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“We rate ENERGY STAR homes and have a unique perspective since we see many homes from many good builders.  The first time we were in one of Nelu’s homes we were impressed with his building skills and, as we work with him, we are also impressed with his commitment to quality.  With every house he builds, he tries to make it more comfortable and energy efficient for his clients while always including special features and personal touches tailored to each client.

Nelu personally oversees the construction of each home and spends whatever time is necessary with each client to make sure the house is just what they want.  Needless to say, his clients love him.

Nelu and Lisa are wonderful to work with both because of the quality of their homes and also because they make the process enjoyable and fun.  Absolute Construction is always one of the builders we recommend.”

Bob and Cass Arble
Brightcut Building Solutions, LLC
ENERGY STAR and Green Certifications
Home energy audits
Infrared Imaging

Cheryl and I absolutely love our new home in Chapel Ridge. Nelu & Lisa were a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Any time that we had a question or concern, they were there to provide good advice on the best plan of action. Lisa did a great job of keeping us informed on the financial status of our build and keeping us informed as various decision milestones were due. During the build, whenever we encountered an issue, Nelu made sure that any necessary changes would work to our satisfaction. It was clear to us that their primary concern was that we would be happy with the result. Their collection of subcontractors was very pleasant to work with and their work was top notch. We would highly recommend Absolute Construction to anyone who is contemplating building a new custom home.

Randy & Cheryl Hayward

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.

The simple words of thank you are just not enough to convey the gratitude to Nelu & Lisa for making our lifelong dream house a reality.

Once we decided that we were going to build, we started the process of speaking with several builders. We were almost at the point of starting with someone else, when a friend had given us Absolute Construction’s name. We made the decision to meet with one more, just to make sure we were going to choose the right builder. From the moment we met them and left their office our lives changed. “We knew immediately who was going to build our home.” We felt that they genuinely cared about building us exactly what we wanted.

From the beginning of this long process, they guided us every step of the way. We trusted them wholeheartedly with one of the most important things we have ever done. If there was an issue, we found a solution together. Communication is the key to keep the process moving, and we were always kept in the loop. Every sub on their team was outstanding in the quality of workmanship they provided. It was very evident of the pride they all took in their work.

There are truly no words to thank them for making our dream come true. Not only did they make our dream a reality – but we feel we have made new lifelong friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Nelu & Lisa. We simply cannot sing your praises enough.

You guys are “THE BEST”.
Scott & Maria Ottman

Nelu, Lisa, and their team made our dreams and vision come true.  We couldn’t find a better group of people to work with when building our home. We really appreciated the amount of attention given to us by the entire team.

Building a home was the most daunting thing we have ever experienced, but Nelu and his team were there with us every step of the way and made the process so much easier than we could have imagined.  

There is a reason why year after year Nelu and his team are Parade of Home winners. Choosing Absolute Construction as our builder was the best decision we made.

Kieran and Norma C.

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

Building a custom home has long been a dream of ours. Nelu and Lisa made that dream into a reality for us. It was a pleasure working with Nelu, Lisa, Joe and the entire team of subcontractors who all played a part in translating our ideas into a comfortable home that suits us perfectly. Many thanks to all of you.

Johnny and Melody


Lisa and Nelu, “We are beyond grateful to be the proud owners of our new house.  Yesterday it became a reality – and one of the best Christmas presents ever, especially as I imagine all the gatherings of friends and family that we will be able to host!  I am truly overwhelmed at how beautiful the house is and still find it hard to believe that it is ours.  From the beginning we knew that we chose the right people to build our house, and we have enjoyed working with you from day one.  I know there have been some bumps in the road – but truly everything was handled professionally and addressed quickly – which is all anyone could as for.” Thank you, Lillian

From Jason, her husband: “Completely agree.  Couldn’t be happier with the process, and the end result. During our investigation for a builder, which didn’t take that long, I called three builders.  You were the third.  I was driving back from work.  When I walked in the house, I told Lil that I knew who was going to build our house.  I told her I was convinced that she would agree once she talked with you.

After that conversation that day, we never talked with another builder, never got any comparison quotes.  Didn’t need it.  For us, the most important thing we needed was customer service and a quality product.  The reason I felt confident that we would get that after that conversation was a couple of things I will share with  you. It was the way you answer the questions I had.  I could tell that you care about the people you work with and the quality of work they do.  But, I think the biggest thing you said that day that made a huge impact on me was the following.  You said that you are proud of your husband and his work ethic, and his attention to the quality of the finished product. This first impression was reiterated with the testimonials on your website, and has been validated every step of the way.  I end by saying  Thank You as well!”  Jason


“Accommodating, patient, understanding, and extremely professional. These are words that come to mind when I think about Absolute Construction. Nelu, Lisa , Joe and their team of subcontractors made the building process virtually painless.  They were completely patient and flexible as we made selections for the house. It was great working with builders who welcomed interaction and who didn’t mind changing throughout the building process.

