The Team Behind Sutton Knob
Scott Bolyard is the managing partner and founder of Creative Design Solutions. He graduated from West Virginia University where he received honors for his study of Landscape Architecture. With project successes that extend from Florida to West Virginia he has influenced the creation and managed the design of many successful projects.
Jerry R. Brown Construction Company has been building fine homes in Western Carolina for over 30 years. Ranging from small cottages to large estate homes, Jerry Brown has built some of the finest homes in Western North Carolina. His reputation for quality is unsurpassed.
Matt Cantrell of Cantrell Construction will be heading up the road building and site grading work on the site, incorporating his years of experience as a grading contractor in Transylvania County to make sure the roads and trails of Sutton Knob appear as though they’ve been there for years.
Dee Ann Allen, the interior designer for the cottages, specializes in turning ordinary homes into spectacular show pieces. Most of the time, Dee Ann is busy helping homeowners prepare their homes for real estate or freshen things up with redecorating, but at Sutton Knob, Dee Ann will be starting with a blank slate and we can’t wait to see what she’ll be able to do.
As the owner of CMC Landscaping and Hydroseeding, Courtney Cheek gets to spend his time working the land, as the locals like to say. You could call him a dirt farmer and it probably wouldn’t get you into too much trouble, because once you see the final vision that Courtney has for Sutton Knob’s miles of planned hiking trails, bike paths and cultivated natural areas you’ll understand that working the land has a whole new meaning at Sutton Knob.
Travis Mileti, president of Mountainworks, is a 20-year specialist in designing custom homes in the mountain and lake communities of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Travis specializes in creating homes that fit seamlessly into the surrounding landscape by incorporating a design philosophy that strives to ensure every home his company designs has a timeless look.
Eric Crews is the owner of Land of Sky Media, a small firm that specializes in video production, website design and written content for both print publications and websites. Eric will be documenting the Sutton Knob development process and will be providing regular updates with video, photography and blog updates from the site.
Kristy Kolisch Harris is the vice president of operations at Deer Ridge Property Management, the company that will be in charge of overseeing rentals of the cottages at Sutton Knob. Kristy lives in Cedar Mountain with her husband, Billy, their daughters Emma & Lucy and their two Labrador Retrievers, Hayla and Lily.
Stephen “Billy” Harris has been selling real estate in Brevard since 2002 and is consistently ranked in the top producers for the region. Billy represented the Developer (or Schuessler family) on the purchase of this property and will handle all sales moving forward. Call Billy today to learn out your real estate options in Sutton Knob or reach him through his website at www.billyharrisnc.com.
The Schuesslers currently live in Houston and now have a second home in Pisgah Forest. They love the mountains and the local community and decided this would be their future home back in 2004 when they purchased land to build their home. With their home complete, they decided to invest in Transylvania county as they want to support continued growth in tourism and help create jobs in the community by working with local small businesses on the project. They want to create vacation homes nestled in the mountains creating an escape from reality like they experience every time they return here from Houston.
Debra Carr has been a small business owner and operator of Sign Crafters of Hendersonville, LLC since 1984. It began as an artful adventure out of her garage and has continued to expand into a full time business over the years. “Sign Crafters thrives on attention to detail and produces high quality, hand-crafted signage,” Carr said. “We try to create a new piece of art in each project that comes our way.”
Sutton Knob is happy to have Ray Gill of Brevard Insurance handling all of our insurance needs. As an independent, family-run agency serving North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee with over a century of experience, strong local roots, small-town warmth, and cutting-edge expertise, we are confident Brevard Insurance has the ability to serve our needs.
“One of the best vacation rental experiences we have ever had. Our expectations were exceeded from the first phone call to the follow up emails after our stay. Amazing experience.”
– Jeremy, May 2015
“This is one of the favorite homes we have rented for our vacations. Beautiful home with great views. Location perfect for all our daily adventures-Brevard, Pisgah, Dupont, Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc. Highly recommended!” – Karen & Chuck, August 2015
“Best vacation ever!”
– Mary, July 2015
“The house was amazing and beautiful! I would love to buy this house to retire in. It was perfect! It was roomy, but cozy and had the best view. I would love to come back someday!” – Donna, June 2015
“Our family has rented properties in the WNC mountains two or three times a year for more than ten years. Oak Cottage is the best property yet, bar none! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house and its location, particularly its proximity to town, could not be be better. And the view is incredible!
The family and our dogs had the best time enjoying the porch, hiking the trails, and exploring generally. We did not turn on the television the whole weekend. We plan to return soon” – David, May 2015
“Clean, wonderful view, great location, nicely stocked kitchen, loved the visiting dog. Fireplace was enjoyed each mornin. Views from the master shower!” – Corbin, September 2015