Martin Horn Provides Reception for Coronal, Formerly HelioSage

Posted on Aug 11, 2015 in Commercial Construction | No Comments

The crew at HelioSage Energy, a solar company based in Charlottesville, Va. was recently acquired by Coronal-Panasonic Group  the North American leader in the solar energy industry. In addition to new ownership, the IMG_0750Charlottesville team was re-locating across the downtown mall to new digs at 321 West Main and wanted to update the space before the company moved in.

Ted Horn met with Kathy Walmsley, artist and wife of Coronal President Chris Walmsley, who was managing the project for the company. Chris and Kathy had a wish list of items they wanted for the new space, and topping the list was a receptionist’s desk to provide a unique and pleasing entrance to the new offices.

Ted and Andrew Maffey, also of Martin Horn, reviewed the project and possible materials and provided an estimate for the work. There was one catch, however: the company would be moving into their new space in just three short weeks – would Martin Horn be able to complete the project in time?

Project Manager Dennis Harris was not at all intimidated by the tight deadline. Kathy put together a Pinterest board with ideas for the look of the project, a rustic, reclaimed wood look – and shared with it with Dennis who was then able to source the oak and stains to realize the vision within the company’s budget.

Carpenter Harold Conley built the desk with Elaine Simpson as supervisor on the project.

“Dennis was so fun to work with,” said Kathy, “and all the guys that came to paint were super nice. We’re really pleased with how the project turned out. Does Martin Horn want to come do my house now?”

Start putting a new Pinterest board together, Kathy!