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Team Professionals

Log Home Builders: Team Professionals   Our committed, dedicated, passionate and growing team made decisions to come to the Blue Ridge Log Cabins family because they saw the opportunity to fulfill dreams and help families, like yours, find the quality of life you’ve dreamed of in a log cabin. We encourage you to spend some time reading through their bios to learn about the people who make Blue Ridge Log Cabins a reality.


Freddie Jones – VP of Sales
Log Home Builders: Freddie JonesFreddie’s two decades of System Built Industry experience are a significant part of the Blue Ridge Log Cabins sales team’s success. Freddie joined the Blue Ridge family in 2007 and currently fills a significant role for the organization as VP of Sales. Freddie leads our in house educational seminars for potential customers. He and his wife have two children, and are involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Freddie is also a competitive golfer.





Alan Coeby – Custom Log Home Expert
Log Cabins: Alan CoebyHaving lived in NJ for most of his life, Alan has also called Kentucky, Pennsylvania and now beautiful North Carolina home. He comes to Blue Ridge with an extensive background in Customer Service, IT and home remodeling. While having been drawn to log homes for many years, Alan never felt quite comfortable with the traditional “kit” homes. “My first visit to Blue Ridge sure opened my eyes to how a log home is built. After taking the factory tour I knew this was a company I wanted to work with….or more importantly, for!” Alan intends to one day own a Blue Ridge log home while enjoying his passion for motorcycles, bicycling, landscaping and just about anything outdoors.


Donald Owens – Custom Log Home Expert
Log Cabins: Donald OwensDonald joins the Blue Ridge family with a passion for log homes and the log enthusiast. With over 17 years in the building industry, he brings a well-seasoned experience to the Blue Ridge team. From the system-built to stick framed and site-built log kit companies, Donald has seen first hand the challenges and issues that customers face when building their dream log home. “I’m convinced that the Blue Ridge concept brings an innovative solution to the natural challenges that have always been a part of any log home in the past. With our unique approach, we take the site-built issues out of the equation for the customer while providing them with a better built product at a lower cost. The beauty of it all is that, unlike site-builders, we give our customers a fixed cost on the home; and to a potential customer…that’s a solution.” Donald adds “If every buyer is searching for the right company that carries the right product at the right price, then Blue Ridge Log Cabins is the only wise choice.” Donald lives in Rutherfordton with his beautiful wife Janet and has 3 children. He is the minister of music at his church and his hobbies are woodworking, landscaping and is an avid outdoorsman.


Nathan Barnes – Custom Log Home Expert
Log Home Builders: Nathan BarnesWhen meeting Nathan, his enthusiasm and passion for log cabins is clearly obvious. He comes to Blue Ridge Log Cabins with extensive sales experience in the log home industry. “I was the kid that loved to play with his Lincoln Logs. I believe my mom still has them somewhere”, he laughed. Now he’s fortunate enough to help design and build life sized versions. His background and appreciation for the product make him a great addition to the Blue Ridge Log Cabin family. “It’s a privilege to know you’re helping someone create their dream home, a place of memories. I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing”, Nathan stated. His previous experience selling log cabin “kits” allows the unique advantage of seeing how clearly our superior innovative modular build system benefits every client. Nathan loves the mountains, his career at Blue Ridge, and especially his son, Ashton.


Nelson McDaniel – Custom Log Home Expert
Log Cabins: Nelson McDanielNelson comes to Blue Ridge Log Cabins after spending 26 years as a Middle and High School band director in the NC public school system. He brings the same passion to our team that he shared with his students. The subject matter may have changed, but he still views his profession as “education”. “We have a very desirable lifestyle to offer which is manufactured and delivered in a unique manner. No one else does exactly what we do. I’m just here to let people know what makes us different and to help guide them through the process of getting the log home of their dreams.” Nelson lives in Boiling Springs, NC with his beautiful and talented wife Crystal and is proud to be “Dad” to three amazing children. He plays his trombone professionally, loves cycling, racquetball, and drum and bugle corps/marching band.


