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.
Designer/Real Estate Agent
Heather Loftin is a design consultant, interior decorator and real estate agent. She works with Heart To Home on renovation projects, aiding in both design and finishing touches. 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.
Home Improvement and Remodeling
I am a former high school teacher and coach of 5 years. I attended Appalachian State University (BSED -2010). After a brief stint working in the public school, I spent three years working with at risk youth teaching in a therapeutic boarding school. In 2014 I took time off from teaching and attended ministry school in California at Bethel School of Ministry. It’s been a desire of mine to start and own a business and home improvement has been something that I have continued to come back to throughout my life. Alongside my time in college and teaching I have worked as a property manager, a painter, an electricians assistant, and on various remodeling projects.
My business partner Clint coached me in basketball my senior year and I later worked alongside him as his assistant. We’ve remained close friends and have always shared commonality in what we value. I loved coaching together because we both believed in building a team on excellence, trust, hard work, preparation, and long term relationships. As former teachers, we both came to a point in our life where we were ready to make a change in our careers, but what excites me about this business is taking the values we have believed in and applying them to a new area.
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.
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 Namibia 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.