A part of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, Greensboro features a wide array of homes, whose median value is $141, 200. Student housing complexes are scattered throughout the city, while single-family homes are often located in Greensboro’s numerous subdivisions. Neighborhoods such as Fisher Park and Aycock feature Greensboro’s historic homes, and upscale condominiums can be found in the city’s downtown area.
Building Greensboro’s homes are the city’s skillful custom home builders, of which the top 12 are listed here. The firms on this list are prominent members of industry organizations, such as the Greensboro Builders Association (GBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and have have been featured in notable publications, such as The Business Journal. In addition to memberships in industry organizations and recognition from distinguished publications, these firms are led by certified principals who exceed their clients’ expectations.
12) Classic Construction Inc
Website | 336-545-5923 | 2100 West Cornwallis Dr., Unit D, Greensboro, NC
Classic Construction provides custom home building, remodeling, and renovation services to the Greater Triad Area, but also serves Lake James, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina. Established in 2002, the firm has since become a go-to firm in the area for projects with classical architectural features. The firm uses its extensive knowledge of period construction and attentive approach to replicating original styles and craftsmanship to complete beautiful additions and renovations of period homes.
Each year, Classic Construction’s in-house team of construction specialists, including project management staff, an interior trim crew, and a framing crew, complete six to nine projects—from custom homes, renovations, and additions to smaller projects, like the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor living construction.
11) Otey Construction
Website | 336-643-1020 | Greensboro, NC 27455
Founded in 1986, Otey Construction is a member of the Greater Greensboro Builders Association (GGBA) and has been a Parade of Homes winner for the past several years. The firm often builds homes in Greensboro’s best school districts, including Summerfield, Oak Ridge, and Browns Summit, and these homes are usually priced in the $300s, which makes them perfect for families. Otey Construction’s homes often feature the French Eclectic and Craftsman home styles.
Leading the firm is its founder, Kevin Otey, who is known for his customer service skills. With 30 years of experience, Otey has the knowledge to ensure that his team always provides superior craftsmanship to every project.
10) Friddle and Company Inc.
Website | 336-908-0966 | 7489 Summerhill Dr., Summerfield, NC 27358
Established in 2016, Friddle and Company Inc. is a full-service custom home builder known for creating Traditional and Transitional homes. The firm’s founder, Michael Friddle, is a licensed home inspector, a certified green professional, an Energy Star partner, and a Certified Aging in Place specialist. With ten years of experience in the commercial field, Friddle uses innovative construction techniques to transform clients’ ideas into beautiful designs.
9) Building Dimensions
Website | 336-644-0028 | 8204 Damson Ct., Oak Ridge, NC 27310
For more than two decades, Building Dimensions has been focusing on constructing, remodeling, and providing additions for single-family homes. The firm’s principal, Paul Mowery, has been the company’s president since 2000. In addition to the building, the firm actively participates in the community by conducting charity work for foundations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina. Building Dimensions is also a certified Energy Star partner, a green professional, and a member of the NAHB.
The firm often builds in the Modern, Traditional, Colonial, and Farmhouse home styles. One of the firm’s most notable projects is a Colonial Revival home that exudes classiness from both the exterior and interior. The home’s interior displays a light color palette, which makes space appear more airy and wide, while the exterior features a clean, white facade that highlights and balances out the black windows.
8) Ruggieri Associates Inc.
Website | 336-288-4149 | 1207 Hounslow Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410
Ruggieri Associates was founded in 1980 by Mauro Ruggieri, who has been actively involved in the real estate industry for more than 40 years. With 35 years of experience as a custom home builder, Ruggieri is deeply familiar with the building industry. He previously served as the president and director of the NAHB and has won a Builder of the Year award and a Parade of Homes award for Best Workmanship. Under Ruggieri’s astute leadership, the firm has designed and built hundreds of homes in some of Greensboro’s finest neighborhoods.
One of the firm’s most exceptional projects is a Transitional-style home on Deerview Court. Priced at $619,900, this home’s most notable features are a study with a cathedral ceiling; a large, screened-in front porch; and three individual garages.
7) Walraven Signature Homes
Website | 336-207-7790 | 6629 Linville Ridge Dr., Oak Ridge, NC 27310,
Established in 2009, Walraven Signature Homes is now a member of the NAHB, the GBA, and the Alamance Caswell Builders Association (ACBA). The firm designs and builds premier custom homes throughout Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, High Point, and Burlington. Although the family-owned firm is relatively young, Walraven builds an average of 20 to 30 houses a year. These homes feature the Traditional, Transitional, European, Craftsman, and Farmhouse styles.
