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Bud Matthews Passes the Reins to Son, Noah

Posted on: June 22, 2021

The Bud Matthews brand began 40 years ago with Bud himself – a Chapel Hill native who cared about his community and had a knack for home improvement.

In 1981, when Bud started working in Chapel Hill homes—repairing appliances, installing HVAC systems, and making homes more comfortable and efficient—he didn’t know that his company would still be going strong four decades later. Many of Bud’s early customers are still his customers today, as are their family members. When they want to install a new tankless water heater, we’re their guys. When they need their gas fireplace repaired, we show up ready to work. In that sense, not much has changed at Bud Matthews Services. We’re still locally-based, family-owned home service specialists who care about our clients and their homes. We’re honest. We love talking face-to-face with our customers. And we value a job well done.

But like all things in life, Bud Matthews Services has gone through some changes, too. For one thing, Bud is enjoying his retirement (in a home recently renovated by Bud Matthews Services, of course!). He’s also enjoying spending lots of quality time with his grandchildren. With Bud relaxing into retirement, the day-to-day operations of Bud Matthews Services are now being handled by Bud’s son, Noah.

A resident of Briar Chapel, Noah has proudly helped to carry the Bud Matthews business into the new millennium, and he loves the Chapel Hill community his father helped to build. Here are some of the ways Noah has changed the Bud Matthews brand while still staying true to its values:

He’s growing the Design/Build side of Bud Matthews.

While he remains fully committed to all the great services Bud Matthews is known for—from appliance repair & installation to plumbing—Noah is also deeply passionate about transforming people’s spaces through architectural design. That’s why he’s worked hard to establish Bud Matthews as a known and trusted Design/ Build company. Bud Matthews Services will work with you from initial design consultation all the way through the finishing touches on your beautiful new kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor living area.

He’s finding new ways to connect with the community.

Like his father, Noah is always looking for ways to give back. Most recently, Bud Matthews Services created a native plant pollinator garden at Chapel Hill’s Willow Oak Montessori (Noah’s three kiddos helped with the installation!). Noah also collaborated with Fitch Lumber and Carolina Supply to create the frame for a giant shade cloth that will greatly reduce the water needs of Cure Nursery, a Pittsboro-based native plant nursery. And recently, Noah pledged $10,000 in construction services to the new Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club.

Because he wants to connect with the Chapel Hill Community both in person and online, Noah is also working with KV Creative Content to expand the Bud Matthews online presence with updated Facebook and Instagram channels (follow us to stay in touch!). He has just joined the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, too, and looks forward to connecting with fellow members.

We’re so excited to still be growing and changing, and we’re grateful that you’re a part of our journey.


The Bud Matthews Team

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