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A Sad Day

In 1960, Al James started a business in Salem, Virginia that fabricated wood trusses. Over the years that company grew and prospered and delivered innovative products to local builders and then expanded to provide its “Trussmark Homes” throughout our region and to countries such as Russia, Germany, Spain, Japan, Korea, China, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Mexico, […]

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Homes for Our Troops

The Balzer & Associates, Inc. New River Valley Office has had the honor and privilege of working with Massachusetts based Homes for Our Troops and Highlander Construction & Development of Radford, VA to provide a new home for Marine Sgt. Jeremy Austin and his family.  Sgt. Austin, a Purple Heart recipient, served our Country bravely […]

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Today we all have that special privilege, conceived by our forefathers, granted by our Constitution, and defended by generations of brave men and women – the right to vote. If you are someone who always votes, please continue to do so. If you are not inclined to vote, please consider doing so today. If not […]

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As the fall election approaches, a lot of time, energy and money is being spent by those who aspire to lead our government. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, I think we can all agree that what we need now, as much as we’ve ever needed it, is a good recovery in the […]

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A Flood of Letters

If you live in Chesterfield County, Virginia you may have received one of thousands of letters from the County regarding “special flood hazard areas” and the new FEMA maps.  The letter may have frightened or concerned you as it deals with the potential need for you to purchase flood insurance.  The County has made it […]

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Our People Serving Our Communities

Each year Rotary International’s President selects a theme to guide Rotarians throughout the world during the coming year. In 2003, R I President Jonathan B. Majiyagbe’s theme was “Lend a Hand”. At Balzer and Associates, Inc. our people embrace this philosophy in their personal and professional lives. This week the Alleghany County School Board elected our own […]

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Power of Our People

A lot of attention has been focused on power, or the lack thereof, as Virginia and surrounding states recover from the brutal windstorms that struck the area last Friday evening. In Roanoke, Richmond, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Staunton, Harrisonburg and Waynesboro our employees, clients and friends have been affected by the loss of power and in many […]

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Special Moments

In the day-to-day routines of an architectural, engineering and surveying company it is easy to overlook those special moments that present themselves.  Thankfully, Don Haddon in our Richmond, Virginia office took the time to record one such moment to share with us.  Using his phone camera he was able to shoot this picture of a […]

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Balzer Launches New Website!

An Architect, an Engineer, a Landscape Architect and a Land Surveyor are sitting together in a room….. Sound like the beginning of a bad joke? Well, in this case it signifies the end of a much anticipated process involving the design and launch of our new website here at The aforementioned professionals and I […]

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