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Ipe Decking – Stepping It Up a Notch

Ipe (spelled ipe and pronounced “ee-pay”), also called Brazilian walnut, is a beautiful exotic wood from South America. Ipe wood structures are hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion, weather, and insects. It is almost twice as dense as most woods and up to five times harder. It is medium to darker brown in color, like a mahogany, so not only lasts a long time but has the beauty of a fine interior wood. If Ipe lumber is allowed to patina, color can be brought back to its original shade with the use a cleaner and brightener. Ipe wood lumber has become a very popular and inexpensive alternative to teak lumber.

Absolute Construction is a multi-year Parade of Homes Gold Medal winner in Chatham county North Carolina, who builds award winning custom houses in Pittsboro, Chatham County, NC specifically in Chapel Ridge.

Absolute Construction and Development wins Gold and Bronze for their 2017 entries!

Absolute Construction and Development wins Gold and Bronze for their 2017 entries!

We pride ourselves in the relationships we build with our clients through a very interactive build process. 

From one of our recent happy homeowners: 

” I waited 31 years to build my Dream Home.  The first time I met with Lisa, Nelu and Joe I knew they would be the ones to make my Dream come true. Experienced, Professional, Patient and just plain nice as can be !!!  Being a Retired Mortgage Broker/Banker, with 40 years of construction experience, I have never experienced such a Professional team. Meeting all their vendors was an absolute pleasure and reassurance that the work would get done and done right !!!!!” Eileen W.

 

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Heavenly Home Built in Chapel Ridge

Doris and I never intended to build a new home … we never even considered it, having heard far too many home building horror stories. We set out to find a new home that was ready to move into but could never find one that was quite right.

Then we met Lisa and Nelu and everything changed. We found the neighborhood we wanted to live in and Lisa helped us with our property search. Nelu was actually the swing vote between 2 lots we were considering and he couldn’t have been more right about that choice.

From there, we moved into design and vendor visits. We were introduced to every vendor who would furnish items for the home and reviewed the type and scale of products typically included in an Absolute build. Everyone treated us as friends and every vendor had the items we were looking for.

The construction process was not rushed. We were involved all along the way from finalizing the design, to site layout, to meeting with each trade prior to rough in to determine exactly where everything would be located. We tell people that we got to decide on everything in this house …. right down to the door hinges. The entire process was enjoyable even though sometimes the stress of finalizing a color choice seemed a bit overwhelming. The entire team unfailingly sought to be sure that the house was being built just the way we wanted it.

The result is a beautiful and exceptionally well built dream home on a hill. This is the home we were looking for all of those months. Not only did we find our new home, we have wonderful new friends in Lisa and Nelu, and we have had the true pleasure of building our home our way … it was a blast and we will honestly miss being involved in the construction process.

Thank you Lisa, Nelu, Joe, and all of the craftsmen and vendors who made this home a reality!

Doris and Craig Hughes 

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