We are Blue Ridge

Creating a positive impact for all we touch so that we leave each community better than we found it.

BRC History

Our Home is your Home

The Blue Ridge Parkway provides the inspiration for Blue Ridge Companies, formed in 1997 in the heart of North Carolina. Founders David Couch and Chris Dunbar drew their inspiration from the determination and perseverance of the engineers who built the viaduct along the mountain. Those engineers creatively solved the challenge of navigating the mountain while maintaining the natural beauty and integrity of the mountains. For the Blue Ridge Parkway, the philosophy of creative compromise resulted in a beautiful piece of engineering, and an award-winning bridge. For Blue Ridge Companies, this same philosophy has resulted in strong relationships and success within our industry, and an award-winning company. David Couch and Chris Dunbar envisioned a company that could integrate all phases of real estate - development, construction and management in order to operate more efficiently on behalf of its clients. They believed this synergy was the key to optimizing a real estate investment and they made it the primary focus of their company. Blue Ridge has been able to utilize creative solutions in order to solve the challenges that face our partners and clients in the industry for more than two decades.




Blue Ridge Companies works hard to make a Positive Impact in the communities we serve. Whether supporting our local food drives, Toys for Tots, Veterans’ Affairs, or Special Olympics, Blue Ridge has an active commitment to making a difference in our communities.

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Our Leadership

David Couch
Chief Executive Officer

David is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge Companies and its subsidiaries and is responsible for the strategic planning and overall vision of the company. While working closely with Blue Ridge’s project development teams, David has actively developed over $600 million worth of financed projects, and has supervised the construction of over $800 million in residential units through Blue Ridge’s General Contractors division.

Prior to forming Blue Ridge, David was co-owner of Easter & Eisenman, Inc., a commercial real estate firm based out of High Point, NC. With a focus on land assemblage and development, David assisted in the development of the Piedmont Centre, a 1,100 acre business park that currently houses 170 companies and 11,000 employees.

David is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he holds his B.A. in Economics and Spanish. Additionally, David is a CCIM designate through the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute and has served on the Guilford County Planning and Development Committee as well as the Council on Community Planning and Development.