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Summer Nights with Homes By Dickerson!

Summer Nights with Homes By Dickerson!

This summer we invited you to experience each of our move-in ready homes across The Triangle.  It is hard to believe that there are just a few weeks left of longer summer days to discover gracious front porches, quaint outdoor living spaces, custom designs, high-performance energy-saving features, ample storage spaces, community amenities and so much more! Of course we will always have move-in ready homes available for you but there is nothing better than finding The Home of Your Life alongside warm weather, some cool breezes, front porch views of firefly-lit lawns, and incredible sunsets leading into dark, star-filled skies. Why not enjoy the rest of your nostalgic summer nights in a move-in ready, custom design from Homes By Dickerson?

To discover which of these beautiful, high-performance homes is The Home of Your Life, contact Whitney at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com
We will be happy to schedule a private tour of any of our move-in ready homes or award-winning communities in the Triangle area so that your family can start enjoying summer nights in your Homes By Dickerson home!

REALTORS-Join us for the last Summer Nights Event of the Season on August 20th from 4:30-6:30pm in Wendell Falls where you will dine on delicious food and drinks, be entertained by Slight-of-Hand Master Joel Givens, and enjoy live music!   Our event will take place in our beautiful Franklin Craftsman located at 1025 Groveview Wynd, Wendell.

For more information on this exciting Realtor Social or to RSVP, please contact Anna at 984-239-4159 or Anna@HomesByDickerson.com


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
Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

As a nationally recognized builder of high-performance homes, Homes By Dickerson is excited to share the most recent accolade of  Wendell Falls featured in Green Builder Magazine!

We could not be more proud to be a partner of the developer, Newland Communities, or of the community itself.  Check out this link which will take you to the publication:

Not only will you notice on page 33 that Newland Communities won an Honorable Mention as a 2018 Eco-Minded Leader but there is also a 6-page spread (pages 46-51) delving into the green practices and mindset of the builders and community as a whole.  You will not want to miss page 51’s in-depth coverage on the Tesla powerwall and how that is just one of the many resources (not to overshadow solar panels of course!) that can lead you to net zero living!

For more than 10 years, Homes By Dickerson has been a leader in building each and every custom design to the highest green building standards available.  Not only are they Energy Star certified but they are also crafted to the National Green Building Standard and voluntarily built to the NC HERO Code.  It is just one more reason why Homes By Dickerson is the premiere custom builder of The Triangle and Pinehurst areas of North Carolina.

For more information on how you can build “The Home of Your Life” with all of the included high-performance features we offer, please contact Whitney White at 919-917-3132 or Whitney@HomesByDickerson.com




Haywood Press Release :: Homes by Dickerson

Haywood Press Release :: Homes by Dickerson

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2014


RALEIGH, NC – Homes By Dickerson reports its first two new home sales and an additional lot hold in Haywood, a brand-new, self-developed neighborhood in North Raleigh off Glenwood Avenue and Pinecrest Road. Haywood will feature single-family homes priced from the mid-$600s with five new designs which optimize outdoor living space. This prime location is close to excellent schools and shopping and within close proximity to Downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park.

Haywood’s 25 wooded home sites include basement opportunities and its new elevations feature ranch styles with ground-floor master bedrooms and beautiful outdoor living features. Our spacious front porches, decks, lanais, screened porches and patio options give beautiful views of the mature oak trees in the community.

Homes By Dickerson President Brant Chesson envisions Haywood as a community drawn together by picturesque streetscapes and exterior design elements that encourage neighbors to spend time outside.
“Our vision for this community incorporates all of the fundamentals that are important to us as a builder,” says Chesson. “We embrace the chance to develop the land where we are building our homes. It is an additional opportunity for us to serve our clients and invest ourselves in the community.”

For more information on Homes By Dickerson or custom building “The Home of Your Life”, please go to www.HomesByDickerson.com or call us at 919-847-4447 to set up an appointment at one of our two Triangle-area Design Centers. All meetings are currently “By-Appointment Only.”

About Homes By Dickerson:
Established in 1975, Homes By Dickerson builds high-performance, custom homes throughout The Triangle area of North Carolina. Named one of the Best Places to Work by the Triangle Business Journal two years in a row, Homes By Dickerson prides itself on its team of talented, passionate and dedicated professionals who strive every day to provide exceptional service to their clients and build beautiful luxury homes. Each Dickerson home is unique, crafted with the highest quality of materials and attention to detail. Homes By Dickerson has also become a local leader in homes certified through the National Green Building and Energy Star programs, offering owners enhanced comfort, healthier indoor air quality and lower operating costs while maintaining the highest standards of design, craftsmanship and elegance.

Homes By Dickerson offers a build-on-your-lot program in addition to homes in the communities of Carrie’s Reach and Barton’s Grove, North Raleigh; Sunset Bluffs, Fuquay-Varina; Haywood and The Hamptons at Umstead, Raleigh; Heritage and Traditions, Wake Forest; Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill; and Croasdaile Farm in North Durham.
For more information on the Award-Winning Homes By Dickerson, please visit our website www.HomesByDickerson.com or contact us at (919) 847-4447.