Robert Thompson – Custom Log Home Expert
Log Cabins: Robert ThompsonRobert is very excited to be working at Blue Ridge, for many reasons, one being the quality of log homes that Blue Ridge build. “Being in the log home industry for over 30 years, I am amazed at how far advanced Blue Ridge is over other log companies. They are the way of the future” Robert commented. Another obvious advantage is the cost. “You know the cost before you ever start building. Blue Ridge actually is responsible for the construction of the home. To me, another big advantage to our buyers is our Blue Ridge homes never gets wet inside, unlike traditional construction of a log or stick framed home. When Blue Ridge installs a home, it is in the dry within the day. Then the crews arrive to do all the final trim work. Our clients love our process because we have made building a log home a joy.” Robert is originally from Tryon, NC and enjoys working for a locally owned company. He and his wife, Gail, live in Spartanburg and are very pleased to be back in the area.


Tom Angermeier – Custom Log Home Expert
Log Cabins: Tom AngermeierAfter more than 20 years with The Walt Disney Company, Tom knows a few things about making dreams come true. With a passion for customer service that is matched only by his enthusiasm for log homes built the Blue Ridge way, Tom is eager to help clients fulfill their vision—on time and on budget—by creating beautiful log homes where generations can gather together to celebrate life’s best moments while creating cherished memories in a gorgeous cabin home. Tom and his wife, Paula, live in Greenville. They have three children, all Clemson graduates (Go Tigers!) Tom volunteers as a student mentor at Hollis Academy, where he also assists with the backpack ministry through his church. He enjoys gardening, woodworking, and making plans for his own log home.


Tom Roe – Custom Log Home Expert
Log Cabins: Tom RoeTom comes to Blue Ridge Log Cabins with over 22 years in the real estate industry. As an owner/vice president of a correspondent mortgage firm, he has helped thousands of buyers and sellers to demystify the complex and confusing process of buying and selling real estate. Over the years he has specialized in working with Veterans whether active duty, retired or DOD contractors. He takes pride in identifying potential problems before they happen and eliminate surprises. Tom has also had his Florida real estate license since 1998. He developed a large track of land in Mill Spring, NC. Through the years has worked closely with private investors to help them increase their real estate holdings and their return on investment. Tom was taught at a very early age from his father “that your word is your oath” and is known for being very transparent and honest with his clients. This is why his relationship with each and every client is built on integrity and honesty not dollars and cents. Tom lives in Boiling Springs SC with his beautiful and talented wife Linda and their Bernese Mountain dog Max. He spends his free time enjoying the mountains, restoring mid-year corvettes, wood working and gardening.


Maria Boothe – Customer Care/Luxe Log Home Specialist
Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Maria BootheMaria Boothe grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and has also lived in Florida, Virginia, and Belize. A graduate of Converse College, she currently resides in the beautiful Green Creek, North Carolina area with her husband, Doug. As the Blue Ridge Log Cabin Customer Care Coordinator and Luxe Specialist, Maria enjoys welcoming clients at the door and spreading joy to our customers and her Blue Ridge Log Cabin colleagues.






Catherine Brusk – Finance Coordinator
Log Cabins: Cathy Brusk Cathy is excited to join the Blue Ridge Log Cabin Team as our Finance Coordinator. With over 30 years experience in the mortgage industry her hopes are to help people navigate the world of finance right into there new log home! Cathy grew up in Ohio, met her wonderful husband Dave in Florida and after visiting SC ten years ago, fell in love with Spartanburg and made it their home. Cathy and Dave enjoy life on the lake with their furry family Tasha and Tinkerbelle and traveling RV style, especially meeting up with family for vacation. If time permits you will find Cathy cooking quilting, sewing or crocheting.


Mills Smith– Business Development
Log Home Builders: Mills SmithA graduate from Wofford with an English degree, Mills is constantly pursuing his two passions; learning all the in’s and out’s of the log cabin industry and writing. Joining the team in 2010, Mills spent his days with the service team assisting customers needs and in 2014 joined BRLC’s Builder Developer division where he engages with customers who want to build multiple homes. His degree in English and love for writing has also proved to make Mills a valuable asset to the Blue Ridge Marketing team. Mills has turned into our designated blogger, letting followers get an inside look on life on the road with the BRLC team.


