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Homes by Dickerson to launch new website and company video!

Homes by Dickerson to launch new website and company video!

Next week we will begin to promote our “What’s New” campaign which will focus on our new floorplans, communities, programs and design center! What better way to introduce all that is new and exciting at Homes by Dickerson than by announcing the launch of our new website and company video?

After months and months of revamping our layout and aesthetics, incorporating our company manifesto, rewriting content and updating photos, we are excited to share our highly improved website with all of our homeowners, prospects and loyal Realtor following! We cannot wait for you to try out our new interactive features, view our stunning photo gallery and begin dreaming of “The Home of Your Life™!”  Not only have we made our website more user friendly but we have even more information available on our high-performance features, awards and recognitions, client testimonials and neighborhood locations.  You will not want to miss the opportunity to browse this new site, see our exciting new company video and plan your next trip to a Homes by Dickerson community in the Triangle area!


We have also taken a new and fresh approach to our company video which we will feature on our website, YouTube and throughout our social media outlets.  Forget staged interviews and rambling monologues on our company’s history!  Get ready for an artistic and symbolic look at what makes Homes by Dickerson the premiere custom builder in the Triangle:


For more information on our new website, new floorplans, new communities or new design center-please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Homes By Dickerson Receives Customer Service Recognition From GuildQuality!

Homes By Dickerson Receives Customer Service Recognition From GuildQuality!

Guild Quality Awards Logo

We are very excited to announce that Homes by Dickerson has received 10 Great Customer Service recognitions in a row from GuildQuality.com! At Homes By Dickerson, we pride ourselves on our dedication of service to our clients and acknowledgements such as this ensures us that our commitment is working!

Founded in 2003, GuildQuality is the nation’s leader for the building industry’s customer satisfaction surveys. They not only bring customer feedback to the homebuilder, but to the remodelers, real estate developers and homes service contractors as well. GuildQuality, a third-party establishment, offers surveying, performance reporting and marketing features for the residential construction industry. With a mission to connect people with information relevant to the betterment of the building profession, GuildQuality gives their customers the tools they need to improve and excel.

With another recent award, “Best of Houzz: Customer Service 2016”, we are so unbelievably humbled by our customers’ continued recognition of our pledge to service. Thank you to all of our amazing clients for such wonderful feedback!

Homes by Dickerson Named #7 on the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50

Homes by Dickerson Named #7 on the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50

Fast 50 Banquest HBD Team

This past week the Triangle Business Journal recognized the area’s Fastest 50 growing privately owned companies in the Triangle.  Held at the Raleigh Convention Center, the area’s rising companies were honored for their leadership, excellence, innovation and revenue growth over the past several years.

Homes by Dickerson was named #7 on the TBJ’s Fast 50!  Homes by Dickerson is honored to be on the list and has worked hard to continue to offer customizable quality high performance green new homes in great locations in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham.

Here are some photos from the evening:

Fast 50 Event Sign   IMG_20131119_190246739   Fast 50 Ranking at Event IMG_20131119_204202558  IMG_20131119_210213593  Fast 50 Banquest HBD Team   

Here is the link to the original article identifying the 50 companies to be recognized, click here.

We would also like to extend a congratulations to one of our preferred lending partners, Corporate Investors Mortgage Group who came in at #31 and to Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston who also placed.

Thank you to all who have supported us and continue to support Homes by Dickerson!
For more information on Homes by Dickerson call 919.847.4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Home Innovation Green Partner Award Event Reception

Home Innovation Green Partner Award Event Reception

Homes by Dickerson was honored to host the 2013 Home Innovation Green Partner’s of Excellence Event in Carrie’s Reach, our newest community in North Raleigh.  Five (5) Triangle Organizations- Homes By Dickerson,  Southern Energy ManagementHabitat for Humanity of DurhamHabitat for Humanity of Wake County and Green Home Builders of the Triangle were all recognized for the leadership, innovation and excellence in green building of high performance homes.  45 organizations across the country were recognized by Home Innovation as Partners of Excellence, so it was exciting to have 5 right here in the Triangle.

Jon Showalter, former chair of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle and current Operations Director for Homes by Dickerson, welcomed everyone and gave a brief history of how green building and professional third-party certifications have evolved and become so important in substantiating everything going into the homes. Tim Minton, from the Wake Home Builders Association greeted everyone and spoke to the accomplishments in the room as well as the importance to continue to be leaders by striving to build better homes. Michelle Desiderio, VP of Innovation Services spoke to the group and presented the awards. Everyone enjoyed lunch, networking and then concluded with a home tour of some of Homes by Dickerson’s homes at various stages of construction highlighting high performance green features in the homes. Congrats to all the recipients – let us all continue to strive to build better homes.

For more details on the award and to read the press release, click here.
Enjoy some pictures from the event:

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



Professional Builder 40 under 40 honors Brant Chesson

Professional Builder 40 under 40 honors Brant Chesson

Congratulations to Brant Chesson, Homes by Dickerson’s Vice President, for being named to Professional Builder Magazine’s 40 under 40, honoring home building’s young leaders!  Thank you Brant for all you do to lead and guide our company.  We are fortunate to have you on our team! Great job

Homes by Dickerson wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze

Homes by Dickerson wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze





RALEIGH, NC – Recognized as one of the best of the best home builders in the Triangle, Homes By Dickerson wins Gold and Bronze Awards in the Wake County Parade of Homes and Gold and Silver Awards in the Durham, Orange and Chatham County Parade of Homes.  The five homes entered this year are located in communities across the Triangle, standing out from over 250 entries across both Parade competitions.  The models and addresses are:

·         GOLD Award Winner The Chesson, Stonehenge Park – 2804 Romelia Lane, Raleigh, NC 27613

·         GOLD Award Winner The Millhaven Tudor II, Briar Chapel – 371 Tobacco Farm Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

·         SILVER Award Winner The Bristol, Briar Chapel – 351 Dark Forest, Chapel Hill, NC  27516 

·         BRONZE Award Winner The Rivera, Heritage Overlook – 1012 Overlook Ridge Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587

·         The Walden Pond, The Hamptons at Umstead – 4911 Gann Trail, Raleigh, NC 27612

Photographs of the homes and more information about them may be found on the Homes By Dickerson blog or on the website, listed under each neighborhood.  The Silver Award-winning Bristol and Bronze Award-winning Rivera are under contract and there has been strong interest in the other three models!


“We are proud and honored to have our homes recognized by our peers as among the very best that the Triangle has to offer,” said Linwood Strickland, president of Homes By Dickerson.  “This success is truly a team effort, year in and year out.  We constantly think about design trends in the latest colors, living spaces, lighting and green building while maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship, the hallmark of our homes.”


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