Michael Benson settled in beautiful Vilas, NC with his family several years ago. After several attempts with different companies and contractors to get repairs on his cabin completed, he was left frustrated and astonished at the quality of work and service. The men often worked out of their truck and had no established business. They run on "mountain time," have criminal records, and never answer the phone. Hard workers are hard to come by, and all too often they come with a bad apple. So Mike rented an office on King Street and set out to found a family-oriented business to offer the High Country the best service possible. His unique background in marketing helped make Appalachian Construction what it is today: a family of workers who treat your home like our own, every time.

Meet Our Team

Michael Benson, Owner

With nearly 25 years’ experience in marketing, Mike brings a unique attitude to the construction industry. He is business minded and solution oriented, working to bring quality work to every client, every time. He has worked hard to gather a family of subcontractors with decades of construction experience to handle every job, big and small.

Danielle Weaver, Office Manager

Danielle has been with AC&H for three years and has held a variety of positions, all preparing her for handling an assortment of projects, clientele, and contractors as the current Office Manager. Danielle satisfies her passion for creative problem solving through Appalachian Construction, as well as in her pursuit of a degree in Environmental Chemistry through Appalachian State University. As if these professional outlets don’t keep her busy enough, Danielle also enjoys knitting, video games, and long hikes through the beautiful High Country with her husband and dog, Roman. She looks forward to tackling new and exciting projects each day!

Angela Benitez, Director of Marketing

Angie's goal is to make sure that every client is taken care of with the upmost warmth and professionalism that the High Country can offer. Whether it is through email, call, or text Angela will always be able be found, and she will do her best to make sure your experience with our company is the best. By taking the role of Director of Marketing, it is Angie's responsibility to contact you through your time with us and make sure everything is going smoothly. This includes calling afterward and getting feedback so we can make your future project better, as well as the projects from new clients. Fun facts: Angela has only been in Boone for 7 years, but it is safe to say that she calls it her home. Her goal is to make the High Country your home as well. Angela attends Appalachian State University as a prospective Chemistry major and even though the subject is hard, it is rewarding.

Antuaneth Tirado, Account Representative