Testimonials

Construction

“It was amazing to watch how well Jeff [Weller] and Claude [Pitzer] successfully coordinated such a challenging project. It was like watching them put a thousand-piece puzzle together in record time … Jeff and Claude were great for us to work with and they worked extremely well together … Due to their excellence relationships with local inspectors and subcontractors, the extreme deadlines were met and thanks to the project management of the team, all potential penalties were avoided, saving CHP money outside the budget. Most importantly, Jeff and Claude delivered an exceptional project to a very satisfied client.”
Connie Snavely, Project Owner’s Representative, in reference to a $6 million renovation at Lynchburg High Apartments in Lynchburg, Virginia

“Community Housing Partners has sustained a level of workmanship. The housing is unlike any other. Community Housing Partners has a vast reputation of delivering affordable and decent housing, but the care and the meticulousness that they take with our units is beyond construction. It goes and extends on to the tenants as far as learning about the appliances, how to care for the unit.”
Fronce Wardlaw, Executive Director of Project Faith in King George County, Virginia

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Energy Solutions – Energy Contracting

“All work was done way beyond our expectations. We are very happy with all the work. All workers were very polite and extremely hard working. We are very grateful for everything CHP has done.”
J. Dunn of Pulaski, Virginia

“Although all of us were aware, one of our cats got into the attic before insulation. [CHP] did their absolute best to rescue t before doing work! They gave adequate time before resuming work after the cat was safe. They treated the matter very seriously. I appreciate that.”
Ashley Smith

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Energy Solutions Research and Training Center

“The class was excellent. It was equally beneficial to [inspectors] and contractors.”
Bill Aldridge, Chief Building Inspector

“I want to thank you and your staff for the exceptional work [on a multifamily project] that was accomplished.... The audit team’s work was thorough and high quality. Together they produced a document in four days that would normally take two weeks. Your team has demonstrated the persistence, commitment, competence and dedication that any organization would be proud of.”
Ted Edlich, President and CEO of Total Action For Progress

“I just wanted to thank you and everyone at CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training for a great weatherization training last week. Everyone had a fabulous time learning more about weatherization and getting some hands-on experience with some wonderful trainers. I think everyone came away with a much greater appreciation for what the weatherization crews do on a daily basis.”
Alice Gaston, National Association for State Community Service Programs

“Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me this afternoon about the energy auditing program. It can be very difficult to break into a new field with limited information so it meant a great deal to me that you took the time and patience to point me in the right direction to get started.”
Pam Martin, Class Attendee

“[The trainer] provided a great training with wonderful passion. Folks truly bragged on his ability to convey the material and make a practical difference. Thanks again for partnering with us in this manner. We cannot impact the Charlotte community for good without organizations like [CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training] encouraging, equipping and challenging us to serve. In this particular partnership, a family will be spared from being exposed to a gas leak.”
Tim O’Neil, Director of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte’s Critical Home Repair

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Energy Solutions Weatherization

“I want to thank CHP for giving me a wood stove. The crew even cleaned the chimney for me, which is a blessing being that I am 63 years old and disabled. It makes me happy.”
Douglas Arthur of Strasburg, Virginia

“Everyone worked well together and did an outstanding job. Everyone was very courteous and friendly. I enjoyed meeting them. The instructions and materials exceeded my expectations. I really appreciate everyone & everything the weatherization group has done for me. I really don’t know what I would have done without you. Thank you very much!!”
B. Jenkins of Gordonsville, Virginia

“I believe the crew – Tyler, Evan, Sean, Bobby, and Earl – went beyond what was expected of them. I have never had any workmen in my home so pleasant and competent. Samuel, the auditor, was also very pleasant and competent. He was extremely patient, as I asked ‘100’ questions. He showed much concern about my inquiries and my home energy issues. I am overwhelmed by the attic and stairwell insulation! I am so excited with every little improvement, like the light bulbs (I can actually ‘see’ now) and the NGR showerhead … Thank you so very much, as the most important installation is the new furnace. I am so very fortunate and blessed to be the recipient of a new furnace.”
Tracy Price of Arlington, Virginia

“Our medical bills totally wiped me out. I almost lost my house, so I couldn’t even think about being able to pay for repairs needed in the first place … I called CHP’s Emergency Home Repair department when the bathroom got so bad that I couldn’t use it anymore … I am so appreciative of all CHP did for me. I don’t know what I would have done without them. My new bathroom is the best present ever!”
Lillian Quesenberry of Southwest Virginia

“I would recommend the weather program to anyone trying to conserve energy in their home.”
L. Yates of Culpeper, Virginia

