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Whole Living – Completing the Green Experience

Whole Living – Completing the Green Experience

The green wave is moving across the country and everyone seems to have been touched by it in some form. Consumers are beginning to realize that green homes sell faster, and for more money than non-green homes. And once they discover that families living in green homes...

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...

Living Stone Wins Prestigious State Award for our Safety Program

Living Stone Wins Prestigious State Award for our Safety Program

NEWS RELEASE *** FOR IMMEDIATE 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...

Sid and Donna Trapp – French Country in the WNC Mountains

Sid and Donna Trapp – French Country in the WNC Mountains

Sid and Donna Trapp had dreamed up their ideal home long before they contacted Living Stone Construction. “We wanted the perfect home to retire in, and we had come up with a lot of ideas over a number of years,” says Sid. “It was important to hire someone who could...

Living Stone chosen as #1  Best Custom Home Builder in NC!

Living Stone chosen as #1 Best Custom Home Builder in NC!

The Best Custom Home Builder in all 50 States: Living Stone wins #1 for NC! The custom home building process can be stressful and overwhelming when you don’t work with the right team. But undertaking this adventure with a talented team of designers and builders under...

Jamie Khan, Home on the French Broad River

Jamie Khan, Home on the French Broad River

"If you want to use a builder that you can trust and one that you can count on to build a high quality home, then the team at Living Stone is your choice. Their process and practices ensure that you will be extremely pleased with the finished product. The team has...

First Friday, January 5, 2018

First Friday, January 5, 2018

The first Friday of the month Living Stone volunteers at different local ministries. Last Friday we had the privilege of helping Western Carolina Rescue Ministries project called "Abba's House". Abba's House will be a perinatal substance abuse residential recovery...

This House Smells -The Dangers and Opportunities that IAQ Present in Homebuilding

This House Smells -The Dangers and Opportunities that IAQ Present in Homebuilding


“This house smells…different than the rest. Actually, it doesn’t really have a smell?!” said Mrs. Lee as she walked into the Parade of Homes entry I was manning last year. Mrs. Lee, like many other visitors in years past, noticed what most builders are missing across the country, the fact that IAQ is important.

I had the privilege, two years ago, of sitting in a research lab think tank with seven other top builders from across the nation. The question was posed to us “What is the greatest concern that you have about the homes that you are building today”? Each builder at the table said that they were concerned about building homes so tight that they might be poisoning the people that move into them. When they got to me, I was dumbfounded by their answers and had to ask my own question, “Are you using a rater”?

Local Asheville Builder Named by NAHB as Certified Green Professional of the Year

Local Asheville Builder Named by NAHB as Certified Green Professional of the Year


January 10, 2017

The National Association of Home Builders last night honored 12 individuals who have excelled in teaching NAHB education courses and for their professionalism as NAHB educational designation holders as the Educators and Designees of the Year. The awards were given during the 2017 International Builders‘ Show® held this week in Orlando, Fla.

“These home building industry professionals definitely ‘walk the walk,’” said 2016 NAHB Education Chair William L. Shaw, Jr., GMR, CGR, GMB, CAPS and CGP, a Houston remodeler and NAHB instructor. “These leaders don’t just talk about the importance of education. They also work to stay current and even ahead of industry trends so they can set an example for the home builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who make up our great Federation.”

Project Wins National Green Building Award

Project Wins National Green Building Award

Black Mountain, NC, Living Stone Design + Build project, “Rhodo Reno”, is the overall winner for the Best Renovation in the 2017 National Green Building Awards by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

“The NAHB Green Awards represent the best of the best in green building practices and advocacy efforts, and this year’s group of winners is particularly impressive,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “The demand for green building is growing exponentially, and these honorees are a great example of what can be accomplished in terms of sustainable and energy-efficient building practices.”