Candlelight Memorial at Rutland to Remember Enslaved African Americans

At HHHunt Communities, we’ve always been attracted to developing communities with deep historical roots. We take care to honor the legacy of the lands and grounds on which we build and Rutland was no exception.

In 2006, before Rutland became the award-winning community we know and love today, a group called Cultural Resources Inc. conducted an excavation on the site that uncovered the remains of 75 African Americans who had been enslaved on the property. From the moment of that discovery, we knew this was a legacy we needed to preserve, protect and honor. When we moved the historic Rutland House, which was owned by the Timberlake family and once served as a headquarters building for Gen. J.E.B. Stuart during the Civil War, we reinterred the uncovered remains in a special grave site nearby.

On Feb. 9, HHHunt Communities along with the Hanover Heritage Alliance, will be hosting an event at Rutland to honor the enslaved African Americans buried on the historic Timberlake property. Please join us at 5 p.m. to hear music by One Voice Ensemble, an interracial choir dedicated to tearing down racial divisions through music. You will also be given the opportunity to tour the Rutland House, hear from archaeologists, visit the cemetery and participate in a candlelight vigil and prayer led by Dr. Jerome Ross of Providence Park Baptist Church. Thank you for helping us preserve the memory of those buried at Rutland and keeping our shared history alive.

Great Decorations & A New Year at HHHunt Communities

We are always a little sad to see all the beautiful decorations come down after the holidays but all good things come to an end eventually. We want to thank all our amazing homeowners for all the love and light they spread in our communities this holiday season, just as they do every holiday season.

We especially want to thank Jenny Shaffer and her family for sharing the gorgeous decorations they put up in their Rutland home with our Facebook community.

The Shaffer Family is the big winner in our 2014 Holiday Photo Competition! Congratulations to the Shaffers and we’ll be in touch with you shortly about your $50 Visa gift card.

If you didn’t win this year, keep an eye on the blog and on our Facebook page for future photo competitions. As for us, we are looking forward to the spring and seeing all the wonderful gardens and landscaping come back to life!

Thanks again to everyone who brightened up the season and Happy New Year!

 

Many Thanks & Happy Holidays!

The holidays are here and New Year’s is just around the corner so we wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2013. It’s been a great year and full of many blessings! We’ve seen a strong rebound in the housing market and launched multiple new communities, including Westin Estates in Henrico County and Providence in Hanover County. We’re delighted to see the positive reception for these new communities and to see our many existing communities continue to grow! This is great news for us and for our homeowners as they see strong growth and new families in their communities.

We’ve been honored to have our communities continue to be recognized for excellence. Charter Colony and Rutland were named Top 10 communities by Richmond Magazine earlier in the year. And, Rutland was recently named the area’s best mixed-use community by the Urban Land Institute’s Richmond chapter!

Our team also earned some much-deserved recognition for its innovative approach to customer service, which has led to the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry, as rated by our homebuyers. That’s something we are truly proud of!

There were many more things that we could list here but what’s most important is that we take a moment to thank our wonderful homeowners and our dedicated HHHunt team. Without you, none of the things that made this year awesome would be possible. To our homeowners, thank you for choosing an HHHunt community and making it such a special place to call home. To our HHHunt team, thank you for your tireless efforts to improve our homeowners’ experience and create the best communities possible.

Happy Holidays from everyone at HHHunt Communities!

 

Rutland Named Best Mixed Use Community in Richmond

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HHHunt Communities’ George Moore accepts the award for Best Mixed Use Community.

HHHunt Communities is proud and excited to announce that Rutland was named the best mixed use community in Richmond by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Richmond chapter. Rutland was one of the big winners at last night’s ULI Richmond Vision Awards. Facing stiff competition, Rutland was recognized as the region’s best mixed use community for its pedestrian focus, impressive amenities, connections to the area’s history, and mix of single-family homes, townhomes, office space, and retail.

Congratulations to Rutland! We’re honored to be recognized for such a great community. We want to acknowledge the amazing homeowners who live in Rutland and help to make it a very special place. We also are grateful for the dedicated and passionate HHHunt teams members who work so hard to make Rutland a great place to live, work, and play. Thank you all!

The ULI Richmond Vision Awards celebrate and honor companies and organizations in the region that have been instrumental in creating visionary development. Based on the ULI National Awards for Excellence with the objective of recognizing superior development projects, the judging criteria includes factors that go beyond good design to also include leadership, contribution to the community, innovation, public/private partnerships, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial success. The Judging Panel was comprised of experts from the diverse disciplines related to urban development including finance, land planning, development, public affairs, architecture, engineering, and design.

Congrats again to our Rutland community for this great achievement! It truly is a special place to call home because it’s how you live that matters.

HHHunt Proudly Supports ReeseStrong

HHHunt is proud to sponsor the 5th Annual ReeseStrong 5k and Gold Ribbon Kid’s Run on Saturday, September 21 at our Rutland community in Hanover. Registration is open now at: http://www.reesestrong.org/reesestrong-5k/. We encourage you to participate and support this great cause!

The ReeseStrong Foundation was founded in 2009 to help families stay strong in the battle against childhood cancer.  It provides financial, emotional, and social support for families affected by this disease.  ReeseStrong also strives to raise awareness of childhood cancer by supporting research and displaying the gold ribbon (the symbol for childhood cancer awareness).

