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Our Mission

The choice to use reclaimed wood is an investment in both your future and your past. Appalachian Antique Hardwoods offers the unique opportunity for our clients to resurrect a piece of history and make it an integral design component in any home or commercial atmosphere.

The use of reclaimed wood provides a look that is simply unattainable with recently harvested lumber.  Mother Nature and Father Time have crafted a masterpiece in every board that we provide to our clients.  The one-hundred to five-hundred year old wood that is used is more stable and more durable than wood that has recently been harvested. Each piece is completely guaranteed to match our strict quality specifications.  The Appalachian Antique Hardwoods team has successfully completed over 4,000 reclaimed wood projects with our large client base of homeowners, architects, interior designers, and contractors. As a direct result, we have 5,000 satisfied customers who are happily enjoying a piece of the past because they insisted on using Appalachian Antique Hardwood’s unique products.

We invite you to unleash your imagination while reviewing our website.  Think about the countless possibilities where the beauty and craftsmanship of our reclaimed wood products can add value to your project.

We encourage you to call and discuss your upcoming project in greater detail with a member of our knowledgeable staff.  Embrace a piece of America’s past and let us show you how “We’re Making History…Again”®.

Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, LLC is the leader in providing the best reclaimed wood products available to our customers. Through superior quality programs, customer service, and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, LLC is the industry leader.

Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, LLC assures that every product received by our customers meets or exceeds our printed technical specifications. The result is very low waste factors, lower installation costs, and better value for our customers.

Why Choose Us?

The Total Solution Provider

Designing a custom atmosphere in a residential or commercial environment can be a daunting task.  The professional staff at Appalachian Antique Hardwoods utilizes a proven industry-leading methodology for properly identifying the core needs of a project by listening to each client’s wishes and returning a comprehensive, well-balanced solution. Effective budget control and aesthetic goal attainment are key drivers to every project.  Our company ensures consistent client success through our vast array of vertically integrated in-house solutions for product education, wood-based design, project team communication, material procurement and logistics, installation, and post move-in orientation education.

The Complete Package

  • Industry Leading Selection of Reclaimed Wood Components
  • Complete Design Center and Showroom
  • Professional Design Staff
  • Closed Loop Manufacturing Capabilities
  • Installation, Education, and Training
  • Attractive Co-Operative Business Programs and Finance Terms

We are with you…every step of the way.

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“We Invite You to Unleash Your Imagination”

Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, LLC is committed to being the National Leader in wood based green building materials. Our unprecedented selection of reclaimed, recycled, and renewable materials make us pioneers in offering our clients the unique opportunity to be trendsetters as well as environmental stewards. Each of our products contributes valuable points toward Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (L.E.E.D.), NAHM Green Built, and Healthy Built certifications. Our professionally certified staff can assist you in making selections that fit your stylistic design criteria, your needs, and your budget.

As you browse through our website, we encourage you to imagine how the natural beauty of wood can enhance the exterior and interior of your existing or future home or commercial space. Our team of expert craftsmen have over 200 years of combined knowledge and experience in the reclaimed wood industry. The result is reliable, accurate information about our products. We strive to create a uniquely trouble-free experience for every client that we serve.

Our History

From our family to yours…

Family memories are special. They are the ones you hold on to later in life. It is our sincere hope that our company can help your family create those one-of-a-kind environments that foster family togetherness and close interaction. Our heritage-rich products have already withstood the test of time by serving America’s pioneering families, and we know that they will serve your family now and for generations to come. Thanks For Your Business.

Ask Zac Guy how it all started and he’ll point to an old black-and-white photograph of a sawmill, and a Springfield Model 1861 rifle, two precious heirlooms rich with family history. Zac first saw the photo, and heard it’s stories, as a young boy in his Great-Grandfather’s home. Among the men pictured is is Zac’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather; the first owner of the rifle and founder of the sawmill. The sawmill’s specialty was American chestnut lumber, a wood prized among builders at the time for its strength and the ease which it could be worked.

American chestnut was an integral part of both the Eastern United States ecosystem and its economy until the chestnut blight essentially wiped out the hardwood tree’s population during the early 20th century. Mature specimens of American chestnut are now virtually nonexistent in the tree’s historical range. When Zac turned 16, his Grandfather presented a precious piece of family history to him to care for and cherish; the Springfield Model 1861 his ancestor had carried through the Civil War. When he took possession of the prized but well-used rifle, Zac could not have known the chain of events that would soon be set in motion. What he did know was that the historic rifle deserved better than to be tucked away in a closet. It deserved to be displayed in a manner that would please the eye and honor his ancestor’s memory.

