Roger Ness and Sandy Le Roy
Here's some information about our training and experience. We often joke that Sandy may have the creative idea, but Roger is the one who makes it happen. We think that we're a great balance, and the perfect combination of ideas and implementation.
Like many of you, we came to Western North Carolina on vacation and decided there was no better place to live. In a giant leap of faith, we closed our successful contracting business in the San Francisco Bay Area, sold our home and relocated in 2004. Today we're even happier to be here as we've settled into our new life, become active in the community and made many wonderful new friends.
Contractor, Master Painter
Roger has over twenty-five years' construction industry experience as a licensed contractor, business owner and journeyman painter, specializing in custom projects. He and Sandy made Ness Painting & Decorating well known for superb workmanship and service, building a loyal and enthusiastic clientele. In addition to his five years' formal training as a painter in a union apprenticeship program, Roger has completed numerous special courses in residential improvements and maintenance.
Painters Union Local 83 Apprenticeship Program
Building Education Center, Berkeley, California (25 courses)
University of California Forest Products Laboratory (Insects and Decay in Wood Structures)
Urban Farmer, Mill Valley, California (Drip Irrigation Design, Installation and Trouble-shooting)
Day Studio-Workshop, San Francisco, California (Wall Glazing)
Gale Laurence Studio, San Francisco, California (Color Theory)
Wolman Wood Care Products - Certified Contractor
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Sandy Le Roy
Designer, Color Consultant, Professional Home Stager
After notable success as an insurance broker and risk management consultant, Sandy changed careers in 1986 when she and Roger formed Ness Painting & Decorating. Building on a lifelong interest in color and design, Sandy studied at two of the most highly regarded decorative painting schools in the country, and became a skilled designer, color consultant and artisan painter. Sandy also has received the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP™) designation.
Sandy's work as a professional stager and color consultant has been featured in Carolina Home & Garden, Mountain Traditions (pg. 90) and Blue Mountain Living magazines.
Teacher and Writer
- Along with REALTOR® colleague Mary Stephens, Sandy wrote a weekly column on smart selling practices for the Real Estate section of the Hendersonville Times-News from 2009 to 2011. Smart Selling Column. Sandy and Mary continue to teach classes on " Smart Selling" techniques at Blue Ridge and Isothermal Community Colleges.
- Sandy collaborated with landscape architect Ed Lastein and horticulture expert Mickey Lively of Garden Gate Nursery in Hendersonville, to develop a course on "How To Create Curb Appeal" presented at Blue Ridge and Isothermal in the Spring of 2011.
- In 2012 Sandy created "Paint Color Confidence", a new course at Isothermal on the basics of color and how to choose interior and exterior paint colors.
- Sandy continues to write a blog, Sandy at Sterling Property Services.
(Color Theory, Casein)
Asheville Board of REALTORS®
Hendersonville Board of REALTORS®
Tryon-Polk County Board of REALTORS®
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce
Rotary International, Hendersonville Four Seasons Club
Vision Henderson County Alumni AssociationCarolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Ambassador