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Thankful for 2016, exited for 2017!

2016 was a spectacular year for Absolute Construction.  We finished 9 homes and started 5 more, making friends with some great people who are now happy Absolute homeowners.  We entered 3 homes in the Parade of Homes, which is a first for us.  Two were in the same category and won the Gold and Silver awards for that category.  The 3rd was one of the most stunning houses we’ve built that received many compliments and recognition from realtors, other builders, neighbors and prospective clients. 

We are starting 2017 with 9 houses in process and 8 more very close to finalizing plans and financing.  As always, we are very grateful and appreciative for all the trade vendors that make up our Absolute team.  We are also grateful for our sweet granddaughter, Harper, who turned 1 in 2016!


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Pre-Contract Pricing is Critical to Stay in Budget

We spend a lot of time with our clients before signing a contract to identify every specification/detail possible in order to have the most accurate contract price we can.

We do not like to have change orders for items that could have been identified before starting. We know most builders look forward to the change order process to increase their profit margin, but our goal is to get through the build process without having our clients spend anything above the signed contract amount. Often clients come in under the original contract amount due to our generous allowances and the commitment our vendors have to finding the best options at the lowest prices.

Here is a text from a Chapel Ridge client after her first round of vendor meetings:

“WOW, what an exciting two days I have had meeting with all of your vendors. So much fun shopping for “stuff”.

Each and every one were waiting for me with their copy of my plans, their allowances to share with me, their knowledge,expertise, ideas and suggestions. Very, very impressive. They each could not have been more complimentary of the two of you. They shared their experiences of working with you and what a great comfort to me to know you ALL have worked together for so long. THANK YOU for all you have done for me to make this process such a pleasant experience.

I think I will need a bigger tote bag to carry all my samples! ?”

Eileen W.


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.

Parade of Homes 2016 Entry

Testimonial from our homeowners: “When we decided to build and relocate to Pittsboro, NC, we interviewed and researched a number of builders before deciding on Absolute Construction.

We chose Absolute after touring some of their finished projects and when we met Lisa and Nelu for the first time we were sold – this is who we wanted to work with. Living out of state and with busy work and family schedules we were concerned about the process, however, Lisa and Nelu and the onsite project manager, Joe Kennedy made the process easy and were always available and accessible for questions and concerns.

We are very pleased with the entire Absolute team their knowledge, dedication and overall attention to detail. We could not be happier with our new home and very excited to become part of Pittsboro and the Chapel Ridge community.”

Tom & Jan K – Chapel Ridge

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Schneider Stone Countertops


Schneider Stone is a family-owned, full-service residential and commercial countertop company. This all started in Asheboro, in 1999, now they have locations throughout North Carolina. They use only state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and templating devices. They are dedicated to their craftsmanship, customer service, customer satisfaction and quality materials.

They have showrooms in Asheboro, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Winston Salem, Wilmington and a new one in Pinehurst will open later in the summer.

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