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Richmond Times-Dispatch [February 5, 2010]
Don’t forget about the fifth wall
in your room

A curved floating soffit with recessed lights, designed by Mason Hearn, was placed above a granite-topped island bar in the kitchen at Gerald and Claudia Frank’s Henrico County home.

Waterfront Home and Design [Spring, 2008]
Modern Essence

Article with pictures of a fabulous, contemporary whole house renovation done in the Irvington, VA area for a retired architect.

Country Homes & Interiors [March, 2008]
‘We moved our barn 600 miles’

Carol Lynn and Armstrong Forman moved a pair of ancient barns from Vermont to Virginia to create a beautiful country home in Manakin-Sabot.

Southern Accents [Nov-Dec, 2007]
Christmas in the Country

Feature Article with pictures of a new home in Manakin-Sabot, VA constructed with two timber frames from barns originating in Vermont.

Professional Remodeler Magazine [May, 2007]
2006 Best of the Best Design Awards
Gold Award: Best Conservatory/Sunroom
Article listing the winners of the 2006 Best of the Best Design Awards with pictures of the winning entry for a conservatory addition to an almost two-century-old historic Georgian home located in Montpelier, VA.

Southern Living [May, 2007]
Fresh Looks with Vintage Finds

Article with pictures of a fresh, airy master suite addition where the client’s décor focused on her collection of vintage bird-houses in the University of Richmond neighborhood of Richmond, VA.

Richmond Magazine – Sourcebook 2007 [Spring, 2007]
Connect to the Outside

Article with pictures of a wonderful sunroom addition to a home in the Windsor Farms neighborhood of Richmond, VA.

RHome & Garden [Winter, 2006]
Stark Beauty
Six-page article with pictures of a contemporary new home built by HomeMasons and designed by SMBW Architects which won two separate awards (James River Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Custom Home magazine).

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Real Estate Section [July 16, 2006]
Remodelers win national awards
An article with pictures about HomeMasons, Inc. and another local remodeler who won Chrysalis awards that were presented at the Southern Building Show.

The Goochland Courier [June 28, 2006]
HomeMasons, Inc. wins “Best Addition” award
Article with pictures about HomeMasons winning a Chrysalis award for best addition.

The Goochland Gazette [June 22, 2006]
HomeMasons earns remodeling award
An article with picture of Mr. Hearn about winning a Chrysalis award for best addition.

The Goochland Gazette [December 22, 2005]
National magazine recognizes Manakin-Sabot Company
An article regarding the Custom Home Pacesetter Award for Marketing awarded to Mr. Hearn.

The Goochland Courier – Community Section [December 14, 2005]
Christmas Cards from HomeMasons
An article featuring the hand-drawn Christmas cards that have become a tradition for HomeMasons’ clients.

Custom Home [December, 2005]
2005 PaceSetter Awards
An article listing the winners of the 2005 PaceSetter award of which Mr. Hearn was awarded for Marketing.

Southern Living [September, 2005]
A Better Addition
Article with pictures of a two-story addition to an existing French Country styled home in the University of Richmond neighborhood of Richmond, VA.

Richmond Magazine [June, 2005]
Remodeling Done Right
Article with pictures naming the winner of the Contractor of the Year Awards from NARI – Central VA Chapter. HomeMasons’ won Best Residential Kitchen – 2005.

The Goochland Courier [January, 2005]
Chamber Music
Article with pictures about Mason being named “Business Person of the Year – 2004.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Metro Business Section [January, 2005]
Name Game – How one small business built itself a new image
An article with pictures about the marketing plan for the name change from McGuire, Hearn & Toms, Inc. to HomeMasons, Inc.

Southern Living [November, 2004]
Comfort and Style
Eleven-page article with pictures of a new home that was built to appear to be old in Manakin-Sabot, VA.

Remodeling [September, 2004]
Historic Tax Credits

Qualified Remodeler Magazine [September 2001, September 2002, September 2003, September 2004, September 2005, August 2007, August 2008]
Top 500
Listing of McGuire, Hearn & Toms/HomeMasons as member of top 500 remodeling firms in the country, based on annual remodeling volume.

Style Weekly – Home Style [June, 2004]
Rustic Wonder
Cover page of Home Style about a unique rustic new home that HomeMasons is building from c.1700 timber frames that the owners shipped in from Vermont.

Southern Living [February, 2004]
Well-Balanced Master Bath
Article with pictures of a wonderful historic renovation in Manakin-Sabot, VA.

Remodeling [February 2004]
Points Taken

Qualified Remodeler Magazine [November 2003]
QR Master Design Awards
Article with pictures of McGuire, Hearn & Toms’ award for Best Bathroom Below $30,000.

Professional Builder [October, 2003]
101 Best Companies to Work For
Article with listing and rankings of the 101 Best Companies to Work For in the Remodeling Industry on a national level.

CG Report [Summer, 2003]
Five CGR’s Make Remodeling’s Big 50
Article with picture regarding Mason Hearn making the Big 50 list

Remodeling [May, 2003]
Big 50 – Business Savvy
Article with pictures naming the companies that made the Big 50 List and their respective categories. McGuire, Hearn & Toms, Inc. was noted for their business savvy.

Qualified Remodeler Magazine [May 2002]
Eliminating Free Bids
Letter to the editor responding to previous inquiry on how to eliminate hopeless bidding situations

Richmond Times-Dispatch [April 30, 2002]
He’s a Craftsman at Business, Too
Business Section front-page profile of MH&T

Goochland Gazette [March 23-29, 2002]
Manakin Firm President Wins 2001 Pinnacle Award

Professional Remodeler Magazine [December, 2001]
Predicting Success – Building a Legacy
One Block at a Time
Cover Story Featuring Mason Hearn & Selection of the 2001 Pinnacle Award

Professional Remodeler Magazine [October, 2001]
Prized Strategies
Feature Article regarding 2001 Pinnacle Marketing Award Winners, including MH&T

Goochland Gazette [August 12-18, 2000]
Firm Gains National Attention – Contractors Have Found
a Market in Goochland
Feature article regarding McGuire, Hearn & Toms’ recent work and winning of Chrysalis Awards

Professional Remodeler Magazine [July, 2000]
2000 Chrysalis Design Awards
Listing of winners includes featured commentary and picture of MH&T’s winning entry

Renovation Style Magazine [Winter 2000]
Saving the White Elephant
12-page feature article regarding our design/build restoration of an important urban home

Richmond Times-Dispatch [June 25, 2000]
Manakin-Sabot Builder Wins Chrysalis Awards
Article with pictures regarding MH&T winning Chrysalis Awards

Richmond Magazine [Spring 2000]
Manakin Road Farmhouse Reborn
Feature Article regarding MH&T’s design/build restoration of a historic farmhouse

 
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