Durham is filled with beautiful homes of all different styles, but many of the new builds today are built by national builders. Information on custom home builders in the area is a little hard to find, so we've put this article together to provide some examples of custom home builders in Durham, NC.
The Will Johnson Building Company is a family business that has been designing and building custom homes for over 20 years. Unlike other companies, this builder has the same team dedicated to the homeowner from design through completion and even after move-in. That means communication is much easier for the homeowner who then deals with their vision and budget with just one group. For example, the design often is created by someone who is not familiar with the budget and therefore isn’t realistic and is expensive to change. This builder understands all the priorities from the start and executes them consistently throughout the project in tandem with the homeowner.
The Will Johnson Building Company has used their years of experience to create a successful process that sets up a detailed schedule but also allows flexibility for changes. Several checkpoints such as frequent client walk-throughs are built in to be sure there are no surprises – with budget, with design or with timing.
A large part of the value that The Will Johnson Building Company provides is the relationships they have built over the years – first and foremost with all their homeowners. They frequently say that building custom dream homes is their passion. The family is local to the area and they are committed to being in the market for many years to come, continuing to service their homeowner’s needs.
The relationships they have built with trusted trade partners are also a large part of their success. Their vendors are encouraged to add their input throughout the project, with the result being that all members of the team have a very high level of ownership and pride in their product.
For more information on The Will Johnson Building Company, see their website at http://www.willjohnsonbuilding.com/ or contact Ben Johnson at 919-933-2100.
The Durham Building Company is a young and vibrant builder with a unique premise. They purchase vacant lots in urban Durham areas that have begun to transform and then build homes that fit into the neighborhood to help improve it. Durham Building Company’s goal is to act as a pioneer in investing in the community, to the point that they have committed to donating $750 to a local charity for every home closing in 2015. Making a profit is important but their commitment is to nourish a community by building new, affordable homes that fit in with the local area.
Many larger builders are tied to extremely aggressive revenue goals, often resulting in cookie cutter communities that ignore the unique aspects of a neighborhood. The Durham Building Company process is very different. Their staff has decades of experience with larger builders that gives them a deep knowledge of the industry but their mission is to make a positive difference in each community where they build.
For more information about Durham Building Company, see their website at http://www.durhambuildingco.com/ or contact Eric Hedden at 919-830-5569.
Other popular builders in the Durham area include B. Wallace Design & Construction, Thayer Custom Homes and Gail Crabtree Home Building:
B. Wallace Design and Construction has a reputation for building mostly in downtown Durham where they have built in about six communities. B. Wallace builds mostly Craftsman or early American bungalows with open floor plans in a wide range of prices. Although most of their homes are built before purchase, they have built one or two custom homes each year in the past. For more information, see their website at http://www.bwallacebuilt.com/home
Thayer Custom Homes is relatively new to the Durham market, but has considerable experience in Raleigh. Focusing mostly on the downtown urban market, Thayer Custom Homes also does a great deal of remodeling and home updating. For more information, see their website at http://www.thayercustomhomes.com/
Gail Crabtree Home Building has been building quality homes in Durham, Orange and Chatham counties since 1983. Bring your house plan or work from theirs – in the last 35 years they have built hundreds of high quality homes that last a lifetime. For more information, see their website at http://gcrabtreehomebuilding.com/
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