With a deep love for construction, the firm’s founder, Matt Walraven, aims to build custom homes of superior quality. Under his leadership, Walraven Homes has become one of the most respected custom home builders in the area.
6) Wolfe Homes
Website | 336-299-2969 | 200-J Pomona Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407
Established in 1980, Wolfe Homes is known for building several homes with exquisite designs, materials, and craftsmanship. These homes are usually in the Farmhouse, Colonial, and Italian Renaissance Revival styles. One of the firm’s most notable projects is a Georgian Colonial home that was featured in Traditional Home. A single-family home built for the Lloyd family, this two-story residence has a clean, light, and airy feel that highlights the grandeur of the family’s art and antique collection.
Wolfe Homes is managed by principals Jim Wolfe and David Schenck. While Jim manages renovations and periodically inspects new homes to ensure good quality, Schenck oversees the new home division and reviews each home under construction.
5) Lowery Custom Construction
Website | 336-427-4909 | 1102 Lindsey Bridge Rd., Madison, NC 27025
A company that is uncompromising in its commitment to quality and constant attention to detail, Lowery Custom Construction was founded in 2000 as an outdoor living specialist in the North Carolina Triad area. This firm specializes in unique indoor and outdoor construction projects for both residential and commercial clients. These projects include building fully customized new homes, which usually feature the Traditional and Contemporary home styles; building new car dealerships; transforming a warehouse into a bourbon distillery; and installing a lap pool.
In addition to these services, Lowery Custom Construction does excellent masonry work, for which it was recognized in Stone World magazine. One of the firm’s most striking projects is a river cabin that displays Lowery’s masonry expertise and attention to detail.
4) D.Stone Builders
Website | 336-288-9393 | 2904 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408
Since its establishment in 1982, D.Stone Builders has been building beautiful custom homes in Greensboro and the Piedmont area. The firm is now a member of the NAHB, GBA, and North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA). The firm’s founder, Dwight Stone, has 27 years of experience building custom and spec homes as well as remodeling homes.
D. Stone’s homes often feature the French, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman styles. One of the firm’s most notable projects is a French Eclectic residence, whose grandeur makes it perfect for hosting elegant parties.
3) Gunter Custom Homes & Design
Website | 336-215-3499 | 5968 North Church St., Greensboro, NC 27455
A “boutique builder” that specializes in custom home building, Gunter Custom Homes & Design builds homes that have high-end designs, are great for everyday living, is handicap accessible, and can serve as vacation homes. For more than 20 years, the firm has been building in various neighborhoods throughout the Triad and has developed a reputation for forming solid relationships with homeowners.
This reputation has landed the firm features in several magazines. In 2015, the firm was featured in House Beautiful and Elle Decor, and the firm’s founder, Leslie Gunter, was featured in the 2013 edition of Guilford Woman. Working as the firm’s lead designer, Gunter is also the owner of Ma Belle Maison Design firm. Gunter is also a member of the NAHB’s National Board of Directors and the GGBA Builder Board of Directors and is the president of the Carolina International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA).
2) Gary Jobe Builder
Website | 336-272-2772 | 407-I Parkway Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401
Established in 1971 by Gary Jobe, a third-generation builder and recipient of the Grand Award in the 1994 North Carolina Builders’ Awards of Excellence, Gary Jobe Builder is known for its taste, high attention to detail, and talent in creating Craftsman, Tudor, Farmhouse, and French Revival homes. One of the firm’s most notable projects is a Tudor home with a dark-colored palette and traditional but stylish designs.
The firm has been featured in Seasons magazine for its collaboration with architect Adam Sebastian of STITCH Design Shop in Winston-Salem to build a modern family home. Gary Jobe Builder is also a member of the NAHB, the GBA, and the NCHBA.
1) Southern Evergreen
Website | 336-286-3886 | 5415 Old Lake Jeanette Rd., Greensboro, NC 27455
Southern Evergreen was one of the first builders in North Carolina to be named a Certified Green Professional and is known as the first firm to preserve a historic home to certified green standards. A full-service design, building, and real estate firm, Southern Evergreen builds high-performance, environmentally friendly homes in the Piedmont Triad area.
The firm is a member of the NAHB and the GBA, is a certified Aging in Place Specialist, and has principals who are all certified Green Builders. With 19 years of experience, Southern Evergreen is highly skilled in non-traditional building systems, including Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), Energy Star Framing, and Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS).
Its skills and experiences have earned Southern Evergreen features in the GBA’s Tour of Remodeled Homes each year since 2007. Moreover, The Business Journal has included Southern Evergreen in its list of the Top 25 Architectural Firms every year since 2010.