ABOUT WHEELHOUSE

OUR PASSION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.

WHEELHOUSE

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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Chris
Faulkner

Owner & Founder

About Chris

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
Shober

About Josh

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.

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Matt
Elliott

About Matt

Matt is from Alpharetta, GA where he grew up learning the art of beekeeping and restoring classic cars with his dad. He got hooked on carpentry soon after graduating from Brevard College when he converted a trailer into a house for himself, his sweetheart Lindsey, and their son Silas. Matt enjoys dreaming up big adventures traveling into the deepest corners of Appalachia. Some of his favorite hobbies are riding his dual sport, kayaking, and camping.

Check out Matt's side business, Pure Pisgah Honey.

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Daniel
Weddle

About Daniel

Daniel, after an early retirement from teaching high school and middle school English found his way back to the Carolinas where he met his wife and began his career as a woodworker and timber framer several years ago. With the addition of a daughter to the family, he and his wife are now designing a timber frame home of their own which will stand on a ridge, above some rivers, somewhere deep in the woods.

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PJ
Hance

About PJ

PJ grew up in the heart of the Adirondacks of Northern New York.  His dad built their first home when he was 3 years old. From that point on he was around all parts of the construction world. Started working for a contractor at 16 and worked summers and weekends through high school and college. He moved to North Carolina where he played college football ball for Methodist University and also studied at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. After college, he started building full time, met his wife Lindsay in 2010, and now they have a beautiful little girl Fern! 

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RESPONSIBLE PRACTICES

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.