Business briefs

June 22, 2008

S&A Homes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - S&A Homes recently obtained Energy Star certification for its single-family homes.

Energy Star is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) national symbol for superior energy performance. With this certification, S&A becomes one of the first regional home builders to provide Energy Star-certified homes.

For information about Energy Star certification, go to

Design Method Group

FREDERICK, Md. - Design Method Group (DMG) recently moved into the historic Tyler's Spite House at 112 W. Church St. in Frederick.

DMG is a full-service design, marketing and communications firm. It is a subsidiary of Ridgecrest Investments Inc.

Hair Cuttery

Hagerstown's newest Hair Cuttery salon has opened at the Shoppes of Hagerstown at 18035 Garland Groh Blvd. in Hagerstown.

Hair Cuttery salons offer a full complement of services, including cuts, color, styling, texturizing and waxing services. The salons also offer an extensive assortment of professional retail products, including Redken, Paul Mitchell, Matrix and TIGI.


McShea & Co. Inc.

McShea & Company Inc. is celebrating 25 years of service in the commercial real estate industry.

The company was founded in a basement in 1983 by John, Tim and Jack McShea III and has grown to include four additional partners and more than 150 employees. The company has offices in Montgomery, Frederick, Howard and Washington counties.

Based on published reports, the company was involved in approximately 21 percent of all leasing transactions in Montgomery and Frederick counties in 2007.

Since 2000, the company has had at least two brokers among the top-10 highest-producing leasing agents in suburban Maryland.

Maryland Economic Development Association

The Maryland Economic Development Association recently handed out its 2008 awards.

The Economic Development Marketing Award went to the Frederick County Office of Economic Development for the creation of the Frederick Wine Trail.

A judges' award went to the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission for the Hopewell Express-Employment Transportation Program.

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