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

Cate Scales, Realtor/Broker

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.

The Foundry Hotel Asheville

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.

Charter Member

Gray Line Trolley Tours

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.

Charter Member

Griffin Architects, P.A.

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.

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Hornaday Design

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

Charter Member

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Nest Realty Asheville

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.

Charter Member

Oowee Products

Leather Goods for Life. Proudly partnered with the Autism Society of NC to employ adults on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Plaster by Orciani

Plastering by Orciani has been working in the WNC area since the early 1990’s and has been incorporated since 1981. We focus on finish work from drywall, plaster, plaster moldings, exterior stucco, eifs and stone. With the development of new products that create a large array of finishes, from standard drywall to more elaborate Venetian plasters, we have stayed on the forefront of adding them to our core abilities. Whether restoration/new construction or residential/commercial we pride ourselves on quality, timeliness and very importantly…communication.

Wild Harmony

Wild Harmony is a 160 acre hiking park with rental cabins in Marshall, NC. Located behind Sandy Bottom Trail Rides the park comprises the headwaters of Caney Fork Creek. With over 7 miles of maintained trails you can enjoy the inspiring vistas from Caney Fork Gap or enjoy a lunch on the ridge line balds. All proceeds are used to manage and restore the forest by removing invasive plants and promoting biodiversity throughout the property. Contact Chris@WildHarmonyNC.com for more information.

 

 

Partners in Preservation

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Arca Design

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.

Charter Member

 

Chemist Spirits

“CHEMIST SPIRITS, THE CURE FOR THE COMMON COCKTAIL”

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

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

 

 

Forge & Foundry Strategic

Forge & Foundry Strategic tackles marketing, communications and development challenges for organizations that believe in the triple bottom line―strengthening the community and the planet while improving financial returns. The agency’s winning strategies help corporations grow business and nonprofits advance missions. Standalone projects and integrated campaigns have ignited interest and sparked action for arts, economic development, architecture, environmental, engineering, energy, health care, education and tourism initiatives.

Halvorson Plastic Surgery 

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

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.

Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast

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.

Friends of Preservation

Adams & Adams Construction

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

Charter Member


Asheville Goods

Looking for an authentically Asheville gift? Asheville Goods has selected the area’s best products from local small-batch producers and packaged them in eco-friendly gift boxes for you to send or savor. From corporate gifts to wedding party gifts, welcome-to-town, and thank you gifts, Asheville Goods gift boxes are the perfect way to share your love of Asheville-grown and made products with clients, friends, and family.

Asheville Luxury Brokers

THE luxury brokerage in Western North Carolina, protecting our clientele's assets in the luxury and premier luxury markets through fiduciary relationships.  We implement a procedural system of 30 plus proprietary steps to follow in every real estate transaction to ensure we don’t miss a beat.  Knowing that we are the experts in this market segment, local firms refer clients to us.  It is imperative that this clientele has an experienced staff at their disposal.   At Asheville Luxury Brokers, this is all we do.  It is our specialty!  We help folks buy and sell and often advise on the best stance, may it be buy sell or hold.

Blackbird Frame & Art

With WNC’s largest selection and most experienced staff, BlackBird offers fine custom framing of art and objects for residential, designer and commercial clients. This award-winning frame shop also carries distinctive gifts, a unique selection of cards, and art-inspired home decor.

Bionic Man Painting Co.

15 years in business, 23 years painting experience.
 

Charter Member

Center for Craft

Recognizing that Asheville and the surrounding area have been a bastion for craft, the Center for Craft purchased and renovated its 1912 building to preserve and advance the craft legacy in the Southeast. The Center provides craft-focused programming to a regional and visiting audience through exhibitions and public programs, building strategic community and national partnerships, and spearheading initiatives in the United States. Free to the public, our galleries introduce craft through a resource library and interactive activities that inspire discovery and learning about craft for all ages, backgrounds, and interest levels.

cr8 Design Studios

CR8 (pronounced /krāte/) Design Studios is a Black-owned boutique firm specializing in residential, commercial, and furniture design. We believe that great design is meant to inspire and every design we create tells a unique story. Our craft is where architecture blends with artistry to create engaging environments.

Eldr

Eldr is a new American neighborhood restaurant housed in the historic Grovewood Village featuring an ingredient-driven, all-day menu, craft coffee, cocktails and natural wine. Eldr is the Old Norse word for fire. We love how fire brings people together to enjoy a great meal, unique flavors, and good conversation. At the end of the day, that’s what Eldr is all about.


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"

 

 

 

Grovewood Village

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

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.

Hunter Praytor P.A.

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.

Charter Member


Kemp CPA PLLC

Kemp CPA PLLC specializes in identifying and implementing technology to efficiently operate businesses. We offer accounting and tax services.

Killeen Old House

General Contracting Company based in Asheville NC.

Charter Member

Larsenson Land Holdings, Inc.

Laura Livaudais / All Asheville Real Estate LLC

 

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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.

Charter Member

Mountaineer Motor Tours

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!

Noland & Associates

As a professional member of ASID, Deborah started her business while living in New York City after working for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, an international architectural firm. Using her B.S. in Interior Design from University of North Carolina Greensboro, she quickly found her path designing residences. During her eleven years in the city, Deborah fell in love with world travel. She has since spent time in design-rich cities such as Barcelona, London, Paris, Bruges, Istanbul, Madrid, Venice and Milan. Deborah credits her world travel for honing her design sense and eye for beautiful design. After her daughter was born, Deborah moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and focused her work on contemporary projects, connecting with an urban clientele. Returning to her hometown roots in 2019, Deborah began working from Asheville, NC, where she has a mix of contemporary, transitional and traditional clients. In her free time she enjoys travel, family and friends and often works in New York City where her daughter currently resides.

Panashe

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.

Samsel Architects

Samsel Architects is an award-winning Asheville architecture firm founded in 1985. We believe in designing timeless buildings that reflect the unique character of our clients and the landscape. Blending the aesthetics of simple forms and clean lines with the warmth and beauty of natural materials, our contemporary architecture uses a simple and unified palette of color and materials to create interior spaces and the exterior forms of our projects. We are committed to green building and green architecture. Protecting our beautiful mountain region through sustainable design is a core value of our studio. We integrated sustainable design features, green building principles and energy efficient materials throughout our work.

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Rowhouse Architects

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.

Charter Member

Saving Old Windows, LLC

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.

Susan Young -Sterling Real Estate Partners

Susan has been selling properties in the greater Asheville area since 2004. She was broker in charge of a small office for 7 years but left that to concentrate on her own clients and continue with the stellar customer service that she prides herself on. Over the years she has assisted her husband with his custom home remodeling business which is how she fell in love with vintage homes. New homes just can't give you the same comfortable feeling of being at home that a vintage home provides.

 

Tall John’s Neighborhood Tavern

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

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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!

Charter Member

Turnwright Construction

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.