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Professional Builder 2013 Housing Giants List

Professional Builder 2013 Housing Giants List

Moving on up!  The Professional Builder Magazine 2013 Housing Giants List has just arrived, and Homes by Dickerson has moved up to #157 on a list of 242 of the Nation’s largest Home Builders.   In 2012, Homes by Dickerson was listed as #191 on the Professional Builder Housing Giants list.   To view the digital version, click here.

Homes by Dickerson specializes in building high performance custom homes in the Triangle area, including Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, and Chapel Hill.  Currently building in 7 communities including Carrie’s Reach, George’s Grant, Heritage Wake Forest, Briar Chapel, The Hamptons at Umstead, and Copperleaf with homes ranging in price from $300’s up to $1M.  Buyers have the ability to choose from one of our exisiting plans, customize these plans or we can create something completely unique for them.   For more information on any of our homes or communities contact info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919.847.4447



Homes by Dickerson makes the BUILDER Magazine Next 100 List

Homes by Dickerson makes the BUILDER Magazine Next 100 List


BUILDER Magazine just announced it’s list of Top 100 Builder’s based upon 2012 closings and volume.   Along with this list they have

also listed the Top Next 100 Builder’s and Homes by Dickerson has made the Next 100 list coming in at #191!


To read the full article, check out the online edition of Builder Magazine Online by clicking here.

Below is the full press release: 

For Immediate Release

BUILDER Unveils Annual Builder 100 Rankings

Listing shows increase in closings for top U.S. builders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2013) — BUILDER, the leading media brand in residential construction, this week unveiled the BUILDER 100, its annual ranking of the 100 largest home building companies. D.R. Horton topped the list for the 11th consecutive year.

Horton closed 19,954 homes in 2012, up 16 percent from 2011 and nearly 3,500 more than second-ranked PulteGroup, which had 16,505 closings, and 6,152 more than third-ranked Lennar Corp., which posted 13,802 closings. Rounding out the top 10 builders based on closings are NVR (9,843), KB Home (6,282), Hovnanian Enterprises (5,356), The Ryland Group (4,809), Beazer Homes USA (4,428), Meritage Homes Corp. (4,238), and Habitat for Humanity International (3,766). The top 10 builders all are publicly traded companies, except for Habitat, which is a nonprofit organization.

The BUILDER 100 continued to outperform the overall market last year. Closings for the BUILDER 100 companies totaled 167,658 in 2012, up from 141,618 in 2011, the lowest total on record. The top 10 builders retained their dominance, closing one-quarter of all new homes for sale in 2012. Overall, BUILDER 100 companies closed 44.2 percent of all new homes for sale, a slight increase from 2011.

“2012 was a shot in the arm for the nation’s largest builders,” said Jean Dimeo, editor-in-chief of BUILDER. “Clearly, builders benefited from improved economic conditions, low mortgage interest rates, and lower land costs. These factors not only allowed companies to organically grow sales, but also expand into new markets that had pent-up demand for new homes.”

The BUILDER 100 is compiled from data collected by BUILDER magazine via direct survey of the nation’s top builders. The BUILDER 100 and the Next 100 lists are made up of private and public builders and identify the top home builders in the U.S. by annual closings and gross revenue, as well as information about where and what they build.

BUILDER magazine has conducted the survey and compiled the BUILDER 100 list since 1984. The BUILDER 100 and the Next 100 lists of builders are featured in the May 2013 issue of BUILDER magazine and on builderonline.com. This year’s honorees also will be recognized at an awards dinner at the 2013 Housing Leadership Summit in Scottsdale on May 14.

For more information about the 2012 BUILDER 100 and Next 100 rankings, visit www.builderonline.com/builder100/2012.aspx.


Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in the residential construction industry and serves as the magazine of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices to help home building professionals innovate for success. With an integrated platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top builders, architects, and other industry professionals across the country.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data, and strategic marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans.

 Media Contact:

Amy Fisher



New Homes by Dickerson iPad App 1.0 Just Released

New Homes by Dickerson iPad App 1.0 Just Released

Homes by Dickerson is excited to announce that together with Anewgo the first edition of the Homes by Dickerson HomeBuilder iPad App has launched.  This app will enable users to have the ability to find and design their home, search floorplans right at their fingertips and even ballpark pricing on some plans.

This FREE download is available at the Apple App store. We have link from the home page of the Homes by Dickerson website, or you can click here.  Download HBD App


Users, typically home buyers and REALTORs, will be able to enjoy several features including:
– Search for Homes by Dickerson communities across the Triangle
– Search a catalog of available floorplans that can be built in our current communities, or as part of our Build on Your Lot Program
– See multiple elevation options and be able to change color schemes of the exteriors
– Select structural options to customize the home
– See available home sites in the communities
– Create a brochure with their selections under the “Your Home” option
– Using the built in mortgage calculator, show changes based upon interest rates, down payments and price of the home
– Sharing capability to email or to save to your photo wheel.

