Caperton named Shenandoah’s 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year


WINCHESTER, Va. — Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business has honored Gaston “Gat” Caperton, CEO of Gat Creek, a home furnishing company headquartered in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as its 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Caperton serves as vice chairman of Shepherd University’s board of governors. He co-founded and serves on the board of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, an eco-friendly furnishing organization, and chairs the board of the Natural Capital Investment Fund, an organization that provides loans and support to small businesses along the East Coast, according to a university news release.

He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and lives in Berkeley Springs with his wife, Susan, and three daughters, Eliza, Katie and Evie.

The business employs more than 150 artisans and sells its products in more than 200 independent retail stores.