How We Are Different

Headquartered in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, Carolina HR is an award-winning company dedicated to providing businesses with professional human resource services.

We have helped hundreds of companies manage their HR responsibilities.

Once we establish a relationship with you, we will help you manage your human resource responsibilities and liabilities by offering practical solutions including payroll, benefits and personnel administration as well as HR management consulting.

Our newest plan, SmallBiz HR, is designed for small businesses with as little as one employee.

Our Team

Each member of our staff is an experienced HR professional with expertise in his/her area of Human Resources.  Our team has real world HR experience working in a variety of industries.  We live in the region where most of our clients and their employees live. We understand the human resource challenges facing many businesses in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.   

From our President

Thank you for visiting our website.

As an HR management professional for the last 30+ years, I understand the impact that a well-designed and managed HR function can have on a company. There are a myriad of HR functions that all employers must address, i.e., legal compliance, recruitment, selection, compensation, payroll, benefits, training, performance management, discipline and termination.  At Carolina HR, we manage our client’s day-to-day payroll and benefits administration and we provide professional HR management support in all other areas of HR.

I founded Carolina HR in 2004 to provide employers with a cost-effective way to manage their Human Resource needs so that they could focus on the core aspects of their businesses. Based on feedback we have received from our clients and their continued loyalty over many years, I believe Carolina HR provides a valuable service. I hope you will give us the opportunity to learn more about your company’s HR needs so that we can show you how we can help you manage your HR responsibilities and liabilities.

– Stephen H. Murphy, MSHRM, SPHR
Carolina HR, Inc.

Our Core Values


 We do the right thing, every time, all the time.



      We tell you what you need to hear, when you need to hear it.



It’s our nature and our responsibility to be understanding and supportive, and to be fair.



     The primary rule for HR professionals and one we honor always.



We’re willing to step out and take risks; we have the ability and the desire to go there.


    We pledge to earn your trust by being authentic and dependable.



We will keep things simple; no jargon, no mixed messages, only clear, straightforward communications


We recently went through some significant changes requiring that we outsource our HR function.  Carolina HR really stepped up and provided great service in a timely fashion.  They are very knowledgeable about all aspects of HR and we feel very well represented with them on our side. Carolina HR has been a great resource!

John Brazil

CAO, Asheville Orthopaedic Associates

After using CHRP for over 9 years, I have had only a wonderful professional relationship with their team. They meet my HR, accounting, and payroll needs on a daily basis. It truly is a pleasure to have such an outstanding team in support of my business.


Jim Kammann

President , Dining Innovations llC

Carolina HR functions as if they were directly on our team. Their quality of work, communication, and knowledge has always felt like an extension of our own company and not just a vendor. CHR provides us quality HR work and advice including staying up to date on all regulatory changes that we cannot focus on in our day to day business. While our team members are our most important asset, processing HR & Payroll is a distraction from our core business and CHR allows us to focus on what really matters.

Greg Catevenis

CFO & SVP , Brumit Restaurant Group, LLC

For nearly a decade we’ve partnered with Carolina HR. They manage our payroll & benefits including advising and overseeing our onboarding, applicant tracking, insurance offerings, 401k, and COBRA.

In the last 10 years we have almost doubled to 60 restaurants and crossed state lines; CHR’s service and commitment to helping us navigate the HR landscape and ever changing government regulations hasn’t wavered. Our partnership is invaluable.

Jo Ann Yoder

President , Brumit Restaurant Group, LLC (Arby's)

Not all businesses are large enough to justify a full time HR person. That was the case with us, so in 2016 we hired CHR to recruit employees and ramp up HR functions at our new manufacturing facility in Mills River, NC. Since then they have continued to add value by taking care of our Personnel, Payroll, and Benefits Administration.

Cathy Jernigan

VP of Operations, Smart Products, INC.

I view Carolina HR Partners as my HR department. Treating them as my coworkers and partners in business, I rely on them for their advice, guidance, and professionalism. They sit in meetings with me, guide us through sticky situations, and assist with insurance and personnel selection. They are a tremendous asset to our company and much cheaper than hiring a top notch HR Department.

Carla Maddux

President, Asheville Fence

We used Carolina HR Partners during a time of tumultuous organizational change. They were invaluable  in this situation, allowing us to focus on providing uninterrupted services to our clients while they handled all of out HR needs.  Their provision of professional services and HR expertise ensured us that we made the right choice in for our HR partner.

Elizabeth Williams

Executive Director, MountainCare

Carolina HR Partners is a company we trust to help with our payroll and human resources needs. For a small organization such as ours, Carolina HR Partners fills an essential role for WNC Bridge Foundation, freeing up staff time so they can focus on other critical areas of their job.


Scott Buchanan

President / CEO, WNC Bridge Foundation

For over ten years, Carolina HR has managed all our human resources needs including payroll administration, employee benefits and 401k. They are always quick to respond whenever we have changes arise, be it new hires or changes in benefits and/or regulations. CHR has been a vital resource for us throughout the pandemic as well, keeping our business abreast of new changes and requirements in this difficult time. No matter the issue, they always make it a top priority to keep our management and employees both informed and safe.

Scott Wallen

President , ISM, Inc.

Contact Details

Carolina HR, your dedicated SmallBiz HR Management team

Call Us

828-654-6990 ext. 705


103 Underwood Road
Suite E
Fletcher NC 28732


9 AM - 5 PM

Please contact us to schedule an appointment.