Created from experience, proven building science, and pure love of all things wood.

We are constantly seeking to educate ourselves on the industry’s new standards and green building techniques. This focus on education paired with a strong foundation of experience translates into smarter design, construction, and a quality finished product.

Our Crew

We hire folks with whom share our keen eye for detail, practical creativity and versatility.

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Owner & Founder

After getting a degree in Environmental Studies and geology from Brevard College, Chris traveled North America rock climbing in beautiful places and working as a carpenter between climbing trips. After working on renovations in Seattle, Washington, Chris was pulled back to the mountains of Western North Carolina and decided to settle again in Brevard where he worked on various crews building homes, timber frames, furniture and spending as much time as possible in the wood shop learning and experimenting.

He began his own construction company, Faulkner Woodworking, in 2008 and has spent the last 10 years focused on doing more of the work he loves best… especially anything with timbers. In 2017, Faulkner Woodworking morphed into Wheelhouse as timber framing goals became more of a reality. Chris’s wife, Anna is an Occupational Therapist and keeps the Wheelhouse office running smoothly. If you can’t find Chris, he is in the woods, on a bike, or with his 2 sons, Charlie and Jasper.

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Josh has over 17 years of construction experience with a variety of residential and commercial projects throughout the southeast. Upon graduation from Appalachian State University with a degree in Building Construction/ Construction Technology, he spent the early part of his professional career in Jacksonville, FL working for large commercial construction companies. After 10 years of traveling, he was drawn back to the mountains of Western North Carolina where he continued his commercial construction career. 

In the summer of 2019 Josh and Chris started collaborating and discussing the future of Wheelhouse. They want to collectively grow what Chris had started into something equally as creative, exciting and unique. Josh handles many of the office roles of Project Management and Estimating for the company. He holds a North Carolina General Contractor License and is a LEED accredited professional. 

Josh, Kate, and their two daughters live in downtown Brevard. When Josh is not pushing paper, he can be found coaching soccer, traveling to swim meets, or in the forest riding bikes with family and friends.


Building with environmental awareness, energy efficiency, and the local economy in mind.

We place a large emphasis on using responsible and green building techniques with our projects. Whether it's enhancing our framing practices to ensure better insulation or building furniture with reclaimed wood, we are always mindful. You can trust that we work hard to keep our dollars in Western North Carolina and do our part to support the local economy.