50 Years of Building and Development Experience!

 The quality of your finished product and the view speaks for itself!

Development Team of The Vistas at Banner Elk


Over fifty years of experience went into the development of your new mountain home! Rarely is the developer also your builder, but at the Vistas, the all-in-one owner / developer / general contractor, will be on-site daily until completion of the community. Interfacing directly with the owners when building your new home is a huge advantage to getting that mountain dream home you deserve.

Since acquiring the land, we have made every attempt to transform The Vistas into Banner Elk’s premier in-town luxury condominium community with a view.

The quality of your finished product and the view speaks for itself!


Kent Smith

Owner / Developer / General Contractor

E-mail: bevistas@gmail.com
Mobile: (407) 908-6532

JP Cogdill

Sales Manager

E-mail: jp.cogdill@gmail.com
Office: (828) 898-3380
Mobile: (828) 964-2458

JP joined the Vistas Team in 2012. He has worked in residential and commercial development since 1993 in all facets from framing to acquisitions. JP is an avid Cyclist, snowboarder, golfer and father to four children. When not at The Vistas you can find him enjoying the area with family and friends.

Chris Vannoy

Project Manager


E-mail: vannoy.c@gmail.com
Mobile: (828)263-3709

Chris joined the Vistas team in 2018. Chris was born & raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Chris served in Operation “Desert Storm”, after a Honorable Discharge from the US Army in 1992 Chris opened his own construction business.

Notable Achievements in the building community:

• Winner of Custom Home of the Year, Moore county NC Homebuilders Association.
• Construction Superintendent at “Belle Meade” assisted living community built by Rogers Hardin Construction , Charlotte NC.
• Millwork designer and Furniture maker, Chris is owner of Mountain Craft Woodworks and Mountain Craft Construction LLC.
Chris is Third Generation Builder with over 26 Years of active construction experience & were fortunate that Chris is our Construction Project Manager.




Solid Wood Cabinetry and Exquisite Granite Countertops

Rich Woodwork on Bar and in Kitchen

Tile Work in Shower and Bath

Whirlpool Tub in Master Bathroom

Outdoor Porch With Stainless Steel Kitchen