Guernsey Tingle Architects Adds New Stockholders

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Brad Sipes (left) and Scott VanVoorhees were named stockholders in Guernsey Tingle Architects. (Courtesy Guernsey Tingle Architects)
Brad Sipes (left) and Scott VanVoorhees were named stockholders in Guernsey Tingle Architects. (Courtesy Guernsey Tingle Architects)

New faces are joining the ownership ranks of a local architectural firm.

Brad Sipes and Scott VanVoorhees, AIA were named associates and stockholders of Guernsey Tingle Architects, the interior design and planning firm announced in a news release.

“We are very pleased to welcome Brad and Scott as stockholders,” Guernsey Tingle Vice President Andrew Cronan said in a news release. “They are talented, hardworking and essential to the firm’s current and future success, and both have demonstrated leadership within the firm and the community.”

Sipes has been with Guernsey Tingle since 2002 and leads the firm’s religious and financial facility design studios. His previous designs with the firm include New Town United Methodist Church, Langley Federal Credit Union in James City County and the Coleman’s Crossing mixed-use development in Gloucester.

His current projects include the expansion of St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg and the Outdoor Living History Interpretive Area at the Museum of the American Revolution in Yorktown.

VanVoorhees joined Guernsey Tingle in 2001 and previously worked for architectural firms in Virginia Beach and Hopewell. He manages the firm’s animal care and recreation design studios, and previously designed the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, Iron-Bound Gym and the Williamsburg Environmental Group building in New Town.

Current projects led by VanVoorhees include renovations to One Tribe Place, formerly the Hospitality House, and a wellness center for the Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington.

 

Colonial CASA Advocates Sworn-In

Lisa Harczak (left), Maria Sadler and Nancy Montalbine were sworn in as Colonial CASA advocates in March. (Courtesy Colonial CASA)
Lisa Harczak (left), Maria Sadler and Nancy Montalbine were sworn in as Colonial CASA advocates in March. (Courtesy Colonial CASA)

A local organization dedicated to advocating for children is adding new staff members.

The Williamsburg branch of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association welcomed three new advocates to its staff in March.

Judge Wade A. Bowie of York County juvenile and domestic relations court inducted Lisa Harczak, Maria Sadler and Nancy Montalbine as advocates for the nonprofit organization.

Founded in 1995, Colonial CASA works with abused and neglected children in the Historic Triangle to place them in safe and permanent homes. The organization provides services for residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County and Poquoson in the 9th judicial circuit.

 

Computer Concepts Named ‘Premium Service Provider’

A New Town computer store received a top honor from one of the world’s largest electronics companies.

Computer Concepts was named a “premium service provider” by Apple, a distinction awarded to the top performing Apple Authorized Service Providers.

The award is given to stores for “consistently [delivering] exceptional repair support and customer experience that meet Apple’s exacting standard for high-quality repair and prompt service,” and is given to only 6 percent of affiliated stores annually.

Computer Concepts has been an Apple Authorized Service Provider since 2010. The company was founded in 2003, opened its New Town location in 2006 and expanded to Yorktown in 2012.

“It’s an honor to have received the Premium Service Provider distinction,” Hank Healy, co-owner of Computer Concepts, said in a news release. “We’ve worked hard from the very beginning to offer exceptional service, provide quality products and offer training to the everyday computer user. With the ability to sell and service Apple products we have been able to grow to serve even more customers.”

Healy added the company was looking to expand to a third location in Hampton Roads.