High Ridge Custom Homes, LLC – Asheville Custom Home Builders

High Ridge Custom Homes, LLC franchise owners, John and Nancy Thompson, have built fine custom homes in Asheville & Western North Carolina since 1995 and have earned a reputation for providing superior craftsmanship, attention to detail and outstanding customer service. Members of both the Asheville Homebuilders Association and the Western North Carolina Green Building Council, High Ridge Custom Homes incorporates energy efficient standards and health conscious home building practices to build homes that are in harmony with the environment. John and Nancy’s goal is to not only build beautiful homes for their clients, but to also build lasting friendships in the process.

John Thompson
John ThompsonFranchisee

John Thompson – AIA, NCARB

John and Nancy Thompson have been building beautiful custom homes in Asheville and Western North Carolina since 1995, and over the years have developed a reputation for being one of the area’s most respected builders. Thompson Properties builds a wide variety of styles and sizes of homes ranging from rustic mountain cabins to elegant French and English Country Estates. Over the years, High Ridge Custom Homes has cultivated strong relationships with the most talented craftspeople in WNC. Hiring the best subcontractors and following rigorous quality standards makes building a worry-free, rewarding experience for a home your family will enjoy for many years to come.

Nancy Thompson
Nancy ThompsonFranchisee

Nancy Thompson – AIA, LEED AP

High Ridge Custom Homes is committed to offering each client personalized service and excellent communication and John visits each job site daily. Clients are constantly updated with photos and videos of the progress of their new home every step of the way. High Ridge Custom Homes believes each home should be a unique reflection of the owners personality and lifestyle and they work with many of the area’s best architects and interior designers to make sure every detail is perfect. They can help you create a new plan or modify one of theirs to meet your family’s needs. They are truly custom builders, helping each client achieve what they want in a home.

Eric Anderson
Eric AndersonBuilding Company President

Eric Anderson –Building Company President

Eric has as been in the construction industry for almost 30 yrs. He brings those many years of experience to High Ridge Custom Homes to  coordinate the sales, construction & purchasing departments. He is also involved in  securing future model and land positions.. Eric resides in Mills River, NC  with his wife & 4 daughters.

Betsy Klein
Betsy KleinNew Home Sales Consultant

Betsy Klein – New Home Sales Consultant

Betsy has lived in Asheville and worked in new construction home sales for 17 years.  She loves what she does and it shows.  She realizes that building a new home is a huge investment in time and resources and she is committed to creating a home that reflects the lifestyle and the wish list of her clients. More of a problem solver that a salesperson, Betsy will ask the questions that will help her understand her clients vision for their new home. She grew up in North Carolina, graduated from  Appalachian State University and raised two daughters in Asheville.  In her spare time she is a avid tennis and pickleball player.

Caitlyn Thompson
Caitlyn ThompsonSales Associate

Caitlyn Thompson – Sales Associate

Growing up with parents in the construction and real estate industry ( yes, she is John and Nancy’s daughter ),  Caitlyn always knew she would follow in their footsteps. After graduating college from UNC Asheville with a degree in Environmental Science, she quickly thereafter obtained her Real Estate License. Being an Asheville native, she is passionate and committed to helping our clients find the perfect community, home site, and floorplan to make their dreams into reality.

Jarrod Geoffrey
Jarrod GeoffreyPurchasing Manager

Jarrod Geoffrey – Purchasing Manager

He has 15+ years in the construction industry including purchasing, project management, service management, estimating and take offs. Some of his  current job activities/responsibilities include, budget management, Finding, qualifying, bidding and negotiating cost with new and current vendor base.  Prior to that Jarrod was in customer service and sales.  He enjoys spending time outside doing activities with his family.

Wendi Kapankyo
Wendi KapankyoPurchasing Manager

Wendi Kapankyo – Purchasing Manager

Wendi has been working in the construction industry for over 22-years; starting at the young age of 15. Eight of the 15-years were spent on the supplier side of the business, selling and managing building materials. Wendi has a bachelors degree and a masters degree in construction management – University of Florida. Some of Wendi’s current job activities and responsibilities include, budget management, recruiting/qualifying/bidding and negotiating costs with vendors, option pricing, and management of specifications. Wendi’s product knowledge helps in selecting best-in-class materials, as well as proper execution.

Clayton Ponder
Clayton PonderConstruction Manager

Clayton Ponder – Construction Manager

Clay was born and grew up in Asheville.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture.  He has been building custom homes in Western North Carolina since 1992 and  is a 3rd generation home builder.

Jay Remsberg
Jay RemsbergConstruction Manager

Jay Remsberg – Construction Manager

Jay has been working full-time in residential construction for 32-years.  With his wealth of knowledge in homebuilding, he is an expert problem-solver and communicator. He has been in this business for so long because he loves what he does and it shows!

Robert Walsh
Robert WalshConstruction Manager

Robert Walsh – Construction Manager

Responsible for the constitution of the assigned homes from foundation to completion. Manage the construction schedule, and coordinate the trades and material delivery’s. Ensure the ARH standards and specifications, local building codes, and customer selections are be adhered to and met consistently.

Elaine Wilhelm
Elaine WilhelmCustomer Concierge

Elaine Wilhelm – Customer Concierge

Elaine is  a native North Carolinian and have lived in Western North Carolina for the past 44 years. She has been in the construction industry for the past 14 years in various aspects and has a great skill at details. She will accompany you to your design color session and assist in documenting all of your selections.

She is  currently obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys baking and hanging out with her 2 and a half year old niece


452 Butler Bridge Rd.
Suite A-1
Fletcher, NC 28732
Phone: (828) 367-1610
Fax: (828) 684-780837