What we Do

Demolition of interior of one of our Downtown stores completed by DERP.

The Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation Association (DERP) is a 
501(c)3  non-profit membership organization comprised of business owners and citizens to strengthen and support downtown revitalization.  The organization’s primary focus is stabilization of existing infrastructure, revitalization of abandoned properties through redevelopment, promote Enfield’s natural eco-agri-cultural tourism opportunities, and to develop and publish resources and economic incentives to attract and retain business in Downtown Enfield.  

Our Mission


  • Landscape deign by Tom Moss of Enfield to enhance our Town Square.  4 trees planted and underground lighting installed and underground water service for the plantings. Thank you to Tony Silver of Tony Silver Concrete for digging the holes and trenches.​
  • Hired Steve Owens Landscaping to beautify the Town's Municipal Building Flag Pole area with new plantings of perennials and mulching to accent our Town's municipal meeting area.  Thank you to Joyce and Ernie Ross (DERP members) for orchestrating this project.

  • Purchased new black decorative waste receptacles for the Town.

Enfield, NC - Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation

DERP works to provide positive publicity for Downtown Enfield. Through an intensive publicity campaign to raise awareness of Enfield's assets and positive attributes DERP has changed the conversation about Enfield.  

DERP creates events to attract visitors to Enfield and raise the necessary funding that is needed to revitalize Downtown.  

We have planted 23 trees, replaced building awnings, painted facades of buildings, repaired roofs, hired artists to create murals, designed and created a pocket park Town Square, published historic homes brochures, and so much more.  

We are currently designing a powerpoint on building reuse for marketing  and economic development purposes.