Chick-fil-a | Local headshots

It’s always a pleasure meeting new faces and hearing new stories. What drives us all to pursue the dreams and desires of our heart. Ashley was such a beautiful spirit and pours her soul into her team at Chick-fil-a. It’s such a warm and welcoming environment and I mean, their food is absolutely delicious. Each dish comes with a side of love too :) I loved meeting all the kind individuals who work for her! When I asked Ashley to share a little bit about her story and how it all began at Chick-fil-a she shared…

I worked at Chick-fil-A as a teenager and I until I graduated college

I was a special education teacher for 5 years 

Wanted to own our own business where we could impact people’s lives 

In 2000 I started the application process 

And in 2001

they chose me to be an operator -

I had a mall location for 4 1/2 years in Richmond Va 

In 2005 I applied to relocate to Harrisonburg and they picked me again- 

So we moved to Harrisonburg in 2005

And opened the restaurant January 26,2006

That was 13 years ago.

Greg and i have worked together for the last almost 18 years 

We have a leadership team that is super engaged and they work so hard and smart to make our restaurant run 

While we are all human and not perfect we really try to serve our community to the best of our abilities so that our guest feel cared for 

(In fact I just messed up today and forgot to tell the team about an order for someone 😞)

Once chick fil a gets in your blood - in your heart - it does something special !

A meme Ashley sent me that describes her story…


Enjoy a few favorites of our time together!

Evermore Construction | Ernie Campbell

If you ask Ernie Campbell, he will never claim to have set out to own a business of his own. He will actually tell you that as a kid, he never thought he would be in the construction industry at all. Even still, Ernie’s father (Ernest Sr) owned a framing company when Ernie was growing up and many of his other family members also worked in trades within the construction industry. This made for a steady line of odd jobs/work throughout Ernie’s upbringing and it wasn’t unusual coming from a large, close-knit family to spend his free-time to help build homes for those within his family, his father included. Even still Ernie was involved in many a sport and quite talented in this realm and was certain his talents would be best used in the sports medicine field. However, like many of us in life - we make our plans and life happens regardless.

While attending Bridgewater College, Ernie made the selfless decision to put his degree on hold to best provide to his family. With a drive to provide for his young family best and a humble skillset forged regardless of his anticipated trajectory, Ernie found his footing. And Although he didn’t start off with a whole lot in 2001, Ernie built his first single-family home for his young family at 19, when many of us were likely still trying to wrangle keeping up with four, 3-credit classes and perhaps a part time job in - between the freedom and fun. It is said you must walk before you run and patient endurance pays off, but Ernie’s knowledge, attention-to-detail, honest, people skills and work ethic awarded him opportunity at an accelerated rate.

Fast forward 10 years, and Evermore Construction was born. That being said, Ernie didn’t plan to start the company. In fact Evermore came to be from a bit of a pickle. While that is a story for another time I’m told, Ernie’s former employer was closing his business and Ernie felt obligated to finish out the remaining jobs. Why, I ask? “Right is right” he declares. With a lack of marketing to any degree at the time and a small crew who stuck around because they believed in Ernie, new work rolled in. “God is good” he declares.

From commercial spaces (with a special knack for dental offices), to a handful of residential projects, Ernie and his team have active jobs dotted along 81, between Roanoke and Winchester. Ernie is also the active President of the Augusta Home Builders Association. When asked what the future holds for Evermore Construction, Ernie smirks.

“Phew. One can never be too sure, but I have a great team and unbelievable support. Skies the limit!”

Ernie’s portfolio includes favorite spaces and places, including Brix & Columns, Brown and Edwards, EliteFit, Shenandoah Smiles and Crozet Pediatric Dentistry.

Also, be on the lookout for new openings this year from Evermore Construction, such as Romano’s!

Be sure to check out Ernie and his team on Facebook and his website for any consruction needs!

Mint Construction | Headshots

Kate and Matt started their construction company in 2015, after moving to the Valley in 2013. They have a beautiful family with four children and a desire for home life (Kate homeschools their children), and a passion to provide others the gift of creating spaces they love to call home.

Kate told me she’s always enjoyed design, especially a passion for interior design. Even in elementary school, she would get design books from the library!

Their passion and mission statement is to

Design unique and beautiful spaces that also function well.

The main emphasis is being a general contractor that bring attention to the unique design.

If you are interested in renovating or building, look no further my friends! Their houses are absolutely stunning! So many textures and elements that create a space that you will love for years to come.

Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook or their newly improved website!

If you are looking for professional headshots for your business. I’d love to hear from you! I’m currently running a special for all locals! for more info.

Enjoy a few favorites from our time together! (Why not get some coffee while we’re at it!?) :)