Life is an Adventure...
"The Carpenter Craftsman" moniker which became an LLC was born out of a sole proprietorship business begun in 1997 in TN when Charles was given his first nickname-- "The Tennessee Handyman"-- by his customers. A USMC veteran, Charles F. [Chuck] Bearden, II, grew up in a family of tradesmen. He worked with his uncle on roofing projects throughout Nashville; his father was an electrician, and he expanded their business vision by gaining skills in home and commercial renovation, repair and restoration.
Rose put him "on the map" in June 2014, when they married under the pergola he designed for her. She is a couture seamstress and interior designer, editor and writer, musician and digital marketing wiz and has created this website.
In 2015, we decided it was time to find the perfect place to retire" and agreed to take the next 10 years to do it and not be thrust into it by a disability; we decided to rent our lovely home in TN, sold "The Tennessee Handyman " moniker and URL to a young tiler named in Murfreesboro, TN to travel from in FL up to CT. Since we had already visited 95% of the rest of the United States and prefer the ocean to man-made lakes, the East Coast beckoned to us.
We enjoy classical concerts; we enjoy opera and the symphony; we are avid readers and go to the library weekly; we dance all styles of ballroom; we like to hike and canoe. When we do actually retire, we want to run a bed and breakfast inn and invite people who love good food, fine wine, "nuevo/new" tango dancing, and great conversation to experience top-of-the-line service in a historic home we meticulously maintain.
In 2019 we became "half backers" residing somewhere that incorporates the best of North and South--North Carolina.