Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cardinal Homes® Now Hiring, Under New Ownership

Kituwah, LLC, the economic development company wholly owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, NC, has completed the purchase of Cardinal Homes’ assets. The operation now operates as Kituwah Manufacturing, LLC d/b/a Cardinal Homes® in Wylliesburg, VA .


“Cardinal Homes is a good fit” states Mark Hubble, CEO of Kituwah LLC. “Providing housing to tribal members is only part of our plan to grow Cardinal Homes. Other markets include the hotel and apartment sectors. We feel that with our financial backing and the strong leadership team at Cardinal, we can take Cardinal Homes to a new level.”

All active employees were offered positions with the new company and those who were laid off in December have been recalled. Company personnel are currently 65 individuals. According to Bret Berneche who will stay on as President, “The leadership team at Cardinal Homes is delighted to be part of Kituwah, serving the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The focus now shifts to methodical growth as we restore teams in all areas of the company.”

The company employed over 260 people and delivered modules to nearly 500 projects each year at its peak, before the Great Recession. Berneche stated, “we look forward to achieving Kituwah’s vision, as we return to the preferred vendor for many contractors, and as an Employer of Choice in our local area.”

Kituwah, LLC is an economic development entity wholly owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The sole purpose of Kituwah, LLC is to implement and identify revenue sources for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians through diversification of their income portfolios.

Cardinal Homes produces made-to-order, Modular Building Components, on a project-by-project basis. Located in Charlotte County, VA, Cardinal Homes has supported numerous residential and commercial contractors since 1970.

The above Press Release was received 3/4/20

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good news! Bret will make a good captain of the ship.

MARK WILLE said...

Wonderful news. Great to see an operation return to action.

Doug said...

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