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Homes By Dickerson On Parade!

Homes By Dickerson On Parade!

It seems fitting to talk about The Parade of Homes today on this the first day of fall! Even the weather is following suit with cooler temperatures and a scattering of leaves on the ground. We at Homes By Dickerson are excited about the change of seasons but more importantly we are looking forward to the upcoming Parade as we put finishing touches on each of our eight Parade Homes across the Triangle.

Most of you are familiar with the Parade of Homes and all that it entails. Three weekends of Open House opportunities across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas where one can “ooh and aah” over incredible structural options, outstanding trim work, great landscaping features and gorgeous interior designs. It is no wonder that this 49th annual event is one of the most popular new home showcases of the year and Homes By Dickerson takes advantage of every moment. As a custom builder we see this as an excellent chance to highlight our strengths of building a home with our five key concepts in mind: Quality, Service, Design, Commitment and Craftsmanship. We are not just putting eight specific homes on Parade but we are putting our company and reputation on Parade as well!

Some builders may consider The Parade as an afterthought, something that is fit into their fall schedule; however, at Homes By Dickerson, we take a different approach where we carefully pick our location, home sites, plans and options for each of our Parade entries early in the year and give ourselves months of planning and design time. We know how important it is for our homes to stand out and “Wow” passersby so we pull out all of the stops from unique design to intricate detail work and complementary furnishings and interior decorating. Months of preparation and care go into each home with no detail overlooked so that each home boasts its own personality and character. We hope that each person that walks through the door feels at home and knows that the quality and attention to detail they see goes into every home we build, whether it is a Parade Home or your future home.

We know you have a lot of options when it comes to viewing Homes on Parade but we encourage you to visit a Dickerson Parade Home during the first three weeks of October:
October 4-5th
October 10-12th
October 17th-19th

Who knows, you may find The Home of Your Life!



The Franklin at Briar Chapel, 307 Dark Forest, Chapel Hill, $597,900
The Chamborde at Briar Chapel, 183 Bennett Mountain Trace, Chapel Hill, $614,900
The Lakeview Manor at Croasdaile Farms, 3402 Trail Wood Drive, Raleigh, $910,000
The Sullivan II at Traditions, 1301 Reservoir Lane, Wake Forest, $617,900
The Walden Pond at Barton’s Grove, 1025 Margaret’s Lane, Raleigh, $761,900
The Arramore at Sunset Bluffs, 114 Sunset Bluffs Lane, Fuquay-Varina, $439,900
The Oakmont at Heritage Wake Forest, 5721 Massey Branch Drive, Rolesville, $594,900
The St. James II at Traditions, 1225 Reservoir View Lane, Wake Forest, $675,900

For more information on our Parade Homes or any of our other inventory homes in the Triangle, please visit our website at www.HomesByDickerson.com or call us at (919) 917-3132.

Teamwork for good! Over $2900 raised for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Teamwork for good! Over $2900 raised for St. Baldrick’s Foundation


So proud of this The Homes by Dickerson Team, led by David Stone, that raised over $2900 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation!  They each worked to raise money to conquer children’s cancers and shaved their heads for a good cause.  The picture above shows the before and after! Homes by Dickerson Project Managers included Ryan Speight, Mike Mehringer, Zach Hohns, and Jonathan Bailey.

Lonerider Brewery hosted a fun and festive event.  Each of the guys were called up to have their head shaved and in an effort to push donations even higher the hairshavers would style and cut their hair in crazy stripes, chunks, mohawks and more! Donations could “save” the shavee from having to leave with a crazy cut!  Here are some pictures of the fun -starting with the before and ending at after!

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Way to go guys!!

St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Team Homes by Dickerson

St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Team Homes by Dickerson

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5 of Homes by Dickerson’s employee’s are teaming up for a good cause – shaving their heads to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s.  Led by David Stone who is doing this for the fourth year in a row, he has recruited Mike Mehringer, Zach Hohns, Ryan Speight and Jonathan Bailey.

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Mike, David, Jonathan and Zach (Ryan not pictured)

They have set a team goal of raising $1000 by April 26th when they will be shaving their heads at Lonerider Brewery.

Worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease—more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation exists to change these realities.  By working closely with leading pediatric oncologists, they determine the most promising research to fund and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer.  St. Baldrick’s mission is to find cures for childhood cancers and to give survivors long and healthy lives.  Please help the Homes by Dickerson team reach our fundraising goal by supporting this amazing foundation.

Want to help? Make a donation and supporting the Homes by Dickerson Team? You can follow this link: //www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/94219/2014

Spread the word- share this page with your friends and family! And you can come on out to Lonerider Brewery on Saturday April 26th and cheer on our team as they reach their goals of helping others and shave their heads! For more info or if you have questions – contact David@HomesByDickerson.com


The Nationals Awards at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas

The Nationals Awards at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas


 RALEIGH, NC – Recognized by industry peers as among the best in the nation, Homes By Dickerson wins a Gold and a Silver Award at the prestigious NAHB National Sales & Marketing Council Awards – The Nationals– announced in Las Vegas on Jan. 22, 2013 at the annual International Builders’ Show.  The Gold Award for Building Industry Community Spirit for the Miracle Green Home benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital and the Silver Award for the Best Social Media Campaign cap a record-setting year for Homes By Dickerson.


The Nationals is the largest competition in the nation for new home sales and marketing professionals. It has paid tribute to superior innovation, imagination and marketing flair among individual professionals, homebuilders and associates and sales and marketing councils for 32 years.  Industry-leading marketing professionals, architects, builders, trade publishers and senior editors evaluated finalists from over 700 entries during a rigorous three-day process. Awards were presented during a black-tie gala celebration at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas.


“I am so proud of everyone on the Homes By Dickerson team whose passion, dedication and expertise has resulted in national acclaim with these awards,” said Linwood Strickland, president.  “We strive to bring our very best to the marketplace and it’s a great honor to have that recognition by our peers.”


“The focus of this year’s Nationals Awards is to celebrate the innovation, creativity and endurance of our profession,” said Dorothy Tayloe, chair of The Nationals. “Our industry continues to produce exceptional work, and we are thrilled to recognize the sales and marketing professionals who have made that happen.”


About Homes By Dickerson:

Established in 1975, Homes By Dickerson has become a local leader in homes certified through the National Green Building and Energy Star programs.  Homes By Dickerson homes have character, craftsmanship and provide value to their customers. A Homes By Dickerson home offers owners enhanced comfort, healthier indoor air quality and lower operating costs while maintaining highest standards of design, construction and beauty.  Homes By Dickerson offers a build-on-your-lot program in addition to homes in the communities of Stonehenge Park, Raleigh; George’s Grant and Carrie’s Reach, North Raleigh; The Hamptons at Umstead, Raleigh; Heritage, Wake Forest; Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill and Copperleaf, Cary.  Please visit our website at //www.homesbydickerson.com/ and our blog at //homesbydickerson.posterous.com/

Media Contact:

Jenn Nowalk



Mix 101.5 Radiothon HBD Cares Check Presentation

Mix 101.5 Radiothon HBD Cares Check Presentation

On February 14th and 15th, 2011, Mix 101.5 hosted their 2 day Radiothon event to raise money for Duke Children’s Hospital.  Over the 2 day period, Bill & Lynda from Mix 101.5 interviewed families and children who have been treated at Duke Children’s hospital.  It was an emotional couple of days, but in the end a record-breaking fundraising event had taken place! Over $1.2 Million dollars was raised for Duke Children’s over those 2 days! An incredible effort on everyone’s part!

Homes by Dickerson was there on Wednesday, our entire office came out to present the check raised from the Miracle Green Home built in George’s Grant.  It was such a great feeling being able to present a check for $108,000 from all of the donations made to the home.  It was truly a collaborative effort to build a home filled with love, joy and hope.   The other great news was that on the same day that we presented the check to the Mix 101.5 Radiothon we received two offers to purchase the home and it is now under contract to close soon.   Congratulations to the soon to be new owners of this beautiful home!

Here are some pictures of the Radiothon and the check presentation:

Thank you again to all of our vendors, partners, REALTORs and agents who pulled together to make donations, and contributions to the Miracle Home.  We could not have done it without you.

Homes by Dickerson Cares is our commitment to giving back to the community where we live, work and play.  Giving back to the community that has given us so much is our goal.  We will soon be looking to consider our next charity project for 2012-2013.  If you would like for us to consider your project- please contact jenn@homesbydickerson.com



Excited for 2012!

