Watauga Preservation has been individually owned and operated since 2003 with a customer service focus - working with developers and home owners to provide unique structures and finishes. Working with reclaimed wood remains a core focus with Watauga Preservation providing and installing reclaimed materials, rebuilding antique log cabins and timber frame barns, and supporting structures (development signs, pavilions, storage buildings and garages). While Watauga Preservation has long provided excavation and foundation services as well as installation of custom flooring, cabinets, trims, and other finishes as subcontractors, in recent years we have become licensed in General Contracting and now offer complete new home construction and remodel services.
Charlie Norman named his business to honor both his hometown and his love of reclaimed materials. The city of Watauga is named both for the Watauga River running out of the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina into Tennessee and the Watauga Association, the first semi-autonomous government created in 1772 by frontier settlers living along the Watauga River in what is now present day Elizabethton, Tennessee. Preservation is re-using old stone and wood building materials to rebuild the past into the future.