Join BOWA for the 14th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Autism Speaks
Once again this year I am excited to serve as Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk, presented by BOWA.  This year marks the 14th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 11th year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, the race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. This community oriented event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and is a wonderful start to Independence Day. I hope you will consider supporting the… Read More >

McLean Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 17th.  Let us help you get a jump on your spring cleaning and assist disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Saturday, May 17, 2014Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  8900 Olson Court, McLean, VA 22102What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc. No electronics, paint or hazardarous materials will be accepted. For more… Read More >

Chevy Chase Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Chevy Chase Home Cleanup Day on Friday, April 25th.  Let us help you get a jump on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Friday, April 25th, 2014Time:  7:30 am – 10:00 amWhere:  7107 45th Street, Chevy Chase, MDWhat:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials will be… Read More >

BOWA McLean Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

Home Cleanup Day with 123 Junk
As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a McLean Home Cleanup Day on Wednesday, April 2nd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. Date:  Wednesday, April 2, 2014Time:  8:30 – 10:30 amWhere:  6470 Kedleston Court, McLean,… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon to Arlington!

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Arlington on Saturday, March 22nd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Saturday, March 22, 2014Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  2040 N Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22207 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor… Read More >

BOWA Holiday Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon To Middleburg!

BOWA Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to our neighbors in Middleburg, BOWA will be holding a Holiday Home Cleanup Day on Tuesday, January 7th at our office on E Washington Street.  Let us help you fulfill your New Year’s resolution for a tidy, organized home as we assist in the disposal of your holiday debris and unwanted clutter!  We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. Date:  Tuesday, January 7thTime: … Read More >

BOWA’s Free Shred Day – Coming Soon to Washington, DC

As a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup & Shred Day on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Home Cleanup & Shred Day is a great opportunity to dispose of confidential documents and clear out unwanted clutter.  A BOWA team member will help unload bulky items, and secure on-site shredding will be provided by Office Paper Systems. What items can you bring?  Office Paper Systems will accept paper documents from your office or home. BOWA will collect broken and oversized junk items for disposal, but please excluded exectronics, paint or hazardous materials.… Read More >

Coming Soon – BOWA Home Cleanup Day in Arlington!

123 Junk
As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Arlington on Tuesday, November 12th.  Let us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013Time:  8:30 – 10:30 amWhere:  4640 N. Dittmar Road, Arlington, VA 22207What:  Broken & oversized items and junk for… Read More >

BOWA Sponsors 1st Annual Cars for the Cure in Great Falls, VA

George Hodges-Fulton Classic Car
BOWA is proud to be a sponsor for the Cars for the Cure – 1st Annual Drive to End Diabetes, an exotic and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles show.  The event occurs on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Brx American Bistro in Great Falls, VA. George Hodges-Fulton, BOWA Principal and car enthusiast, has entered his classic 1965 Ford Mustang and will be on hand to enjoy what is expected to be a day of family, fun and fundraising to support the fight against diabetes.  Sally Hodges-Fulton, George’s black lab/Chesapeake Bay retriever mix, loves cruising… Read More >

More Home Cleanup Days – Coming Soon to McLean!

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to the communities in which we work, I would like to invite you to take advantage of one of BOWA’s upcoming Home Cleanup Days in McLean.  Let us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items**. Simply pick the date and location that is convenient for you! Date:  Wednesday, October 2, 2013Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 amWhere:  8287 Alvord Street, McLean, VA 22102 Date:  Thursday, October 17, 2013Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pmWhere:  956… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA Home Cleanup Day!

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to the communities in which we work, I would like to invite you to take advantage of BOWA’s upcoming Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 21st.  Let us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Saturday, September 21, 2013Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 amWhere:  7012 Benjamin Street, McLean, VA 22101What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor more information:  Call Jim Harris at 703-873-8010.   Guest Blog… Read More >

Coming Soon to Great Falls – BOWA Home Cleanup Day!

