Our Business Members

Our business partners help us preserve the historic beauty that has made Asheville and Buncombe County a beloved place to live and visit for decades. Their continued support is integral to our initiatives and we thank them for their dedication to our mission.

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Landmark Business Leaders

15 years in business, 23 years painting experience.

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My love for interior design and historic homes led me to becoming a Broker with Nest. I am grateful every day for the relationships that have been made along the way, and for the clients who trust me to help with their real estate journey.


Gray Line offers Asheville’s most popular sightseeing tours. The popular, top rated Hop-On/Hop-Off Trolley Tour combines an informative and entertaining narration, with the convenience of unlimited “hop-on/hop-off” privileges at multiple stops along the tour route. Gray Line also offers the “Haunted History & Murder Mystery Ghost Tour” and the “Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley Tour.” Gray Line Tours of Asheville offers daily local sightseeing tours as well as transportation for weddings and other special events and is a locally owned family business and licensee of Gray Line Worldwide.

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Griffin Architects, P.A. has grown from a private practice founded in 1979 to a full service architectural firm. A staff of three registered architects and three intern architects allows for a team environment which provides a unique diversity in service. We are experienced in single and multifamily custom residential designs, as well as commercial developments, environmental design , community planning, and historic preservation. Griffin Architects continues to be recognized locally, in Western North Carolina,and regionally in The Southeast for design and preservation excellence.


An Asheville based multi-discipline design studio with decades of experience in branding and print marketing for clients large and small.

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Serving the Asheville area for more than 10 years, Living Stone Masonry is locally owned, and dedicated to the proper repair and restoration of our mountain community’s older brick and stone structures. Whether foundation,chimney, or whole home; We are proud to aid in the preservation of  Asheville’s older homes for the next generation.

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Nest Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage specializing in residential, farm, and estate properties. We bring together top agents, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled service to help clients throughout Asheville buy and sell real estate — and enjoy themselves every step along the way.

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Partners in Preservation


Altamus is a full-service, regional property management firm. The clients we serve entrust us with their investments because we execute on the promise – Your Property, Our Priority. The Altamus vision is to apply an ownership mindset to the properties we manage while executing our mission to mitigate client risk and enhance the intrinsic value of those properties. Achieving success requires an organization with specialized knowledge in delivering creative and practical management solutions.

area design asheville

ARCA is Latin for ARK, a container that affords protection and safety. This is the essence of shelter, the foundation of architecture.

We design homes, educational facilities, commerce centers, public spaces and places of worship for clients in Asheville and beyond.

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Brunk is a private auction house specializing in the sale of fine art, jewelry, Asian art, antique furniture, coins, and countless other areas of collecting – ranging from Contemporary Art to Antiquities. Excellence in connoisseurship is the hallmark of our specialist staff.  Consistent and thoughtful client service is the foundation of our 40 years in business.


Chemist Distillery was born from a small family still and many hours of moonshining in the mountains of Western Carolina. This female-led distillery strikes a perfect balance between the traditional craft and the modern American spirits movement. The award-winning craft spirits produced in Asheville’s South Slope district began with the flagship American Gin, followed by a diverse portfolio of innovative gin variations and collaborations with local breweries and cideries, and most recently the production of small batch Chemist Single Malt Whiskey, made from locally sourced malted barley. A deep appreciation of the architectural history of Asheville was forefront in the design of the customer experience and will continue to be a focus in the future.


Energy Home Inspection is a full service real estate inspection, energy auditing, green building, high performance and preservation consulting firm.


Here at the Foundry, we do things differently. Removed from the novelty of downtown, we invite you to return to a world of refined relaxation, tried-and-true services, and old-world delights. From manicured grounds to scratch-made foods and libations, we urge you to indulge as you deserve in an Asheville experience that is both hand crafted and hard earned.

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We offer the full spectrum of plastic surgery, based on excellent training, years of experience at some of the nation’s best hospitals, and current scientific evidence.  Areas of particular expertise include cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, and skin cancer reconstruction.  We promise a warm and friendly experience for our patients, yet we are equally dedicated to providing outstanding results using proven techniques.  We do not believe in offering procedures that give marginal results, or treatments that rely on marketing to draw patients in without supportive data.  In short, we will not provide services that we wouldn’t offer to our friends and family!


