The Team

For the last 17 years, we have enjoyed success in providing unique luxury homes and home renovations for our owners, as well as maintaining strong relations long after. We are comfortable building custom homes on individual properties or within one of our community settings.

Living in the Triangle area of North Carolina provides many benefits. As a long time resident in the Chapel Hill, Chatham County area, we have been able to enjoy these right along with our owners. Dunning Custom Homes  takes great pride in being part of this community and we expect to help welcome many more residents in the coming years.

Belonging to the Green Home Builders of the Triangle (GHBT) allows us to provide expertise in delivering green certified homes as well. Our goals have been to provide a product all craftsmen would appreciate and a home that lives efficiently.

John Dunning, President, Dunning Custom Homes
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John Dunning, President, Dunning Custom Homes

John Lucas Dunning is an NC State Wolf Pack alumnus with a degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management where he won awards for his consulting work with Duke Energy. After graduation and a brief stint in the corporate world he chose the entrepreneur path: the family business that his father has built over the past 20 years. John Lucas’ skills are an asset to the company that allow him to oversee purchasing, scheduling, quality control and various other job-site logistics.  
John Lucas Dunning

John Lucas Dunning


We take pride in each and every one of our custom-built homes or home renovation project. The quality of our work speak for itself.

Awards and Reconization:

  • Green Home Builder Of The Triangle GHBT Member
  • HBA of Durham, Orange and chatham Country Memeber
  • Name Award – Best Home in the Triangle fro $700,000 – $1,000,000
  • Parade of Homes – Gold Award for $700,000 – $800,000 Category – HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham
  • Parade of Homes – Silver Award for $700,000 – $800,000 Category – HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham