About Us


Olde World Masters is a small family run company which is descended from Asheville’s oldest specialty roof company; H L Forbes. From 1979-2006 H L Forbes was the premiere installer of slate, tile, copper and specialty roof systems in Western North Carolina.  In 1999, Paul Wiederhold joined the company and apprenticed under Mr. Forbes. Within a few years, Mr. Wiederhold assumed the role of Vice President of the corporation. In 2006, Mr. Wiederhold bought the assets of H.L. Forbes, Inc as Mr. Forbes relocated to West Virginia. With new leadership, the company was renamed Olde World Masters and continued in the tradition of fine workmanship for which H.L. Forbes was known; a firm specializing in old world craftsmanship, but managed with a new world modern approach. Old fashioned values; honesty, integrity, and quality customer service blend with the latest in technology.

In 2012, after years of being called in for expert opinions and difficult specialty repairs, Olde World Masters transitioned from new installation to focusing on inspection, repair and project management.

Today, The Roof Master is called when a true expert is needed in Western North Carolina.

How We Work

Olde World Masters, Inc. is a company founded on old fashioned values. We believe in performing exceptional work in a professional manner.

We treat our customers as we would like to be treated and perform our work as we would on our own home.  Attention to detail is critical to the high quality fit and finish which we believe every one of our projects deserves. At Olde World Masters, “good enough” is NEVER good enough.

Whether we are inspecting your shingle roof or repairing your historic or lifetime slate, tile or copper roof, we stand behind all of our work.

Paul Wiederhold

​Owner/Roof Master​

Paul is a Michigan native who relocated to North Carolina in 1998. He joined the company, then H.L. Forbes, as an apprentice. After studying the crafts of coppersmithing and slate and tile installation, Paul was hooked. He continues to hone his craft and train on the latest techniques and installation systems. He and his wife enjoy volunteering for their church, playing with their 3 dogs, and kayaking in their free time.

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