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25 Days of Giving

25 Days of Giving

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.22" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_text admin_label="Title" module_class="chronospro-heading green-heading" _builder_version="4.10.7" header_text_align="left" header_2_text_align="left" header_2_text_color="#727272" header_2_font_size="30px" module_alignment="left" custom_margin="||||false|false" hover_enabled="0" border_style="solid" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}" sticky_enabled="0"]And an Anniversary Party To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we've chosen 25 charities, and will be donating to one per day for 25 days leading up to our Anniversary Party. Our Anniversary Party will be an opportunity for us to honor our past and current clients, and our trade partners.  Each of our 23 Living Stone employees have chosen a charity or non-profit. The two other organizations are the Black Mountain Fire Department, and the Black Mountain Police department because they have served us while the Living Stone Office has been in their jurisdiction over the past 25 years.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" header_3_font="||||on||||" header_3_text_color="#58a618" header_3_font_size="27px" header_3_line_height="1.7em" header_4_text_color="#675c53" header_4_font_size="27px" global_colors_info="{}"]1: Oceana, May 2nd Oceana is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. Aundrea Hutchinson, Administrative Assistant "I chose this charity because of my passion for marine life and the restoration of the world's oceans. In restoring the world's fish populations and protecting their habitat, sustainable meals can be provided to one billion people each day." 2: The Children's Center of Transylvania County, May 3rd We believe every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and healthy home environment. Austin Fox, Superintendent "Nothing upsets me more than an innocent child being raised by an abusive parent. A child’s home and their parents are the world to that child. It should be a safe haven of life not a prison of torture and hate. That is one of the most evil things that exists in our communities."  3: St. Jude's Research Hospital, May 4th The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Chris Hamlin, Field Operator "I like that children get the help they need and families don’t have to worry about the cost." 4: Organization for Autism Research, May 5th OAR's mission is to apply research to the challenges of autism. Corey Tyree, Carpenter "I like that children get the help they need and families don’t have to worry about the cost." 5: Micah Cornerstone Ministries, May 6th The mission is to be a Christ-centered, gospel-oriented ministry, acting on the commandments of God in accordance with the core of Micah 6:8; "…do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with God." Coy Davis, Superintendent "This ministry has a heart for breaking the chains of generational poverty, by raising up and equipping men with a talent to serve their communities and provide for their families. They share our core values in many aspects in the way they humbly serve. I partnered with them for many years in Honduras."  6: Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families, May 9th In 2008, Black Mountain Home began offering youth who have earned a high school diploma or GED the option of remaining in care while furthering their education or working toward a career goal.  Youth in the program are expected to pursue some form of continuing education such as college, vocational training, an apprenticeship, a certificate program, or other approved educational program. Housing is provided in the Ray Campbell Independent Living Village on the main campus. Jim Crust, Superintendent "I believe that people that work in the trades are a dying breed and we need to start encouraging kids to get back into the trades and learn a skill." 7: Trout Unlimited, May 10th Trout Unlimited's mission is to bring together diverse interests to care for and recover rivers and streams, so our children can experience the joy of wild and native trout and salmon. Johnny Rummel, Carpenter "Riparian ecosystems are very important. It's for the trout man" 8: The Mountaineers, May 11th The Mountaineers' mission is to enrich lives and communities by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and Beyond  John Rijhoff "They give back to the local community. They get people outdoors and I volunteered with them for 10 years." 9: 106.9 WMIT the Light (Radio Station), May 12th Blue Ridge Broadcasting exists to lead as many people as possible into a personal and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and encourages our listeners in spiritual maturity and active service for Christ. Judy Berkley, Controller "I listen every work morning, and it helps to keep my mind in the right place spiritually throughout the day.  Occasionally I am traveling between business locations and get to hear some preaching in the morning.  It seems, without fail, that the message is something relevant to my life." 10: Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe Co, May 13th
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The Miller Residence – 2004

The Miller Residence – 2004

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STARS Awards – North Carolina Home Builders Association

STARS Awards – North Carolina Home Builders Association

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" disabled_on="off|off|off" admin_label="Title Mobile" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" z_index="0" custom_padding="34px|16px|10px|16px|false|true" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.9.0" _module_preset="default" background_enable_color="off" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.8.2" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_text admin_label="Title" module_class="chronospro-heading green-heading" _builder_version="4.6.6" background_layout="dark" module_alignment="left" custom_margin="18px||15px|||" hover_enabled="0" border_style="solid" locked="off" global_colors_info="{}" sticky_enabled="0"]STARS Awards[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Subtitle" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" text_orientation="center" global_colors_info="{}"]NC Home Builders Association[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" header_font="QuestaGrande Reg|300|||||||" header_text_color="#7BADB6" header_font_size="42px" header_3_font="QuestaGrande Reg||||||||" header_3_text_color="#7BADB6" header_3_font_size="48px" text_orientation="center" global_colors_info="{}"]Living Stone Design + Build took home several awards presented by The North Carolina Home Builders Association at the annual STARS Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown.  The STARS Awards program honors the achievements of home building industry professionals from across North Carolina.    [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_image src="https://www.livingstoneconstruction.com/img/nchba_stars_aawards-4-1.png" title_text="nchba_stars_aawards-4 (1)" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_image src="https://www.livingstoneconstruction.com/img/messages_0-10-1.jpeg" title_text="messages_0 (10) (1)" disabled_on="on|on|off" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"]Most notably, Sean Sullivan received Distinguished Builder Member of the Year. “I’m so grateful for my team who stepped up to meet and exceed the challenges of exponential growth that we saw last year” said Sean of his award. Chartered in 1963, the North Carolina Home Builders Association is a trade association consisting of builder and associate member-firms and a network of local builder associations and chapters throughout North Carolina. NCHBA comprises the many thousands of hard working men and women who pool information and efforts to provide the collective clout and muscle the home building industry needs. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"]Living Stone Design + Build also received:Best Humanitarian Member ProjectSingle Family Custom Home Between 4,001 to 6,000 square feetBest Sustainable Project - for Atelier Maison & Co.Best Print Marketing CampaignBest brochure newsletter marketing piece for a builder, developer or realty companyLiving Stone Design + Build is Asheville’s leading sustainable, green custom home builder. We have been building custom homes for over 25 years, and along the way have perfected the process of building healthier happier homes for our clients.Sean Sullivan is co-owner of Atelier Maison & Co. with his wife Laura Sullivan, owner of ID.ology Interiors & Design[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_image src="https://www.livingstoneconstruction.com/img/nchba_stars_aawards-3-copy.jpg" title_text="nchba_stars_aawards-3 copy" _builder_version="4.10.7" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
Living Stone: Completing the Green Experience

