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Salisbury attorney Bryan Wymbs and Chad Vriesema, president of Central Piedmont Builders, formed Calm Holdings, LLC, in 2013 in order to repurpose the 1897 Bernhardt Hardware building in the 100 block of North Main Street, Salisbury.

Both Bryan and Chad feel that it is important to invest in the local community where their families live. To that end, Calm represents an acronym for the first letters of their four daughters’ names: Cora, Abigail, Lydia and Millie.

Welcome to the luxury lofts and spacious commercial properties at the Bernhardt Building!

Each of the six residential apartments includes 1,600 square feet of living space and features three bedrooms, three baths, and original 1896 heart pine six-inch plank flooring.

The three commercial properties …

The Bernhardt Building is in the heart of Historic Downtown Salisbury, within walking distance of restaurants, theaters, shopping, and churches.


Bryan Wymbs

moved to Salisbury in 2004 and was immediately struck by the rich historical fabric of the city. He and his wife purchased an historic home in the Fulton Heights neighborhood and they have two daughters.

In 2011, after working in the insurance industry in Davidson County, Bryan made the commitment to attend law school, in order to work and live in the same community in which his children were growing up. He is now a licensed attorney with the local law firm, Ketner & Dees.

Bryan has decided to invest in the town in which his children are growing up as an example of how one can do well, by doing good. As such, Bryan is an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church (having served on Church Council and currently on a long-term planning committee), a committee member of Downtown Salisbury Inc., and board member of the The Bread Riot, a local food advocacy non-profit. He views the Bernhardt Building redevelopment project as both a gift to the community but also as a great local investment.


Chad Vriesema

moved to Salisbury in 1998 and began a construction company with his father, Peter. Soon, Central Piedmont Builders became the builder of choice for significant renovations in Rowan County. With an uncanny ability to relate and communicate with a homeowner, coupled with the inherent respect of top-of-the-line contractors and suppliers, a relationship which only time and hard work can build, Chad and his team have placed their fingerprint on scores of important local landmarks throughout our region.

Whether it is the complete renovation or creation of local businesses such as Pottery 101, Go Burrito, Critters, Bounce City or a residential transformation of an historic property, Central Piedmont Builders has been the “go to” choice for Rowan County residents for more than two decades.

Chad treats every project like it is his own home and he is proud to have his name on the luxury lofts at the Bernhardt Building.

He is the president of Central Piedmont Builders and is past president of the Salisbury Homebuilders Association and a member of the Historic Salisbury Foundation.

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