July 14, 2016

Mountain Mist at 6,683 Feet

There are reasons for the lore that surrounds mountain life.  Just like the mists that shroud us at high elevations, the mystery of life unfolds to the quiet observer and through the biggest of characters. It seems illogical that a group of people who work together – especially the long hours we put in during … Continued

June 02, 2016

Love of Live Edges

Wood Slabs Too Paul and Kim Fuelling love cutting edge wood slab projects, boldering on the rocky outcroppings of the Blue Ridge Mountains and working with live edge wood. The couple combine a natural element to compliment their retro-modern style into fresh and delightful wood slab designs. Both are classically trained artists and independent business … Continued

April 14, 2016

Wilderness Heroes

Back in January, my brother Eric called and wanted a backpacking trip arranged for the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area for late February. He and I used to through hike that place a lot but it had been 25 years since our last trip. Ryan and Matt here at the office got wind of it and … Continued

March 17, 2016

Department of Commerce Award

The Finishing Touch For Community Park Project The Spruce Pine Main Street Central Park will receive an award in Design at the 2015 Main Street State Conference held in Goldsboro this year, from The NC Department of Commerce.   Accepting the award on behalf of the community is SPMS Director – Libby Phillips; Appalachian State University … Continued

February 05, 2016

Natural Attraction— 10 Facts You May Not Know

There are 58 national parks in the National Park Service and you will LOVE how you feel when you visit any one of them. 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service in the United States.  The federal law that established the NPS is the Organic Act of 1916. During times of great … Continued

February 04, 2016

12 Romantic Getaways Adorned in Bark

From the heart of the mountains of North Carolina to the soul of a bustling urban center in Berlin, Germany, nothing says “I Love You” more than Romantic Getaway spots with nature’s adornment. We’re sharing one destination with romantic wooden architecture for every month and wishing you a year full of love.     1  … Continued

January 21, 2016

2016 B Corp Retreat Slated for North Carolina

North Carolina has been announced as the host state for the 2016 B Corp Champion’s Retreat!  The event will begin in Raleigh-Durham October 11, 12 and 13th.  With a most gracious southern style of hospitality, the Asheville B Corp planning committee quickly included a week-end add-on to Asheville.  Participants may now choose to extend their … Continued

December 17, 2015

The Bark House® Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Gratitude

“Our capacity to journey well determines our destination.”  Chris McCurry · Co-Owner -The Bark House® A numeric “25” is an unbiased witness to the anniversary of big dreams built from humble beginnings.  As we look back, we do so with great gratitude for the relationships that have touched us during this journey – the ones … Continued

December 03, 2015

A GRAND LEGACY

Project: All Saints Episcopal Church Plus Five Residences Architect: Henry Bacon, AIA – 1895 Location: Linville, NC Style: Beaux-Arts with Rustication and Bark Shingle Treatments Product Integration: Chestnut Bark Shingles, The Predecessor To Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles Architect Awards:  Gold Medal Presented by President Harding For The Design Of The Lincoln Memorial, Among Others … Continued

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