Why Asheville North Carolina?

Why Asheville NC?

So many folks just love Asheville North Carolina, and not only to visit, but to live. Brad takes you on a tour of the downtown area, showing you some delicious places to eat such at Curate, Limones, Buxton Hall BBQ, Salsa’s and more. Then Asheville beer at Burial Beer, One World Brewing, and Green Man Brewery. And let’s not forget about the great music scene here with venues such at The Orange Peel, Asheville Music Hall, and Grey Eagle!

Getting Ready for the Playhouse Showdown in Asheville North Carolina

Bellwether Builders has been a part of the Playhouse Showdown in Asheville for several years. Brad teamed up with Enka High School and their carpentry class to make this happen. The Playhouse Showdown, featuring BCS Career and Technical Education Programs, will take place Feb. 3-4.

Tickets are $5 each and winners will be drawn on Sunday, Feb. 4 while the Build & Remodel Expo is still happening. Winners will be contacted Monday, Feb. 5, 2019. Your ticket purchase includes admission into the Asheville Homebuilders Association Build & Remodel Show, which runs from Feb. 3-4 at the WNC Agriculture Center, right on the border of Buncombe and Henderson County. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please see the Build & Remodel Expo Website

Bellwether Design-Build Wins Best Whole Home Renovation in Asheville

Best Whole Home Renovation Asheville

The team at Bellwether Design-Build is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Best Whole Home Renovation in Asheville Pace Award by the Asheville Home Builders Association.

This renovation project was incredible to us, to say the least. We were able to salvage much of the foundation and structure of the home, keeping it’s soul alive, and then strategically building the additions to it to create this beautiful masterpiece. The home is located in North Asheville, with rear views of the Omni Grove Park Inn.

Construction renovation in the Asheville area is one of our specialties, for both residential and commercial projects. To discuss your building or renovation project with us, please fill out the Contact Form on our website. Thank you.

Letter From Enka High School in Western North Carolina

Bellwether Design-Build is excited to work with Enka High School year after year, guiding the students with their playhouse project.  Enka wrote us this letter recently to thank us for our involvement. We love doing stuff in the community, and this fit in perfect. Special Thanks to Eddie Smith, the carpentry teacher at Enka High School.

Your 2018 New Year’s Resolution Should Include Moving To Asheville

Asheville Home Builder - Brad Rice

It didn’t take long for Asheville North Carolina to become a top destination to not only visit, but to live. As a builder, we are seeing many of the suburbs growing tremendously including Weaverville, Arden, Candler, and Black Mountain. Our most recent spec home sold the first day on the market, leaving many others waiting in line. It’s a sellers market because people want to buy, and people want to live here.

In Asheville we are known for our “Quality of Life”, and that includes many things. Here are some reasons why you would want to move to the mountains of Western North Carolina:

  1. The Great Outdoors – Asheville is outdoor heaven. With the Blue Ridge Parkway running through, you can be on the top of a mountain in no time. And not to mention… that in nearby Transylvania County and Brevard NC, there are so […]

Bellwether Design-Build Wins Asheville Pace Award For 2 Categories

Asheville Home Builder Floor Plan

Bellwether Design-Build is excited to announce that we have won two great awards from the Asheville Home Builders Association! Brad from Bellwether has created a heavy focus on a line of affordable spec homes going up in the Asheville area, and some on the outskirts in a few up and coming towns. If you do not know anything about a spec home, it is a home that a builder constructs and then sells, many times through a Realtor, or sometimes just on their own. For the sake of time and price, many builders do not allow the clients to pick out or change anything about the home, at least until it is purchased. Of course with the affordable housing crisis in Asheville, Bellwether made it a mission to not only build custom mansions, but also do a common line for folks who are […]

Custom Homes Curb the Odds of Home Buyer Remorse

Asheville Custom Homes

Rarely does a home buyer find a resale home within a designated time frame that is exactly to their liking. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to have a running list of remodeling projects, big or small, to tailor and adjust those probable shortcomings. But, renovations are not always practical, especially after spending thousands of dollars on a down payment.

Perhaps that’s why a staggering 44 percent of Americans today feel sorry about their last housing decision, according to a recent Trulia survey on real estate regrets. And, a third of homeowners say they wish they had opted for a larger dwelling. It’s safe to assume that those buyers would have fewer qualms had they been involved in the strategy, layout and square footage of their new residence from the start.

Consider the following […]

Asheville Home Builders Playhouse Showdown 2017

Enka High School playhouse build

Brad Rice, owner and general contractor at Bellwether Design-Build is mentoring Enka High School students again this next year through the Playhouse Showdown program put on by the Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA). Brad is working Enka High, which is one of several local high schools involved. Brad is working with the students in the Buncombe County Careers and Technical Education (CTE) program to help mentor them while they’re designing and building a children’s playhouse.

The playhouses have a theme each year and are built to certain guidelines determined by the AHBA. Asheville Home Builders Association member companies donate the materials to build these playhouses. Each school’s CTE students are matched up with a home builder like Brad to help mentor them during the construction process. Brad works hands-on with the students and teachers to help them design the playhouse and construct […]

Asheville Builder of the Year 2016

While we might be partial, we are very proud and certain that Brad Rice is the deserving recipient of the Asheville Home Builders Association’s Builder of the Year award for 2016. Brad was graced with the honor at the recent Parade of Homes Gala and Award Ceremony. Brad has served on the Asheville HBA’s Parade of Homes Committee for a number of years and consistently has homes entered in the Parade. Brad also volunteered with the Asheville HBA’s Playhouse Showdown Challenge. Brad was a mentor to local Enka High School students in the technical program. With the help of Brad and their teachers, these students built a children’s playhouse that was then auctioned off among others in order to raise money for their school program. Brad is volunteering as a mentor again for the next Playhouse Showdown

At the recent AHBA Gala, one of Bellwether Design-Build’s […]