August 25, 2016 by Scott Harlan 0 Comments

500 Photo Saves on Houzz!

Golden Rule Builders was thrilled to find out recently that the Houzz community has saved our photos to their ideabooks 500 or more times!

February 1, 2015 by Scott Harlan 0 Comments

Golden Rule Builders Awarded “Best of Houzz 2014” in Customer Satisfaction

Golden Rule Builders was awarded “Best Of Houzz 2014” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz.

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January 2, 2013 by Scott Harlan 0 Comments

GreenBuilder 2012 Best Aging-in-Place Home

In 2012, GRB received GreenBuilder’s Best Aging-in-Place Home Award for the custom Universal Design home we built for Ron Knecht in Catlett, a small town in Fauquier County, Virginia. GreenBuilder says, “Combining ADA-compliant design with green features is a win-win for this project’s sustainability.”

January 1, 2012 by Scott Harlan 0 Comments

Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 Award

Each year the Qualified Remodeler Magazine publishes the nation’s top 500 remodelers ranked by revenue. Golden Rule Builders made this prestigious list in 2008, 2009, and 2011.

January 1, 2011 by Scott Harlan 0 Comments

Fauquier County Chamber 2010 Business Person of the Year

Joel Barkman, owner of GRB, was named 2010 Business Person of the Year byFauquier County Chamber, who said, “Barkman has worked tirelessly in the building industry as chapter president of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, and has volunteered on many committees including the Fauquier County Business Advisory Council, and numerous others. He is a respected Elder in his church, and has helped those in need by making contributions and raising funds for the area’s homeless shelters and for those in need of affordable housing. A leader in the “green building” movement, this year’s winner is a proponent of responsible building practices, sustainable design, and environmental stewardship – all of which help make for a stronger Fauquier County.”

January 1, 2010 by Scott Harlan 0 Comments

NVBIA 2009 Builder of the Year

This prestigious award is given to the builder member of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association who shows great leadership, business accomplishments, special activities and contributions to the Association and community. The 2009 Builder of the Year award went to Joel Barkman, Golden Rule Builders.