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Clubhouse Construction Begins at Barley Woods!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: June 23, 2017

Last month, our new Barley Woods community took its first steps toward becoming Fredericksburg’s first boutique 55+ community as we officially broke ground and kicked off construction of the homes and the community clubhouse.

 

“We’ve put a lot of sweat and hard work into laying the ground work to ensure this will be a special place to live,” said Roger Glover, owner of Cornerstone Homes. “We’re thrilled to already have 12 homebuyers at Barley Woods, and we’re excited to begin construction.”

 

“We made the commitment to invest in the major amenities upfront so that our earliest homebuyers will have places to gather and socialize from day one,” added Glover.

 

The Clubhouse at Barley Woods will be the social hub of the community, so get ready for some fun! Along with indoor and outdoor gathering spaces designed for year-round enjoyment, it will feature an outdoor pool, fitness center, the BW Pub, and entertaining areas. There will also be a  fire pit, an outdoor bar & grilling area, & pocket gardens.

ClubHouse Construction

 

Barley Woods also has something that you won’t find anywhere else – Boxwell Glade Park, a  section of preserved land with creek-side walking & exercise trails, a dog park & an orchard. Residents will have the luxury of enjoying peaceful walks through the woods, wandering through the orchard, and listening to the melody of the creek.

 

“Another unique amenity at Barley Woods is the Corner Patch Garden,” said Wanda Cook, sales manager at Barley Woods. “Cornerstone is introducing a ‘hands on’ learning experience where homeowners can develop skills growing different varieties of vegetables, fruits, and flowers.”

Homebuyers at Barley Woods enjoy a wide range of home choices with seven different home designs in both attached and detached configurations. The floor plans can be tailored to fit your lifestyle with flex spaces, and unique options.   This is truly a no-maintenance community so get ready to enjoy your freedom from outside home and yard maintenance!!!

 

The Barley Woods Sales Office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 – 5, and Sunday from 1 – 5.  For more information, contact Wanda Cook at 540-699-3009.

 

 

The Villas at Ashlake is generating lots of buzz!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: June 20, 2017

One of our newest 55+ boutique communities, The Villas at Ashlake in Chesterfield, celebrated its groundbreaking on June 14th. The exciting event was attended by a variety of county officials, homeowners, potential buyers, and Cornerstone team members.

Located at the corner of Ashlake and Ashbrook Parkways, the Villas at Ashlake is an exciting addition to our collection of 55+ communities. It will have just 82 single-story homes, 12 of which have already been sold. The Ashlake Clubhouse will feature a pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor grill, walking trails, and community vegetable & flower gardens. Whether relaxing by the pool, playing in the gardens, or sitting by the fire, getting to know your new neighbors will be your new favorite pastime.

 

The open and spacious villas feature two and three bedroom designs, ranging from 1,500 to 1,900 plus square feet with an attached two-car garage, patio, sunroom, or private courtyard. The homes are tastefully clustered together with the community clubhouse to make a small, close-knit neighborhood.

 

The unique maintenance-free homes feature attractive stone and siding exteriors with interesting architectural details. Inside, there are cathedral and tray ceilings, elegant finishes, and unbelievable features. The gourmet kitchens feature large islands, state of the art appliances, and beautiful cabinetry. There are private outdoor living spaces, guest suites for visitors, and luxurious master bedrooms. The prices for the homes start in the $270’s.

 

For more information about The Villas at Ashlake, please contact Carrie Jamieson Morak at 804-234-8525 or visit Ashlake55.com.

Cornerstone Homes Gives Back!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: June 5, 2017

Foodbank

When Cornerstone and The Chesterfield Food Bank team up, there’s no limit to what we can do for our community! With the help of our awesome Magnolia Lakes homeowners, friends and family, the Food Bank collected an impressive 629 pounds of food this past March!

 

As one of Chesterfields Food Banks’ closest neighbors, Magnolia Lakes (a Cornerstone Homes community) was more than happy to help the organization as part of our continuing efforts to give back to the community! In addition to food donations, we vowed to provide a check matching the total collected food weight at the end of the fundraiser.

 

Michelle Newcome, a Cornerstone representative, presented the $629 check to the food bank which will help feed so many people in need within our community. The additional donation will also help provide the financial means to keep the lights on at the food bank, put gas in their vehicles for Food on the Move and maintain the summer food program, which helps children who relied on school meals have enough to eat all summer long.

 

Cornerstone Homes want to give a special thank you to all of those in our community whose efforts helped us support such a worthy organization and provide food for so many people!

 

If you’re interested in helping further, the Food Bank is looking for more volunteers to help with their Food on the Move program, delivering food to four local schools, or assist with their food pick up at the Chester, VA location.  You can call the Food Bank at 414-8885 to volunteer. You can also continue to make donations through the green donation box in our clubhouse.

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Barley Woods – A New Cornerstone Community!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: June 2, 2017

It’s official! We’ve broken ground at Barley Woods! Just this past week, construction started on the much anticipated, Boutique 55+ community in the heart of Fredricksburg, VA!

