Built For Life

Our High-Performance Certified-Green Homes are so much more than just energy-efficient, they offer its owners peace of mind about their comfort, their health, their money and their impact on the environment.

At Homes By Dickerson, we are committed to building each of our custom homes with this philosophy in mind, regardless of price point or location, because it is our passion to be good stewards of our clients' money and to offer them the best options available when it comes to performance, health and flexibility.

Built For Performance

Our homes are unmatched when it comes to craftsmanship and design but what truly sets us apart are the products and materials we use behind the walls to make sure your home is operating at peak efficiency.

  • Third Party Certifications
    Every Homes By Dickerson home is Energy Star Certified, crafted to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) and voluntarily built to the NC HERO Code. These programs provide the framework for building better homes for our clients.
  • HERS Index Rating Certified
    The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a scoring system set by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to measure a home’s energy efficiency. The lower the HERS number, the more energy efficient the home. The HERS Reference Home has a rating of 100 on the HERS Index. A typical existing home earns a rating of 130. A standard, code-built home has a rating of 100. Compared to a typical home, a Homes by Dickerson home has an average HERS rating of 56. Which means it is 44% more energy efficient than a standard code-built home.
  • Tankless Water Heaters
    Our tankless water heaters save energy by heating water on demand and giving our homeowners an unlimited supply of hot water.
  • Grade 1 Insulation Install
    We ensure your 6” fiberglass insulation will be installed correctly, not compressed, maximizing its potential benefits.
  • Low-E Windows
    We use windows made of high-performance glass which reflects the radiant heat of the sun back outside, further insulating your home.
  • The HBD Framing Strategy
    Our framing techniques, including 2x6 walls, use less wood and allow more insulation without compromising the structural integrity of the wall assembly.
  • Exterior Air Barrier
    ZIP System® reduces the risk of water vapor moving into the wall system. Air barrier also assists with maintaining conditioned air. Maintaining conditioned air means less energy is needed to recondition the air. Less energy means lower utility bills. And since all building systems must perform well together to optimize the energy efficiency of a home, the savings can add up.
  • Radiant Barrier
    TechShield®is a radiant energy barrier installed in the attic. It can block up to 97% of radiant heat transfer through roof sheathing, reducing attic temperature by up to 30° F.
  • Quality Subflooring
    Our subflooring enhances the structural integrity and helps reduce floor squeaks in the home.
  • Engineered Wood Products
    These products allow us to use less wood resources while still getting the same structural integrity with I-Joists, floor trusses and roof trusses. They are also more stable than dimensional lumber.
  • Encapsulated Crawl Spaces
    We create conditioned crawl spaces which extend the thermal envelope creating a warmer first floor, a controlled space environment, and a protected area for the HVAC equipment. Increases HVAC efficiency and equipment lifespan.
  • Custom Elevations and Materials
  • 10+ Years Building High-Performance Green Homes
    Since 2009, Homes By Dickerson has embraced high-performance green building earning us multiple national accolades. In 2019, we were honored to have built the most single-family homes certified to the NGBS in the country.

Built For Health

We know the health of your family is important to you which is why we have made thoughtful decisions when choosing products that help improve the air you breathe indoors.

  • Low VOC Paint and Carpet
    Some paints may emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can serve as an irritant to people with certain allergies. Our homes feature low-VOC paints that help improve indoor air quality. Low-VOC carpets help reduce airborne irritants that can cause problems for allergy sufferers and help improve indoor air quality.
  • MERV 11 Filter
    The MERV rating is a measurement scale designed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to rate the effectiveness of air filters. MERV ratings go from 1 to 16, with higher ratings corresponding to a greater percentage of particles captured. MERV 11 filters capture more than 95% of airborne particles including pet dander, dust, and smoke. Every HBD home features a MERV 11 air filter for your HVAC System that is designed to help remove dust and allergens from your home.
  • Electronic Air Dampers
    The HBD building process includes full home ventilating which brings in fresh air from the outside.
  • Sustainable Materials
    Our host of vendors choose materials that are not only good for the environment but also for the health and comfort of your family.

Built For You

Each home we build is unique because each homeowner is unique and that is why flexibility in home design is essential to how we work. Our team is committed to building a home that reflects your personality!

  • Flexibility
    We consult with you through every step of your building journey, providing you the opportunity to customize one of award-winning plans to fit your needs and goals.
  • In-House Architect
    Want to design your own floor plan? Sit down with our In-House Architect who will help you create The Home of Your Life.
  • Custom Design Options
    We offer three design centers in The Triangle and a showroom in the Charleston market for your convenience and a variety of robust selections for all the fits and finishes in your new home.We offer three design centers in The Triangle for your convenience and a variety of robust selections for all the fits and finishes in your new home.
  • Professional Design Team
    Receive up to 15 hours of personal time with your experienced Homes By Dickerson designer.
  • Personalized Experience
    Browse a professional showroom for your custom lighting fixtures and choose your own slab of granite from a local facility.
  • Quality Vendors
    Benefit from our long-time relationships with vendors that deliver quality products and results.