Nathan was born and raised in a small town in western Pennsylvania. His father was a carpenter, and he spent his childhood summers alongside his father, from second grade forward. Nathan's experience at work with his father is what drew him to the profession. At age fourteen, he relocated with his family to Hilton Head Island, SC. As a sixteen year old high school student, Nathan began his woodworking and carpentry career, working part time painting and patching drywall for a remodeling contractor.  This work quickly evolved from handyman duties to small construction projects.. After seven years doing various rot repair, window and door replacements, siding, decks, and small remodels and additions, he felt the need to be challenged further.  Nathan teamed up with a quality home builder, where he worked on all phases of new construction, as well as whole home remodeling projects.


For eight years, Nathan worked with the home builder, refining his skills as a craftsman, as they completed many high-end and custom projects. In 2009, he moved to Asheville, NC to start his own business, Nathan Auge Custom Carpentry.  He recently formed Black Locust Builders, LLC in 2016.

In Nathan's twenty year career, he has had the good fortune of working with some exceptional craftsmen and wonderful clients. Those experiences have given him the opportunity to become an exceptional craftsman himself..  The combination of Nathan's work ethic, attention to detail, creativity, and experience make him a well qualified professional in the field.

Nathan and Black Locust Builders enjoy delivering the best possible product to their clients; a product that is thoughtfully designed, conscientiously constructed, and ultimately completed with pride. We are proud to provide a product that our clients can also be proud of, whether that be a unique and timeless piece of furniture, custom cabinetry, a kitchen or bath remodel, a whole house restoration, or an addition to a home that can be enjoyed for generations.

Nathan and his team look forward to the opportunity to work with you to help you get the results you want from your next project!