Excited for 2012!

So many great things happend in 2011! We had one of our strongest years ever, we have grown our company, welcomed many new families, opened new communities and continued to improve ourselves and our company!

Here is a video showcase of some of our events and communities from last year!

 Follow along and we can’t wait to see how great 2012 will turn out! We have BIG plans!!

Check out www.HomesByDickerson.com to stay up to date on the latest available homes, communities, green building and more!



A green home for good!

A green home for good!

To see the full article that ran in the News & Observer Saturday December 17, 2011 click here.

It started off initially with just a goal.  A goal of wanting to give back to the community where we live, work and play and it quickly became so much more!

The goal was large.  Homes by Dickerson set out to raise $100,000 for the Mix 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital from the construction and donations of one of their homes.  But it would not be like any other home they have ever built in 35 years.  This home would be the 2012 Miracle Green Home and would touch the lives of everyone who helped build it, contribute to it, as well as help those treated at Duke Children’s Hospital.    

Just as Duke Children’s Hospital aligns themselves with the best doctors and surgeons in the world, Homes by Dickerson looks to align themselves with the best homeowners, vendors, trade partners, and agents in the Triangle.  Sharing similar values of excellence, innovation, leadership and advocacy; they knew that together the project could not fail. 

George’s Grant in North Raleigh would be the perfect setting for this life-changing Miracle Green Home.  A 1.6 acre wooded backdrop for the River Forest’ to be built on Lot 6.  14604 Norwood Road would quickly become not just a place, but a home filled with love, joy and hope.  All 3800 square feet would provide an outpouring of support for Duke Children’s.  Vendors, trade partners, local businesses and real estate agents went above and beyond to make their contributions to the home and the fundraising total continued to rise.   Many shared their personal stories or stories of friends and families that have traveled from all over the world to be treated at Duke and we are so fortunate to have Duke Children’s Hospital right here in the Triangle. 


Homes by Dickerson is committed to building all of their homes with high performance green features and this home is no different.  The River Forest bears the Energy Star certification and the NAHB Green Certification with a HERS rating of 65.  This rating indicates that this home is 35% more efficient than a home built to current building code standards.  Purposeful design, material and resource choices make for a powerful whole system approach to the home.  Homes by Dickerson’s homes provide a more comfortable and healthy living space, saves money on utilities, and lessens the impact on the environment.

For many, the joy of knowing that they helped a child is enough; knowing their donation helped to purchase needed equipment, fund family support programs and clinical research, stock playrooms with toys and games, build safety and prevention programs and develop many other important projects at Duke Children’s Hospital is just icing on the cake.

The 18th Annual Mix 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center will be held February 14-16th,  2012.   Once the Miracle Green Home sells, Homes By Dickerson will present a check to Duke Children’s Hospital for all of the funds raised! To schedule a tour or to learn more about this home visit www.HomesByDIckerson.com or contact Homes By Dickerson at 919-847-4447,  info@HomesByDickerson.com


What a Night! Highlights from the Miracle Home Social in George’s Grant.

What a Night! Highlights from the Miracle Home Social in George’s Grant.

Thank you to everyone who came to our Miracle Home Social event! Several hundred luminaries lit the way to the River Forest in George’s Grant where over 100 people came out to enjoy music from Mix 101.5, food from Noodles & Company, magic by Joel Givens, and lots of great silent auction items!  Together we helped raise over $3100 from the night, which brings our fundraising total to $108,000 being raised for the Mix 101.5 Radiothon  for Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center!  Check out a few pictures from this great night!

For more details on the Miracle Green Home built by Homes By Dickerson in George’s Grant in North Raleigh, check out the details by clicking here.

If you would like to set up a tour or have questions about this home, please contact Homes By Dickerson at info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919-847-4447.



