Rise Building Resources

Here is a list of many of the fantastic companies whose products helped created the special and unique Center that Rise is:

First and foremost, the fabulous architect that was indispensable: Deborah Buelow who has her own architecture firm: CEDAR architecture.

Construction was done by Green Touch Builders

Much of the wood working including the front desk top, entry bookcases, live edge benches and planter screening were hand made by wood workers at Fraser Wood Elements in Fredericksburg, VA.  They use reclaimed and eco-friendly products.  It's a great family owned business. 

Garden Trellis, front desk assembly and sides, and display shelves as well as shadow boxes were hand made by Cory Sana a local (Maryland based) builder and cabinet maker.  Check him out at: Always A Project

Barn doors are from Reclaimed Lumber Products, a family owned business in Idaho that takes down old buildings and re-mills the wood to create reclaimed wood products.

Napping room twin bed, bed frame and all pillows at Rise are from Savy Rest Natural Bedroom in Vienna, Va.  This is a fabulous, employee owned certified B Corporation.  Savy Rest has partnered with Rise to provide the twin bed as a way to introduce members to its all natural, organic and sustainable products.  Please visit their showroom or website and be sure to mention Rise for a special discount!

Meditation mats and cushions are also made by Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom.  These were originally made for a yoga studio but were never used.  So technically they are recycled but we purchased them brand new.  The mats are their dog beds with a special organic cover.  We loved recycled products!

Ceiling Fans are from Big Ass Fan Company located in Kentucky.

Flooring is a natural rubber and recycled cork sustainable product called Sustain from Zandur flooring.  

Carpeting is made by Interface Carpet, a pioneer in sustainability.  From their website: In 1994, Interface® Founder Ray Anderson challenged us to pursue a bold new vision "Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire world what sustainability is in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits - and in doing so, become restorative through the power of influence" The Interface journey toward sustainability has been a momentous shift in the way we operate our business and see the world.  

Bathroom tile is made by Florida Tile, a US based tile manufacturer.  

Ceiling tiles are Armstrong Sustain

Paint is all non VOC (Harmony formulation) from Sherwin Williams

Copper bowl pendants at entry and front desk are handmade by School House Electric Company  in their over a century old manufacturing plant in Portland, Oregon.

Garden trellis hanging lights and corresponding entry area shaded pendants are hand made to order by HangOut Lighting in Chicago.

Bathroom pendants are made by Rejuvenation in their Portland Oregon plant.

Bathroom mirrors are made of reclaimed fence pickets by Country by the Bumpkins , one of the amazing artisans on etsy. The find and replace damaged fence pickets on their neighbors' fences and others who can't afford to replace them.  They then repurpose the pickets into wood products.

Kitchenette countertops are made from recycled paper: Paperstone Products.

Unusual log planter, pencil holder and wood bowl holding crystals were made out of diseased ash trees cut down by the forest service. The Log Shop

Reclaimed wood flower boxes were handmade by several artisans on etsy:  Basement Woodworking and  RedOakRoad

Copper word sculptures used as room signs were handmade by Bethany at Stahlli Sculptures

Flower of Life mandala in Meditation room is handmade by Alkemymetal

Metal shelving brackets on retail shelves and back hallway shelf are hand made by HollowCreek Welding

Unique flower of life record clock in classroom is made by Convert This

Mosaic tile tables are handmade by our own Program Director, Marcia Childress.

Metal macrame hanging planter holders are made by Dean Maison

Reclaimed wood clock on kitchenette cabinets is handmade by ABWFrames

Black metal fleur-de-lis and butterfly hooks were made by Melding Studios

3D paper butterflies throughout the space were hand made by HeidisHubbub

Flowers and plants were purchased from and installed by Mill Street Plantworks, a local (Vienna), woman owned company.  Kathrine Hawley, owner, also provided her own aged clay pots and several branches to enhance the Center.

Many items are purchased from CraigsList: office desk, chairs in garden area, office chairs, console tables in movement, meditation and classroom, bookcases in gemstone rooms, kitchenette cabinets, some chairs in meditation room and more.