Colonial Beach Virginia 2013 guide

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May 2013, The Journal’s Potomac River Festival

Left: Cirbee’s company renovated St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Above: The homes Steve Cirbee builds have lots of windows, balconies or porches and many are done in refreshing whites and some pastels.

One man’s dreams change look of the Beach Richard Leggitt As a little boy, Steve Cirbee used to come to Colonial Beach to visit his grandparents, well-known local Realtors Vincent and Della Mullin. Now Cirbee and the firm

he owns, Trinity Building Company, are almost single-handedly changing the look of the beach town in historic Westmoreland County. Since 2008, Trinity Building Company has restored, remodeled, reconstructed or built more than 200 single family homes

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in Colonial Beach. The clean, crisp, classy designs of Cirbee’s finished products, many of them featuring upper deck balconies with expansive water views, are easy to spot. “From site analysis and home design, to house orientation and interior details, I take pride in advising and assisting my clients with every stage of the home building process,” said Cirbee. “Trinity Building Company delivers a finished product that meets every expectation and, as a result, I build solid lifelong relationships with my clients.” For 30 years, Cirbee was in corporate construction working on projects from South Florida to Maine. “I was making money, but I wanted to get back to what I liked about the construction business in the first place.” “I’ve been coming to Colonial Beach since I was little. I went to Colonial Beach Elementary as a child. My grandparents owned Vincent F. Mullin Real Estate, located in the building where Bob Swink’s Colonial Beach Real Estate is located now.” After his grandfather passed, Cirbee and his wife Andrea bought his grandparents’ home at the end of Washington Avenue so that his grandmother could continue to live out her life in the home she loved. She passed away two years ago, and now Trinity Building is restoring the 1890 waterfront home back to its original architecture. Except for a Victorian home with gingerbread, a contemporary waterfront home on Monroe Bay and the recently renovated St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, all of Trinity’s construction projects have

“I’ve been coming to Colonial Beach since I was little.” —Steve Cirbee a very distinctive look. And, many of his remodels and renovations have completely changed the look of the waterfront streets and avenues in Colonial Beach. “I guess it’s a combination of Colonial style with a farmhouse look,” said Cirbee. The homes have lots of windows, balconies or porches and many are done in refreshing whites and some pastels. They seem readymade for those who want to spend part of their days looking out at the water from a porch swing or rocking chair. Cirbee said no job is too big or too small for Trinity. And, he prides himself on his relationships with his customers. “Trinity Building Company greatly appreciates the support from our clients, our subcontractors and those who have paid us numerous compliments on the work that Trinity has performed in and around Colonial Beach,” Cirbee said. “We fully intend to maintain and continue to grow our strong position and presence as a high quality, cost competitive builder in residential, commercial, municipal and insurance restoration projects. All will receive the same level of quality and attention.”

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