Category: Business Profiles

Whit’s Frozen Custard: Good Friends, Good Food

  At age 21, business partners Eric Ingle and Logan Franz, owners of Whit’s Frozen Custard, are the youngest owner-operators in Gerber Village and among the youngest in Asheville. How did they get so far so fast? “We started young,” Eric

Cooking & Entertaining Retail Heaven: The Tree & Vine

As soon as you walk into The Tree & Vine, you know you’re someplace special. A row of stainless vats gleams behind a custom-built wooden counter, and stretched along the surface of polished wood is an array of slender bottles,

Business Profile: CharBar No. 7

“Come for a drink, stay for a while.” That’s the welcoming attitude and low-key atmosphere you’ll find at CharBar No. 7. This family-owned restaurant was founded in Charlotte in 2011 and was so successful that it quickly expanded to a

Youth Villages: How You Can Help

(NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series on Youth Villages, our only nonprofit in Gerber Village. Part 1, “Youth Villages: Making a Difference In Kids’ Lives,” gives an overview of this amazing organization’s history, programs, and services.) The

Youth Villages: Making a Difference In Kids’ Lives

(NOTE: This is the first installment of a two-part series on our only nonprofit in Gerber Village.) You can tell the people at Youth Villages believe in the power of love—not blind love, but that unique kind of intimacy that

Business Profile: The Pesterfield Group

Since 1995, this Asheville-based civil engineering and land surveying firm has provided a wide range of services to private companies as well as municipal, state and federal government, including land planning, roadway design, water and sewer design, erosion control plans,

Business Profile: Softbase, LLC

Not many Gerber Village businesses are familiar with the family of relational database management system products from IBM called DB2®, much less the application testing and tuning solutions for DB2® that utilize the OS/390® and z/OS® operating systems. Uh, whassat,