Chris McCurry is a Keynote Speaker at IDEC SW Conference

Chris McCurry, Bark House @ Highland Craftsmen, Inc., was a keynote speaker at the 2017 IDEC SW Region Conference
The Appalachian State Department of Applied Design hosted the 2017 Southwest Regional Conference for the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) this month.  Chris was honored to be a keynote speaker at this event. An excerpt from her speech: Whole-Design The diagram below expresses a model that designers have subscribed to.  The pinnacle of this project … Continued

2017 Regenerative Business Prize: Adorning

Bark House receives the prize for 2017 Regenerative Business Adorning for natural poplar bark shingles and wall treatments
For the Bark House family, being a regenerative company is about honoring authenticity and celebrating it with others.  This is an essential engagement involving people, planet and prosperity.  We are about reconnecting people to the natural environment and building whole communities.  Our manufacturing processes and products improve water quality, hold free carbon in the built … Continued

4 Fun Eclipse Facts You Might Not Know

Bark House, original manufacturer of the Poplar Bark Shingle, took a picture of the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast in the US was almost 100 years ago, in 1918.  That same year,  the U.S. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time. The path of totality passed through fourteen states – Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, … Continued

Announcing the quarter-finalists for the 2017 Regenerative Business Prize

“Over the last few weeks, my team has been reviewing the incredibly compelling stories of the businesses nominated for the 2017 Regenerative Business Prize . “Today, I’m pleased to announce the following businesses as quarter-finalists for the prize: Abeego Bark House Food Lovers Market Food State Greenfire Group HIP Investor HKS Architects HowGood Lake Flato MetroQuest Natural Habitats New Chapter … Continued

Nondisplaceable Family Business

Bark House Regenerative Architectural Business Solutions Logo
Create New Innovations In 1990, Marty and Chris McCurry invested in a five year R&D process of creating a building product that was pure and whole.  The only predecessor was a 50 year bark shingle made from the extinct American Chestnut tree.  It had been specified on six structures for an exclusive development in North … Continued

Sustainable Brands

From the article: Building a regenerative Company and a Whole Community Our handcrafted wall coverings for interiors and exteriors are made to evoke the substance and the essence of trees themselves, in a product that builds an authentic connection between nature, individuals, and the built environment. We believe they are beautiful, unique and bridge a … Continued

Leadership in Sustainable Manufacturing Award

The Bark House received the Leadership Award in Sustainable Manufacturing from the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) today.  The award was presented by NC Commerce Secretary John Skvarla, NCMEP Director Phil Mintz, and EDPNC Global business Services VP John Loyack at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro to company co-founders, Marty and Chris McCurry. … Continued