The name Arbor Zen emerged from the deep knowing that we must make a conscious effort to replenish that which we use up. Author Bryce Nelson said, “People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people.” We take this responsibility very seriously. When you work with Arbor Zen your beautiful new hardwood floors gives rise to 25 beautiful new trees. This is our #25 Tree Promise.
Grayson Deal, Arbor Zen’s creator and owner, grew up in the hardwood business. In his early childhood, he was a “racker” on the jobsite and laid out the flooring ahead of the nailer. Grayson’s first sand and finish experience came at age 15 and by the time he was 17, he even had a couple of college gym floors under his belt, including taping off and painting the game lines with team logo.
After graduating college with a degree in Business Management and Marketing, Grayson planned to get as far away from hardwood flooring as possible.
However, that sawdust had gotten in his blood. After a few years as an outside sales rep for a large wood flooring distributor, Grayson opened Arbor Zen Hardwood Floors, Inc. in 2016. The business has grown rapidly as Grayson’s and Arbor Zen’s reputation for industry knowledge, excellent craftsmanship, and outstanding customer service has spread throughout Western North Carolina and beyond.