Barley Woods Cornerstone New Community

The community is now lively and loud with construction crews as it brings us that much closer to the quiet, peaceful retreat our homeowners will love waking up to every day! A neighborhood immersed in nature, leading residents to a private, green oasis called Boxwell Glade with creekside trails, a small orchard and dog park for our furry friends!

 

In addition to 124 single-level homes that are each uniquely maintenance-free, Barley Woods will feature a beautiful clubhouse with up-scale amenities such as grilling areas, fitness center, pool and more.  Enjoy flexible outdoor/indoor living spaces tailored to your lifestyle as you discover new hobbies and enjoy those you love.

 

Barley Woods will always be a special place to call home, providing a true sense of belonging and connectedness. Through its distinct amenities and close proximity to Downtown Fredericksburg, there’s no better place to live and grow while creating lifelong friendships and new memories 🙂

 

Come see us today to find out what Barley Woods is all about!  For more information, contact Wanda Cook, Sales Counselor at wcook@cornerstonehomes.net or 540.699.3009.

Congratulations to Roger Glover!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: April 26, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Cornerstone Homes’ founder and president, Roger A. Glover, was recently recognized for being a long-time EPCON builder. EPCON CRoger Glover awardommunities, an Ohio-based company that specializes in designing homes and communities for active adults, recognized Roger and Cornerstone for being an EPCON franchise builder for 20 years. Only threebuilders, including Roger, have ever received this award.

The award also served to recognize all of the contributions that Cornerstone Homes has made through the years, carrying out EPCON’s mission statement of building “homes, neighborhoods and lifestyles that provide one remarkable experience”.

Since he started the company, Roger has ensured that Cornerstone Homes is dedicated to creating the perfect homes and lifestyles for active adults. Our communities in Virginia and North Carolina offer residents a carefree lifestyle dedicated to wellness, connection and convenience – whether you’re fully retired, working part-time or embarking on a new career.

We’re proud to be an EPCON builder, and even prouder to be able to offer such fine quality homes and communities to our homeowners.

Roger Glover receives award

 

It’s Time to Embrace Spare Time and a Maintenance-Free Lifestyle!

Categories: News & Events | Posted: March 23, 2017

After years of doing for others, you’ve reached an age where you want to do for yourself. At Cornerstone Homes, we can absolutely help you achieve that goal. Our communities are all about encouraging your freedom and pursuing an active lifestyle. Life here means no yard work, no maintenance issues, no snow shoveling. Instead, we offer carefree homes in a maintained community… and plenty of spare time to do whatever you want!

We’re also firm believers in the lock-and-leave lifestyle. For people who travel, or have second homes, or are simply are too busy to deal with the nuisances of homeownership, a low maintenance home that is secure and looked after while you’re off living your life is a dream come true.

Legions of active adults, retirees and Baby Boomers have learned to embrace the concept of worry-free spare time, indulging in leisure activities, traveling, volunteering, socializing or even taking on second careers. Join the crowd! Instead of fussing about annual upkeep, go on a cruise or visit the kids. Instead of mowing the lawn, go for a swim, take a yoga class, or pick up a new hobby. Enjoy your spare time… you’ve earned it!

Maintenance-free living is one of our principles at Cornerstone Homes. We build high quality, affordable single-story homes in secure, maintenance-free communities in Virginia and North Carolina. We want our homeowners to have lives full of choices and opportunities, for them to have the homes and lifestyles they envision and deserve, whether that means more free time to travel, or more freedom to enjoy family and friends.

Cornerstone Communities Featured in Local Publications

Categories: News & Events | Posted: December 16, 2016

We are getting noticed! Cornerstone Homes was one of the subjects in a recent article in Richmond Biz Sense. The article, about local builders and the busy 55-plus markets, talked about Cornerstone’s new Barley Woods community in Fredericksburg, and mentioned the Villas at Magnolia Lakes, Villas at Ashlake and Chickahominy Falls, too. Cornerstone’s president, Roger Glover, was quoted extensively, as he talked about the changes in the 55-plus market, as well as the challenges of developing housing for active adults in different regions.screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-4-36-01-pm

Chickahominy Falls was also named to Richmond Magazine’s “Top Places to Watch in 2017” list!

We’re so proud to be mentioned in these great publications!

We Make Home Buying Easy with our Concierge Program

Categories: News & Events | Posted: November 21, 2016

Buying a new home can be the time of your life!  At Cornerstone Homes, we make this process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Why? Because we want to welcome you home to one of our active adult communities sooner so you can start that carefree lifestyle you deserve!

Through our innovative Concierge Program, we partner you with professionals that will help you with every aspect of selling your current home and prepare your move to your new life.

  • Staging is everything, and our design experts will help you stage your current home so it shines and sells quickly.
  • We have partnered with a team of local realtors near each of our 55 and over communities to sell your current home.  Plus, when you list with one of these partners, you will save money on commission fees!
  • Our preferred lenders can help you secure your new home with financing that works best for you and save you money.
  • We’ll even help you organize your move through our local experts. They can help coordinate everything from packing boxes to furniture placement in your brand new Cornerstone home and everythinscreen-shot-2016-11-21-at-12-40-40-pmg in between.

