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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Beginning Construction on a New House

It’s hard to beat the excitement of beginning construction on a new home for your family! The custom design, the beauty of knowing everything will be exactly to your taste, the process of choosing the right spot for the house … There’s so much to love! However, there are two sides to every coin. While …

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Why Transparency & Integrity Are More Important Now Than Ever

Right now, our communities are facing one of the most turbulent times most of us have ever lived through. In the face of the COVID pandemic, a lot of people feel anxious, stressed, frustrated, and helpless. These feelings impact every single area of our lives, from our careers, to our relationships, and yes—even our business …

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Why Hiring a General Contractor For Your Project Is More Hands-On Than You Thought

When it comes to hiring a general contractor for a new project, a lot of people operate under the belief that the whole experience will be fairly hands-off for them. After all: You don’t know about construction! That’s why you’re hiring an expert, right? Fair … But there’s more to that story than meets the …

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How to Renovate Your Home During COVID

You started your big renovation projects *right* before the world learned about COVID-19. Maybe you held off on continuing your work for a few weeks or months to see how everything shook out . . .  But now that it’s become clear that COVID is more of a long-term issue than we originally thought,you’re ready …

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10 Years of Raising the Bar

10 Years of Raising the Bar

Flying in the face of industry statistics, JC Smith recently commemorated our tenth year of providing quality home building and construction service you can rely on. Recently, we had the pleasure of celebrating our tenth year of business—happy birthday to us!  Truly, we can’t begin to express all the joy and gratitude we feel around …

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Should You Start Commercial Renovations During the Pandemic?

Should You Start Commercial Renovations During the Pandemic?

As our country continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are facing a lot of uncertainty. It might feel difficult to plan for the future—especially if that future involves trying to renovate a commercial space. With guidelines around operation and capacity in flux, a lot of property owners and entrepreneurs who had renovations on …

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Our Favorite Renovations: Bloomery Plantation Distillery

Our Favorite Renovations: Bloomery Plantation Distillery

Bloomery Plantation Distillery is an award-winning distillery in the heart of Charles Town, WV. Known for their out-of-this-world limoncello and having received numerous awards for their spirits over the years, Bloomery Plantation Distillery is truly one of West Virginia’s best-kept-secrets. However, that hasn’t always been the case.  Humble Origins Bloomery Plantation Distillery celebrated their grand …

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Building “With” You: How JC Smith Uses 3D Rendering

If you’re considering designing and building your own custom home, you already understand that your home is an expression of you and your family. A custom home should revolve around your specific desires and needs. You have a vision—you just need some help making it happen. Sound about right? Here at J.C. Smith, we’re dedicated …

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Custom Homes vs. Prefab Homes: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to designing and constructing your own home, not all “custom” houses are created equally. From modular buildings, to prefabricated houses, to genuinely custom creations, there’s quite a lot of variety in terms of what some building companies label as custom homes. So how can you know which type of home is right …

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What to Expect When You’re Constructing a Custom Home With J.C. Smith

We Strive for Excellence in Every Element of Your Custom Home Construction Experience We’ve been through the custom home construction process enough times to get it—the process of bringing your vision of your custom home to life is both incredibly exciting, and a little terrifying.  We understand the immense trust our clients are placing in …

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