We sometimes find our dream community offering the perfect schools, strong proximity to our careers, along with an excellent quality of life and climate. But what does one do when they can’t find the home to match? In this scenario a prospective buyer can try to find an older home that offers a great property, but perhaps not much else worth saving. If the value of the surrounding area supports renovation, it can provide a path to the perfect long-term home ownership solution.

Once the buyer’s decision is made it is important they choose a general contracting firm that is experienced with the many phases of this unique process. There are countless obstacles to navigate including the numerous town regulations and guidelines, as well as the challenges that site logistics can present in a quiet, older community. This is not an undertaking for a builder who solely constructs new homes.

John Dunning, the President of Dunning Custom Homes, began his career strictly in the remodeling/renovation segment of the industry. He was lucky enough to learn from a true craftsman who was meticulous in every phase from cleanup to carpentry. 25 years later Dunning Custom Homes has completed countless successful renovations, tear downs and rebuilds in the town of Chapel Hill and other parts of the surrounding central NC region.