Get to Know | Nick Swann + Chris Cronin of Balsam Built

Introducing Nick Swann and Chris Cronin, the co-founders of Balsam Built, a trusted name in custom home construction. With a shared passion for quality craftsmanship and innovative design, Nick and Chris lead their team in creating exceptional homes tailored to their clients’ dreams. Join us to get to know a little more about Nick and Chris!

Two men standing in a white brick walled room with a dark wood bar, hanging pendent lights, and design plans.
Get to Know Balsam Built

What are 2 things you never leave the house without?

Nick: Shirt and pants.
Chris: Water bottle and a snack.

What is “your” song?

Nick: The Band Up on Cripple Creek.
Chris: Not much of a “song” person, but I really like the band Caamp.

Do you have any bad habits?

Nick: I’m a sucker for a McDonald’s breakfast.
Chris: Sending pencils and drill bits through the washing machine in work clothes.

If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Nick: Back to my honeymoon spot, Guana Island BVI.
Chris: New Zealand

What is your favorite LOCAL thing to do when you have guests from out of town?

Nick: A sunset hike up Lookout Mountain in Montreat.
Chris: A river float then Haywood Common/The Whale for food and drinks.