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Eagle Construction of Va. is showing a big heart with their upcoming contribution to FeedMore.  They first took FeedMore under their wing (so to speak) in 2012 when they selected them to be a beneficiary of the Eagle Classic Golf Tournament.  As the story was told by Bud Ohly, Eagle Construction co-founder and president, when they began the search for a charity to support, they were looking for one that did important work, was well organized and touched many lives in a significant way.  After considering numerous worthy causes, it was narrowed to two.  Unsure which one to go with, he opted for a highly scientific method in making the determination.  He e-mailed both organizations and would go with the one that responded first.  Call it fate, good fortune, luck, or just really good follow-up skills, it took FeedMore about a minute to respond.

The folks at Eagle Construction have cleary been touched by the good work this organization does for those in need.  As Jeff Kornblau, COO for Eagle Construction expresses, "the fact that there are children in our own community who are going without the very basics is the inspiration behind our strong relationship with FeedMore."

The latest project born out of the synergy between Eagle Construction and FeedMore has been deemed the "FeedMore House."  This is a home being constructed by Eagle Construction in The Park at SaddleCreek in Goochland County.  When the home is sold, the profits, along with contributions made by trade partners, will be donated to FeedMore.  On May 6th both organizations, along with invited guests, celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the project.

During the ceremony, Bud Ohly made a touching case that when you reach into your pockets and donate to such a worthy cause, a funny thing happens, it makes your heart feel good.  So if you are looking for a way to give back to your community and at the same time do something that makes your heart feel good, you may want to keep this charity in mind.

To follow along with the progress of the FeedMore House, please go to: FeedMore House

If you would like to learn more about FeedMore, please go to: www.feedmore.org

The 2014 Homearama event begins May 1st and runs thru the 18th. Hosted by the Home Building Association of Richmond, this year’s show is taking place at Magnolia Green in southwestern Chesterfield County. The event is open Thursdays thru Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is $10 for adults and free for children 18 and younger. If you attend the show you will be treated to seven awesome homes showcasing the latest in homebuilding trends.

Here are just a few cool things you can expect to see: bold tile and lighting selections – a secret garden off a master suite – a covered porch and patio with fire pit – a tall “lodge-like" stone fireplace with built-in cabinets on each side – an outdoor stone wood-burning fireplace – leather finished granite countertops – a double-sided fireplace with re-claimed wood mantel – a large custom-crafted wine cellar - and much more!

James River Nurseries would like to say “Thank You” to the following companies and organizations for allowing us to be their go to landscape contractor for this year’s event.
Magnolia Green developer - iStar Residential
Magnolia Green landscape architect - H&G Landscape Architects
 Custom Builder of home entry #3 "Southern Charm" - Southern Traditions
Event Host - Home Building Association of Richmond Event
Event Marketing & Public Relations - Becker & Calliott Marketing

For additional information on this year's event, please go to: Homearama 2014 

Check out the video below that gives a behind the scenes look at some of what took place the week leading up to this year’s event.

James River Nurseries recently completed the landscaping for the new Golfsmith store located in Short Pump. The store is likely great news for golf enthusiasts. According to their website, “Golfsmith is the world’s largest golf superstore for golf clubs, golf equipment, golf accessories, golf gear, golf clothing and apparel.”

Golfsmith will open for business this Wednesday (April 30) and will cater to every level of golfer from beginners to scratch handicappers. The store will feature an indoor putting green, bays where you can test clubs as well as a trained staff available to assist with equipment selection. In addition, this Golfsmith store will also be home to GolfTEC, a franchise that offers golf lessons. As stated on the GolfTEC website, they are “For golfers who are serious about golf instructions and improving their games, or getting started correctly, GolfTEC provides an unmatched experience and consistent results.”

The store is located at 2000 Old Brick Road in West Broad Village. If you would like to learn more about Golfsmith, you can visit their website by clicking this link:Golfsmith

James River Nurseries is pleased to announce the launch of our YouTube channel. YouTube offers a great vehicle for us to demonstrate the scope of our services as well as the quality of our work.

We also added a new page to our website called the “Video Gallery” which can be found under the “Our Work” tag on the menu across the top of the page. In the video gallery, we will post the videos that go on our YouTube channel.

For the launch of our new channel, we have uploaded two videos. One is a demonstration of moving a large mature tree, known as tree spading. The other, a demonstration of us installing a paver driveway for a client.

Over time, we anticipate posting videos that represent the type of services we offer in both residential and commercial settings. From small to large landscaping projects, to patios, courtyards, walkways and retaining walls, to the creation of awesome outdoor living spaces including outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and more!  

It is our hope that these videos will provide a guide as to who we are as a company, the services we offer and hopefully jump start your imagination as to what we might be able to do to help enhance your outdoor space.

In the future you will be able to find our videos either on the “Video Gallery” page as mentioned above, or you could click on the YouTube icon located at the bottom of each page of our website which will direct you to our YouTube channel.

If you would like to see our first videos, please go to: Video Gallery

We hope you enjoy!

Recently nine employees of James River Nurseries completed the 10 hour OSHA Outreach Training Program and one employee completed the 30 hour program. For those not familiar with OSHA, here is a bit of the background: In 1970, Congress enacted the “Occupational Safety and Health Act” which created the “Occupational Safety and Health Administration” (OSHA).

The primary function of OSHA training is to highlight recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety & health hazards in the workplace. The purpose is to help employers and employees reduce injuries, illnesses and deaths on the job. According to statements by David Michaels before the U.S. House of Representatives, the results have been significant but there is still more that can done.  "Since 1970, workplace fatalities have been reduced by more than 65 percent.  Reported occupational injury and illness rates have decreased by over 67 percent since 1973, but far too many preventable injuries and fatalities continue to occur."

James River Nurseries is committed to staying informed on the latest practices for workplace safety and would like to say “Thank You” to the 10 employees who invested their time taking these courses.