Beach Hensley, President of Beach Hensley Homes, offers 20-plus years of hands-on field experience –– he worked for several other builders starting out working summers on job sites for local builders in Asheville, where he grew up, then was a carpenter while attending Appalachian State University, where he studied business. After returning to Asheville, Beach operated a successful framing company before making the transition to the role of general contractor, so he is well-versed in the homebuilding process. He is an advocate of green building and typically builds sensibly crafted green homes predominantly on urban infill lots with mindfully sited footprints. He and Lindsay’s personal house was recently featured as the most green home on the Asheville Parade of Homes. In his free time, you’ll either find Beach mountain biking, coaching one of his two son’s baseball teams, or helping to develop the trail system at his older son’s school.

Lindsay Hensley is technically Vice President of Beach Hensley Homes, but wears many hats mainly serving as payroll/compliance manager and handling the company’s clerical needs, assisting as selections coordinator for speculative builds and utilizing her previous experience in advertising for various marketing needs. While still calling the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia home, she has lived in Asheville longer than anywhere else, landing here after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She loves the versatility the area offers in the way of outdoor activities. Most days of the week you can find her running –– she loves running ultra relays and trail running, when she makes time for it, cheering on her boys on the baseball field, and every now and then (not often enough) she makes time to enjoy her mountain bike with Beach (when he lets her tag along). She serves on the board at The Learning Community.

Jake Tucker serves as operations manager for Beach Hensley Homes, a position he’s held for almost ten years and a role in which he thrives, while wearing many hats. He loves building in a market where green is the model and having such a broad-spectrum role in the company. According to Jake, he loves that “Every day has its unique challenges and rewards.” Locally, Jake is involved with Asheville Home Builders Association where he has served on the AHBA Workforce Development Committee and was previously selected as Affiliate Member of the Year. He is well-versed in construction management techniques and practices and serves as an adjunct professor of Building Construction at Virginia Tech. He loves to soak in WNC via hiking and also enjoys cooking and playing in a local volleyball league.

Kerry Brown recently joined the Beach Hensley Homes team as office support staff transitioning from the world of property management. She quickly demonstrated a willingness to facilitate in all facets of the company and is truly a jill of all trades, consistently demonstrating a willingness to jump in to assist with everything from bookkeeping to being a materials courier. She grew up in Asheville and understands the world of homebuilding through a dad who is a general contractor. Kerry is currently working on studying for her real estate license. She is an artist and loves the outdoors and hiking –– and prefers the summers in WNC when she can take a dip in the local rivers and swimming holes. 

Stewards of the Earth and the Community

We are regular supporters of Manna Food Bank, and feel strongly that no one should go hungry. We are platinum members of the WNC Green Building Council, and we live an active lifestyle with utmost consideration for our beautiful environment. Where we build, we focus on keeping our footprint small while maximizing livability. To do our part to keep the ecology whole, our team builds primarily on urban, residential land, so as not to cut into the mountain wild life. With each build, we plant a tree native to the area to put back what has been used.

Asheville Builders

Peace of mind comes from hiring a company with consistent outcomes and proven results. Beach Hensley Homes is the affordable, responsible Asheville building firm with a particular goal in mind: offering a set price and time for your perfect home.

Why green-certified, energy efficient, and sensibly crafted? Because living in a healthy, safe, and functional dwelling is important. Using the least amount of energy and resources, as well as limiting the amount of collateral damage to the environment, ensures that our local ecology continues to thrive as our community grows. For people looking to build a customized green home at a fixed cost with no surprises to the outcome or your finances, the clear choice is Beach Hensley Homes.

Both Lindsay and Beach love to stay active and outside. They are avid runners and adventure sports enthusiasts. They spend their time mountain biking, paddle boarding,paddle surfing, and climbing (but not as much with two young boys). Because their oldest son, Beachler, loves baseball, Lindsay and Beach have become big Tourist fans! Levi’s favorite sport is climbing furniture to summit tables and one day countertops.


Community Support

  • Manna Food Bank Gold supporters
  • Sponsor North Asheville Little League baseball
  • Sponsor ABYSA soccer
  • Sponsor of Shut In Ridge Race
  • Sponsor of The Asheville Turkey Trot
  • Sponsor of the Wedge Run 10k
  • Previous sponsor of the Outward Bound Collier Lily ride
  • Previous sponsors of Jus’ Running’s Maggots Race team
  • Previous sponsor of Bookwalter Binge
  • Previous sponsor of Outward Bound Riverbound Race Series
I’ve brokered the sales of over a dozen homes with Beach and he has built two homes for me personally. It’s been a pleasure from all sides. I’ve recommended him to friends who now have fantastic Beach Hensley Homes. Beach has a high standard for design and quality. More importantly, he is a straight-shooter and stands honorably by his commitments and his work.
Jody Whitehurst

Town and Mountain Realty