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BOWA’s Ikenson to Run By Over 20 Client Projects During Virtual Marine Corps Marathon

Support Kristin as she runs through Bethesda, Chevy Chase and DC The entire BOWA Team will be cheering on project leader Kristin Ikenson as she runs her first-ever marathon on Saturday, October 31st!  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon will be a virtual event with participants plotting their own routes and running their race on a day of their choice. Kristin chose a route that will bring her by more than 20 projects BOWA has completed through the years in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Northwest DC.  She’ll be sporting her BOWA gear, so be sure to… Read More >

Raising Funds, Awareness for Autism

Featured in: The Potomac Almanac Excerpt: “BOWA has been a sponsor for the Autism Speaks race for 10 years and the presenting sponsor for the past four years, including this year. The team draws more than 60 volunteers who race both at the Potomac run and in Dewey, Rehobeth and Middleburg. Over the years this team has raised more than $100,000 for Autism Speaks…Kirstein explains what the race means to him and his team members: ‘This event is the most important day of my year, as autism is such a growing and concerning issue. Anything we can do to help… Read More >

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

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 >

Recycle, Reuse, Remodel

Featured in: The Connection Newspapers and The Potomac Almanac Excerpt: “Remodeling often affords an opportunity to re-purpose existing materials by donating to those less fortunate. Ask your remodeler if there is a plan or policy for saving materials for re-use rather than sending it to a land fill. Every project is different. And some materials are more easily removed and saved than others. Here are a couple of organizations that accepted used materials….” For More Information: Click here to view the full article in a new window Related Home Advisor:  Give your Home a Second Chance  … Read More >

Executive Profile: Tim Burch, BOWA Project Leader

Featured on: Washington Business Journal Excerpt: “Burch, 44, a third-generation builder, has been in the home-remodeling industry for a quarter century. For two years, as lead project manager of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” he oversaw 4,000 people who built houses within a week. Earlier this year, Burch left the reality show for real life, joining Bowa…” For More Information: Click here to view the full article in a new window… Read More >

Donating Home Goods to Good Causes

This time of year many of us make an effort to help those in our community who are less fortunate through the donation of goods, dollars or service. Whether it’s the spirit of the season that motivates you or a year-end push for tax purposes, consider the following organizations that will gladly accept your donation of home-related items. A Wider Circle   This organization provides basic-need items to families transitioning out of shelters and those living without life’s necessities. A Wider Circle furnishes the homes of more than 1,000 children and adults each month. If you wish to donate furniture and… Read More >

Home Design: The Man Behind the Bus

Featured on: Washingtonlife.com Excerpt: “Any Ty Pennington fan is familiar with his famed demand to “Move that Bus” on the ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. But as the show approaches its last episode (Monday December 17), Washington Life wanted to introduce you to a side of the show you may not have been familiar with. With each house, behind Pennington stood 4000 volunteers working tirelessly to build a home from scratch in seven days, not to mention the scores of companies who donated the necessary materials. In order to keep all these people working cohesively and efficiently, a project… Read More >

BOWA is Corporate Sponsor for Partner for Surgery’s The Arts for Healing Event

Featured in: McLean Connection Excerpt: BOWA was a corporate sponsor of “The Arts for Healing” event help April 30, 2011, which collected $100,000 for Partner for Surgery, a McLean -based nonprofit organization that provides medical care to more than 25,000 Guatemalans and has facilitated over 7,000 surgeries since 2001. The event celebrated the accomplishments of the 10-year-old nonprofit organization and its founders Frank and Todd Peterson. For More Information: Click here to read the full article  … Read More >

Design Build Remodeling Contractor Gives Back

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 >