About Bee Tree HardwoodsWhen it comes to your lumber and hardwood needs, put your trust in a local, family-owned business with many years of experience! Get access to personal service. We have over 25 species in stock to choose from. Stop in to speak with one of our woodworking experts.
Meet the Crew
Mary Catherine Tennant
Mary Catherine is our Office Manager and was born and raised in Asheville. She is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, with a B.S. in Aviation Business Administration. She spent 31 years in the field of airport administration in Arizona, Kansas, California, Nevada and American Samoa. She also worked for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in their Airports Department, helped start the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, and owned an aircraft maintenance and flight instruction facility in Northern Nevada.
In 2015, she returned to Asheville and has been with Bee Tree Hardwoods since that time. She not only provides office support for all aspects of the business but also has an in-depth knowledge of Appalachian hard and softwoods and the log to lumber process.
She enjoys spending time outdoors on the water, and with her dogs.
Fred grew up in Asheville. He is a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College with an AS in Political Science. He has worked in law enforcement throughout the region and retired from the Black Mountain Police Department. He continues to serve as a reserve officer.
Fred loves to fish, both fresh and salt water and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
He helped start Bee Tree Hardwoods and has a vast knowledge of species identification and the logs to lumber process. He continues to use his expertise for Bee Tree when he is not fishing or doing a shift for the BMPD.