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Homes By Dickerson celebrates 10 Years of Building High-Performance Homes!

Homes By Dickerson celebrates 10 Years of Building High-Performance Homes!

Homes By Dickerson celebrates 10 years of building high-performance homes!

Click here to view our new high-performance video!

A decade ago, we made a very important decision as a building company-a decision which changed how we build each of our custom homes.  We wanted to differentiate ourselves from the competition but most importantly, we wanted to provide higher-performing homes for our clients and for the environment.  So, we got to work.  We researched vendors and programs, studied qualifications, earned certifications, and became an expert in our field-all with the intention of benefitting those who have chosen to become Homes By Dickerson homeowners.

Over the last 10 years, we have continued to embrace high-performance green building, earning us recognition as a 2018 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Partner of Excellence, 2018 Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Best Green Home award winner, and a 2018 Market Leader Award from Energy Star (just to name a few!).

Homes By Dickerson is also honored to be a leading high-performance builder with the most single-family homes certified to the NGBS in the country*. As stewards of our client’s investment, we are dedicated to providing quality homes that offer savings, health, comfort, and sustainability. Building to the NGBS standard requires more than checking a box for energy standards, it means that our homes are designed and constructed to meet a minimum number of criteria in water efficiency, home site design, sustainable materials, indoor air quality, and homeowner education to achieve certification.  As Jon Showalter, Homes By Dickerson COO, mentions in our new high-performance video, we just do not know how to build any other way.


We know that high-performance, green building does not resonate with everyone.  Let’s face it-there is a lot of technical jargon that is not very sexy and it does not give you the cheapest per square footage cost.  What it does give you is quality and peace of mind.  The bottom line is that when you purchase a Homes By Dickerson home you are getting more than just a custom design from an incredibly talented team of individuals.  You are in fact purchasing a home that can save you money on your monthly utility bills, provide better air quality for your family, and is kinder to our environment.

We hope that our decision 10 years ago to build only high-performance homes will make your decision easier today to build The Home of Your Life with Homes By Dickerson!

To learn more about how our homes are built or to inquire about how you can build your high-performance green home with Homes By Dickerson, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com

*Source: Home Innovations Research Lab 2019
North Carolina Building Performance Association Reports the Value of Building High Performance Homes

North Carolina Building Performance Association Reports the Value of Building High Performance Homes

It is no secret that Homes By Dickerson has a passion for and a commitment to building high-performance homes.  In fact, each of our custom designs are Energy Star Certified, crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC HERO Code.  On an even larger scale, Homes By Dickerson builds more homes to the NGBS standard than any other builder in the state of North Carolina resulting in our homes accounting for 5% of all homes in the United States built to the NGBS standard.

As impressive as all of this sounds, what does this mean about the value of our homes, especially the value of our homes to our buyers?  The list of reasons why one should purchase a home built to the highest high-performance expectations possible is eye-opening.  It includes saving money on monthly bills, better health opportunities for you and your family due to a better air quality, and benefits to our environment-just to name a few.

The report below, sent out by The North Carolina Building Performance Association (a third party) reports that high-performance homes bring more value to the market than the alternative.  Check out these interesting statistics and findings!


PRESS RELEASE: Report finds 9.5% premium for high performance homes sold in North Carolina’s metro markets

Interested in learning more about how we can build a custom, high-performance design to be “The Home of YOUR Life!”?  Contact Whitney at 919-917-3132, email us at info@HomesByDickerson.com or visit our website at www.HomesByDickerson.com  

Homes By Dickerson receives award from Energy Star!

Homes By Dickerson receives award from Energy Star!

Thank you to Energy Star for recognizing Homes By Dickerson as an Energy Star Certified Homes Market Leader!  We are honored to receive this award which recognizes our work in promoting energy-efficient construction for 2016.

Building custom, high-performance homes is our passion.  We are committed to not only saving our clients money but also bringing them peace of mind about their comfort, their health, and their impact on the environment.  This accolade is the most recent in a long line of very valued awards and recognitions as each of our homes are Energy Star certified, crafted to the National Green Building Standard, and voluntarily built to the NC HERO code.

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We achieve our whole home approach by including such high-performance green features as:

  • Properly-sized HVAC systems with programmable thermostat and jumper ducts
  • Green Label Carpeting
  • Certified Cabinetry
  • Formaldehyde-Free Insulation
  • Conditioned Crawl Spaces
  • Zip Exterior Wall Sheathing
  • Radiant Barrier Roof Decking
  • 2×6 Exterior Walls with R-19 insulation
  • Low-E windows
  • Fresh air damper
  • Tankless Water Heaters

For more information on any of our custom-built, high-performance homes, please contact us at 919- 917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com 


2017 Green Home Tour at Wendell Falls-“Build Green To Save Green!”

2017 Green Home Tour at Wendell Falls-“Build Green To Save Green!”

Come see what our high-performance, green homes are all about during the 2017 Green Home Tour in Wendell Falls! This event spans two weekends: April 29-30 and May 6-7, from 12noon to 5pm each day. Meet our team, tour high-performance, custom designs, register for exciting prizes and more! Wendell Falls, The Windham C (Home site 349) 353 Liberty Star Road, Wendell, NC. We look forward to seeing you there!

