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A LEED Leader

When we first approached about building an energy efficient home, we thought… “No problem!”  After all, we’ve been a 100% EPA Energy STAR Builder Partner for years.  But then the idea of a LEED Certified Home came up.  Let’s just say that is an entirely different beast.  But we were in! So fast forward…  How exciting it was to be able to open this beautiful

2012 Marvin Integrity Red Diamond Award Winner

PRESS RELEASE: SITUATION OVERVIEW When a North Carolina family was looking to build a vacation home by the shore, they wanted it to last for generations to come. They knew building in coastal areas posed certain challenges: hurricane force winds, high humidity, corrosive salt air, driving rain, and more. This waterfront property needed to be able to withstand the harshest coastal conditions, while meeting

5 STAR Plus

Our latest waterfront custom home and a 2011 Parade entry “40th Street” has trumped our last energy efficient effort. This home scored a HERS Rating of 53, thus earning a 5 STAR Plus rating with the Energy Star Home Program.  This beats our last HERS Score by 14 points.  This home is expected to be 47% more efficient to operate than an equal home of

2011 STARS Awards

2011 North Carolina STARS Awards Well, it’s happened again. We went to Charlotte feeling maybe we were pushing the envelope hoping for anything this year. But to our surprise, we walked away from the 2011 North Carolina STARS Awards Gala with 3 first place awards. This is a statewide event with very competitive builders. We were excited to win first place for: Best Single Family

Best of Brunswick Again…

We are delighted to have been voted as the #2 builder in Brunswick County for the second year in a row. While many think it’s first place or nothing… we don’t. To be have been included in the top three, amongst the myriad of builders in Brunswick County is, we believe, quite an achievement. We have been very blessed over the years to build award

Urban Fusion Sweeps Up

Heading into the 2010 NC Brunswick County Parade of Homes was a bit more comfortable as it was our third time.  Still we were reserved as to our hopes and expectations.  With a single entry this we put all of our energies into make the fine details even more precise.  This was another year for us in the gated community of Ocean Ridge Plantation. Urban

Triple Crown

Heading into the 2010 North Carolina Home Builders Association Annual STARS Awards Contest was humbling.  Last year we came away with four winners.  We felt as if we would be found out now as the small builder from the coast and there would be no way we could repeat.  There are just too many talented craftsmen in North Carolina. This year we entered two previous

Luxury Home Quarterly

Blue Sky Building Company was thrilled to have been contacted and featured in the elite magazine Luxury Home Quarterly.  When someone says “magazine quality” new home, this is the type of magazine they are talking about.  The 2010 Fall Issue of LHQ featured us under Vacation Homes and told the story of how we came into existence, our mantra and also told a bit about

Number Two is Cool Too

What a treat it was to hear that we had been voted the #2 home builder for 2010 in Brunswick County.  This annual contest asks readers of the weekly Brunswick Beacon newspaper who they think are the best of the best in a myriad of categories.  While everyone wants to be in first place, frankly we are thrilled to be in second place.  When you

Double Work, Double Reward

We jumped headlong into the 2009 NC Brunswick County Parade of Homes with gusto by entering not one, but two custom homes.  Both entries were custom homes in the gated community of Ocean Ridge Plantation. Villa Toscana was an Italian themed home set on Tiger’s Eye Golf Links.  The covered porch on the upper rear deck had sweeping views of holes 7, 15 and 16

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