This is the fourth year in a row that HHHunt has sponsored the ReeseStrong 5k and Gold Ribbon Kid’s Run.  This family-friendly event consists of a ¼ mile run for children under 5, a ½ mile run for children between 6-12, and  the 5k for anyone over 12. The event will benefit the ReeseStrong Family Emergency Fund and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To learn more about the event or to register please visit: http://www.reesestrong.org/reesestrong-5k/.

 

 

HHHunt Celebrates National Night Out

HHHunt Communities celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday with neighborhood events at Charter Colony and Rutland, two of our beautiful master planned communities in the Richmond area.

HHHunt Communities is a proud supporter of National Night Out in all its communities. This annual event is designed to heighten crime awareness, generate support and participation in local Neighborhood Watch Programs, and to strengthen neighborhood spirit.

Charter Colony, an HHHunt community in Chesterfield, held its fourth annual National Night Out celebration on August 6th and close to 400 homeowners came out to enjoy complimentary refreshments and visit numerous booths by area vendors. Exciting educational outlets for all ages included neighborhood watch representatives, an animal control K-9 unit, local police officers, and community emergency response team members. McGruff the Crime Dog was back to help teach kids how to “take a bite out of crime”, and professional entertainer/magician/juggler Jonathan Austin kept things lively.

Our Rutland community also held its annual National Night Out event and had many homeowners gather for refreshments and fun. All enjoyed the great evening and sense of neighborhood spirit. These events highlight the special quality of HHHunt communities and emphasize how lucky we are to have such great homeowners!

HHHunt Communities Food Drive Supports FeedMore

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Food drive items from Charter Colony.

As part of our ongoing Seasons of Giving program, HHHunt Communities is coordinating food drives in our Charter Colony and Rutland communities. Food donations collected through these drives will benefit FeedMore and the Central Virginia Food Bank. Summer is an especially important time to collect food for those in need, especially children. During the summer months, many children do not receive regular meals because school is out and families are forced to seek support from the Central Virginia Food Bank.

That’s where the food drives come in. By collecting food, we can help provide needed meals for those families. Our homeowners have been incredibly generous in providing support for the food drive, as the picture above demonstrates.

Charter Colony, located in Chesterfield County, began its food drive earlier this month and has been busily collecting donations of food. The current total is close to 200 lbs. of food! Rutland, which is located in Hanover County, continues its food drive with requested donations this weekend at the kickoff of its Summer Concert Series.

Thank you to all of our homeowners and employees who have participated in the food drive. Your generosity is awe-inspiring! Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we continue to update the progress of the food drives and share more pictures.

Summer Fun & Safety at the Pool

Pool at our Rutland community.

With the celebration of the Memorial Day weekend, end of the school year, and the return of hot and humid temperatures, it’s time for summer fun! Luckily, many of our beautiful master-planned communities include community pools, such as Charter Colony in Chesterfield County and Rutland in Hanover County. These community pools offer fun places to relax and escape the heat. They also are great gathering places for community events and parties.

Our homeowners love the pools and it’s just part of what makes our communities so special. However, there are important rules to follow at the pool to make sure everyone has a safe and fun summer. It’s important to follow the posted rules in the pool area and instructions from lifeguards.

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One of the pools at Charter Colony

Pool hours vary and there are some special days when the pools will stay open late for special events or swim nights so make sure to check your community newsletter so you won’t miss out on these special activities. Also, we love it when our homeowners share the pools with guests, but remember to check the guest policies and pick up guest cards from the Charter Colony and Rutland Foundations. Most of all, have fun this summer!

New Townhome Neighborhood Coming to Rutland in Hanover County

A rendering of Rutland Village.

HHHunt Communities is happy to announce that Rutland Village, the new townhome neighborhood in the master-planned community of Rutland, is now selling.  Rutland Village features innovative architecture with flexible living spaces, inviting and spacious kitchen designs, up to 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, and is priced from the $180’s.

Outdoor courtyard retreats are perfect for relaxing of entertaining. Third floors and spa baths are also available. The first building is already started, with 6 sales to date!

Homeowners will enjoy all the conveniences of Rutland, including the clubhouse and pool, sidewalks and playground, as well as shopping, dining, and YMCA all within the community. For more information visit the Rutland House at 8400 Combs Drive or contact sales executives Jeri Copeland (804-640-1033) or Melony Fuller (804-291-6728). To join the interest list, go to www.hhhunthomes.com.

HHHunt Communities Recognized for Marketing Excellence

Rutland, one of the Best Communities of 2012.

We’re proud to announce that HHHunt Communities was a big winner at last week’s Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) awards gala. Hosted by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Building Association of Richmond, the MAME awards honor the best in new home sales, marketing and development. HHHunt Communities was named the Best Developer of 2012! In addition, our Rutland community was recognized as one of the Best Communities of 2012 and our Providence community received an award for the Best Logo Design.

Congratulations to our Rutland and Providence communities, and to everyone who works at HHHunt Communities. These awards are further testaments to the incredible communities we create and the dedication of our great employees. Thank you and congrats again!

We also congratulate HHHunt Homes, which won awards for Best Print Advertisement, Best Social Media, Best Community Signage, and Best Merchandising of a Model for its Magnolia Green model home. Five HHHunt Homes sales executives also were awarded sales volume awards for outstanding sales success in 2012.

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