Wayne Roberts – Business Development
Log Home Builders: Wayne RobertsA career of almost four decades in the building/developing business makes Wayne a significantly valuable team member with a perspective, insight and first hand knowledge of every facet of the building and home buying process. Since joining the Blue Ridge family in 2002, he continues to serve clients with seasoned perspective. He has interacted with some of the largest land developers in the Southeast. He and his wife, Sandy, live in a Blue Ridge Log Cabin and enjoy spending time with their five children and 12 grandchildren.


Sarah Smith – Marketing Director
Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Sarah Smitn Being passionate for the log home industry must be genetic. Although Sarah just became a part of the Blue Ridge team in 2010 as the company’s Marketing Coordinator, the industry has impacted her life for over 10 years. The daughter of Blue Ridge’s President and CEO, Chip Smith, Sarah was immersed with knowledge of the business at an early age. Born and raised in Upstate South Carolina, Sarah is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte Campus, with a degree in Marketing and a Concentration in Fashion Product Development. Sarah’s innovative thinking, energy and creativity for the log home industry have proved to be an asset for BRLC’s marketing and communications departmen


Wesley Lawson – Marketing and Design
Log Home Builders: Wesley LawsonWesley started working at Blue Ridge in the Engineering Department and transitioned into marketing. He attended Western Carolina University and earned a BS in Engineering. Wesley is married to his wife, Kim and has 2 boys, Cole and Cooper. He enjoys spending time with his family.




David Bridges – Site Supervisor

Blue Ridge Log Cabins: David BridgesDavid has spent most of his life in construction with over twenty years’ experience in residential and commercial modular and new home construction. Starting from the ground up on set crew, service, service manager, quality control, transportation manager, sales. He understands the entire process which goes into each cabin. He is a licensed general contractor and realtor and has managed multiple projects from single family to complex multifamily. David likes to spend time with family, golf and travel.



Dave Krahn – Site Supervisor
Log Home Builders: Dave KrahnDave has 18 years experience in the residential construction industry, pouring foundations and framing houses, He moved to Landrum, SC from Ontario Canada approximately 1 year ago, Dave enjoys going on scenic hikes and spending time with his wife and 3 children





Parrish Smith – Outside Construction Coordinator
Log Home Builders: Parrish SmithParrish is a Spartanburg, SC native that is no stranger to Blue Ridge Log Cabins. He worked two summers at BRLC while he was in High School. He went on to study at the University of Mississippi and received an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree from USC Upstate with focuses in Parks and Recreation, English, and Sociology. After college Parrish moved west to Jackson, WY for a year to experience the mountainous lifestyle. When he moved back home to South Carolina he practiced commercial real estate for two years in the upstate of SC specializing in land acquisition. In 2018 he came back to Blue Ridge to be a member of our Outside Construction team. He maintains communication between clients and the Blue Ridge team as well as scout for site progression.


Brian Johnson – Service Supervisor

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Chris Carver – BRLC Construction Manager
Log Home Builders: Chris CarverChris has lived all of his life nested in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. He has invested 30-plus years into the building industry. He comes to Blue Ridge Log Cabins with an exceptional background including commercial, residential, antique log, post and beam, and timber peg homes. Chris signed on with us in July of 2017, with the exceptional leadership qualities he has, it makes it easy for him to engage with his team members to produce the log home of your dreams. Chris enjoys trout fishing, boating, and spending time with his wonderful family.



Donn Dack – Chief Financial Officer
Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Donn DackDonn started in sales, purchasing, and manufacturing management before eventually running manufacturing for a lubrication equipment company. He built his first log home through nights and weekends in 20 months while working a full time job. After leaving manufacturing, Donn built spec log homes in the Asheville area. He became a project manager and then a general manager in construction before coming to Blue Ridge. Donn brings a unique combination of skills like sales, manufacturing, and experience in cabin construction. These skills, combined with his MBA from Duke, make Donn a valuable addition to our family. Donn and his wife have 3 boys and 3 girls. He enjoys tennis, craft beer from Asheville, and is very passionate about Duke Basketball.