Living Stone: Completing the Green Experience

Whole Living – Completing the Green Experience There's more to green, sustainable living than simply LED bulbs and bamboo floors. Today, living sustainably is an experience. Our own Sean Sullivan knows this better than most. With his wife, Laura Sullivan of ID.ology Interiors & Design, they have been designing and building green for quite some time. But that's only part of the experience. Come along as Sean tells us more about completing the green experience.   It’s not hard to see why everyone is bitten by the “green bug.” Coast to coast, consumers are realizing that green homes can sell faster—and for more money—than non-green homes. And consumers have discovered that families living in green homes are often happier, healthier and more productive as well. So you’ve bought a green home, but now what? As home building professionals, we can take an active role in educating the consumer on what it means to live green beyond buying a green home and help our customers live whole-picture healthy lives. READ MORE
Eight Principles of a Healthy Home

Eight Principles of a Healthy Home

Keep it DRY Damp homes provide an environment for dust mites, roaches, rodents and molds. All of these can cause or worsen asthma. In addition, moisture can damage the building materials in your home. Keep it CLEAN Clean homes reduce pest infestation and exposures to contaminants. Keep it CONTAMINANT FREE Levels of contaminants such as lead, radon, carbon monoxide, asbestos, secondhand smoke, and other chemicals are often much higher indoors. Keep it PEST FREE Exposure to pests such as roaches and rodents can trigger an asthma attack. Keep it SAFE Injuries such as falls, burns, and poisonings occur most often in the home, especially with children and seniors. Keep it TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED Homes that do not have balanced and consistent temperatures may place your family at increased risk from exposure to extreme cold, heat, or humidity. Keep it WELL MAINTAINED Poorly maintained homes are at risk for moisture, pest problems, and injury hazards. Deteriorated lead‐based paint is the primary cause of children being harmed by lead. Keep it WELL VENTILATED Having a good fresh air supply to your home is important to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants and to increase respiratory health.
Living Stone Wins Prestigious State Award for our Safety Program

Living Stone Wins Prestigious State Award for our Safety Program

NEWS RELEASE Builders Mutual Insurance Company Raleigh, NC 27624-0005 September 17, 2018 Living Stone Design + Build Receives Safety Program of the Year Award from Builders Mutual On September 12, during the NCHBA’s STARS Award gala in Charlotte, NC, Living Stone Design + Build received the Safety Program of the Year award from Builders Mutual Insurance Company. Living Stone Design + Build specializes in crafting award winning custom homes. The company employs a dedicated, full-time safety manager and their overall safety strategy consists of weekly tool-box talks, monthly safety meetings (with both staff and trade partners) and quarterly safety meetings with the company owner and safety manager. Living Stone Design + Build also created a trade partner council. They host meetings to discuss job-site related issues, including safety, with their staff and trade partners. The meetings draw between 75-100 attendees, dinner is provided and safety games are played for the chance to win safety gear. When asked about the safety program his company developed, owner Sean Sullivan responded, “After leaving the STARS Awards two years ago, I went back to our office and hired someone to take Living Stone Design + Build’s safety program to the next level. I told our new safety manager, Michael Reeves, that I wanted to build an award winning Safety Program. He looked at me and asked, “Ok, how much time do I have?” I said, I’ll give you two years. September 12 was Michael’s two year work anniversary and the exact day that he was rewarded with the prestigious Builders Mutual Safety Program of the Year award.” Builders Mutual is proud of the commitment and dedication to safety education and training that Living Stone Design + Build displays. We are honored that they were chosen as the 2018 Builders Mutual Safety Program of the Year. Living Stone Design + Build was established in 1997 in Black Mountain, NC and employees 15 full time staff members. The company is a proud member of the Asheville Home Builders Association. Headquartered in North Carolina, Builders Mutual is one of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast’s leading writers of commercial insurance for the construction industry. Since its inception, Builders Mutual has broadened its territory beyond North Carolina to include the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company provides coverage to more than 21,000 policyholders through more than 5,000 sales agents and employs more than 300 staff at its Raleigh headquarters.