The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen Inc. was co-founded in 1990 by Chris McCurry. The business was intentionally designed to create whole-building products that are pure, with processes that are regenerative to people, planet and prosperity.
Bark House exterior poplar wall coverings earned the world’s first and only Cradle to Cradle PLATINUM Certification. It has received ten B-Corp “Best for the World” Awards and holds a “Record Product of the Year” award from Architectural Record Magazine.
Their work occurs within the Appalachian region but is aligned to a deeper value that the founders, workers and international clients all share – a love of nature.
The long-term vision is a multifocal benefit from the increased making of regenerative building products.
People will see their beautiful nature within, because they are making good things and contributing to a better world.
The planet will heal because the built environment is one of our largest shared human impacts.
Prosperity will be reflected in health, community and income - with ultimate benefit to all.
When we started this business, we had all of youth’s attributes. We did not set out to make a huge profit, we intended to make a meaningful impact. Ours - is a Regenerative Business.