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Troy Yancey installed as 51st President of Blue Ridge Home Builders Association

Posted on January 17th, by Will Lyster in General Construction. No Comments

Troy Yancey, owner of TEAL Construction in Charlottesville, VA was installed as the 51st President of the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association during the BRHBA Annual Installation Dinner.

The event was sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power. The keynote speaker was Jen Jacobs, Executive Director at the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP). Ms. Jacobs spoke extensively on the “Safe at Home” Program. “Promoting our partnership with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Association of Realtors and AHIP’s Safe at Home program is a primary goal for me this year.” said Yancey during his acceptance speech.

The annual dinner attracts numerous builders each year. Twelve BRHBA Past Presidents gathered to welcome Mr. Yancey into his new role, along with over 100 guests attending the dinner.

The President of the BRHBA helps to serve as the advocate and resource for the area home building industry and to be the voice of … Read More »



Economic Housing Data on Upward Trajectory for Central Virginia

Posted on February 28th, by Will Lyster in Commercial Construction, General Construction, News. No Comments

The Blue Ridge Home Builders Association hosted Dr. David Crowe, the Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for their annual breakfast and Economic Forecast Meeting for the Charlottesville and Central Virginia Region.

Dr. Crowe presented past economic data as well as projected economic projections for both the United States and for the Central Virginia region to the members of the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association at their annual breakfast meeting held at the Glenmore Country Club.

According to the NAHB, while recent economic reports suggest that home building took a pause at the beginning of 2013, leading indicators point to more growth for housing in the months ahead.

Per data from the Census Bureau, housing starts were down 8.5% in January. However, all of the loss was in the multifamily segment, where construction fell from an unusually high annualized rate of 365,000 in December … Read More »



1940′s Home Siding Replacement

Posted on February 21st, by Will Lyster in General Construction, HardiePlank Siding, Siding. 1 Comment

This 1940′s home with a stone foundation and wood siding was in need of partial siding replacement. All of the operable shutters were carefully removed and about 80% of the siding needed to be removed. We have begun replacing these areas with HardiePlank lap siding. To save our customer money and long-term maintenance costs, we used the manufacturer’s pre-painted siding which has a 30-year warranty. The color match was perfect with their existing siding that will remain.

Since the home was built before 1978, a lead paint test was conducted and we detected the presence of lead-based paint on the siding that was tested. Proper removal was done in complete segments in order mitigate the spread of lead dust in the area. Debris was wrapped and sealed according to the EPA’s lead-based paint renovation standards before being disposed of.

When we removed the original siding, the customer requested a new gabled overhang over their … Read More »



New Flooring for MAACA’s Hope House

Posted on February 21st, by Will Lyster in Bathroom, Commercial Construction, Flooring, Vinyl Flooring. No Comments

It is well-known that TEAL gives back to the community whenever possible. Currently, we are replacing old flooring for the Hope house operated by MACAA – The Monticello Area Community Action Agency. The Henry B. Mitchell Hope House for homeless families Transitional Housing Program began in 1988.  Hope House is a four-unit apartment building in the City of Charlottesville.

This complex was built in the mid 1980′s and is now in need of minor renovations in certain areas. this week, TEAL Construction is replacing flooring in one of the units, while trying to accommodate the transition schedule MACAA has for it’s next tenant. The entire project from start to finish is expected to be 2-1/2 days.

TEAL Construction is proud to support agencies like MACAA that benefit individuals, families and the community as a whole.

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Black Mold Remediation on a Log Cabin

Posted on February 15th, by Will Lyster in General Construction. 2 comments

Poor interior ventilation has allowed moisture to remain on this tongue and groove pine board ceiling. With a combination biological matter in the wood, heat and moisture, mold has been accumulating.

A quick light spray of hydrogen peroxide on the affected areas kills the mold. In a few minutes, we scrub it down to remove any mold in the grooves and then follow up with a sponge bath of distilled white vinegar to clean any remaining areas. This solution is preferred over using a harsh chemical like bleach.

