Musicians traditionally play at night and work during the day.

That's true of Jeff and Honi Deaton, famous for their bluegrass band, Honi Deaton and Dream. They are now the owners of a local business called Best Friend Roofing & Contracting — along with Ladd Johnston, who is Honi's brother.

After the Deatons moved to Graham seven years ago, they no longer do long-distance tours across the South  but stay and mostly perform in community and church concerts in the Graham area. Their music talent seems to open a lot of doors for them.

In the summer, Best Friend concentrates on roofing and work side-by-side with a 10-man crew.  The rest of the year, they do add-ons, painting and flooring, fencing, depending on the scope of the job.
The logo of Best Friend Roofing and Contracting is getting quite a lot of attention from dog lovers around town. Ladd Johnston, Jeff Deaton and Honi Deaton
The logo of Best Friend Roofing and Contracting is getting quite a lot of attention from dog lovers around town. Ladd Johnston, Jeff Deaton and Honi Deaton are all family musicians who sing together on weekends and manage a business during the week. ((Courtesy photo))


They're enjoying earning their reputation as a family business in Graham because they intend to be here for a long time.