Hearth + Home Interiors is a boutique interior design studio based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Our design services provide inventive, affordable concepts rooted in timelessness and craftsmanship.  At the heart of it, we love to tell stories.  Found objects with rich histories of their own are the catalyst for bringing our spaces to life.


The Hinton Realty Group was founded on the principle that property is personal. Our approach is grounded in the belief that expertise, innovation, and collaboration are the keys to investment success. At The Hinton Realty Group, we offer more than just transactional sales, and aim to bring our role as long-term strategic advisors to each client relationship.

Lobo Builders is a creative general contractor firm in Ashevillle striving to bring dreams to life. We are a diverse team of professionals with a focus on serving community and delivering a warm client experience with every project.

Logan restoration contracting


Logan Restoration is a locally owned business specializing in historic window and door restoration. Our services range from museum quality full restorations, to simply getting the windows to open again after decades of sloppy painting. Further, we offer weatherstripping and custom storm windows for improved energy efficiency. If you have pre 1930's windows we can make them better. We love what we do and strive to be the best.

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Comfortably elegant five bedroom inn built in 1905, Pinecrest sits on an acre of lush gardens in the desirable Montford historic district, one mile to downtown Asheville, three miles to Biltmore Estate.  Serving indulgent breakfasts, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages on our sunporch. Let innkeepers Dan and Diane make your trip memorable.

Saving Old Windows was founded in 2020 by WNC native Andrew Wing as an effort to preserve original wood windows as they are being replaced at an alarming rate. The company is deeply rooted in a passion for historic architecture and the preservation community and trades. It is the goal of Saving Old Windows to do just that, save every old window we can. It is almost never the case that a window is “too far gone” and we intend to prove that through proper methods and education.

With our combined individual experience and vast knowledge of building history and technique, Turnwright Construction provides their customers with a full range of renovation and construction services executed to the highest standard with the greatest continuity. We welcome you to get to know our family better and let us share with you our founding principles: Quality. Reliability. Artistry.


I am an Asheville based General Contractor and craftsman specializing in historic or architecturally significant properties. I have a passion for traditional building practices and materials. My background of hands on experience and project management lead me to look at a project through a lens focused on practical, long lasting solutions rather than expedient surface repairs.

I have 35 years of experience working in all aspects of building envelope assessment and repair, structural repairs, traditional carpentry and custom woodwork, siding, windows and doors, cedar/slate/tile roofing, architectural metals and flashing, historic masonry, and finishes. Residential and commercial project consulting, development, and renovation. dvernonpreservation@gmail.com

Friends of Preservation


From 18th century to Mid-Century Modern, they are experts in blending contemporary comfort with historic accuracy.

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Our mission is to partner with your organization by providing leading-edge technologies with utmost integrity, local accountability and excellence is customer service.


We create inspired and thoughtful buildings in our mountain region that serve the greater good, reflect their natural settings and uplift the human spirit. Altura Architects’ mission is to create spaces that reflect the unique aspirations of each client while minimizing the environmental impact of the buildings we design. We do this by collaborating with our clients, partners and community; incorporating sustainable design principles; and working intentionally with the surrounding landscape. (formerly Samsel Architects)





Foreground Consulting

Foreground Consulting offers historic preservation consulting services including historic resource surveys, National Register of Historic Places nominations, local landmark designation reports, integrity evaluations, and preservation planning. Founder Josi Ward has 15 years of experience researching, writing, and teaching architectural history.


Grovewood Village is a hidden gem rich with art and history. Located adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn, this site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a force in American craft and textiles that was originally backed by Edith Vanderbilt. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 11-acre property is now home to Grovewood Gallery, working artist studios, the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum, and the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum.



The Hands of Sean Perry is an established, locally-owned construction company based in Asheville, North Carolina. Our services range from design to remodel and include residential and commercial clients. The Hands of Sean Perry employs ten full-time staff and works with numerous community members on both new homes and historic renovations.

Since 1995, we have provided personalized attention to tax and accounting matters for business and personal clients throughout the eastern United States.