Home Cleanup Day with 123 Junk
As a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Great Falls on Saturday, September 28th.  Let us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below.   Date:  Saturday, September 28, 2013Time:  8:00-11:00 amWhere:  200 Rivers Edge Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066What:  Broken & oversized items and junk for disposal, and… Read More >

BOWA Sponsors 20th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta in Alexandria, VA

Leukemia Cup Charity Event
Once again this year, BOWA is proud to be a local sponsor for the 20th Annual Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta in Alexandria, VA. The event occurs on September 7th, 2013 on the Potomac River within site of the Washington DC monuments. Jim Little, BOWA’s Chief Knowledge Officer, will be fundraising and racing aboard the sailboat “Paradiso” for the fourth year in a row in what is always a fun and meaningful event that raises awareness and money in the fight against cancer. The proceeds from the 2013 Leukemia Cup help advance The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma,… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA Home Cleanup Day!

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you for your patience during our renovation work in your area, I would like to invite you to take advantage of BOWA’s upcoming Home Cleanup Day.  Let us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Thursday, September 12, 2013Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 amWhere:  7813 Birnam Wood Drive, McLean, VA 22102What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor more information:  Call George Hodges-Fulton at 703-873-8002.   Guest Blog… Read More >

This Week – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day!

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup & Shred day on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. Home Cleanup & Shred Day is a great opportunity to dispose of confidential documents and clear out unwanted clutter.  A BOWA team member will help unload bulky items, and secure on-site shredding will be provided by Office Paper Systems. What items can you bring?  Office Paper Systems will accept paper documents from your office or home. BOWA will collect broken and oversized junk items for disposal, but please exclude electronics, paint or hazardous materials.… Read More >

A proud sponsor of Arts Fusion 2013 benefitting the MHA of Fauquier

Fauquier County Arts Fusion
BOWA is proud to have been a sponsor of Arts Fusion 2013, an elegant evening of art, music, and dance held at Fauquier Community Theatre. At this wonderful event benefitting the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County (MHAFC), artists from the Piedmont region entertained guests with a mix of Broadway ballads, jazz, ballet, photography and more. Cerphe, a prominent radio DJ, was the evening’s master of ceremonies. Eight in ten children do not have access to the mental healthcare that they need, and MHAFC is out to change that. Funds raised at Arts Fusion 2013 will continue to support independent… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 13th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk

Autism Speaks
With one week to go, I am running full speed ahead as Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk, presented by BOWA.  This year marks the 13th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 10th year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, the race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. This community oriented event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and is a wonderful start to Independence Day. Consider joining the Richie’s Racers… Read More >

BOWA Joins the Boofie O’Gorman Team for Spring Clean Up in Reston!

Boofie O'Gorman Spring Cleanup Day
Spring is here and folks around the area are clearing out and cleaning up.  Let BOWA and the Boofie Team assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Spring Clean Up is a great opportunity to donate and recycle gently used household goods, shred personal papers and dispose of any debris or unwanted items.  Stop by the Reston Long & Foster parking lot for a one-stop home clean up solution.  The Shred-It truck will be on hand for all that paperwork that has been piling up, and Habitat for Humanity will be accepting donations and providing receipts.  The BOWA team is… Read More >

In recognition of 25th Anniversary, BOWA donates $25 per Facebook Like

American Heart Association
In honor of Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, BOWA launched a campaign to donate $25 for every person who “Likes” BOWA on Facebook.  The announcement was made in an email and our clients, friends and family were given until February 28th to participate.  Now that the deadline has passed, we’re pleased to say that BOWA has just donated $2,825 to the American Heart Association.   The campaign is part of BOWA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and was a first step in our effort to share highlights of our 25 years of helping families improve their lives at home with our clients,… Read More >

Coming Soon to Reston – BOWA Dumpster Day!

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you for your patience during our renovation work in your area, I would like to invite you to take advantage of BOWA’s upcoming Dumpster Day.  Let us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Dumpster Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Where: 1231 Tottenham Court, Reston, VA 20194 What: Broken & oversized items, junk etc., but no paint or hazardous materials For more information: Call George Hodges-Fulton at 703-873-8002 Guest Blog… Read More >

Coming Soon to Oakton – BOWA Dumpster Day!

