Tag Archives: Community Involvement

Patricia Tetro of BOWA joins the Board of Directors at Homestretch

McLean, Va. – BOWA is pleased to announce that Patricia Tetro, has joined the Board of Directors of Homestretch, the Northern Virginia charity which has helped over 1,500 homeless families achieve permanent housing and self-sufficiency since 1990.  Patricia continues the tradition at BOWA of giving back to the communities in which their clients and employees live and work. “I’m thrilled to join in the important work that Homestretch is doing with homeless families in Virginia,” said Patricia Tetro, Principal and Owner.  “Here at BOWA, our goal is helping families improve their lives at home. Homestretch is helping families by giving… Read More >

Join BOWA Tomorrow for the 18th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Finish Line – Autism Speaks 5K 2017 2018 marks the 18th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk! I am thrilled that BOWA is a co-presenting sponsor again this year – our 15th consecutive year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, this race has contributed over $2.75 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 18 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and sure to be a wonderful start to Independence Day.… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon to Herndon!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Herndon on Saturday, July 14th.  If you’re thinking about a staycation over July 4th to tidy up around the house, let us help you dispose 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.  Read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site… Read More >

Middleburg Eccentric – BOWA Participates in Middleburg Community Charter School Eagle Scout Project

Featured In: Middlebug Eccentric, April 26, 2018 Excerpt: “On November 2015 Life Scout Noah Mamula submitted a proposal for his Eagle Scout Project—an Outdoor Classroom for the Middleburg Community Charter School (MCCS)—to the BSA District Commissioner for approval. This began the 28-month odyssey of permits, blueprints, fundraising, and construction to make the classroom a reality….By March 2017 the county still had not issued final approval for the structure, but Noah forged on. Next, he needed to secure a construction manager for the project. This was a big one. He just walked into BOWA and Tim Burch in the Middleburg office… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup Day – Edgemoor, May 6th

In conjunction with the Edgemoor Citizens Association and Hans Wydler of Wydler Brothers Real Estate, BOWA will be holding our 3rd annual Home Cleanup Day for Bethesda’s Edgemoor neighborhood on Sunday, May 6th.  Let us help you with your spring cleaning by 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.  Read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. This year we are excited to hold the event in the parking lot at the… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred – Chesterbrook Woods, April 28th

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup & Shred Day on Saturday, April 28th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Lizzy Conroy of HBC Group – Keller Williams Realty, McLean.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the Chesterbrook Woods community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter and personal documents! Hosted at Lizzy’s home, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You… Read More >

Coming Soon to Spring Valley – BOWA Holiday Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Holiday Home Cleanup Day in Spring Valley on Saturday, January 6th.  Start a fresh new year by letting us assist in disposing of your post holiday debris and 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, January 6, 2018 Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where:  4828 Quebec Street NW, Washington, DC 20016 What:  Wrappings, trees, boxes and other debris, but no electronics, paint… Read More >

Coming Soon to River Creek – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in River Creek on Tuesday, October 9th.  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:  Tuesday, October 9, 2017 Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 pm Where:  18406 Lanier Island Square, Leesburg, VA 20176 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials For more information:  Call Tim Burch at 540-687-6771.… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – King’s Manor Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 14th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Karen Briscoe of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the King’s Manor community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your pre-holiday cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Karen’s home, 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… Read More >

Weinberg Elected Chair of Potomac Conservancy

Just one example of BOWA’s long-standing commitment to serving the community McLean, Va. – BOWA is pleased to announce that Larry Weinberg, one of the firm’s founders, has been elected Chairman of the Board for Potomac Conservancy. Potomac Conservancy is the region’s leading clean water advocate, fighting to ensure the Potomac River boasts clean drinking water, healthy lands, and connected communities. The nonprofit combines the grassroots power of 21,000 members and online activists with local land conservation and policy initiatives to clean up and protect the Potomac River. Weinberg has worked with the group in several capacities since 2010. “I… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 17th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Starting Line – Autism Speaks 5K 2016 2017 marks the 17th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk! I am thrilled that BOWA is a co-presenting sponsor again this year – our 14th consecutive year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, this race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 17 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and sure to be a wonderful start to Independence Day.… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA & HBC Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 22nd, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbors, Amy Dilley-Davis and Cathy Peck of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community where we live and work.  Celebrate Earth Day by letting us help you recycle, donate or dispose of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Trinity United Methodist Church, 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… Read More >

