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It never gets old when a client shares kind words about our service!

We had the pleasure of working with James River to complete our backyard renovation.  The landscaping was the last part of our project that included utility work, pool and yard makeover.  When we first met with Doug it was apparent he knew what he was talking about and also took the time to listen to what we wanted.  If he thought we should choose a certain plant he had evidence as to why.  We shared with him our drainage problem and he assured us it would be fixed.

Months after the initial visit, we were finally ready to have JR install our new shrubs and trees.  They were very accomodating as we continued to switch the schedule.  They finished the work and made sure that everything was as we wanted.  The decisions they made with grasses and small shrubs were a perfect accent to the large trees.

I would highly recommend giving James River an opportunity for your home.

Thanks Doug and the entire James River team!


Brian B. 

At James River Nurseries we believe in supporting our employees as well as our community when we can.  So when Alex Rodriguez, a valued employee AND mechanical engineering student at VCU, asked if we'd be interested in supporting something he was working on at school, we were all ears.

Turns out he's been participating in Hyperloop at VCU, a student-led initiative focused on designing and building an ultra-high speed transportation pod for the movement of both goods and people.

Conceived of by entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, "Hyperloop is a sealed tube or system of tubes through which a pod may travel free of air resistance or friction conveying people or objects at high speed while being very efficient, thereby drastically reducing travel times over medium range distances."

In order to promote the idea, they challenged student and non-student teams from around the world to a Hyperlood Pod Competion in order to bring forth new technologies capable of advancing the concept.  This competition has been held each year since 2015, and in 2018 (before Alex was a part of the team), Hyperloop at VCU qualified to participate in the international Hyperloop Pod Competition Finals at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Ca.  Since that time, Hyperloop at VCU has continued to work on innovative ways to move that technology forward.

At James River Nurseries we're proud of Alex for his participation in Hyperloop at VCU, and are thankful to be in a position to give a donation to support this organization.  Developing faster and safer methods to move goods and people, and revolutionizing the way we travel, is a lofty goal and we wish them the very best in their pursuit.

At James River Nurseries, we've believed (from the time we saw the development plans) Readers Branch was going to be a popular and attention grabbing community.  Today we can unequivocally say that was true.

How do we know?  Because Readers Branch can now proudly proclaim to have the honor of winning the 2019 Community of the Year (100-500 homes) MAME Award.

We'd like to congratulate everyone at Eagle Construction of VA for working hard to bring Readers Branch to life.

Communities like Readers Branch don't just happen.  It takes genuine understanding of market demands as well as strategic thought and planning to create home designs, as well as an amenity package, that will be popular with the target buyer.

Designed as an active adult community, homes in Readers Branch offer first floor master bedrooms, open floor plans and a low maintenance exterior.  Additionally, amenities will include:  a clubhouse, pocket parks, multi-use fields, formal game lawns, and almost 1.5 miles of walking trails.  Couple all that with its location (Manakin-Sabot in Goochland County...only minutes from Short Pump) and you can see why Readers Branch has gained so much POSITIVE attention!

The community's success had already been demonstrated through the rapid sales pace.  The Community of the Year Award was the icing on the cake.  Clearly, their thoughtful and strategic planning has paid off in spades.

Congratulations again, Eagle Construction, you are a leader in your field and make Central Virginia a better place to live by offering residents quality options when it comes to finding a place to call home!

For 43 years, the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) has been bringing landscape and horticulture students together with industry manufacturers and suppliers to help launch careers and build long-term relationships.  Many students who participate in the event rate it as "one of the highlights of their college careers."

Billed as the largest Career Fair in the industry, this annual three-day event was to take place at Michigan State University in March,  but will now be held has a virtual event due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

At James River Nurseries, we understand the impact the NCLC has on the lives of so many horticulture students, and it's gratifying to know they will still be able to participate in this event, albeit in a much different setting.

We'd like to give a shout-out to to those who are making the efforts to ensure these students will have this experience.

The live, virtual event will take place April 7-8 from 1-4pm EST each day.

Next year's event will take place at Va. Tech.

Here at James River Nurseries, we firmly believe we work for some of the best builders and developers in Central Virginia.  The recent announcement of 2019 SMC MAME Award winners solidifies that belief.

The MAME Awards pay tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements by home builders, developers, remodelers, real estate agents and other associate members.  We'd like to congratulate all of the winners and give a special shout-out to (and recognize) winners we're proud to call clients.

Community of the Year (Development of 501+):  Magnolia Green 
Community of the Year (Development of 101-500):  Readers Branch 
Developer of the Year:  HHHunt Communities
Best Print Advertisement Community:  Harpers Mill
Best Website Community:  HHHunt Communities
Best Social Media Community:  RounTrey
Best Advertising Campaign Community:  Magnolia Green
Best Community Spirit:  HHHunt Corporation
Best Community Brochure:  Harpers Mill
Best Community Amenity:  HHHunt Communities
Best Marketed Community (Development of 501+):  Magnolia Green
Best Model Home Townhome/Condominium:  Eagle Construction of VA - Villas at Providence
Best Model Home Single Family Detached (350,001-500,000):  Eagle Construction of VA - Kenbrook at Harpers Mill