Inspired by a deep appreciation for the Appalachian Mountains and fond memories of childhood vacations in his family’s summer home in Western North Carolina, Distinctive Building & Design founder Tom Hines relocated from south Florida to Waynesville, North Carolina, in 1997. His goal was to apply his extensive experience as a high-end builder in the Sunshine State to create stunning mountain residences. Driven by referrals from happy clients, Distinctive Building & Design quickly became a thriving business and remains so today.
In 2000, Tom expanded the company by becoming an independent licensed importer the only U.S. importer east of the Mississippi for Honka Homes USA. Log homes by Honka are known worldwide for their unique designs and impeccable quality standards.