Chris Nemec grew up in Hendersonville, NC, where he learned to love and respect the area and the environment. After graduating from West Henderson High School, Chris went on to get a degree in environmental biology from the University of North Carolina Asheville, with additional coursework in solar design at NC State.
Chris went to work for a respected tree company, maintaining some of the East Coast’s most prestigious golf courses including Augusta National. He got hands-on experience in sophisticated tree care techniques, including lightning protection and structural support.
Collaborating with a landscape contractor, Chris designed and built landscaping installations, retaining walls and drainage systems. Working with a master carpenter, Chris rehabbed and restored classic older houses in Asheville, where he learned to reverse engineer their original construction and to design from the ground up, key components of what a remodel carpenter’s toolkit.
Establishing his own landscaping and carpentry business, Chris did substantial work in landscape design, specializing in native plants. Chris’s business also included stonework and timber retaining wall and drainage. He studied blueprint reading, building, estimating and CAD at ABTech and increasingly focused on carpentry and construction, his true vocation.
Chris earned his contractor’s license and has built Nemec Construction through high quality work, solid relationships with clients, referrals and word of mouth. With these assets, Nemec Construction has weathered the downturns in the economy and has grown steadily in its scope of work.
A few candid shots, yes they are a little camera shy, some of them anyway.
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