MEET CHARLES HENDRICKS
Father, Architect, Rotarian
I am a Father, Architect, and Rotarian focused on a sustainable future that empowers local businesses and citizens.
I believe strongly that our purpose in life is to help each other. I take the idea of putting service above self to heart in all that I do. It is my responsibility to give my time and skills when I can make a difference for the community through volunteering.
Originally from Bluefield, West Virginia, I grew up in Roanoke and learned from my parents the importance of hard work. My first job at 12 years old was delivering newspapers where I grew that business from 30 homes to more than 300 in a few years. I also worked in the summers as a lifeguard and through the year once I turned 16 at Burger King. I attended Virginia Western Community College after high school achieving a general studies degree. I went on to the University of Virginia to earn a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee.
I am one of three owners of Gaines Group Architects. I have lived in the Valley for the past 12 years and Harrisonburg, City for the last 2 1/2. I attend Park View Mennonite Church with my two daughters, ages 13 and 15. I opened the Harrisonburg branch of Gaines Group Architects 12 years ago. I am passionate about building a better community through design - our firm's mission statement. We design a wide variety of projects that build the fabric that form our communities.
Thank you for your interest in my campaign. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.