Our history is built on a tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The experience and academic credentials of our CPAs and staff provide you with the expertise of larger firms, while our commitment to superior customer service offers a personal, one-on-one approach.

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Private, luxury two-bedroom suites in eclectic West Asheville. Each with living and kitchen facilities. Book now for the holidays and 2024 vacations.

Ellen Browne McGuire - Broker

My company, Ivester Jackson Blackstream, is an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate; the world's leading collectors of fine art and exclusive properties.
"When others see a home, we see a work of art"

General Contracting Company based in Asheville NC.

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Leslie & Associates, Inc., established in 1984, specializes in property management for the Asheville area.

Laura Livaudais / All Asheville Real Estate LLC



Meher Archive Collective (MAC) is a 501(c)3 organization. In 2018 we purchased the spacious Red Oak School Building in Weaverville, NC.  The building itself is four years away from its centennial birthday, and we are preserving as much as we can of its original character and structure as we renovate it for our needs. The mission of MAC is to collect, preserve, and share the legacy of Meher Baba, a renowned spiritual teacher from India, via artifacts. materials, and words.  In addition to archived materials that will be available to researchers and the public, there will be a library, and space for classes and events serving the community.


Heath Towson is an Asheville Native - born and raised in the "Land of the Sky." Driven by a love for history of the city and automobiles, he decided to create Mountaineer Motor Tours. He wanted to share Asheville by touring folks around in a vehicle that truly evoked the Golden Age of Asheville - the 1920s. Our tours use a 1923 Ford Model T, who goes by the name "Mabeline". Tours range from 1.5 to 2 hours, touring downtown Asheville and the Grove Park neighborhood. Highlights of the tour include tourism history, architecture and cultural change in Asheville. Each rider will leave with a special Mountaineer Motor Tours Souvenir!


Native Forms is a full service Architecture firm with experience in a range of project types and delivery methods.  We believe in using our projects as vehicles for community building and appreciate the opportunity to serve Asheville and the Western North Carolina region across K-12, nonprofit, commercial, and residential markets.  Collaborative stakeholder engagement, creative design thinking, and technical expertise are hallmarks of our approach in creating lasting places that reflect the values of our clients, community, and process.


Old House Investments


Osgood Landscape Architecture, Inc. (OLA) is a collaborative design team that contributes to positive changes in spaces while protecting and celebrating the places and ecology that we live in and love. We believe the creation of beautiful, thoughtful, and impactful landscapes is an art form. We strive to honor the history and context of a site while creatively responding to the needs and expectations of our clients. Our dedication to the protection, stewardship, and creation of restorative outdoor environments is fundamental to all our work.


We are an independent, boutique firm with a concierge approch to service. At Panashe we strive to exceed your expectations. From our first meeting to the closing and beyond, we believe in an elevated real estate experience. We know your time is valuable. Whether you’re buying a home, selling a home, or you just have a few questions, we look forward to connecting with you.

Pollinator Properties is a boutique real estate firm that promotes sustainability and preservation serving Western NC to Charlotte Metro. Crystal Presley is a buyer and seller agent with a passion for older and historic properties. She's currently restoring her own century old cabin near Lake Lure. Crystal has earned the Accredited Buyers Representative Designation and has over 70 hours in continued education in her field.



The mission of Rowhouse Architects is to create significant places of lasting value. Respectful of the traditions and context in which we build, we work collaboratively with our clients and the community to produce innovative solutions to complex design problems.

Our award winning designs have been widely recognized. We are proud of these awards, but we measure our true success by the satisfaction of our clients and the people who occupy the buildings and space we create.

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Tall John’s neighborhood tavern in Asheville’s historic Montford district features a full-service restaurant and bar serving European-American food & drink.

Pamela Pyms - Real Estate Advisor


Full service commercial brokerage capabilities for all your needs- whether you’re looking to lease, buy, or sell.

town and mountain realty

We are an independent, locally owned and operated real estate company. Our agents are involved in the Asheville community and excel in helping people turn their real estate goals into reality. We know that real estate is a life decision and we strive to support and help our clients make good investments and choices. Whether you are looking for homes for sale in Asheville and WNC, property for sale, land for sale, or any other real estate need that you may have; our team of local Asheville agents are here to help!

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