Holiday Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you for your patience during our work in your area, BOWA would like to assist in disposing of your post-holiday debris and other unwanted clutter. On Dumpster Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items! Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013 Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Where: 3140 Trenholm Drive, Oakton, VA 22124 What: Dispose of wrappings, trees, boxes and other debris (but exclude paint or other hazardous materials). For more information: Call Tim Burch at 703-873-9110 Guest Blog by Tim Burch Project Leader, BOWA… Read More >

From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to BOWA, A Logical Next Step

Tim Burch - Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Before joining BOWA earlier this year, I spent a some time working with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  During my three-year run as project manager, I worked on 22 different projects all across the country.  It was definitely EXTREME – just ask my wife and family!  But at the same time, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and a truly rewarding experience. With the final episode airing this Monday, December 17th, I’ve done a lot of thinking about how my work with Extreme Makeover compares to the design build remodeling we do here at BOWA. While the circumstances surrounding… Read More >

Holiday Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

Holiday Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to the neighbors in the Alexandria community where we have recently worked, BOWA will host a Holiday Home Cleanup Day. Home Cleanup Day is a great opportunity to donate and recycle gently used household items, toys and clothing, and dispose of any holiday debris or other unwanted clutter.  A BOWA employee will help folks unload their items and a Goodwill representative will be on hand to accept donations and provide receipts. Date:  Saturday, January 5, 2013Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  Wolfe Street at the Harborside Community entrance, Alexandria, VAWhat:  Donate gently used household goods, clothing… Read More >

Meet the Builder at BOWA’s latest Renovation Project

Meet the Builder
BOWA project leader George Hodges-Fulton invites you to stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee, meet the project team and take a special tour of this renovation project currently under construction.  Remodeling experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the project as well as to discuss your home improvement needs. Date:  Saturday, November 3, 2012 Time:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where:  12839 Rose Grove Drive, Oak Hill, VA 20171 What:  A wonderful assortment of goodies and coffee and a sneak peak of this beautiful design build renovation If you’re not able to… Read More >

BOWA Wins Two Great American Living Awards

Award Winning Renovation in McLean, Va
BOWA entered two design build remodeling projects in this year’s Great American Living Awards and received top honors for both!  The winners of this competition, sponsored by NVBIA and MNCBIA – the local chapters of the National Building Industry Association, were announced at last night’s awards ceremony. BOWA’s winning entry in the Residential Remodeling under $500,000 category is a luxury  remodeling project located in Washington, DC.   BOWA also took the top prize in the Residential Remodeling $500,000 to $1,000,000 category with a McLean, Virginia renovation project that included a beautiful addtion which has become the family’s favorite area of the… Read More >

Vote for BOWA as Best Builder in Best of Bethesda 2013

Best of Bethesda Gold Medal
There are only four days left to vote for your favorites in Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda 2013! Our goal is to let folks in on what you already know…BOWA is the BEST at transforming houses into homes.  Thanks to you, BOWA was last year’s winner in our category and we’re out to REPEAT!  We’d love your vote as Best Builder under the Home category. You’ll be given the opportunity to voice your opinion on everything from lobster rolls to Yoga classes, but don’t forget to vote for BOWA! Guest Blog Post by: Steve KirsteinPrincipal, BOWA… Read More >

Coming Soon – BOWA Home Cleanup Day in McLean

Home Cleanup Day
As a thank you to the neighbors in the communities where we work, BOWA will host our inaugural Home Cleanup Day on September 29, 2012 in McLean, VA. Home Cleanup day is a great opportunity to donate and recycle gently used household items, toys and clothing, and get rid of any unwanted clutter.  A truck and staff member from Goodwill of Greater Washington will be on hand to accept donations and provide receipts.  Additionally, BOWA staff members will be available to help folks dispose of any broken and damaged items. When:  Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 8:00 am – 10:00… Read More >

BOWA Sponsors 19th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta Charity Event in Alexandria, VA

Leukemia Cup Charity Event
Once again this year, BOWA is proud to be a local sponsor for the 19th Annual Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta charity event in Alexandria, VA. The event occurs on September 8th, 2012 on the Potomac River within site of the Washington DC monuments. Jim Little, BOWA’s Chief Knowledge Officer will be fundraising and racing aboard the sailboat “Paradiso” for the third year in a row in what is always a fun and meaningful event that raises awareness and money in the fight against cancer. The proceeds from the 2012 Leukemia Cup charity event help advance The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s… Read More >

BOWA and Steve Kirstein Honored by Potomac Chamber

Steve Kirstein Potomac Chamber Business Person of the Year
We are thrilled to announce that BOWA and our own Steve Kirstein have been honored as Business and Business Person of the Year for 2011 by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce. “As a long-time Potomac resident, this honor is particularly meaningful to me,” said Steve Kirstein, a principal at BOWA. “My family and I love this community, and I am thankful for having had the opportunity to work closely with so many Potomac families over the years.” Winners are chosen from nominations and are selected based on the work they do in and the contributions they have made to the… Read More >

