Build on your lot in NC with award-winning home builders

Dunning Custom Homes is a luxury build-on-your-lot home builder serving Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, and surrounding areas. We partner with discerning individuals across the Triangle to bring dreams homes to life.

Builders with 20 years of build-on-your- lot experience

Dunning Custom Homes is a custom home builder in Chapel Hill specializing in unique, build-on-your-lot luxury homes. We partner with discerning individuals, partners, and families throughout NC.

President John Dunning has built a reputation for his attention to detail, unique aesthetic solutions, and honest, collaborative process, and is a trusted design-build partner to any residential construction project.

Exceptional client service is at the heart of Dunning Custom Homes and one of the many advantages to working with agile team.

Why choose Dunning to build on your land?

Dunning Custom homes blends two decades of home-building experience with an ironclad reputation, the best local partnerships, and results that are recognized across the industry. With fixed-cost contracts, a collaborative design-build process, and innovative aesthic from the highest quality products, Dunning will make sure your dream home unfolds in a comforatble and personalized fasion.

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“During a recent transfer to Chapel Hill, our search for a new home quickly came to an end when we found our Parade of Homes winner by Dunning Custom Homes. After looking at several homes in the area, we were immediately impressed with the style, attention to detail and quality of construction which were obvious in our new home"


“John was able to give us straight forward advice about construction and material choices with an eye to helping us stay on budget. We were delighted with the quality of construction and the craftsmanship of his crews as well as several aesthetic solutions John personally designed"


“John possess qualities that are very rare in the housing industry. The result for us is a beautiful home that five months after we have moved in is still getting rave reviews. The craftsmanship and attention to detail of his subcontractors is excellent. John pays great attention to details, provided us many ideas and solutions and was always open to our ideas as well. You will not find a better builder to partner with than John."


“John was incredibly involved in the entire process from the smallest details to the big picture. He continually educated us on the building process, listened to us and made it a point to construct a home that reflected our design style while continually making suggestions and improvements to the plan that would keep us within budget, yet enhance the craftsmanship of our home"


"I have seldom seen anyone in any profession or business venture exhibit the kind of enthusiasm and deep concern for both his clients and the finished work product as ...demonstrated by John Dunning. John has integrity to the core and we could have built this entire house on a handshake"


"John has a strong relationship with trades and subcontractors and pointed us to vendors who were knowledgeable, and trustworthy. John was available for questions throughout the entire building process and maintained a hands-on approach that made us feel we were in good hands. The attention to detail paid to our home continues to impress our friends and family"


Custom-built anywhere in NC

The Dunning team is licensed is to build luxury homes across the entire state of North Carolina, though the majority of our build-on-you-lot projects have been completed in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, and neighboring towns and cities. We'll work together to create a construction plan that meets the needs of your lot and surroundings so your custom home is created in a way that best suits your needs.

What makes Dunning's build on your lot homes different?

Fixed-cost contracts

No extras and add-ons once the contract has been signed so there are no surprises or unnecessary stress.

20+ years in the Triangle

We've built a strong reputation in the Triangle as a premier build-on-your-lot custom home builder for individuals and families looking for luxury.

Top-rated for service and quality

We're recognized by our clients and industry for our award-winning custom homes and dedication to exceptional customer service.

Begin Your Dream Home Journey Today

The Dunning Custom Homes team is now accepting new clients for 2023 construction. Consider reaching out today for more information.

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