Build, remodel, Improve

Working Together

Build, Remodel, Improve... the simple philosophy underpinning Asheville Carpenter, Inc.  for over 25 years. Fostering the tradition of a design/build company, supporting clients' dreams & ideas, thinking outside the box, weaving the old & new. We understand your home is more than just a place -- it is your sanctuary.


Who are we?

Asheville Carpenter, Inc. principal, Eric Schenk began his career in Chicago in 1991 working for a design/build architect.  Most projects were residential renovations & work/live spaces. During that time Eric also apprenticed for a custom cabinetry company, gaining finer, more detailed carpentry skills.

After moving to Atlanta, GA, Eric worked at a commercial construction company, building offices & restaurants. In 1994 he branched out on his own, continuing to concentrate on remodeling & renovating. Business grew steadily by word of mouth. Eric worked on single projects at a time, devoting his full attention to each client.

After becoming a father of two boys & realizing a desire to live in the beautiful mountains of NC, Eric Schenk Carpentry was relocated to Asheville in 2001. Soon Eric was running a small crew, stick framing new houses. Projects ranged from 800 to 15,000 square feet; from simply designed, straight-forward living spaces to intricate & complex luxury homes. The company was involved in all aspects of building, from foundation to finish. 

Obtaining his NC General Contractor's license in 2009 was a milestone, & Eric has continued to work in the field every day while constantly advancing his knowledge of building codes & sustainable building science. By 2014 Eric grew his company into Asheville Carpenter, Inc. which develops & maintains strong ongoing relationships with other builders, designers, architects, suppliers, & subcontractors to expand the range of possibilities for his clients.



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