Coming Soon to South Bradley Hills – BOWA Shred Day

In conjunction with the South Bradley Hills Neighborhood Association, BOWA will be holding a Shred Day in Bethesda’s South Bradley Hills neighborhood on Saturday, April 29th.  Let us help you securely dispose of your unwanted personal documents! We are pleased to be partnering with  TrueShred who will provide secure, onsite shredding. The BOWA team will be on hand to help, and we’d like to offer a special thank you to the Bethesda Community School for hosting the event! Date:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 Time:  9:00-11:00 am Where:  Bethesda Community School, 7500 Honeywell Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814 What:  Unwanted documents for… Read More >

Coming Soon to Reston – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming Reston Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 1st, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Jenny McClintock of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Jenny’s home, 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… Read More >

Coming Soon to Arlington – BOWA 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 Thursday, February 9th.  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, February 9, 2017 Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm Where:  2623 S Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22202 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials For more information:  Call Jim Harris at 703-873-8010. Guest… Read More >

Coming Back to Edgemoor – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

Back by popular demand!  In conjunction with the Edgemoor Citizens Association, BOWA will be holding our 2nd annual Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda’s Edgemoor neighborhood on Saturday, February 11th.  Let us help you show your home some LOVE just in time for Valentine’s Day by 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.  Read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2017 Time:  9:00-11:00 am Where:  The Edgemoor Club,… Read More >

Coming Soon to King’s Manor in McLean – Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, November 12th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Karen Briscoe of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the King’s Manor community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your pre-holiday cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Karen’s home, 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… Read More >

Coming Soon to The Reserve in McLean – Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 1st, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Tania Hosmer of Keller Williams.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community in which we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your back-to-school 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… Read More >

Coming Soon to Chesterbrook Woods in McLean – Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 24th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Lizzy Conroy of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the Chesterbrook Woods community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your back-to-school cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Lizzy’s home, 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… Read More >

Coming Soon – Capitol Hill Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, August 31st.  Let the BOWA Team 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 for disposal in our jobsite dumpster.  Or just stop by on your way to the office or school, grab a cup of coffee and a treat, and say, “Hi!” Date:  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Time:  8:00 am –… Read More >

Coming Soon – Cleveland Park Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Cleveland Park on Friday, August 5th.  Let the BOWA Team 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, August 5, 2016 Time:  8:00 am – 10:00 am Where:  3462 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials will be accepted For more… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 16th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Richie’s Racers – Beachside 2015 Once again this year I am thrilled to announce that BOWA will be a co-presenting sponsor of the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk.  This year marks the 16th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 13th 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. Celebrating 16 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and… Read More >

Coming soon to Arlington – Home Cleanup & Shred Day!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup & Shred Day in Arlington on Saturday, April 23rd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! In addition, we have arranged with TrueShred to provide secure, on-site document shredding.  Simply bring your unwanted personal documents for destruction. 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, April 23, 2016Time:  9:00 am –… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup Day – Coming to Middleburg Tennis Club!

