A lifelong resident of Waynesboro, Virginia, Carl W. Kerby is a graduate of Waynesboro High School and Fishburne Military School. Shortly after completing his formal education and military training in 1957, Carl began what would become a lifelong career in – and love of – the homebuilding industry. Since founding Westhills Company in 1970, Carl has devoted his time, energy and passion to designing and constructing high quality homes throughout his beloved Shenandoah Valley. Over the years, Carl has personally developed many residential communities, town homes and single-family homes throughout Augusta County, making Westhills the region’s premier builder of both custom and spec homes. Carl and the Westhills team have received many regional and national awards for their design excellence and construction of energy-efficient homes. Carl and Westhills were featured on the cover story of Virginia Builder/Architect magazine in 1994 as a premier Virginia designer, builder and developer. Most recently, Westhills was profiled by Charlottesville-based HomeStyle magazine in a feature article that called attention to the high quality homes Westhills has become known for. Such accolades are nice, of course, but what Carl enjoys more than anything is the experience of watching homeowners turn a Westhills-built house into their home.
Professionally, Carl serves on the Board of Directors and is three-time President of the Augusta Home Builders Association. Additionally, he served on the Augusta Medical Center’s Building Committee during the construction of the new regional hospital.
Carl is also very active in community service. He is a long-standing member and has served on the Board of Directors of the noon Rotary Club of Waynesboro. He is also a charter member of the Valley Mission Board and has been recognized for his commitment to the Valley Vocational Technical Center Building Trades School. Carl has proudly served the Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation, Inc., the Board of Trustees for Fishburne Military School, since 1996. As Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, Carl enjoys sharing his professional expertise with his alma mater, and has renovated several rooms at Fishburne and remodeled the Fishburne infirmary to make room for development offices. In 1999 Fishburne honored Carl by naming him “Alumnus of the Year” for his tireless dedication to the School’s success.
Carl and his wife, Sara “Scottie” Kerby, are lifelong members of Waynesboro’s First Baptist Church where Carl has served for many years on a variety of church committees. Carl and Scottie have a son, Kendall, who owns a home interior furnishings and floral design firm in Williamsburg, Virginia, The Seasons of Williamsburg.