Since 1947, Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high quality chocolates, ice cream, and confections combined with excellent service. Our heritage was built on the simple premise of creating our products from the finest ingredients and providing customers with great service.
When Ashley Clark was 22-years old, she was living at home, with her parents and her degree from Clemson University, working a job she’d had since she was 15-years old. Counting the number of times he’d been to a Kilwins on one hand, her dad made a suggestion out of the blue: “Have you ever thought about owning a Kilwins franchise?”
That was October 2012. Kilwins in Greenville, SC, opened on Friday, September 27, 2013, on North Main Street. For the next five years, Ashley and her husband Landon worked together to build a successful business with the mission of creating enjoyment and making people happy. They thought they were getting into the ice cream business, but what they soon realized was that they were in the people business. In 2018, Ashley was selected as the South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
In spring 2019, Landon and Ashley expanded to a second location with the purchase of an existing Kilwins store in Highlands, NC, which first opened in 1995. In fall 2020, Landon and Ashley expanded, again, with a third location with the opening of Kilwins in Brevard, NC.
Landon and Ashley love building relationships with their team. They teach their team to show up on time, deliver on promises, and be better communicators. Landon and Ashley are passionate about inspiring their team members to do the things that inspire them. They believe that training means belonging and that training enables change.
Kilwins Highlands opened in May 1995 and was the 19th Kilwins franchise location to open. Kilwins is located at 341 Main Street in Town Square and is open 7 days a week. Since 1995, the store has had multiple owners and is in its third location on Main Street. Landon and Ashley Clark purchased the store in February 2019 and it is operated by Fern Walker. When in Highlands, visit Fern and her team and indulge in the magic of Kilwins high quality products and exceptional hospitality every day of the week.