August 2011, Business

By on August 9, 2011

McPherson Cabinet Supply

Some great local businesses to North Georgia!

McPherson Cabinet Supply

Where is the heart of your home? The kitchen, of course! The kitchen cabinets should make a statement that you care about quality and craftsmanship. You can’t find better quality than McPherson Cabinet and Supply next to Big Canoe in Dawsonville. In business since 1936, they are celebrating their 75th anniversary! J.L. McPherson began creating custom cupboards and other furniture in a woodworking shop in his father’s grist mill. He moved to the Bethelview community in southern Forsyth County in 1941 and stayed there for 66 years. His son Wayne McPherson took over the business and is continuing his father’s tradition of being a master cabinetmaker.

Along with custom kitchen cabinetry, McPherson provides bathroom cabinetry as well as Corian countertops, bookcases, entertainment centers, tables, desks and other furniture. Each piece is handcrafted in their on-site shop. For specialty millwork, McPherson Cabinet and Supply frequently takes on mantel projects, custom lathe work, wood floors, banisters and railings, indoor and outdoor custom doors, as well as custom window and door trim. They restore or reproduce classic architectural pieces. Each project is under the direct supervision of Wayne McPherson. There is a great amount of expertise, time and care put into each work. McPherson’s craftsmen have spent years learning the traditions and skills required to become great artisans of their trade. The bottom line? McPherson Cabinet and Supply Company is the perfect cabinetry company to create the heart of any cabin.

For more information or to visit their facility, contact Wayne McPherson (770)-893-1347 or (678)410-8613. McPherson Cabinet and Supply is located at 805 Hubbard Rd. Dawsonville, GA 30534. To see some examples of their work, check out

Bent Creek Willow

One of the great aspects of having a log cabin is getting to incorporate so many natural elements into your home. Bent Creek Willow is the perfect home furnishing store to help with that goal! Specializing in furniture and accessories made from freshly cut willow trees, Wendy and Justin Hasty are third generation willow artisans that  are part of a family business with over 25 years experience. They share a passion for providing homes with unique and interesting home accessories. There isn’t any other business with as much knowledge and dedication to willow artistry than Bent Creek Willow.

Every cabin needs a great place to sit and Bent Creek Willow has several beautiful styles of seating made from nature. Whether it is stationary chairs or rockers, swings or loveseats, chaise lounges or park benches, Wendy and Justin have whatever seating option needed in any cabin.  For the dining room, they have full dining sets in both small and large sizes, as well as accent tables for their hand-crafted lamps. The willow lamps come in several different sizes from small accent lamps to floor lamps, all hand-made by highly trained craftsmen. They also create fern stands and magazine racks to add a little extra uniqueness to any log home. They specialize in creating custom designed pieces to fit any need. Imagine the time and energy involved in each of these items! Each piece is curved and twisted to create a unique piece of art unlike any other. To see more of what Bent Creek Willow can create for a log home, check out their website or call (256) 891-7347.

White Interiors

Some people have a very distinct vision for their homes, while others have difficulty pinning down exactly what they want in terms of decoration and theme. That’s where White Interiors comes to the rescue. With a 10,000 square-foot showroom full of interesting and eye-catching designs, White Interiors is a one-stop décor shop. The showroom is full of luxurious chairs and sofas, interesting fabrics and colors, drapery, home accessories of every texture, shape and size, and has furniture to suit every room in any home.

For those that need full-scale decorating help, White Interiors has two designers on staff to consult with clients and offer professional advice. Lead designer Lauren Salter has worked in residential and commercial design for the past 15 years and she knows what a home needs.  In store consultations are free and encouraged. The designers at White Interiors can work with clients’ existing furniture while adding new items and window treatments creating a completely new and pleasing environment.  They also do in-home consultations and will create a file about each home complete with pictures and measurements to ensure the design is tailor-made to the individual homeowner’s needs.

White Interiors is a full–service design showroom and wants to make every home suit their client’s lifestyle and taste. With a staff that understands both the technical aspects of design as well as the instinctual artistry that comes with years of experience, White Interiors can create a beautiful home with ease.

For more information, check out their website at, call (706) 216-1230 or visit with them at 278 Highway 400 North in Dawsonville, Ga.

Satterwhite Log Homes

In 1974, nobody in Texas had seen a new log home in almost 100 years. Sam Satterwhite was a young man fresh out of college, building a “bachelor pad”—a small but unusual A-frame house a few hundred yards from his parent’s home. As Sam chatted with a passerby, a question came that would change his life: “Sam, if you can build something as different as an A-frame, how about building me a log home?”

