Learn about Dunning from our client’s perspective
“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 AND KIM CLARKECHAPEL HILL, NC
“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 AND DIANE LAVIGNEGOVERNORS CLUB
“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"KIRSTEN AND GARY ZELHOFCHAPEL HILL, NC
“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"DAVID AND DEBBIE EWINGCHAPEL HILL, NC
Throughout the process, the team at Dunning Custom Homes made sure to keep me informed and involved in every step of the process. They were always available to answer any questions or concerns I had and went above and beyond to ensure that my vision for my dream home was brought to life.SALENA GAIENNIEPITTSBORO, NC
We recently built a custom home in Pittsboro, NC with Dunning Custom Homes. John Lucas Dunning was the lead on our project. He was always professional and friendly. He really understood the style we were going for in our design and brought creative ideas to our project that made our home even more unique.MAGGIE BORUMPITTSBORO, NC
I am so glad I chose Dunning Custom Homes to build my home. It was wonderful to work with the whole Dunning family on my project, with John, his wife, his sister, and his son all playing a vital role. As a local business owner myself, it warmed my heart to support this lovely Chatham County family through the building of my dream home.MELINDA FITZGERALDPITTSBORO, NC
"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"DAVID AND MARILYN OERMANNNORTH CAROLINA
"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"JOHN & LINDA HAYDUKCHAPEL HILL, NC
We just closed on our new home at 144 Kenwood Lane built by Dunning Custom Homes (DCH). This is our fifth new-build so we’ve been around the block, so to speak. As with all home builders there are bound to be problems along the way especially in a higher end custom home. And what you look for is a builder with whom you can trust to fix whatever comes along. And DCH gained our trust.STEVE AND DEBBIE MACQUEENPITTSBORO, NC
Selective by design, just like you.
John Dunning has spent the last two decades tackling some of North Carolina’s finest home-building projects. Agile by choice, the team takes on a select number of high-end custom home builds each year to deliver meticulous attention to detail and bespoke service.
Dunning’s vast understanding of each home construction phase, born out of 20 years of experience, allows him to hold his craftsmen to the highest standard. When you invest in a Dunning Custom Home, John is involved in every detail to maximize your return.
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See the difference in design-build
Our collaborative design-build process enables clients to have equal parts control and guidance throughout the home construction process.
Starting with where and how you’ll build, to the finest architectural plans and material selection, Dunning Custom Homes is ready to serve along the way.
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Alongside President John Dunning and his various partners, John Lucas serves as Senior Project Manager. John Lucas is a second-generation builder who grew up on the jobsite. Joining his father to form a team with unrivaled chemistry, he brings operational savvy through his supply chain background. From pre-construction to move in, John Lucas works to maximize quality while minimizing your timeline.