burner
design, unique to Wolf’s gas cooktops,
uses the upper-level burner for maximum
heat transfer and the lower-level burner
for simmering.
While the Sub-Zero and Wolf are
well endowed with the latest in appliance design, technology and beauty,
probably the greatest compliment the
homeowner in House 13 will receive
from guests is, “This is simply delicious!”
October 2006
C. Grigsby Scifres
222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 1700 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
October 2006
The Tidewater Builder
The Tidewater Builder
October 2006

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