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

Wesley (Wes) M. Stallings
Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Ridge Companies, Wes is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial related activities of the company. In addition, Wes is actively involved in the oversight of key phases of Blue Ridge’s deal structuring including initial acquisition, development, financing, construction, and property management. To date, Wes has worked extensively with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, HUD and other major institutions to facilitate approximately $350 million of permanent, non-recourse financing for Blue Ridge’s development projects.

Prior to coming to Blue Ridge, Wes spent 17 years as a Certified Public Accountant and Tax Partner with the Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP, where he was responsible for handling tax-related services to high net worth individuals and closely held businesses that were primarily active in the construction and real estate industry.

Wes is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and his Master’s Degree in Accounting.