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Homeownership

“One needs great support and dependable people to be with you on the journey. Our family found this support in CHP’s homeownership team.”
The Abazis of Blacksburg, Virginia

“… I took the VHDA/CHP homebuyer course in late May. Thank you so much for your patience, insight, and guidance. You [have] such wonderful instructors/mentors and [they] truly did an amazing job at conveying a range of very useful information pertaining to credit, inspections, agents, home closing, etc. You guys are awesome.”
Chris Chop, Homebuyer Education Class Participant

“We were already familiar with CHP’s reputation for building affordable, environmentally-friendly homes … We wouldn’t be in a house without CHP. Affordability was the key to us buying a house, and CHP made that a reality for us with the already-low sale price, in addition to the financial assistance they provided us. Plus, we had the guidance of CHP’s homeownership team throughout the whole process. They were very patient and walked us through step-by-step. We could ask questions any time, and they were always right there for us.”
Stephen Englund of Blacksburg, Virginia

“We both took a homeownership course through CHP and it was very helpful. It provided us with useful information regarding our personal finances, creating a budget, applying for a mortgage, and just understanding all the terminology associated with buying a home. I highly recommend this class to folks even thinking about buying a home.”
Amy Englund of Blacksburg, Virginia

“… I appreciate the help and support your organization provided to me in my experience as a first- time home buyer. I attended a VHDA homeownership class [presented by] your organization, and I gained...so much... You educated me on the home buying process, counseled me when I had questions or concerns, advocated for funding on my behalf, and even attended my closing when I purchased my home. The support that your organization provided to me was phenomenal. I’m truly blessed and will be forever grateful for your guidance in helping me to realize my dream of owning a place to call my own. Thank you...for the services you provide to the citizens of our community.”
Joan M. Lugo

“Homeownership empowers me. It’s a place of stability in my life, so it means security to me. Owning my own home was a long time coming, so when it finally came ... I was very happy. Just being able to own my own home is amazing. It’s mine — no more renting!”
Leonard Walker of Pulaski, Virginia

“My wife and I recently sold our home in which we had lived for over 30 years. We had renovated, remodeled, and in some cases, rebuilt this home over the years where our two children grew up. It was a very emotional decision to place the property on the market and engage in what we were afraid would be a difficult real estate experience. The opposite occurred [after listing with CHP]. Within about five weeks, we had a contract in hand and this happened during the worst housing market in many, many years. The steps and process that ensued following the purchase contract being signed were incredibly smooth and without problem or setback. The entire process from beginning to end was like this – smooth, organized, and minimally stressful. Our REALTOR was attentive to our needs, very responsive to any questions or concerns we had, personable, professional, dependable, and reliable.”
Billy Weitzenfeld, Seller

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Housing Services

“I live at Lynnhaven Landing Apartments. I have lived here for six years and we are very happy about the good things going on in the [neighborhood]. A big day here was the KaBoom! Playground Build Day. We are now able to have kids play safe here, and the staff takes pride in keeping the playground up. I also help small kids with games on the grounds. Lynnhaven is well-kept and a very helpful place to live. The residents and staff are all proud to be here. My thanks to CHP and the Lynnhaven staff for this!”
Leila Brickhouse, Resident at Lynnhaven Landing in Virginia Beach, Virginia

“People have been so nice and encouraging, so it was worth waiting for.”
Mary Drummond, Resident of Checed Warwick

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Resident Services

“The community center has really allowed me to experience new things and also improve my life. While at the community center I am able to apply for jobs, finish applying to college, and much more. I truly appreciate what Resident Services has done for me.”
Jennifer Perrin, Resident at Yorktown Square/Rivermeade Apartments in Yorktown, Virginia

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Working at CHP

“There’s just no way we could have handled what needed to get done without Meghan’s commitment and hard work … I am personally grateful to Meghan for the support that she has provided me and think that she is deserving of recognition.”
Bill Beachy, Vice President of Energy Solutions, in reference to Meghan McMillen, Senior Manager of Energy Solutions Weatherization and Contracting

“[Brett's] goals are clear and he understands the difficulties and challenges of working on government-funded programs. His willingness and enthusiasm are refreshing to see as he adapts to inevitable changes and works toward the goal of each project completion, or in his case, several projects at the same time! He seems to genuinely and respectfully strive to help the clients we serve, as well as his co-workers.” “I think that our production has basically doubled because of the work that we can complete due to his efforts and investment in energy services.”
Bill Beachy, Vice President of Energy Solutions, in reference to Brett Hood, Senior Manager of Energy Solutions Weatherization

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