Come Celebrate the Miracle Green Home Completion in George’s Grant

Come Celebrate the Miracle Green Home Completion in George’s Grant





RALEIGH, NC – Celebrating the completion of the 2012 Miracle Green Home to benefit the MIX 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, Homes By Dickerson is hosting a social on Tuesday, November 29, 5pm-8pm, open to the first 180 people to RSVP.  Come out and enjoy music from MIX 101.5’s Bill & Lynda and Vanna Fox, tasty treats from Noodles & Company, the magic of Joel Givens, luminaries and a silent auction.  Representatives from Duke Children’s Hospital will be present as well.  Admission is free and donations will be accepted to help Homes By Dickerson exceed their goal of raising over $100,000 for Duke Children’s Hospital.  Anyone wishing to attend should reserve a ticket through the Eventbrite website, //miraclehome.eventbrite.com/.


The 2012 Miracle Green Home is located at 14604 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC  27614 in North Raleigh at the corner of Six Forks Road and Norwood.  This lovely High Performance Certified Green Home, located in the North Raleigh neighborhood of George’s Grant, was a 2011 Gold Parade of Homes winner this October.  Part of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Radiothon this coming March.  Interested buyers may take a virtual tour by clicking here.


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Questions about the event contact Jenn Nowalk at 919-454-8173 or Jenn@HomesByDickerson.com


WINNER’s all around! 2 Gold and 2 Silver Parade of Homes Awards!

WINNER’s all around! 2 Gold and 2 Silver Parade of Homes Awards!

All of Homes By Dickerson’s 2011 Parade of Home’s Entries won Gold and Silver awards this year!  Congratulations to the whole team and everyone who worked so hard to make them amazing! Our project managers, Marc Masotti, Mike Mehringer, Eric Andrews, along with Taylor Holt, Mark Snyder and Bryan Pendergraft; Our VP of Construction Brant Chesson; our amazing decorator Elizabeth Klousterman; our Comptroller and High Performance Green Guy Jon Showalter; and our President Linwood Strickland always pushed everyone to keep pushing to get the homes just right!  Jenn Nowalk, our Sales & Markting Director also known as the office cheerlearder, made sure our entries were submitted on time and information was correct! Our sales agents Rob Jamison and Linda Bohling are proud to show and sell them to new buyers, who in the end are truly the winners of these amazing homes!  And Pam Williams and Cliff in our office to keep all the invoices and paperwork straight!


Our vendors and subcontractors have been amazing and we are fortunate to work with the best! All of vendors too who helped contribute to the homes and showcase their work – we thank you!


Here are pictures from the awards nights and of our the award-winning homes.  First up are pictures from the Wake County Awards at North Ridge Country Club!

Here are the pictures from the Durham Orange County Awards at the Sheraton in Chapel Hill!


Check out the award winning homes by Homes By Dickerson here:

GOLD WINNER: The River Forest, 14604 Norwood Rd, North Raleigh in George’s Grant right off of Six Forks Road.  2012 Miracle Green Home for the Mix 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center.  First floor master suite, 5 bedrooms, over 3800 square feet on a beautifully wooded 1.6 acre homesite!  To view the virutal tour, click here.  Pictures are below:

SILVER WINNER: The St. James, 2719 Bembridge Drive, North Raleigh in Stonehenge Park just off of Creedmoor.  This 5 bedroom, first floor master is a beauty inside and out tucked on a wooded homesite! To view the virtual tour, click here.  Pictures are below:

GOLD WINNER: The Franklin, 347 Dark Forest, Chapel Hill in Briar Chapel right off of Briar Chapel Parkway.  This home is a brand new ranch/story and a half addition to our portfolio of plans and has already proven to be a keeper!  This home is just over 2600 square feet and offers 2 bedrooms on the first floor, a double sided fireplace, a bonus and second bedroom on the second with walk-in storage! This home sits beautifully on this wooded homesite that backs to one of the many walking trails that go throughout Briar Chapel, a truly green-built community! To view the virtual tour, click here.  Pictures are below:

SILVER WINNER: The Madison, 925 Rose Angel Circle in Heritage Wake Forest in Heritage Chase! This home is also a new addition to our plan portfolio and it is quickly becoming one of our best selling homes! There is so much to love about this home that is 3200 square feet and boasts large bedrooms and a mudroom and pantry to die for!  This home is close to the Heritage fishing pond and walking trails! To view the virtual tour, click here.  Pictures are below:

To learn more about any of our homes, schedule a tour of our homes, or to learn how you can build your own Homes By Dickerson home feel free to call 919-847-4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com