Market Place: Doncaster agency opens; Beverly-Hanks joins Blue Ridge Log Homes

Published 2:26 pm Friday, February 25, 2011

Sally Rock has opened an agency as a Doncaster wardrobe consultant and personal stylist serving communities in the counties of Spartanburg, Greenville, Polk, Rutherford and Henderson.
The Doncaster brand of designer ladies apparel has deep roots in the area and remains privately held by the Tanner family of Rutherfordton. For nearly 50 years, the Tanner Company has manufactured the Doncaster label.
Drawing upon her work experience in Doncaster’s corporate facility in Rutherfordton, Rock will now offer the company’s designer ladies apparel through direct sales and trunk shows to be scheduled seasonally throughout the area.
“I am very proud to represent a local product that carries a nationwide reputation for superb design and exceptional materials.  Many of our fabrics are obtained from European mills that also sell to Chanel and similar labels.  Yet, the Doncaster price points are a fraction of garments by such other designers.”
Rock previously practiced as a civil litigation attorney in California and Pennsylvania. She is an avid equestrian and resides on her horse farm near Landrum with her husband, Russ, also an attorney, who is employed by Fluor Corp. in Greenville.
As a consultant, Sally will dedicate her efforts to delivering beautiful, quality designs to customers along with a highly customized shopping experience.  Appointments for a private style session and to view the current season Doncaster samples in the corporate showroom may be scheduled Monday through Saturday by calling 864-457-4451 or emailing Local trunk shows are being scheduled, and a website is soon to be available.  Fashion shows for organizations and fundraising events can also be arranged.
Neal Hanks, CEO of Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Realtors, and Chip Smith, CEO of Blue Ridge Log Cabins have joined forces to take building a log home to a new level of convenience and quality.
Beverly-Hanks is the largest real estate agency in western N.C. Blue Ridge Log Cabins is one of the fastest growing log home companies in the U.S. Both companies are dedicated to providing a top-notch customer experience and their combined resources will make the process of finding a lot or land to build on and meshing that purchase with construction of a new home nearly seamless.
Buyers can visit the Blue Ridge Log Homes in Campobello and watch the craftsmen build homes at the huge facility there.  They can almost totally customize their new homes with a wide range of house plans and a large choice of interior finishing. Plans vary in size, and home styles range from very traditional log homes to a lodge-style Arts and Crafts look.
Beverly-Hanks’ job is to help the buyers find a home-site. Then the project, including purchasing the home site, onsite preparation, and the finished new home, is financed in one single easy process. The cost is known before work begins.
The process is very minimally weather driven – only site preparation and final installation work is done on site – so it is faster, cleaner and more predictable. Banks are sometimes willing to finance as much as 95 percent.