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For more information on any of our custom, high-performance homes located throughout The Triangle, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com and don’t forget to visit our Green Home Tour home in Briar ChapelThe Brookdale, Lot 324, at 247 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill.

Home of the Week :: The Albermarle in Briar Chapel

Home of the Week :: The Albermarle in Briar Chapel

We have lined up a series of beautiful inventory homes for the Fall 2014 season and what better way to showcase these homes than our new “Home of the Week” series?

Our first “Home of the Week” is our gorgeous “Albemarle Craftsman” green-certified home in Briar Chapel!

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65 Bennett Ridge Road, Chapel Hill

This move-in ready home boasts a beautiful elevation complete with stone column supports, a wrought-iron railing and accent dormer. Stunning trim details are found throughout the ranch-style design which features an owner’s suite and guest bedroom on the main level. The open design between the gourmet kitchen and family room is perfect for entertaining but the most impressive feature of this home is the outdoor living space and the views of Bennett Mountain! Spend time this fall roasting marshmallows with family and friends on the permeable paver patio with its stone seating wall next to the screened porch. It is hard to believe but the Holidays will be here soon so you will be sure to need the additional guest suite and bonus room upstairs along with all of the ample storage space for your family’s decorations.

Here is a sneak peak inside:

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While in the community to tour this stunning home, be sure to visit the Briar Chapel Information Center to receive information on the community amenities which include more than 10 parks, horseshoe and bocce ball courts, a fire pit and a community garden, an amphitheater and event space, ball fields, pools, hiking trails and much, much more! You can even inquire about the “Resident for a Day” program which allows you to experience the community and all of its offerings before purchasing your Homes By Dickerson home.

To view the full virtual tour of the Albermarle, click here. 

To learn more about the “Albemarle Craftsman” or any of our other custom inventory homes, please contact us at info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919.917.3132

65 Bennett Ridge Road, Chapel Hill NC – $390,000
Briar Chapel
3 bedrooms, 3.0 bathrooms
2341 square feet
Homesite 335 – MLS# 1894552


Winston’s Grille Spring Social in North Raleigh

Winston’s Grille Spring Social in North Raleigh


Thanks to all the agents who came out to Winston’s Grille last night.  It was a beautiful evening to be able to be out on the patio.  We enjoyed catching up with you and hearing that you are all working hard to find great available move-in ready homes for your clients.  Homes by Dickerson was excited to be able to share that we have several new homes throughout the Triangle- Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill and Durham that are now under construction and several that can close by June.  To view a list of our available move-in ready homes, click here.  In addition to the homes currently under construction, we were thrilled to be able to announce several new communities we are starting.

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  • Barton’s Grove – 2 acre wooded home sites in North Raleigh off of Creedmoor Road and Mount Vernon Church Road.  New ranch plans.  We will have one of our homes showcased on the Green Home Tour happening the first 2 weekends in May.
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  • Haywood – development is now underway and be on the look-out for a preview event coming up middle to end of May! We will have 25 homesites right off of Pinecrest and Glenwood Ave. Priced from the $650’s.
  • Croasdiale Farm ColorCroasdaile Farm-  North Durham just minutes from Duke and I-85. Large custom home sites, new ranch plans starting from the $650’s.


  • Tradition’s at Heritage Wake Forest – we will be part of the Builder Team in the new Bridgewater Estate section.  Be on the look-out for more details coming soon!Sunset Bluffs-logo-horz (3) 
  • Sunset Bluffs – this is the final phase of Sunset Ridge and Sunset Bluffs.  We will be part of the builder team and will be offering single family homes starting from the $400’s.

To view our floorplan portfolio and current communities-  click here to check out our home designer.

Also coming up is the Green Home Tour which will be happening on the first two weekends in May- the 3rd, 4th and 10th,11th.  Homes by Dickerson will have two certified high performance green homes on tour between Briar Chapel and Barton’s Grove.

Congratulations to our gift card drawing winners- Chris Morton from Rare Properties and Lynn Stellings with Fonville Morisey.  The big winner of the night was Teri Wray with Coldwell Banker HPW who won the iPad Mini! A big thank you to Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products for co-sponsoring the event with us and having representatives there to share product knowledge with us.  Here are some pictures from the event!

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We look forward to our next social which will be coming up in June in Chapel Hill! Stay tuned for more details!  For more information on any of our homes and communities email info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919-847-4447.