Headwaters Enterprises, Inc.

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Headwaters Enterprises Inc. was started by Holly & Chase Ambler after building their first home in 1992.  We hold an Unlimited Building License with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, which allows us to do both residential and commercial building projects, our work is a mix of residential and commercial, new construction and remodeling.

Since we do much of the work ourselves we take on just a few projects a year. Since 1994 Headwaters has built 20 homes, all located here in the High Country. Building few homes at a time allows us to focus on all the little details of your home, while also taking into account the considerations of you, the homeowner.  Headwaters’ employees typically do all of the carpentry work on a project from framing all the way through to the finish work. Intentionally, we choose to remain a small company; we have only six employees.  We enjoy being involved in every phase of the project. Headwaters generally subcontracts out tasks for only the trades that can be done more efficiently by someone else. For the few tasks we subcontract we are on site daily to make sure everything is done to meet the client’s expectations as well as our own.

About the Owners

Chase was born in Asheville, NC, Holly in Chattanooga, TN  They came to Boone to attend Appalachian State University and have remained here ever since.  They live in the Valle Crucis community with their two school age children, Will and Kate.  Chase works on the job site daily, participating hands on with the work Headwaters does. Holly manages the day to day business affairs of Headwaters and works at Appalachian State University.  All four of the Amblers are active kayakers and skiers, spending much of their free time on the snow in the winter and on the water in the summer.  Outside of work and family Holly & Chase fill their time with volunteering in their church and community.

Holly Ambler  

  • Owner, Headwaters Enterprises,Inc 1993-present
  • Academic Advisor & Educator, ASU 1995-present
  • National Outdoor Leadership School, 1992-1993
  • Appalachian State University, BS MA
  • Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga, TN
Chase Ambler
  • Owner, Headwaters Enterprises,Inc 1993-present
  • Instructor, National Outdoor Leadership School, 1992-1993
  • Appalachian State University, BS, MS
  • Custom Kayak Builder, 1986-1990
  • The Asheville School, Asheville, NC




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