Wanda Wilson – Executive Administrative Assistant
Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Wanda WilsonWanda began her career with Blue Ridge Log Cabins with a card table and a straight chair when Mr. Taylor first opened the doors in 1997. Wanda keeps everyone on task at Blue Ridge, with a plethora of responsibilities. During her career she has assumed numerous job responsibilities at Blue Ridge from scheduling appointments to preparing monthly and year-end financial statements. When Wanda has a free moment, she enjoys spending time with her husband Pat, their three children and four grandchildren. She also owns an exquisite collection of rare baby dolls.




Sandy Ledford – Administrative Assistant
Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Sandy LedfordSandy lived in North Carolina all her life until moving to Inman, SC in 2014. She has an extensive background in Accounts Payable, Receivables and Purchasing. One of the companies she worked for in the past was a supplier to Blue Ridge Log Cabins, so she was already familiar with many of her current associates. Sandy and her husband, Clyde, have two sons and four grandchildren which she loves spending time with. In her spare time, she enjoys studying, preparing, and teaching Sunday School lessons and has taught all age groups over the years.






Eddie Ruff – Purchasing Manager
Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Eddie RuffEddie has been with Blue Ridge Log Cabins since 2011 and has displayed his talents throughout many different construction disciplines. He started  off in framing, then went to a position on our Quality Control team, served as Supervisor of Shipping and Receiving and he is now Purchasing Manager. Eddie is married and has five children. When not at BRLC, Eddie enjoys gardening and woodworking.






Doug Terrell – Vice President of Manufacturing
Log Home Builders: Doug TerrellDoug is one of the longest tenured team members with Blue Ridge Log Cabins. With 17 years of service as part of our team. His talents provide the experience necessary to be chief architect on Blue Ridge Log Cabins’ two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. He is an inspirational leader within the manufacturing division. Doug’s knowledge of construction and manufacturing has given him a unique blend of insight into the manufacturing process. His previous experience includes managing a plastics company, as well as eight years with a modular manufacturer. He recently served 4 years on the NAHB Log Home Council and the NAHB Building Systems board of directors serving as the Log Homes council Chairperson in 2014. Doug is married to his wife Crystal and has four children. He enjoys golfing, cooking, traveling and spending time with his family.


Carol Pritchard – Human Resource Manager
Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Carol PritchardWith an Associate Business Administration degree from ICC (Rutherford, North Carolina), Carol has been the HR Manager at Blue Ridge since 2001. Prior to joining the team, she spent 15 years in the textile industry. She and her husband live in Mill Spring, NC and have three children and three grand children. In her spare time she enjoys bowling, being outdoors and serving as an active member of their church family.






David Benton – Engineering Manager
Log Home Builders: Freddie JonesDavid has 22 years’ experience in the industry. He got his start as a draftsperson in 1998 and started focusing on modular home designs in 2002. Then in 2005, he got his first opportunity to manage an engineering department.


David has been married to Anne Benton for 26 years and has three sons: Andy, Chase and Zack. David loves the outdoors; hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. He also has a love of astronomy and gazing at the night sky.


David graduated from Bevill State Community College in 1998 with an associate degree in Drafting and Design.


Cody Talley – Product Engineer
Log Home Builders: Cody TalleyCody started his career in architectural drafting at Blue Ridge Log Cabins in 2014. Cody attended Highland School of Technology High School in Gastonia, NC for four years, where he began his career path in architectural engineering. He graduated Isothermal Community College in May 2014 with a degree in Architectural Drafting. Cody brings new energy to the team. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of architectural design and drafting software. Cody is very involved with his church, in several aspects. He loves to collect antiques as well as spend time with family. He hopes to further his career in architecture and keep expanding his knowledge.


