Asheville Builder Architect Magazine

Builder/Architect Magazine has been profiling Western North Carolina’s leading custom home builders, architects and developers since 1995 – and remains the only building trade magazine exclusively serving the WNC market.

In addition, every bi-monthly (B2B) issue highlights the region’s top building supply firms, subcontractors, and other companies involved in residential construction. A dozen local columnists provide interesting and informative articles about homebuilding and how to improve and succeed in business.

In 2007, the Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina voted Builder/Architect “The Best Magazine in the Mountains.” A year earlier, in 2006, The North Carolina Home Builders Association recognized the publication as “The Best Magazine in North Carolina” when it comes to homebuilding.

The Western North Carolina Edition of Builder/Architect is part of a network of 65 regional B/A magazines throughout the U. S. and Canada, under the corporate umbrella of Sunshine Media and True North Custom Publishing. For more than 12 years, the WNC Edition has been the network’s pacesetter for advertising sales, innovative marketing photography, graphic design and editorial content.

Bob Kays, Builder/Architect’s publisher since 1995, turned over the publishing reins to Jim Joly last year – and remains active as Senior Consultant to the magazine. Jim Joly can be reached at (828) 298-8222.- Bob Kays telephone number is (828) 627-3737

*Article taken from the newsletter.

Asheville Building & Real Estate

Asheville has a bunch of home builders available and they are not all the same. Some of them have problems with scheduling, some have money issues, some have quality concerns when it comes to their work and the materials they use, and some are simply wonderful. We know many of them.

The website is a complete guide to Realtors, Home Builders, Architects, Developers, and Subcontractors in the Asheville North Carolina area. They also have a practical “down to earth” home building and real estate newsletter that you can sign up for on their home page.

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Asheville North Carolina’s search engine, resource, directory, business hub

Ask Asheville was created with the end user completely in mind. The website is a “business hub” type resource that promotes thousands of Asheville area businesses free of charge. Across the top of the site, you have all of the main sites for the area including direct links to the Asheville City website, Buncombe County website, all of the main news links for Asheville, a great local radio presence, a link to an Asheville based social network, a very complete and comprehensive “NewComer” page, and much more… check it out!

Across the bottom are yellow links that have info about adding your website to the search engine, a faq page, a list of other area directories and resources, and some a “Sponsors” page that has some great companies that are backing AskAsheville. Also, lower on the page right above these yellow links are some popular links (in white) including Gmail, Ymail, Hotmail, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Craigslist, AngiesList, Carbon Rally, GasBuddy, and more. is perfect site to be used as the morning dashboard of anyone living in or near Asheville North Carolina.

The links right below the search box are “News”, which links to a page of news feeds on; “Info” that gives some info about the links across the top of the site; “Blog” clicks over to, and “Forum” links to

***The main feature is a search engine that is powered by Google. There are literally thousands of local Asheville websites indexed into the search engine, all free of charge. Take a look, do a search, and see some really positive relevant results appear. Another great feature of the site is the “QuickLinks” directory where you have 100’s and 100’s of direct links to area businesses in Asheville North Carolina. Companies can purchase a “QuickLink” for only $99 a year to sort of support the website and receive additional exposure.

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