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The Gaines Group, PLC is an architectural firm that specializes in common sense green solutions that add value to your project through energy efficient, durable, and low maintenance designs.
Charles Hendricks is an architect at The Gaines Group, PLC, a firm dedicated to common sense design that adds value to your project through energy efficient, durable, and low maintenance solutions. Named the "best green designers" in Virginia by Virginia Sustainable Building Network in 2008, his firm opened a Harrisonburg office in 2009. Charles designed the first LEED certified home in the Southeastern United States and multiple Earthcraft certified homes throughout Virginia. Emerging as a leader of the green movement in 2003, he has been a featured speaker at the Department of Energy, University of Virginia, Piedmont Virginia Community College, James Madison University, Massanutten Governor’s School, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center, CAAR, HRAR, and for the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. Charles serves at the chairman of the SVBA Green Building Committee, the Immediate Past President of Central Virginia Construction Specifications Institute, and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects.
The Gaines Group, PLC (www.thegainesgroup.com) is a design firm dedicated to strong ideas, ecological stewardship, and client satisfaction. As an award-winning architectural design firm, The Gaines Group, PLC has established a strong reputation of sophisticated designs through addressing the specific needs and place for which a project is to be built. As an award-winning graphic design firm and a leader in the "green" movement in Virginia, we have the ability to deliver the complete package for your projects, from marketing, design, specification development, LEED consulting, to construction administration. Our primary focus is to provide our clients with thoughtfully designed high performance buildings that achieve the healthiest living environments. The Gaines Group, PLC was awarded the Best Green Designer award by the Virginia Sustainable Building Network due to their long commitment to the promotion of green building and sustainable development principles in Central Virginia. The firm has worked on a multitude of green projects including the first LEED for Homes certified project in the Southeast United States, the first LEED for Homes high school student built project in the United States and the first LEED NC certified industrial project in Central Virginia. Other projects include a historic tax credit LEED for Homes project, a LEED ND neighborhood project, and a LEED CS office project as well as various projects certified under the EarthCraft program. Our services span from intimate house addition to large-scale residential community planning. Our areas of specialization include residential architecture, commercial development and redevelopment, residential communities, site planning, residential additions, historic renovations, interior design, ecclesiastical design, Specification Consulting, graphic design, and LEED consulting. The Gaines Group, PLC is a firm that has a commitment to designing for the future. We have assembled a remarkably talented and experienced team of professionals to pull all building elements into a single elegant and functional design. Integrity, budget control, effective and timely communication, and a thorough knowledge of current technology, construction methods, and materials turn our promise and your dream into a delightful reality.
“Charles is a "shining star" in today's design challanges. The Gaines Group's approach is "cutting edge" with inovative design. I would highly recommend a consultation to learn more about what their firm has to offer.” - Robert Connelly
“Charles Is a leader in the Green Building Community in Virginia. He is involved in many meaningful programs. I think he is diligent, and thoughtful. He makes things happens. I often wonder if he sleeps at all. He seems to be everywhere making good things happen to advance sustainability in Virginia. It is a pleasure to work with him.” Pam Vosburgh
“Charles is a stellar example of a collaborative architect. He guided us through the planning process in designing a unique zero energy, solar-powered residence. Always willing to listen and consider creative approaches, Charles' support was terrific from start to finish. We are delighted with the outcome and love our new home.” Melissa King
“Charles was hired to be our construction team's LEED Consultant. As a LEED AP, Charles is very knowledgeable in every aspect of helping us through the maze of the LEED certification process...especially important as we are reaching for platinum certification. As an Architect, he is very much on top of the latest trends for "green" building and how best to incorporate efficiency into a superb design.” Glen Stoltzfus
“As I was planning our new home, I was finding a lot of options to weigh concerning green building practices. I consulted with Charles to learn more about those options and begin to narrow down all the options. I found him to be very accessible, well informed and objective. He gave me clear, easy to understand information that considered different construction methodology, value vs. cost, environmental impact, indoor air quality, moisture and termite barriers, etc. He was well versed on a myriad of types of insulation, hot water heating, ventilation, air flow and I'm sure other topics if I'd had questions on those. I'm really pleased to be able to consult with a local professional that has such breadth of knowledge and experience on green practices.” Deb Mitchell
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