This is the very first introduction of our iPad app and there will be several more enhancements and additions to come in the next couple of months.  We will continue to add some pictures to the floorplan galleries to see photos of finished homes along with additional social media sharing capabilities.  So be sure to check back and use the refresh button on the lower right hand side to have the latest updates at your finger tips!


We welcome your feedback as you use the app to design your dream home.  As always, Homes by Dickerson is a custom builder so if you can’t find the plan that is just right for you, be sure to contact us and we will work for you to design the home that is what you are looking for.
919-847-4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com


Thank you from ENERGY STAR

Thank you from ENERGY STAR

We received a great Thank you from ENERGY STAR with some interesting facts and figures we thought we would share with you.  We were recognized for being a leader in our marketplace for ENERGY STAR Rated homes.  In 2011, their records indiated that we built a total of 55 ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes which was the equivalent to the following:


Imagine this-

  • Eliminating the emissions from 26.95 vehicles
  • Saving 163,020 pounds of coal
  • Planting 44.55 acres of trees
  • Saving homeowners $24,585 on their utility bills

Now that is just plain awesome to see the impact we are making bit by bit.  Each home matters and the home that you build and live in matters… Let’s all do our part!

For more information on our homes or our high performance green homes – contact info@homesbydickerson.com or 919.847.4447


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NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for 2011

NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for 2011


Homes by Dickerson Recognized as NAHB Research Center
Green Partner of the Year for 2011

Local Builder Applauded for Excellence in Advancing

High-Performance Mainstream Home Building


Raleigh, NC, April 2012 – Homes by Dickerson has been named an NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for 2011. Being one of only a handful of the Research Center’s green certification participants to be honored with this award validates the commitment Homes by Dickerson has made to providing its customers with increased value, comfort, durability and efficiency through its Green Certified homes.


“This is the first year since the Research Center began offering certification services to the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard that we have presented awards to our program partners,” according to Research Center President Michael Luzier. “After administering the program for three years, we felt compelled to recognize the significant commitment to green certification, innovation in building science and leadership in the residential construction industry that our partners have displayed. We are awed by what companies like Homes by Dickerson are achieving in the field and the market transformation they are accomplishing through a voluntary, market-driven program.”


In 2011, Homes by Dickerson constructed 51 homes in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and Chapel Hill that were Green Certified by the Research Center to the National Green Building Standard. We offer a better home through certified energy- and resource-conserving features such as sealed crawl spaces, advanced framing techniques, no-rot exterior materials that increase durability, properly sized HVAC systems which save energy and increase indoor air quality, programmable thermostats, formaldehyde-free insulation, Energy Star Certification, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, regionally appropriate landscaping design and construction waste recycling.  This “whole system” approach to building our homes creates a more comfortable, healthier home that saves our buyers money and lessens environmental impact. 


Jon Showalter, Homes By Dickerson’s Comptroller and Certified Green Professional, feels that at Homes by Dickerson, we are taking the responsibility of building high performance homes that are certified through the Nation Green Building Program very seriously.  Our homeowners recognize real value in the homes we build through energy and water efficiencies, increased durability and the added comfort incorporated into each home.  With energy and water costs sure to rise in the future, buying energy and water efficiencies now will be a wise investment by our homeowners in the years to come.  And, when it comes time to sell, green certification is a distinguishing feature that helps set these houses apart in the marketplace.


To earn certification to the National Green Building Standard, a home must meet rigorous criteria in six categories – Lot & Site Development; Resource Efficiency; Energy Efficiency; Water Efficiency; Indoor Environmental Quality and Homeowner Education. There are mandatory practices in each category that every Green Certified home must meet, and there are a wide range of additional optional practices in each category that a builder can select based on the applicability to buyers in their market. There are also mandatory point minimums in every category in order for a home to attain the next level of certification, which is a more stringent requirement than any other national certification program.


Since the National Green Building Standard became the first and only residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, the NAHB Research Center has certified nearly 2,600 single-family homes, over 150 multifamily buildings representing nearly 4,700 apartments and 17 residential land developments representing close to 1,000 lots. For more information on the Standard or the Research Center’s certification program, visit www.nahbgreen.org/Certification. For more information on Homes by Dickerson, visit //www.HomesByDickerson.com or contact Jenn Nowalk at jenn@homesbydickerson.com or 919.847.4447.




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 the 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, Raleigh; The Hamptons at Raleigh; Heritage, Wake Forest; Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill and Copperleaf, Cary.



THE NAHB RESEARCH CENTER: The NAHB Research Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., promotes innovation in housing technology to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products. Created nearly 50 years ago as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the leading source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues. Through its various testing and certification services, the Research Center seal is internationally recognized as a mark of product quality and an assurance of product performance. Visit www.nahbrc.com for more information.

