Cochran’s Lumber July Newsletter and Client Spotlight


July 2016 Cochran’s Lumber Newsletter

Cochran’s Lumber July Newsletter and Client Spotlight features Purcellville, VA based custom home builder, Brush Arbor.  In addition we highlight wonders of custom finished flooring with Lawrence Doll Homes.  Also, we feature Homestead restaurant in Washington DC utilized barn board to wonderful patriotic design.

Client Spotlight – Brush Arbor

Please give us an overview of Brush Arbor Homes, Inc.

Brush Arbor began in 2007 by Jonathan Smith, a native of Loudoun County. His first foray into construction was overseas where he spent time building homes in East Africa and South America. That humbling experience translated into a core ideal on how best to treat customers, employees and subcontractors. Brush Arbor currently builds about 15 custom homes a year, mostly in North Arlington, McLean and Vienna.


What distinguishes Brush Arbor Homes from other custom home builders in the Northern Virginia area?

Our base price is generous and includes premier finishes. Our upfront communication is second to none – a client will never get hit with costly surprises. There is no sticker shock, and we are fully customizable as well.

Cochran’s Lumber and Millwork worked with Brush Arbor on the North Arlington home on Marcey Road. Please tell us more about this project and the materials chosen from Cochran’s Lumber.

Marcey was a lot of fun to design & build! We love the craftsman style but we wanted to try something different so we designed Marcey as a Modern Farmhouse. Our designer used modern, high end finishes in the lighting, countertops, plumbing fixtures, and extensive millwork. We needed the perfect flooring to anchor it all so for that we turned to Cochran’s Lumber. Marcey floors were the perfect blend of new with an ‘old soul’ look. We continue to get comments and inquiries about those gorgeous floors (7” live sawn white oak with bevel distressed and kerfing. Stained in Dark Walnut).


Why have you selected Cochran’s for past projects and what do you enjoy the most about Cochran’s Lumber? 

Cochran’s Lumber carries the flooring and lumber that helps us separate Brush Arbor from the average custom builder.  Their products are high quality and they stand behind them.  We value the relationship and the products they provide our company.



Custom Finished Flooring

Our friends at Lawrence Doll Homes, LLC chose our custom finish “Linen” when selecting flooring for the Dryden home and the results are spectacular! The white oak creates a clean, modern look for this downtown Herndon home. Homeowners Dax and Heather couldn’t be happier with the selection.



“When we were shopping for a home and came to look at this one, the first thing I thought when I walked in was, ‘Wow! The floors are incredible!’


Every single person that has come through our house has the same ‘Wow’ moment about them. They are really very special.”


Barn Board at Homestead

New DC restaurant Homestead, located in the Petworth neighborhood, opened its door last month, offering its patrons a relaxing atmosphere with American comfort food and extensive beverage menu. The restaurant is located inside a residential row house dating back to 1922. The owners chose our antique weathered barn board and white oak stair treads to add to the rustic decor of the structure’s original woodwork and exposed brick.


A special request from the owners were for reclaimed gray and red bard boards, which were then turned into a replica of the DC flag.


Cochran’s Lumber and Millwork is proud to be the leading provider of spectacular floors for homes, offices, and retail spaces across America! Our newly redesigned showroom was thoughtfully designed to make the selection of flooring and finishes exciting and simple. We feature a variety of new and reclaimed flooring products and many new and unique finishes. 

We are proud to offer an inviting space where customers can come and get a clear visual of the many types of hardwood flooring options that we offer, and feel comfortable at the same time. 

Visit our showroom today in historic Berryville, VA (only 50 miles west of Washington D.C) or give us a call at 1(877) 297-8331.