Four miles outside the old mill town of Haw River, N.C., Kendall Isley built a shop in memory of his father, Kenneth Lee Isley, who encouraged Kendall to build it before he retired.
"When I was growing up, Daddy was outside working on the ground in the cold and in the hot," says Isley, swinging open the hefty door lock protecting his shop.
"This would have been unreal for him." Kenneth Lee died in January 2011.
At the head of an L-shaped drive off Cherry Lane, the low-slung, forest green steel building sits among rolling pastures and tree groves of ...