Heart to Home of Asheville is a locally owned and operated business that helps you find ways to add beauty and value to your home. We specialize in fine homes and renovations, landscaping and hardscaping projects. We do it with two things in mind: long-term relationships with our clients and effective ways for you to beautify your indoor or outdoor living space. Our careers as teachers and coaches in the public schools were built around community relationships.
We taught our students and players dependability and commitment. We demanded excellence. We bring those same values to our work with Heart to Home, values that lay the foundation for long-lasting relationships. Yes, it’s about the work but it’s also about the value we can add to lives. Whether you are seeking a new build, renovation or exterior improvement, Heart to home is the go to contractor if you are seeking quality craftmanship and client oriented project planning from an experienced and trusted team.
I am a former high school teacher and coach of 16 years. I attended the University of Georgia (BSED -‘1997) and the University of Maine (MA -‘2000), both in preparation for teaching. It was a rewarding profession and I wouldn’t trade the rich relationships I’ve built through education for any other experience. But after careful reflection I decided to pursue another passion of mine: working on people’s homes. On and off for many years I’ve done landscaping projects on the side to help meet ends with my teaching pay. This past year our family completed construction of our new home and I had the pleasure of working with our contractor, Alan MacDonald. This is when the idea for Heart to Home was born. Not only was I picking up some new skills and building confidence but I was also paying careful attention to the business side of contracting. One major point of separation I noticed within the business was professionalism, a few had but many did not. The fundamental skills of communication, timely call backs, and trust-building were often lacking in this line of work. My business partner Tim and I began to discuss a vision for a business that combined the relationship-building skills of teaching with the skills we had acquired over the years doing a variety of work on people’s homes and businesses. I am excited about this new venture. It has brought renewed enthusiasm to my working life and I am looking forward to building more relationships that will enrich our lives.
Originally from Austin, TX, Zac has a degree in Construction Science and Project Management from AB Tech. His first job in construction was building Earthship Structures on a ranch in Wimberly, Tx. He helped build an underground house out of tires and straw bail. Before Heart to Home, he worked as a superintendent for a remodeling company in Denver, CO. Zac has worn many hats and is talented in broad range of areas including being a musician in one of "Asheville's Best" bands, and previously managing a rigging department that built counterweight and static-hung rigging systems for theatrical applications throughout the western US. Zac is married, a father to 2 teenagers, and a proud owner of 3 dogs.
I have a Bachelor of Education from North Park University in Chicago. I also have a Master of Science in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Northeastern Illinois Universirty in Chicago. My wife Andrea and I and our four children moved to Asheville after spending several years living in Zambia, Africa. We love it here! I’ve been fortunate to find the Heart to Home team and and have really enjoyed working with the guys. I find great reward in bringing a project to conclusion which leaves a customer happy. It’s a great feeling to be working with a bunch of guys whom all take this same approach of pride and client satisfaction.
Home Improvement and Remodeling
Tim is the owner and founder of Heart to Home's remodeling division. Tim is a licensed General Contractor. Tim grew up in Weaverville, NC and attended Appalachian State University (BSED-2010). Tim's childhood took place growing up in a 100 year old fixer upper farm house. It gave him an appreciation for the value of remodeling and restoring homes to create spaces that provide joy, functionality, and beauty as well as bring people together. Tim loves working alongside the team of professionals to bring excellence and integrity to each of our projects. He has a passion for growing together as a company to improve the lives of both their customers and his team. Prior to starting Heart to Home, Clint and Tim were connected through high school basketball and have shared many years of camaraderie, growth, and pursuing excellence. Outside of work Tim loves being with his wife Ashley, and their 2 year old daughter Hazel.
I have a background in Geographic Information Systems and Construction. I worked alongside of my father in law for years who owned a General Construction company. It has and always will be my passion to work with my hands to create, build and design. I can now honestly say I do a job I love and work with people I love. I attended Georgia Southern University where I graduatied with a Bachelor in Science of Geology. After college, I was fortunate enough to work for 8 years for the City of Covington Engineering. I then moved to the great city of Asheville 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia. Upon moving to Asheville, I was fortunate enough to begin working for Heart to Home of Asheville. The best part about my job is seeing the client smile at the completion and striving to exceed their expectations. Heart to Home is truly one of the best teams I have ever been fortunate to work alongside. Outside of I work , I find enjoyment in updating, remodeling and fixing things at my home as well as gardening. I also enjoy hiking, music and love to be outdoors.
Marco has been working in construction for about 14 years. Before Heart to Home, he worked with a local construction company that specialized in commercial property & new builds. He is a skilled carpenter and an incredible addition to Heart to Home. In his free time, you might recognize him at your local dance class! He has a passion for dance and instructing.
Material & Delivery
Bio coming soon.
Matthew is a Barnardsville, NC native. He is nick-named the "Demo expert" as he continues to prove this true on every job. He also specializes in making sure the materials are on site and ready to go! He is a musician in his free time.
Cade has been with Heart To Home now for over 2 years. He is a native to Mars Hill/Madison County and studied Automotive Technology at AB Tech. He was a proud home owner at 20 years old, and has great skill and appreciation for home improvement. In his spare time, he loves hiking, snowboarding, archery, marksmanship, and fishing!
Sales/Estimating & Product Selections
Ava is usually the first person you speak to at Heart To Home!
She helps guide you through our processes and assists in the gathering, sorting, and ordering of your products for your remodel. Ava grew up in Dallas, TX with her father owning a Decorative hardware and design showroom. She's been walking on job sites her whole life and is all too familiar with the smell of drywall, fresh paint, and the anticipation and joy of a finished home! She has her BA in Sociology/SocioCultural Anthropology and has a passion for both people and their stories.
Her husband is a Pro Mountain Biker, and in their free time they love to bike, be in the sunshine, and travel.
Real Estate Agent
Heather Loftin is the face of Heart To Home Realty. Heather’s personal home, which she helped design and did all of the decorating for, has been featured in The Asheville Citizen-Times as “The Home of the Week.” She graduated from Emory and Henry College. She is married to the co-owner of the business, Clint Loftin. They live in East Asheville with their three children. Heather loves all homes: small, big, cute and ugly. She finds great satisfaction in providing a vision for homeowners to transform their homes into spaces that bring them joy and comfort. She would be happy to meet with you and help you achieve your vision whether it be a remodel, sell or purchase.
The Outdoor Projects Crew
There isn’t much these guys haven’t done. Superbly talented and super efficient, these guys have worked all across our area doing everything from outdoor staircases, retaining walls, fences, driveway projects, decks, pergolas, patios, walkways, and all other kinds of outdoor projects. See why our customers love these guys! (From left to right: Mark, Khiry, and Kale)