As a thank you to our neighbors in Middleburg, BOWA will be holding a  Home Cleanup Day this Saturday, April 9th at Middleburg Tennis Club.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community in which we have worked and a great opportunity for you to get a jump start on your spring cleaning! 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. On Home Cleanup Day, please… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day at Cooper MS

As a thank you to all our friends in the McLean community, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup & Shred Day at Cooper Middle School on Saturday, April 16th. It’s our way of saying thank you to the community in which we have worked and a great opportunity for you to get a jump start on your spring cleaning! 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.… Read More >

Coming Soon to Burning Tree Elementary – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

In conjunction with the Burning Tree Elementary School Plant Sale and as a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day at BTES on Saturday, April 23rd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning by 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, April 23, 2016Time:  8:00-10:00… Read More >

Coming soon to McLean – Home Cleanup Day!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in McLean on Thursday, April 9th.  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:  Thursday, April 9, 2015 Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm Where:  7000 Benjamin Street, McLean, VA 22101 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous… Read More >

BOWA, HomeAid Complete Townhome Renovation for Cornerstones

HomeAid Northern Virginia and BOWA put the finishing touches on a $62,000 townhome renovation project for Cornerstones in January, allowing a single mom and her two young children to move out of a shelter and into an updated and beautiful home. BOWA, a three-time Builder Captain, and its 14 trade partners donated 91 percent of their labor and materials. The renovations included: new flooring and carpet throughout; interior paint; new fixtures in a powder room and a completely renovated full bathroom; new granite countertops and new kitchen appliances; updated kitchen cabinetry; upgraded electrical components; and power-washing outside. John Murray, vice… Read More >

Coming in October – BOWA Dumpster Day at Lift Me Up!

Join BOWA and Lift Me Up! for a  Dumpster Day community cleanup and open barn day on Saturday, October 4th! Now that school has started, it is the perfect time to clean out the garage, basement or your closets.  Let BOWA assist you with the disposal of your unwanted clutter. Volunteers will also be available to offer tours of the barn and grounds! Cash donations are gladly accepted and all proceeds will benefit the “Good fences make good neighbors campaign” as part of a comprehensive initiative to replace all the fences on the farm. Click here to learn more about… 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 >

BOWA Sponsors 14th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk in Potomac, MD

July 4 Race Has Contributed $2.5 Million to Autism Advocacy and Research McLean, Va. –BOWA (www.bowa.com), an award-winning residential remodel and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations, will once again serve as the presenting sponsor for the Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk in Potomac, Md. on July 4, 2014. This year marks the 14th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 11th year as a key sponsor.  BOWA principal Steve Kirstein is Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks 5K Run and is the founder of the Richie’s Racers team in honor of his son… 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 >

BOWA Presents 13th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk

BOWA Encourages Participation to Walk, Jog, Run to Raise Awareness and Support for Autism Speaks at the July 4th Fundraiser   McLean, Va. — BOWA (www.bowa.com), a premier home transformation firm specializing in the design and construction of luxury additions and renovations, will once again serve as the presenting sponsor for the 13th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk on Thursday, July 4 in Potomac, Md. “As autism continues to increasingly affect so many children, we’re very pleased to help support Autism Speaks,” said Steve Kirstein, BOWA principal, sponsorship chair for the Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk… Read More >

BOWA Presents 12th Annual Autism Speaks 5K

July 4th Fundraiser Encourages Participants to Walk, Jog, Run in Potomac, Md. or Wherever They’re Celebrating Independence Day BOWA (https://www.bowa.com), a home transformation company specializing in the design and construction of luxury renovations and additions will once again serve as the presenting sponsor for the 12th annual Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Potomac, Md. “New statistics are out and show that one in every 88 children is affected by autism,” said Steve Kirstein, BOWA principal, sponsorship chair for the Autism Speaks 5K and Run and One-Mile Walk and board member with the… Read More >

Potomac Day 2011 – Steve Kirstein, Business Person of the Year, Rides in Float

Featured in: Potomac Almanac Excerpt:  The annual Potomac Day parade arrived Saturday, Oct. 22 and captured the hearts and spirits of participants and spectators. Potomac Citizen of the Year Nicki Bunting, Potomac Youth of the Year Julianne Pearson from Connelly School of the Holy Child, and Potomac Business Person of the Year Steve Kirstein of BOWA were featured. Parade participants included school groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, antique cars, elected officials, clowns — and lot of candy for the on-lookers. Potomac Day was filled with food, live music, free children’s rides including pony rides, a petting zoo, moon… 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 >