We were thrilled to be awarded a Best of Houzz Client Satisfaction badge for 2017. It came to us with a message that says, “You were rated at the highest level of client satisfaction by the Houzz community.” The folks at Houzz explain it like this, “Professionals earned badges for customer service, determined by a… [Read More]
WhyWalker.com: Would you share our new website?
Welcome to our new website. I hope you’ll take a look around and, if you think it appropriate, will share a link to it with friends, family, and acquaintances you think might be interested. ( http://whywalker.com ) “Home Explorer” shows you some of the 350-plus homes we’ve built. “Neighborhoods” shows you where we’re building now and talks about… [Read More]
May I send you our Walker Homes Introduction Package?
The Walker Homes Introduction Package presents some of the homes we’ve built, explains our business, and introduces our A-list of partners. If you’re interested in building a custom home in Glen Allen, Hanover County, or the town of Ashland, we’d like to send you a copy. Please call with 804 270 7195 or email your… [Read More]
It’s like parting with a good friend
As J.R. Walker Homes (now Walker Homes), I’ve built almost 350 custom homes in Glen Allen and Hanover in the last 30 years. I designed and constructed this very special home for my family in what I and many others consider Glen Allen’s best kept secret neighborhood—Rock Springs Estates. 3324 Wood Brook Lane, Glen Allen… [Read More]
The sun shines in Westin Estates [SOLD OUT]
The Walker Homes family welcomes Gary and Pam. Their story has brought them to this bright, sunny new home in Westin Estates. With its It features a stunning master suite, a covered porch that opens on a patio with a fire pit and seating wall, and a finished basement with a media room and a bar… [Read More]
New in Westin Estates: A one-of-a-kind, European style home with a unique brick pattern
Welcome Asser and Lindsey. Here’s the next chapter in this wonderful couple’s story—a one-of-a-kind, European style home with a unique light-and-shadow brick pattern. It was such a joy to hand over the keys to the new homeowners and think about the lifetime of memories they will create there. (Check out the rainbow arch—that’s a first… [Read More]
From Jim Walker: About Icynene Insulation
Here’s a brief glimpse into a custom home detail that might not be one most home buyers dream about, but it is one that can make a huge difference as the years go by: Icynene insulation. Are you interested in building a distinctive home of your own? Want to know what it takes? How much… [Read More]
From Jim Walker: The Rumford Fireplace
As you know, custom home building is all about the details. And we’ve spent lots of years developing a team of craftspeople who are among the best in their respective fields. That’s really what you’re paying for isn’t it? People who turn something that could be ordinary into something that turns out extraordinary? This is… [Read More]
So what’s the story behind this symbol?
If you have any of our marketing materials, you’ll notice most of them include a little symbol—a “C” with a nail through it. (It’s there, for example, at the bottom of this page on the website.) What’s the idea? Well, first and foremost, it’s a reminder to myself and my team about the difference between being a carpenter and a craftsman.… [Read More]