Homes by Dickerson awarded Green Partner Award

Homes by Dickerson awarded Green Partner Award

Homes by Dickerson is excited to announce that we were one of 10 builders in the country awarded the NAHB Research Center 2011 Green Partner Award.  The Builder Partner Award is given to builders for their leadership and commitment to certifying their homes to the National Green Building Standard ICC 700; for our promotion of green building within their community; and for raising consumer awareness of the benefits of certified green, high performance homes.  The winners have demonstrated excellence in high performance design and construction and innovation through their growing inventory of Green Certified single-family homes.

Here is the list of Single-Family Builders awarded:

Betenbough Homes, Lubbock, Texas
Homes by Dickerson, Raleigh, North Carolina
M/I of Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
Paul Allen Homes, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Saussy-Burbank, Raleigh, North Carolina
Schell Brothers, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Shugart Enterprises, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sustainable Homes, Boerne, Texas
The Christopher Companies, Oakton, Virginia
Triangle Construction, Madison Mississippi

In 2009 Homes by Dickerson made a commitment to begin building all of our homes green with the Energy Star Certification and the NAHB Green Certification.  We are proud to help build healthier, more comfortable homes that lessen utility bills for our owners and lessen the impact on the environment.

To learn more about our high performance green homes you can reach out to info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919.847.4447.

Future is Looking Bright, Homes Sales are up 35% in the Triangle

Future is Looking Bright, Homes Sales are up 35% in the Triangle

Sales are up in the Triangle and people are buying and selling! New home permits are up in Wake County and the area continues to be one of the top places to live in the country! We are thankful that we live and work in such an incredible place that has so much to offer from jobs, schools, recreation, shopping, arts and more!

The News & Observer printed an article this morning showing that the Triangle had its strongest sales jump in four years in February and home sales are up 35% over February 2011! That is a huge increase.  At Homes by Dickerson we have certainly felt the surge of activity and are loving it!  We had a record breaking sales month in February since our company began in 1975.  We sold 14 new homes across our communities with an average sales price of $488,000.  (The average sales price of homes sold in February in the Triangle is $216,600).  Our sales were a mix of our available inventory and some brand new custom crafted homes for our clients.  It is an exciting time and we love what we do.  Homes by Dickerson has also moved into our brand new design center and office and are ready to handle the activity.  We look forward to working with you on designing your new home!

To view the full N&O Article, click here.

Homes by Dickerson is currently building in several communities across the Triangle:: Stonehenge Park and George’s Grant in Raleigh; Heritage Wake Forest; Copperleaf in Cary; Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill and we also have a Build on Your Lot Program as well.  To view our currently available homes, click here.


To learn more about our homes and communities contact Jenn@HomesByDickerson.com 919.454.8173.

March Madness Fun

March Madness Fun

Thank you to everyone who attended our March Madness REALTOR Social at Champps at the Streets at Southpoint Mall in Durham! It turned out to be a beautiful day out on the three seasons patio and we had multiple televisions going showing the UNC vs. Maryland game and the Virginia vs.  NC State game.


Several people showed up in jerseys and favorite team colors! The Spirit award went to Cindy Smith with Northside Realty and her daughter who came decked out in their Carolina Gear, pompoms and tarheel tatoos!!  The grand prize went to Paul with Northside Realty, who won a firepit compliments of Mack Albright with Johnson Concrete.  What a great gift for yourself or to give to a client!  There were other prizes compliments of our preferred lenders Denise Beatty and Patrick O’Connor with Wells Fargo.


Mike Madariaga with Allen Tate was inducted into our Diamond Club Program for his sale in Heritage Wake Forest.  We have also had several agents sell some of our homes this year so far and we awarded gift cards to 10 agents!  We thank you so much for your support and bringing your clients to work with us in our communities!

Here are some pictures from the event and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Homes by Dickerson is on Pinterest!

Homes by Dickerson is on Pinterest!

Eye candy; A virtual cork board of all of the beautiful things you love; Turning dreams into realities; Planning life events; Decorating ideas and tips; Meal sharing; and more! There are so many beautiful ways to use and share the latest craze….PINTEREST!

Planning your next home and dreaming of all the beautiful things that you would like to have in it was a natural fit for Homes By Dickerson to be on Pinterest!  Please follow us and repin pictures of our homes and if you see some things you would like to incorporate into your next home- please share them with us and we will help that dream become a reality!  We are a custom green new home builder in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill- Really the whole Triangle and that is what we love to do!  Build a home that fits the way you live!

Follow us  www.pinterest.com/dickersonhomes / or click on the red P on our home page in our line up of ways to connect with us on the web!

If you haven’t been on Pinterest yet and would like an invitation, feel free to contact jenn@homesbydickerson.com and we will see if we can help get you on!

Happy Pinning as the Pinterest team says!

If you would like to talk with us about anything you see in our homes or would like to sit down and talk about your options for building a new home, contact jenn@Homesbydickerson.com or call 919-847-4447!



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!