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Homes By Dickerson’s Newest Home of the Week:: The Carmichael in Briar Chapel

Homes By Dickerson’s Newest Home of the Week:: The Carmichael in Briar Chapel

If you are looking for all the extras when it comes to “The Home of YOUR Life,” then look no further than The Carmichael I in Briar Chapel!  This green-certified, three-story Homes By Dickerson home will instantly impress you with its wooded lot and convenient nature trail access.  After stepping onto the wide front porch and through the solid wood front door, your amazement will continue.  Retreat to your private study, entertain in your formal dining room, prepare a glass of wine in your spacious butler’s pantry or cook a simple meal in your decadent kitchen.  Get lost in the details of this custom-built home that could be yours from the hand-stained beams in the elongated family room to the multiple interior transom windows.

Foyer Dining Room Kitchen Butler's Pantry Living Room

Plenty of room awaits your family on the second floor amongst the generous master suite, guest suite, two additional bedrooms and a versatile bonus room/fifth bedroom.  A third-floor walk-in storage area completes the thoughtfully-designed layout.

Master Bedroom  Master Bathroom

Schedule a private tour of this beautiful, move-in ready Carmichael floorplan and ask us about all of the amazing amenities in the award-winning, Master-Planned Community Briar Chapel!

For more information, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or

Briar Chapel: The Carmichael
110 Old Piedmont Circle, Chapel Hill, NC
To view the full virtual tour, please click here.
5 bedroom, 4.5 baths
3034 square feet
Home site 900-MLS # 1980489

Homes By Dickerson Showcases 4 Custom Designs on the 2015 Green Home Tour!

Homes By Dickerson Showcases 4 Custom Designs on the 2015 Green Home Tour!

Homes By Dickerson is excited to announce that we have four different homes on the 10th Annual Green Home Tour! With so many beautiful designs to see and so many high-performance features to learn about, you do not want to miss the last weekend of this free, self-guided event which features over 30 green-certified homes across the Triangle.

Please stop by any or all of our four custom-built floorplans in the Triangle area this weekend, May 9th and 10th, from 12noon to 5pm each day:

Not only will you learn why Homes By Dickerson voluntarily chooses to build each of its custom homes as green and high-performance but you will also have an opportunity to learn how we are able to build homes ranging from 12 to 56 on the HERS index!

We will also be demonstrating some innovative green features, including:

  • Interactive home performance monitoring system
  • LED specialty lighting
  • Accessible Lennox Z-Wave thermostat
  • Latest insulation and air infiltration sealing technology
  • Humidity controlled ventilation

To learn more about the tour, visit or you can pick up a tour guide at any of the homes listed above. Don’t forget to view a virtual list of homes on the tour by downloading the iPhone or Android app, or downloading the tour book.

 For more information on any of our homes or communities on the Green Home Tour, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or

Green home Tour Flyer




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 // and our blog at //

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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



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 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 or contact Homes By Dickerson at 919-847-4447,


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 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, //


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.


Tweet this:  Duke Miracle Home social Nov. 29 featuring food, drinks, magic, silent auction, music by MIX 101.5 and more! //


Questions about the event contact Jenn Nowalk at 919-454-8173 or


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

Video tour with Bill and Lynda from Mix 101.5 and photos of the Duke Children’s Miracle Home !

Video tour with Bill and Lynda from Mix 101.5 and photos of the Duke Children’s Miracle Home !

We loved having Bill & Lynda from Mix 101.5 WRAL FM out to the 2012 Radithon for Duke Children’s Hospital Miracle Green Home this past week in George’s Grant! We shared the River Forest with them and they were blown away by so many of the amazing features of the home.  The River Forestis so much more than a home! Many people have come together to make this home so special- a heart-felt THANK YOU goes out to all of our vendors and subcontractors that have worked so hard to make this home so incredible!   Here is the link to the Mix 101.5 Radiothon Miracle Home website where you can view track progress of the project, track our fundraising efforts and get information on all of our vendors and subcontractors that have donated materials, labor and time to this mission of love for the children and the families that will be helped at Duke Children’s Hospital.

Check out the video tour with Bill & Lynda by clicking here!

Enjoy the pictures of this finished home that has the power to help many children and families treated at Duke Children’s Hospital!

Thanks to all of our contributors and partners so far to date!

You can also help us in our fundraising efforts and contributions.  For more details on how you can help or donate, visit our Homes By Dickerson Cares tab on our website or click here.  Or call our office at 919-847-4447 or email