Media Contact:

Jenn Nowalk


Briar Chapel ‘Home-Pro’ Themed Open House Weekend

Briar Chapel ‘Home-Pro’ Themed Open House Weekend

Briar Chapel Home Pro Open House Weekend

Briar Chapel is kicking-off it’s “Home-Pro” Open house weekend starting today! Come out and tour 8 furnished models, talk with home experts in staging and color design.  Homes will be open from 10am to 5pm both days.

In the Homes by Dickerson model located at 669 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill, we will have Michele Kurleich with Triangle Staging & Design available to talk with guests from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.   Michele will be sharing great staging tips and answering your questions.  Michele and her team have been doing a great job staging Homes by Dickerson’s available models across the Triangle.  There will be opportunities to tour our homes and register to win to be entered into our drawing for $100 Ballard Designs Gift Card.

Homes by Dickerson has over 15 homes available to be able to walk through or at various stages of construction for you be be able to begin thinking about your new home in Briar Chapel.  Our team members will be in the community to answer your questions about our homes and our high performance green features.

Here are some of the available homes that are move-in ready and available for viewing this weekend – For complete details on our homes- see Peter Winkler who will be in our model, the St. James.  Peter can be reached at 919.929.2266 or Peter@homesbydickerson.com

The Chesapeake – 1462 Briar Chapel Parkway (Lot 19) – $400,000

Lot 19 Chesapeake Front Elevation

The Pamlico – 37 Bennett Ridge Road (Lot 333) – $399,900

Lot 333 Pamlico Front Elevation

The Roanoake – 49 Bennett Ridge Road (Lot 334) – $403,900

Lot 334 Roanoke Front elevation

The Albermarle -65 Bennett Ridge Road (Lot 335) – $408,900

lot 335 front elevation albermarle

The St. James – 669 Bennett Mountain Trace (Model – Lot 92) – $523,900

Lot 92 BC St James enhanced front elevation

The Riverton – 1900 Briar Chapel Parkway (Lot 476) – $329,900

Lot 476 Riverton Front Elevation

The Oakmont – 649 Bennett Mountain Trace (Lot 91) – $524,900

Lot 91 BC Oakmont Front Elevation

The Arramore with full basement – Bennett Mountain Trace (Lot 78) – $569,900

78 Arramore

The Kingspark – 88 Treywood Lane (Lot 665) – $339,900

Lot 665 BC Front Elevation

This event kick’s off a 3 month series of Open House events that are all centered around “HOME” – be sure to join us in February for Home-Tech and then in March for Lawn & Gardening Tips.  Each event will happen the last weekend of the month.  We look forward to seeing you out and about!

To view a complete list of all of Homes by Dickerson’s available homes, click here. Looking to schedule a private tour? or have questions? Call 919.929.2266 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Parade of Homes :: Winners All Around

Parade of Homes :: Winners All Around


What an incredible 2013 Parade of Homes! We had a record number of people come through the free self-guided tour of 7 of our homes on Parade in Raleigh/Wake County and in Durham, Orange, and Chatham County.

The homes on Parade are listed below with virtual tour links to each if you missed seeing them in person.
Homes by Dickerson brought home 5 awards on our 7 Parade homes!  Way to go Team!

  • The Riverwalk :: GOLD WINNER The Hamptons at Umstead :: 4729 Adler Pass,  Raleigh NC 27612
  • The Castlebrooke :: SILVER WINNER Briar Chapel :: 2104 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The Sagamore :: SILVER WINNER Heritage Woodlands :: 1004 Wandering Way, Rolesville NC 27571
  • The Madison :: BRONZE WINNER Carrie’s Reach :: 7012 Carrie’s Reach Way, Raleigh NC 27614
  • The Oakmont :: BRONZE WINNER George’s Grant :: 14617 Norwood Road, Raleigh NC 27614
  • The Sullivan :: Briar Chapel :: 658 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill NC 27516
  • The St. John :: Heritage Overlook in Heritage :: 1004 Overlook Ridge Road, Wake Forest NC 27587

Thank you to everyone who took part in the HBD’s Amazing Parade Tour.  This was a chance to enter to win each week during the Parade of Homes and a chance to win online by posting and sharing photos of your favorite HBD Parade features by using hashtag #hbdpt2013.   Congrats to our Amazing Parade Tour winners listed below:

  • Week 1 :: Home drawing – Kimberly Pack | Online #hbdpt2013 – Jodi Spencer
  • Week 2 :: Home drawing – The Garrell’s | Online #hbdpt2013-  Jen Winkler
  • Week 3 :: Home drawing – The McLain’s | Online #hbdpt2013 – Theresa Dew

We also took part in two sponsored limo tours in Carrie’s Reach and in Briar Chapel.  We hosted 16 Realtors with Spencer Properties for lunch in our Madison Model in Carrie’s Reach the first week.   The Chatham County Limo Tour was the following week and we shared lunch in our Sullivan Model in Briar Chapel.   Agents were able to view the homes and learn about our available move-in ready inventory and new and upcoming communities/opportunities.

Parade still remains our favorite times of the year! What was your favorite part of this year’s Parade of Homes in Raleigh and the Triangle? Before you know it, we will be starting to plan for 2014 Parade! We can’t wait….

Looking for more information on any of our homes or communities? Call 919.847.4447 or email info@homesbydickerson.com