Philanthropy is our philosophy.

In the same way a Lupoli home naturally integrates materials from the region into a home in harmony with the environment, so has John integrated his life and family into the fabric of the Highlands community.

In the spring of 2012, the Lupoli family and the Highlands community said good-bye to John’s father, John Lupoli, Sr.; he was 92. John Sr. and his wife Florence were educators in Miami and began spending summers in Highlands in the 1950s. After retiring from the public school system, they moved to the mountains and purchased Colonial Pines Inn, which they operated for more than 12 years. During the summers, they hosted the Highlands Playhouse cast and crew for dinner almost nightly. In 1999, the Town of Highlands Chamber of Commerce honored the couple with the Robert B. DuPree Award for Outstanding Community Service. They volunteered at their beloved Mountain Findings, and it was under their leadership that the organization was able to serve 21 non-profits and distribute more than $70,000 locally- a record at the time. It’s therefore easy to see where their son John’s commitment to philanthropy began.

It is in this spirit that the Lupoli Construction family is honored to contribute to many of the tremendous philanthropic efforts in our community, past and present, including:  


Macon County Community Foundation

The Literacy Council of Highlands

Manna Food Bank

The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts

Highlands Food and Wine Festival, A Generous Pour

Shop with a Cop, Highlands

R.E.A.C.H. of Macon County

Special Olympics North Carolina

The Highlands Playhouse, Lifetime Grand Benefactor  

Summit Charter School

Emergency Council of Highlands

Highlands School

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce

The Food Pantry of Highlands


Macon County Habitat for Humanity

Boy Scouts of Highlands

Highlands Roadrunners Club

Peggy Crosby Center

Friends of the Greenway

New Century Scholars Program

The Salvation Army

Western Carolina University Scholarship Programs