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Nest Realty

Lori’s top priority is serving the various needs of her clients.

Daughter of a local real estate developer and broker, Lori literally grew up in the real estate business. A Charlottesville native, Lori graduated with a degree in Art History from the College of William and Mary and spent nearly a decade in New York City where she worked in the corporate world as a buyer for Saks 5th Avenue.

Upon returning to Charlottesville with her husband Malcolm to raise their family, Lori started working in interior design and real estate development which led to getting her real estate license in 2008. Thanks to her hard work, professionalism and extensive market knowledge, Lori quickly established herself as a leading agent. She was named “Rookie of the Year” by her brokerage in 2008 and has been a top producer ever since.

Lori joined Nest Realty, her area’s leading brokerage, in 2014. She, along with her licensed assistant Annie Runkle, make the various needs of their clients a top priority and strive to exceed expectations through excellent customer service and commitment.

Specialties – Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Interior Design, Relocation

Lori Meistrell

Nest Realty

126 Garrett Street, Suite D

Charlottesville, VA 22902


Dominion Custom Homes

Dominion Custom Homes
PO Box 6367
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Tel. (434) 975-1166

John Kerber built Dominion Custom Homes on two key principles: provide the personal attention that can’t be duplicated by larger builders, and build each home with the integrity and stewardship that a family deserves. This one-on-one contact with our homeowners establishes a strong relationship and a sense of trust right from the start. At Dominion Custom Homes, we believe building a home should be a positive experience from day one. We can deliver on this because John listens to your needs, asks questions about your requirements, analyzes how your family lives now and will live in the future.   We are here to guide you through every step of the process of building your new custom home, making sure that even the smallest detail is completed with the highest quality.Dominion Custom Homes
PO Box 6367
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Tel. (434) 975-1166

Dansey Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning

Choose George A. Dansey, Inc., an experienced contractor in Scottsville, Virginia, for plumbing, heating and air conditioning services. We are a third generation, family-owned-and-operated business with more than 65 years of experience.  We proudly serve Scottsville, Charlottesville and the surrounding counties in Central Virginia. Our company offers honest and fair upfront pricing with no hidden sales gimmicks. We are licensed and insured, Earthcraft™ certified, and a member of the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association. Our customers always get a live person on the phone. Since 1958, our company has provided high-quality work. Also, as an active part of the community, we support youth sports organizations and the local fire and rescue departments.  Get regular weekday rates on Saturdays and submit estimate requests online.

190 James River Rd, Scottsville, VA 24590

(434) 286-3994

On the Grind Stump Removal and Tree Service

On the Grind Stump Removal and Tree Service, with an A plus rating from the better business bureau, are experienced tree experts and available twenty-four hours a day. They will come to your home and give it to you straight with no obligation, and remove dangerous or unhealthy trees and stumps at a reasonable cost.

11291 Dolly Ct. 22960

Contact: Sarah Galihugh/540.748.7771


Great Harvest Bread Company

Great Harvest is a company that uses high quality grain to make great bread. They encourage franchising. Taken from their website:

Great Harvest’s enduring strength is its mission to “Be loose and fun, bake phenomenal bread, run fast to help customers, create strong exciting bakeries, and give generously to others.” This Mission Statement has attracted bakery cafe owners who are community minded, entrepreneurial, fun, and committed to creating fresh and flavorful products at family-friendly neighborhood hangouts.

Contact : Aileen Magnotto


1701 Allied Lane

Earth Goods



Earth Goods is a unique venture that provides all natural, hand crafted products resourced from local wild harvested sources. They are always coming up with new products that will make your life easier and healthier- but in addition to that, they also offer classes, instruction, and outings, which focus on teaching you how to find and harvest the raw materials to create your own products, connect with nature, and most importantly, de-stress.

Address: 13853 W James Anderson Hwy, Buckingham, VA 23921

Contact info: Shea – 540-209-6713


Natural Pet Essentials



 Kim, owner and founder of Natural Pet Essentials, developed her lifelong love for animals into a full-fledged career after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Illinois.  After a strong mentorship under an award-winning professor, she spent several years in the veterinary field gaining knowledge about animal health and wellness.  After managing a pet retail business in North Carolina, she opened Natural Pet Essentials in Charlottesville, and is committed to providing valued customer service and consultation on natural animal wellness by educating and supplying Charlottesville area pet owners with natural nutrition, superior supplements, and high-quality products.

Address: 3440 Seminole Trail, Suite 105/106, Charlottesville VA 22911

Contact: Kim – 434-979-9779



Charlottesville Sanitary Supply

Charlottesville Sanitary Supply Corporation is a family owned janitorial and swimming pool supply business started over 40 years ago by Jack and Judy Vermillion.  Reliable service, knowledge and quality products are what CSSC strives to provide its customers in a comfortable family style atmosphere.  CSSC prides itself in having the highest quality products and large selection available for customers to choose from.  They will help you find the best vacuum that fits your environment, the best cleaning solution for your everyday cleaning needs or the perfect product to help you tackle that stubborn cleaning project.  Including a full line of Green Seal environmentally friendly cleaning products.

John Vermillion

Charlottesville Sanitary Supply

1327 East High Street, Charlottesville, VA