Today, Satterwhite Log Homes is one of the nation’s leading log home companies. From the very beginning, Satterwhite Log Homes was more than a local builder. Log homes were such a novelty at the time, the company was featured in the Dallas Morning News. The article was picked up off wire services by newspapers nationwide. This national exposure led to national experience. Satterwhite homes have been built in virtually every state, as well as around the world. Satterwhite has delivered tens of thousands of log homes. Three major factors distinguish Satterwhite Log Homes:

Dead Standing Timber
Quality products require the highest quality raw materials. Unlike most log home companies who use locally convenient materials, Satterwhite searches the entire North American continent seeking wood with exact characteristics. The log home industry is notorious for endless debates about wood species, but regardless of tree type one factor is a constant—moisture content. The simple fact is that living trees have high water content and the dimensions of wood change dramatically as it dries after being cut. By starting with trees that have been killed by natural causes, then allowed to dry over time in arid conditions of the American West, Satterwhite sidesteps all the issues and costs of working with green cut living trees. The natural solution is the best solution for thorough dryness and long term stability. Besides superior performance, many people prefer building their log home without cutting living trees.

Streamlined Building Systems
Low moisture content of dead standing timber greatly simplifies everything that follows. Satterwhite logs weigh less, lowering transportation costs and reducing construction labor. Satterwhite log stability also means the building system does not dictate design. It is easy to create custom plans, and to mix log construction with conventional materials, a huge factor in making Satterwhite among the most economical log building systems.

Straightforward Business Practices
Satterwhite quotes are firm and avoid hidden costs. Sam Satterwhite says, “We’re like a log home lumberyard.” With Satterwhite, customers can buy as much or as little as they like—they’re not locked into standard designs or preconfigured packages. Satterwhite is perfect for the smallest occasional cabin to multi-million dollar log home mansions.

Satterwhite strongly believes that honesty and simplicity are the best policy. The company enjoys high customer satisfaction, and Sam often says, “It is important that customers are as happy ten or twenty years down the road as the day they move in their new log home.” For more information, please look at their website or call toll-free (800) 777-7288.

Lakota Cove

Linda Magness has her dream job. As owner and designer of Lakota Cove, she loves helping people create their ideal mountain homes. Linda started 18 years ago with one birdhouse and a dream. Now Lakota Cove is home to over 400 artists and 40 craftsmen.  Sitting on 26 acres, Lakota Cove boasts four horses, seven dogs and one loving donkey, Francisco.  Once inside the 12,000 square foot showroom, Lakota Cove offers willow, hickory, sassafras, heart pine, black walnut, rustic cherry, pine, oak, alder, Adirondack, antler furnishings and light fixtures, as well as leather and cowhide accessories and exquisite pottery.

Clients that come to Lakota Cove can expect quality handmade furnishings and great customer service. Complimentary cookies and coffee are available in their full-service kitchen for everyone who would like to enjoy them as they peruse all the items in the showroom. Offering services such as interior design, remodeling, window treatments and a most unique lighting selection, Lakota Cove is a full service design center and design gallery.

Seventy-five percent of Lakota Cove’s items are handmade, proving Linda’s interest and desire to showcase the American artisan and craftsman.  With such wonderful handmade pieces, interior design becomes not only a way to decorate your home but a way to express yourself. Linda says, “I ask all of my clients to think of one dramatic piece.  Whether it is an antler chandelier or an art piece, once I know what the piece is, I see their personality and I can build a whole house around it.” Linda suggests that you “Start off with the key pieces, allocate your money appropriately and budget the core of your home.  Style the bedrooms, focus on the lighting and never underestimate the power of a sofa and ottoman and the lure of the porch.”

Lakota Cove has its own line of décor called Lakota Cove Signature Designs that is indicative of an older time when quality was the most important aspect of design. With a variety of textures, colors, soft fabrics, leather, antlers, cowhide and beautiful woods, Lakota Cove has what you need to design your home.

Lakota Cove has been featured in a great number of magazines and media outlets. From the Oprah stage to the pages of high-profile Atlanta design magazines, Lakota Cove has been recognized for its outstanding design services and unique furniture and accessories.

For more information about Lakota Cove’s design services and to see the showroom, visit them at 230 Old Mill White Rd. Ext. Jasper, GA 30143 or call 770 893-3495. They are also online at

Trinity Custom Homes

Trinity custom Homes has been building for over ten years and is known for high quality custom built homes for every budget and lifestyle.  Home prices ranging from $67,000 to $388,700 allows Trinity Custom Homes to satisfy a large spectrum of home buyers. The focus in the North Georgia Mountains is traditional stick built homes with wood, hardiplank, or log siding with stone accents.

Sales manager for Trinity Custom Homes, Russ Belflower says, “With seven offices throughout Georgia and the ability to build homes in five states, Trinity Custom Homes has the experience to build the home you want for a price you will be proud to pay.” If you would like more information about how Trinity Custom Homes can build your dream home, please contact Russ at (706) 273-7139, online at, or in person at Trinity Custom Home’s Ellijay office at 15230 Hwy 515 South, Ellijay, GA 30536.