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A Look Back Into artoberVA


Let’s take a look back into our experience during artoberVA. What is artoberVA? Every October, CultureWorks presents events, exhibits, collaborations, and any arts or culture in the Richmond area for the entire month. If you love art, then the month of October in Richmond is a special month for you. As a company, we were able to participate in a couple of ways. The first thing we were able to do was hang an extraordinary piece painted by Matt Lively, who did an incredible job. This piece was purchased by our owner, Hugh Joyce, during an auction that benefited the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Drop by our office anytime to check it out. We would love to have you and maybe you can get a picture with the bow tie man himself, Hugh Joyce.

Lastly, we were able to collaborate with RVA Coffee Stain created by Doug Orleski. RVA Coffee Stain is a cartoon strip and blog that has been featured in Style Weekly, ABC 8 News’, and more. Doug has a tradition where he leaves random pieces of art around Richmond and post on his social media where they are located and if you find it you are able to keep it. We thought that was cool, so we partnered with him to leave 4 pieces at 4 different locations on October 14th, 2017. The art abandonment that day was a complete success. With the art pieces, we even threw in a couple of James River Air swag for the people who found the pieces. Congratulations to all the people who found the art abandonment’s!

We are excited for artoberVA next year. It’s good to come together to celebrate art and culture in Richmond. Thanks to Matt Lively and RVA Coffee Stain for celebrating artoberVA with us. Remember if you ever need James River Air we are hear for you!


Behind The Scenes Of Our Latest Commercial Shoot

Hugh with dogs

Hugh Let The Dogs Out

We always have a blast working with the Richmond SPCA, but we especially have a good time when we can shoot a commercial showing off some of the best dogs and cats.

But what good is it when no one else knows? So we decided to give everyone an exclusive look behind the scenes of our latest fall promotion commercial shoot “Hugh Let The Dogs Out.”

watching video

Hugh and others viewing the recorded shot.

hugh with cat

On set recording with Richmond SPCA cat.

Director preparing for the shoot.

Director preparing for the shoot.

Getting ready for the shoot.

Getting ready for the shoot.



Say cheese!

Ted Linhart, Hugh Joyce, and The Official Mascot of the Richmond SPCA

Dogs ready for action.

Dogs ready for action.

Thank you, Richmond!

You helped us raise over $5,000 for the Richmond SPCA!

Last month, we ran a campaign on our Facebook page.  One like for James River Air = $1 donation to the Richmond SPCA.  Photos of artists’ work from the Plein Air Richmond event = $5 donation to the Richmond SPCA.

We were very happy with the results!  We received 4,885 new likes ($4,885) and there were 88 ($440) photos posted.  We rounded up our donation to $5,000 for the likes bringing the total raised to $5,440!

Thank you everyone for helping us support the Richmond SPCA and all the great work they do here in Richmond!


Join Us on the Fan District Holiday House Tour!

Hugh with Kat

Unwrap a Richmond Tradition, December 12-13!

Board the James River Air Conditioning trolley as you tour homes during the 2015 Fan District Association Holiday House Tour.

The tour takes place December 12th and 13th from 1 PM – 6 PM.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the event.  Purchase tickets online or at the below locations.

Retail Ticket Locations for Advance Tickets

Advance in-person ticket sales will be available at the following retail locations will be available for $25 per ticket; these tickets are now on sale.  Cash or checks only, except at the Martin’s Food Market locations (which will accept credit cards).  Advance ticket sales end at the close of business on Friday, December 11th.

Strawberry Fields, 423 N Strawberry Street

Shops at 5807 Patterson Avenue, 5807 Patterson Avenue

Black Swan Books, 2601 W Main Street

Tweed, 11743 W Broad Street

Martin’s Food Market Locations:

  • The Village, 7035 Three Chopt Road
  • Carytown, 3522 W Cary Street
  • Stratford Hills, 7045 Forest Hill Ave
  • Westpark, 9645 W Broad Street
  • Chesterfield Town Center, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, across from Chesterfield Town Center

Day of Tour Ticket Sales

Day of Tour tickets are $30 per ticket.

Tickets will be sold during tour hours at the following locations:

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, 2621 Grove Avenue

Greenfield Residences at Monument Avenue, 501 N Allen Avenue

Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds, 423 Strawberry Street

Martin’s Food Market Locations:

  • The Village, 7035 Three Chopt Road
  • Carytown, 3522 W Cary Street
  • Stratford Hills, 7045 Forest Hill Ave
  • Westpark, 9645 W Broad Street
  • Chesterfield Town Center, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, across from Chesterfield Town Center



Toys for Tots Collection Center

James River Air is proud to once again be a collection center for Toys for Tots.  Bring your new, unwrapped toys to our office at 1905 Westmoreland St, Richmond, VA 23230.

Pictured below is Hugh Joyce along with our Warehouse Manager, Staff Sergeant Ian Dilmore.  Ian is an enlisted United States Marine.

Richmond Toys for Tots James River

Thank you, Veterans!

James River Air Conditioning salutes all the brave men and women that have fought to protect our country!  We’re proud to have a number of veterans on our staff, and appreciate all that they’ve done for us.  Please join us in wishing all veterans a Happy Veterans Day!

Veteran's Day 2015


Richmond Times Dispatch – “The Best” Winner

Thanks, Richmond Times Dispatch readers, for voting us Best HVAC Company!  It’s our mission to delight our clients, and we always enjoy hearing that we’re succeeding!

Best HVAC RVA The Best Winners

Spray Foam Insulation – New Call Center at JRAC

Here’s some video of the application of spray foam insulation to the walls in our new residential call center at our office.  We used the same type of insulation at our Solar Idea House.  We consider all aspects of your home, including insulation.  Contact us today to learn how to make your home more efficient!

Congratulations Bruce Allsop – Retiring After 43 Years!

It’s with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to one of our longest-serving employees.  Our commercial special projects supervisor, Bruce Allsop, is retiring after 43 years of service with James River Air.

For many years now, Bruce has managed our commercial equipment replacement jobs.  He’s been a link between the engineers and supervisors that design the projects and the technicians that complete the actual install.  Whether you needed help designing the best solution for a client, assistance on the job site putting the equipment in, or troubleshooting on difficult circumstances, Bruce was your guy.

Bruce worked with the founder, Hugh E. Joyce, during his time leading the company and has always demonstrated the great qualities that Hugh, Sr. taught his employees.

We wish Bruce the best, and thank him for his many years of service!  His wife, Mary, also a long-time employee, still works with James River, so we’re sure we’ll still see plenty of him around!

Bruce James River

James River Air & Richmond International Raceway

James River Air Conditioning is proud to be the official heating and cooling contractor for Richmond International Raceway.  We’re excited about the races coming up September 10th through 12th!  Click here to get information on how to get tickets, and call James River Air Conditioning if you’re interested in getting the same great service we provide RIR for your home or business!  We are your one source for heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and appliance repair, maintenance, and installation.