Dewayne Mayberry – Product Engineer
Log Home Builders: Dewayne MayberryAfter years of considering the possibility of a career in the architectural industry, Dewayne finally decided to take the steps necessary to fulfill his career dreams. He joined the Blue Ridge Log Cabins family in 2004 and quickly became an accomplished designer, gaining expertise in the intricacies of the building process. A devoted family man, Dewayne has three daughters and enjoys working out.


Stephen Schmoutz – Product Engineer
Log Home Builders: Stephen SchmoutzAfter being forced to take Drafting (by hand) by his father for 3 years at Shelby High School, Stephen began his career in Residential Drafting in Charlotte NC in 1990. After over 25 years of drawing dream homes, Stephen joins the Blue Ridge Log Cabin team to began to help draw dream vacation homes. When not drawing, Stephen is a devoted family man with three beautiful children aged 14, 13, and 10.
He has been married to his wife and best friend for almost 17 years. His wife is a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. They make their home in Shelby NC. Stephen feels blessed and proud to be at Blue Ridge and looks forward to being an asset to this already awesome team!


Lora Shippam – Quality Control and Safety Manager
Log Home Builders: Lora ShippamLora came to Blue Ridge Log Cabins in 2010 with over 10 years experience in the modular home industry. She has past experience as a production worker, Quality Control Inspector, and Quality Control Manager before becoming Quality Control and Safety Manager at BRLC. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three grandsons, working in her yard, vegetable garden, and greenhouse.







Jeff Kneisley – Quality Control Inspector
Log Home Builders: Jeff KneisleyJeff brings 19 years of framing and welding experience in both residential and commercial construction industries. Jeff joined the BRLC team in 2010 in our framing division and was promoted to our Quality Control team due to his extensive knowledge of framing and keen eye for detail. Jeff’s hobbies include playing pool and building hot rods, but mostly enjoy spending time with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter.




Corey Wingo – Electrical/Plumbing Supervisor
Log Home Builders: Corey WingoCorey joined the Blue Ridge Log Cabins family in November of 2007 and has over 25 years of electrical experience in the modular home industry. He was in a lead position of the electrical team before being promoted to Supervisor of our Electrical, Roofing, and Plumbing departments in the spring of 2018. He feels honored to be able to oversee these areas of the building process before each home leaves the facility. Cory has been married to his wife, Jamie, for 27 years and has a daughter, Morgan. He is a devoted husband and father and enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing.


Glenn Hutchins – Sawmill Supervisor
Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Glen HutchinsGlen Hutchins has been at Blue Ridge Log Cabins since August of 2006. Glen has an extensive background in carpentry, roofing, and masonry work. He loves working at BRLC building the heavy timber roofs and dormers. When not at work he enjoys spending his free time with his family.






Martin Grimm – Framing Supervisor

Blue Ridge Log Cabins: Martin GrimmMartin is no stranger to the in’s and out’s of Blue Ridge Log Cabins, he has been working here since 2007 and his vast 16 years of experience and knowledge in framing have been a vital component in ensuring that our factory line starts off with perfection. When Martin is not working he spends time with his wife and 4 children.




Jim Shippam – Maintenance Supervisor
Log Home Builders: Jim Shippam Jim has an extensive back ground in maintenance and homebuilding that goes back 25+ years. The past decade he has spent his time at Blue Ridge, starting in maintenance and eventually promoted to manager. He loves the responsibility of keeping the entire facility operating. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and camping.




James Nolen – Transportation Manager
Log Home Builders: James NolanAfter six years as a supervisor in the home building industry, James became the framing supervisor for Blue Ridge Log Cabins in 2005. Fast forward to 2013 and an opening for our transportation Manager got his attention. Having his CDL for transporting cars for his used car business, along with his management experience, made him the perfect candidate. He loves the logistics involved in delivering dream homes to over 30 states. James has been married to his wife, Renee, for 19 years, and they have two sons. When he has free time, He enjoys his passion for hot rods.





Johnny Warren – Truck Driver
Log Home Builders: Johnny Warren