Let us help you make this next chapter in your life an exciting one. Contact us to learn how you can take advantage of our Concierge Program today!

Barley Woods Celebrates Opening of Marketing/Sales Center

Categories: News & Events | Posted: October 24, 2016

Barley Woods, The Villas of Fredericksburg

 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening

 

On September 15th, Barley Woods, a Boutique 55+ Active Adult Community,  celebrated the opening of its Sales Office located at 5223 Plank Road in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Barley Woods, a small, intimate community of 124 maintenance-free villa homes will feature 7 single story home designs, a luxurious clubhouse with pool, fitness center, outdoor recreation areas  and pocket gardens;  Boxwell Glade, a preserved natural area with a creek side walking trail, exercise trail, dog park, and orchard and more.

Those in attendance included Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Director member Janel Donohue, Fredericksburg business owners, engineers and architects associated with the project, and Cornerstone Homes team members. Also in attendance was Ms. Ruby Barley, previous owner of a large portion of the property upon which Barley Woods will be built.  Roger Glover, Owner of Cornerstone Homes, and Ms. Ruby gave a brief background of their first meeting nearly 10 years ago about his vision for the property.   Ms. Ruby spoke of raising her 4 children on the 32 acres upon which Barley Woods is now growing up.   She called it their “home place” their place of beauty, comfort, and tranquility.   Ms. Ruby stated, “We all hope that, even though the face of the land has changed,  the people who choose to live here will know the same peace that we loved.”  Roger Glover stated, “we are building on the Barley Woods legacy, creating a community where quiet places and actives places are woven together.  A relaxing and peaceful place to come home to.”

Barley Woods Sales Office will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 – 6 and Sunday from 1 – 6. Wanda Cook, Sales Counselor, can be reached at 540-699-3009.

Cornerstone Homes is an exclusive builder of active adult communities and for more than 15 years has focused solely on the active adult homebuyer. Because of this experience, the company is structured to anticipate and uniquely serve the needs of this ever growing boomer buyer market segment.  Cornerstone Homes and its sister building companies have successfully developed fifteen (15) active adult communities in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Louisiana.  This commitment has led Cornerstone Homes to successfully build more than 1400 new active adult homes.

 

Cornerstone Homes Expands Leadership Team

Categories: News & Events | Posted: October 21, 2016

Cornerstone Homes Expands Leadership Team

Aligns Company for Future Growth

Roger Glover, CEO of Cornerstone Homes, an exclusive builder of active adult communities, today announced the expansion of Cornerstone’s leadership team plus promotions for key team players.

Leading the announcements is the appointment of Frank Lackman as President of Cornerstone Homes.

Mr. Glover noted “Cornerstone and its customers will benefit from Frank’s 30+ years experience in residential building and development. We are looking to him for leadership and implementation to enable Cornerstone Homes’ achieving its long term vision and goals.”

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Mr. Lackman served as a Division President with a Fortune 500 national homebuilder in Maryland and Northern Virginia. His success in taking a strategic vision and executing large-scale initiatives is well suited to help Cornerstone Homes’ growth as a premier builder of active adult communities.    Frank is a graduate of the esteemed McIntire School of Commerce University of Virginia.

Also announced is the hiring of Tom Gancsos as Director of Sales for Cornerstone Homes.

Mr. Glover said, “Tom will be responsible for developing company-wide strategic sales objectives, plus leading Cornerstone’s high-performing sales force. We are looking forward to his leadership in market research, product identification and sales growth in all our existing and planned developments .”

Tom brings 35 years of experience in the new home industry in various positions in management, land acquisition and development, sales and marketing, construction and warranty. Recently, he served as Richmond Division President of Orleans Homes, a Top 5 National Builder.  He previously had been a Regional VP of Operations for Ryland Homes overseeing the homebuilding operations of  Ryland in 3 States.

Dotti Haines Houlihan is promoted to Cornerstone Homes’ Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Mr. Glover noted: “For 9 years Dotti has helped Cornerstone establish its market recognition, good reputation, and rapport with our homebuyers. She will be leading Cornerstone Homes’ marketing, advertising, plus our community relations.”

Dotti’s additional responsibilities include enhancing the connectivity and happiness of homeowners through social events and activities at all Cornerstone Homes’ communities. Cornerstone is not just recognized for building unique, single-story homes but for creating dynamic active adult communities that emphasizes fun, active and healthy lifestyles for its residents.

Additionally, Caitlin Ivey has been promoted to Purchasing Agent.

Caitlin has been instrumental in the implementation of new software systems for Cornerstone. Caitlin is a recent graduate of VCU with a Bachelors Degree Majoring in Math Statistics and Operations Research and a Minor in Business.

Cornerstone Homes is an exclusive builder of active adult communities and for more than 15 years has focused solely on the active adult homebuyer. Because of this experience, the company is structured to anticipate and uniquely serve the needs of this ever growing boomer buyer market segment.  Cornerstone Homes and its sister building companies have successfully developed fifteen (15) active adult communities in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Louisiana.  This commitment, and company team leaders like Frank, Dotti and Tom, has led Cornerstone Homes to successfully build more than 1400 new active adult homes.