Zac wanted to make a display case for the rifle – a display case made out of the same prized wood with which his Great-Great-Great Grandfather made his living; American chestnut. Zac learned that his high school coach had a neglected structure made from American chestnut on his farm that was available if Zac would disassemble it and remove it. After several weekends of hard work, Zac headed home with a pickup load of this beautiful chestnut when he stopped at a local filling station. Filling up at the next pump was a local builder who immediately recognized the cherished hardwood’s quality and asked to purchase a portion of it. Zac sold the builder most of the wood, keeping for himself just enough to construct his rifle display case. Using the proceeds from that first sale to buy an entire barn made of American chestnut; Zac took it down with help from his father and grandfather and sold the wood to the same local builder. A business was born.

4,500 barns and over 4,000 unique projects later, the business today isn’t fundamentally much different, just much larger. Still family centered and focused on preserving pieces of America’s heritage-rich past, Appalachian Antique Hardwoods does business throughout the United States and internationally. Serving discriminating homeowners, business owners, architects, interior design firms, and contractors, the company maintains its position as the industry leader in reclaimed woods and natural building components. The Appalachian Antique Hardwoods team can regularly be found on television, in magazines, or in lecture halls as educators in the field of reclaimed wood knowledge. Now based in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Waynesville, North Carolina, and only about 500 yards from where it all first began, we are still “Making History…Again.”®

Committed To Excellence


  • Because the customer has a need, we have a job to do.
  • Because the customer has a choice, we must be the better choice.
  • Because the customer has sensibilities, we must be considerate.
  • Because the customer has urgency, we must be quick.
  • Because the customer has high expectations, we must excel.
  • Because the customer is influential, we have more customers.
  • Because of the customer, we exist.
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Our Team

Appalachian Antique Hardwoods LLC is commited to being the national leader in wood based green building materials. Our excellent staff and unprecedented selection of reclaimed, recycled and renewable materials makes us pioneers in offering our clients the unique opportunity to be trendsetters as well as environmental stewards.

We are here because of you and we will continue to do everything we can to make your experience the best.

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Zac & Haley Guy

CEO & Vice-President
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Zac and Haley are the founders of Appalachian Antique Hardwoods. Responsible for the direction and mission of the company, Zac also oversees the many different aspects of the company along with seeking new business opportunities. Additionally, Zac maintains a strong sales presence, and uses his connections throughout the country to further grow the company.

With degrees in Wood Science and Chemical Engineering, as well as course work in Management and Business from North Carolina State University, and post graduate courses in Executive Education from Harvard University, Zac brings a wealth of business knowledge to Appalachian Antique Hardwoods. Additionally, Zac has obtained certifications in Quality, Green Building, Lean Manufacturing, Sigma Methodologies, and Engineering.

As the recipient of a “Top 40 Young Entrepreneur” award from Business Magazine, and a member of the “Top 40 Under 40” business leader list, Zac has keen insights in to the business world both regionally and nationally.

Prior to founding Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, Zac led a business unit for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturer that generated in excess of $150M in revenue. He has also served as the Director of Quality and Manufacturing for industry leading chemical companies.

Zac and Haley, who were college sweethearts, enjoy time with their three sons in the outdoors, their equestrian farm, team roping, martial arts, and church activities.



Clint Ramsey - Vice President

Clint Ramsey

Key Account Manager
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Clint is the Key Account Manager for Appalachian Antique Hardwoods.  As such, he is responsible for the entire Appalachian Antique Hardwoods customer experience, as well as developing the company’s markets, marketing, and sales force. Clint received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, from Western Carolina University, where he also played collegiate baseball.  Clint also received his Master’s of Business Administration from WCU.  He has an extensive background in the construction industry, having managed several large residential and commercial projects throughout the Carolinas as a licensed general contractor, and is also a licensed real estate broker. He enjoys outdoor activities, sports, and spending time with his wife and two young children.

Tracy Hargrove - Director of Manufacturing

Tracy Hargrove

Director of Manufacturing
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Tracy is the Director of Manufacturing for Appalachian Antique Hardwoods. His roles include monitoring orders from the sales team, coordinating delivery schedules, building relationships with suppliers, and keeping the production team running on a timely schedule. Tracy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturer Engineering from Western Carolina University and is a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. With a background in Manufacturing at several large corporations he brings great organizational skills to our production team. Outside of work, Tracy enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and golfing.

Tom Tench - Executive Administrator

Tom Tench

Executive Administrator
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Tom is the Executive Adminstrator of Appalachian Antique Hardwoods. 

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Michael Frazier

Master Craftsman
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Michael is a Master Craftsman with Appalachian Antique Hardwoods. 

Awards & Press

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