Contact us today to discuss your next project: 252.633.6452

Contact us today: 252.633.6452

Don’t Settle: Build Your Dream Home



Buying a home is a tedious process. You spend hours combing through realtor websites entering your criteria: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, bonus room, separate dining room, a fenced-in yard—the list can be quite varied. Your search turns up plenty of options, but none of them look like great prospects. The home may be too dated, featuring paneling throughout, a kitchen from the 1960s, or a horrible floor plan. The home could be too much of a “fixer-upper” and require more elbow grease than you’re willing to put into it.

Why settle for a home that doesn’t quite measure up to your standards? Why not consider building the home of your dreams? Tarheel Associates, Inc., with over 150 custom home constructions completed in New Bern, Trent Woods, Pamlico County, and the surrounding area, understands the fine craftsmanship that goes into a new home, including design, structural integrity, and energy-efficient construction policies. Building a new home can offer plenty of other benefits as well:

Energy Efficiency

Past studies have found new homes consume half as much energy as homes built prior to 1980. Ensuring your new home is as efficient as possible is great for the environment, your health, and your wallet. Contractors can install high-efficiency irrigation and plumbing fixtures to lower your water bills in a new home. Installing high-efficiency windows and insulation can dramatically reduce utility bills.

A Clean Slate

You don’t have to put up with that ugly wallpaper and matching border someone else chose for the kitchen (and bathrooms, and bedrooms, and the living room!). There’s no planning to replace the mint green tile in the bathroom that another family selected 20 or 30 years ago. You make all the decisions when building a new home. That means selecting the perfect paint colors, tile, faucets and fixtures, and the type of wood flooring used—you can even incorporate that amazing farmhouse kitchen sink you saw on Pinterest!


Many find it difficult to entertain large groups in older homes. Smaller, cut-off rooms make mingling hard to manage, especially if you get stuck in the kitchen. Most new homes feature better flowing, more open floor plans which mean you can still interact with your guests no matter what room you find yourself in. Party guests can find a comfortable spot on the couch without missing out on a fun conversation happening at the kitchen island.

Low Maintenance

A new home means new everything: Appliances, HVAC system, flooring, tile, wiring, carpet, roofing, and more. You won’t have to worry about replacing the roof just three years after moving in, which might very likely be the case when purchasing an older home. You can be confident you’ll have many maintenance-free years in a newly-constructed home.


A custom home offers a safer environment for you and your family. Many new windows and patio doors now feature tempered glass, which means less chance of an injury if one should break. Custom builders use better construction materials, including fire-resistant drywall products and improved electrical wiring, to reduce the chance of a dangerous electrical fire.

Making the decision to build instead of purchase an existing home is huge. Once you choose to “take the plunge,” be sure to partner with the premiere custom home builder in the area, Tarheel Associates. You’ll find the building process is a breeze when you’re working with a company that maintains a strong commitment to high standards and the needs and expectations of the client.

To receive additional information on a reconstruction or renovation, or to start a new building project, contact the team of experts with over 30 years of experience at Tarheel Associates, Inc. by calling (252) 633-6452.

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