In some areas, mold will have permanently stained the wood within the fibers and will remain visible despite the spores having been eliminated. Short of a complete replacement, these small stains may remain as they are under the original urethane and some growth may reappear in the future.

As this particular homeowner will probably replace … Read More »



Pouring New Piers for Traffic Signs

Posted on February 14th, by Will Lyster in Concrete Work, General Construction, Piers. No Comments

TEAL Construction is under contract with the County of Albemarle for capital improvements. This involves maintaining and upgrading existing facilities at locations such as the police departments, fire houses, schools and in this case traffic signage in the Forest Lakes subdivision.

We have dug two new holes for a monolithic concrete pier to provide a stable foundation for new traffic signs near the intersection of Ashwood Blvd. and Powell Creek Drive in Forest Lakes.

Albemarle County’s Dept. of Facilities Management had requested that these signs, with solar-powered flashing beacons be installed to warn vehicular traffic of the proximity of two schools near the intersection.

The sign post will attach to a break-away base. This base mounts to the four anchor points in the pier. The fifth protrusion is a grounding rod to help protect electronics inside that regulate the Steca PR 15 … Read More »



Programming Solar Powered Traffic Beacons and Timers

Posted on February 13th, by Will Lyster in Commercial Construction, Electrical Fixtures, Municipal. No Comments

We are hooking up battery power for solar-powered traffic beacons on school crossing safety signs that will be installed near Hollymead Elementary School and Sutherland Middle School next week. These signs will alert traffic at the intersection of Ashwood Blvd. and Powell Creek Drive that the school is in the area.

These timers will activate flashing beacons to operate during peak traffic school hours in the morning and afternoon during the school year.



Troy Yancey Elected to Vice President of BRHBA

Posted on February 8th, by Will Lyster in News. No Comments

On Thursday evening, Troy Yancey, owner of TEAL Construction based in Charlottesville, VA was installed as Vice President of the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association.

The Blue Ridge Home Builders Association (BRHBA) is a professional trade association organized in 1964 to unite the builder/developer with the allied trade industries, businesses and professions that have interest in the building industry. BRHBA works to consolidate resources and build coalitions that will develop the industry and the community.

BRHBA is part of a federation of local home building associations throughout the United States and is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Virginia.

The work of the Association is established by a Board of Directors and carried out by member volunteers through our committees. The Board of Directors is a working board and each committee chairman is a member of … Read More »



New School Zone Safety Signs at Forest Lakes

Posted on January 29th, by Will Lyster in Commercial Construction. 1 Comment

Meeting with VDOT engineers to verify road measurements for installation of new School Zone Safety Sign installation at the intersection of Ashwood Boulevard and Powell Creek Drive in the Forest Lakes subdivision.

These signs will use solar power panels to light the beacons and the integrated timers to be set to activate on school days during the school year.

These new signs will augment existing safety signs for Hollymead Elementary School and Sutherland Middle School.



New Advertising Sign

Posted on January 18th, by Troy Yancey in General Construction. 1 Comment

Our new sign for the upcoming tradeshow!


Updated Graphics

Posted on January 17th, by Will Lyster in Uncategorized. No Comments

Updated Graphic.


TEAL Construction Wins EarthCraft Builder of the Year Award

Posted on May 13th, by Will Lyster in General Construction. No Comments

Charlottesville based General Contractor, T.E.A.L. Construction has been awarded the Builder of the Year Award by Southface Energy Institute of Atlanta, GA. Troy Yancey, the owner of T.E.A.L. Construction received the award presented by Denise Grimm of Southface on May 13, 2011.





Troy Yancey installed as 51st President of Blue Ridge Home Builders Association

Troy Yancey, owner of TEAL Construction in Charlottesville, VA was installed as the 51st President of the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association during the...

Economic Housing Data on Upward Trajectory for Central Virginia

The Blue Ridge Home Builders Association hosted Dr. David Crowe, the Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for their annual breakfast...

1940′s Home Siding Replacement

This 1940′s home with a stone foundation and wood siding was in need of partial siding replacement. All of the operable shutters were carefully removed and...