BOWA Sponsors 18th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta Charity Event in Alexandria, VA

Leukemia Cup Charity Event
In just two weeks, BOWA Chief Knowledge Officer, Jim Little will be sailing in the 18th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta charity event at the Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA.  As a crew member on the sailboat “Paradiso”, Jim will race against 45 other teams to win the coveted Leukemia Cup. Jim’s participation in this annual event gives all of us here at BOWA the opportunity to do two things we love – cheer on a colleague and support an organization that provides much needed resources to the community.   The proceeds from the 2011 Leukemia Cup help advance The Leukemia… Read More >

BOWA’s Experts Deliver Green Remodeling Presentation in Alexandria

Doug Horgan Green Presentation
On July 15, 2011 BOWA hosted a Green Remodeling Presentation at the Alexandria location of Architectural Ceramics. The seminar coincided with the Annual Christmas in July event on Union Street in Old Town. The audience of homeowners, real estate professionals and interior designers enjoyed holiday treats and received an introduction to important factors that should be considered when planning a remodeling project. BOWA’s Vice President of Best Practices Doug Horgan discussed the best ways to improve the energy efficiency in the home, how to make the most of green building opportunities in material selections, and an explanation of the different… Read More >

BOWA is Presenting Sponsor for 2011 Autism Speaks July 4th 5K

Autism Speaks
With less than a month to go, I’m kicking into high gear for my second year as Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, presented by BOWA.  For the past ten years, the generous support of sponsors, donors and participants has made this event tremendously successful, contributing over $2 million to Autism Speaks. With one in every 110 children affected by autism, and one in every 70 boys, this national crisis is everyone’s cause. The race attracts both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and is a wonderful start to Independence Day. … Read More >

Highlights of BOWA’s Recent Community Involvement

Autism Speaks 5K
BOWA, the Greater Washington area’s leader in the design and construction of luxury renovations and additions and a fixture in the community for more than 23 years, believes strongly in supporting the organizations that touch our employees, clients and business partners. Following are a few examples of our recent community involvement.  Autism Speaks July 4th 5K: BOWA’s Steve Kirstein is pleased to again be Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks 5K race, and BOWA will again be Presenting Sponsor. Autism Speaks is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to the cause. New Dominion Women’s Club Spring Fling: BOWA’s Pat Tetro… Read More >

BOWA Leads Team in Renovating a Condominium for HomeAid

Homeaid Ad
BOWA and HomeAid Northern Virginia recently announced the completion of a condominium renovation that will enable a previously-homeless family to have a new, safe and comfortable place to live. HomeAid Northern Virginia coordinates the building and renovating of homeless shelters, transitional houses, food banks, medical clinics, counseling centers, and other facilities that help homeless people. BOWA led a team of partners and subcontractors in the complete renovation of a condominium in Fairfax for the Northern Virginia Coalition (NOVACO), which serves homeless survivors of domestic abuse, and HomeAid Northern Virginia. The two-bedroom unit, which had been repeatedly damaged by water, will … Read More >

Greetings from Middleburg from all of us at BOWA

Christmas in Middleburg
Each year, as the weather turns colder and the decorations start to appear, all of us at BOWA look forward to sponsoring and participating in the Christmas in Middleburg festivities.  This year’s event occurred Saturday, December 4th, 2010, and was attended by thousands who lined Washington Street in downtown Middleburg, VA, a charming historic town in Loudoun County.  As is tradition, the event was kicked off by the Middleburg Hunt as their approximately 100 horses, riders in red coats and dozens of hounds came through the center of town.  The parade which followed included local schools, businesses, organizations and social… Read More >

Design Build Remodeling Contractor Gives Back

BOWA Team Photo
Earlier this year, BOWA launched a new company logo and updated our company gear to go with it.  In part, the reason for the change was to help people understand that as a design build renovation contractor, we are more than just builders.  Hence, BOWA Builders became BOWA.  We think this is an important distinction since we specialize in both the design and construction of residential additions and renovations.   Not wanting anything to go to waste, BOWA collected all company clothing with the old logo that was still in wearable condition.  Over 500 items were collected and once boxed and… Read More >