Jeff Fletcher has practiced architecture in Maryville since 1974.
It is not easy to state exactly when Fletcher Architects Incorporated (FAI), was created. In 1976, Jeff Fletcher, with Lynn Riley, formed Riley - Fletcher Architects located in Maryville. They were one of the first businesses to remodel an older downtown building. They discovered an old boarding house located on the second floor of a building at College and Broadway Streets, 213 ½ East Broadway. The space, with high ceilings and large windows was vacant and falling into disrepair but was perfect for an architectural firm. In 1979, Mr. Riley left the firm for a position in St. Louis. The firm had provided service for clients such as the Bank of Maryville, 4 Seasons Realtors and numerous residential projects.
Jeff changed the firm name to Jeff Fletcher, Architect and continued to practice on East Broadway. In 1980, Withers Atkins, Architectural Branch Chief at the Tennessee Valley Authority, contacted Jeff regarding a position at TVA. Jeff closed the office on Broadway to take the TVA position. However, clients started contacting Jeff at his home requesting architectural services. As a result, Jeff formed a sole proprietorship and continued to provide services for his clients. During his eight years at TVA, in addition to his responsibilities there, Jeff provided services for some 40 local projects.
Leaving TVA in 1988, Jeff incorporated his firm as Fletcher Architects Incorporated. The space at 213 East Broadway was then occupied by Hickory Construction, Inc., (The post office had dropped the ½ somewhere along the line.) However, there were three rooms available in the building so FAI moved “back home.” In 2002 Hickory Construction moved into their new building, designed by FAI, in Alcoa. Jeff subsequently remodeled, for the second time, the space at 213 East Broadway.
In 2006, having spent 32 years on Broadway, FAI moved to 304 High Street. This location had been the home of Jeff and June Fletcher since 1976. A pre-civil war house, the Fletchers renovated it top to bottom, and were awarded an Oak Shingle Award from the Blount County Historic Trust for their effort. After selling the house in 2012, FAI relocated to Mustang Drive in Friendsville.
Jeff celebrates 40 years as a Blount County architect in June, 2014. The firm has provided services for over 600 projects. Fletcher Architects’ projects range from small residential remodels to large scale schools.......and literally everything in between. There are few types of projects Fletcher Architects has not experienced.