"I grew up surrounded by business, but I come from a very simple family. My father, Dan, was an agricultural investor after being raised a farmer. Dan accumulated several farms over his lifetime. He always said the best advice he could give on the matter was to work extra hard to keep your farmers happy. This sort of attitude is what I adopted in founding this business. I want to serve our clients and customers to the absolute best of our abilities."
Derek Nafziger currently attends Centre College in Danville, KY where he is a recipient of their most prestigious full-ride scholarship - The Brown Fellowship. Centre College has been more than accommodating to his business pursuits, allowing him to be in the Red River Gorge area full time. Derek has travelled and worked in many areas - even in Manhattan for a major designer. His love for the gorge ripened at a young age as he spent many weekends camping near Gray's Arch. He now owns Fireside Chalet in the Red River Valley Development and is continuing to invest in other properties.
"I come from four generations of carpenters. I too have spent my life dedicated to carpentry. After 40+ years of building and remodeling for others, I am now having fun doing what I love ... building my own creations based on my own designs. I look forward to a future of continuing to create fun and artistic places for people to experience. It's the best feeling in the world to see my ideas come to life."
Paul Rhodes has spent his life doing exactly what he said - building. He now works in Red River Gorge permanently where he has built several cabins from the ground up. He is referenced as one of the best builders in the area and beyond. His craftsmanship speaks for itself. Paul loves the outdoors and enjoys regular hikes, often with family and friends.