Absolute construction and its team went the extra mile to make sure that we were satisfied with every step of the way.

The Absolute Construction Team is the best!” The Green Family


Thank you for all your work for us.  I feel like I’m almost you’re only customer when we talk, although I understand your growing business and thus challenge in many ways.  Thank you for your patience always and for your guidance and proactive approach to our construction.  Again, many thanks to you for all you do! Oh yes, the house is just marvelous. Pam and Rich


“Nelu and Lisa were wonderful to work with.  Having designed our own dream home, we know, presented challenges – and changes – along the way.  They handled all issues with a can-do attitude and equanimity, though we are sure we caused some consternation with our hands-on approach.  Lisa kept us constantly informed and on budget.   Our neighbors commented many times on how well the house was being constructed and how accommodating the subcontractors were throughout the process. We love our home and count Nelu and Lisa among our friends.” Kathy & Mary Ann

Nelu & Lisa,

“Just a note to thank-you for the outstanding job the men did on our home on Tuesday.  The work that was done was superlative, and the home looks like new again!  Once again, you have exceeded our expectations with the extent and quality of the work that was done.  I thought that my two and one-half page list was too long, but the work that was done far exceeded that list!  We appreciate the extension that you gave us under the difficult circumstances of recent time.

Once again, our sincere appreciation for the great support that you have given to us.”

Best Regards, Carl & Charlotte

“Our family could not be happier with our new custom home. This is the second home we will live in that was built by Absolute Construction. The maniacal focus Nelu and Lisa have on quality and attention to detail remains their trademark.
Ryan and I were well aware of the key quality differentiators Absolute Construction provides versus their competition . As a result, we were more than willing to wait until we could build our final dream home with Absolute and the finished product exceeded all expectations! We are grateful for their patience and insight throughout the build process. Nelu’s team went above and beyond to ensure everything was finished as committed and delivered exceptional customer service. Our home is exactly how we envisioned it would be and finished within our budget.
Working with people who not only care about the finished product, but also their customers, has meant so much to our family. We are sincerely grateful and look forward to our continued friendship with the Skumpija family. Thank you Nelu & Lisa!  The Johnsons

“Frank and I are thrilled with our new home. Working with Lisa and Nelu was extremely rewarding. Building a custom home presented us with many challenges and opportunities. These were addressed and resolved through Lisa and Nelu’s dedication and desire to provide a quality product. We recommend Absolute Construction to anyone who desires a high quality home at a cost effective price.
Their recommendations helped us achieve a beautiful home within our budget.” Pat and Frank

“Nelu & Lisa Skumpija of Absolute Construction and the teaming partners exhibited an unrivaled commitment to us (their client) through actions demonstrating their personal integrity, standards of perfection in performance, and patience in our dealings from meeting inception, through construction, and post move in. It was routine for the Absolute team members to provide consultative advice making improvements on our ideas, plans and discoveries throughout the project resulting in a home that exceeded our expectations.  Absolute knows it is your home they are building, not just a house.  End result:  an exceptional high valued home, completed within original plan budget, and new friends. We absolutely made the right choice when selecting Absolute as our builder.” Mike & Donna C, Chapel Ridge

“We can’t thank you enough for helping us to complete our dream home! Thank you for taking the time to listen and understand what we wanted to accomplish in building our new home. Your workmanship was done expertly and professionally. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking to build the perfect dream home. We can’t thank you enough!”The Pikes – Siler City

“We chose to work with Absolute because they came highly recommended. Our expectations have been exceeded at every turn. Nelu and Lisa Skumpija are a wonderful team who make a daunting project as stress-free as possible, and in the process you get to know them as friends. Absolute’s subcontractors are part of the team, and their competence and commitment are apparent when you first meet them. Everyone pulls together to overcome any challenge, no matter how large or small, to build a quality house and meet the clients’ needs. We could not be happier with the way this project has gone.” Pat M. & Bev D. – Chapel Ridge

“Thank you for building us our dream home. Everyone who has seen our house has been in awe by the workmanship, care and professionalism exhibited. We have been wanting to build a home for a long time and we are so happy that we found Nelu and Lisa. They took the time to explain each process and made sure we were happy with the results along the way. They are truly caring people and wanted nothing more than to build our home exactly how we imagined. We love coming home and saying ‘This is our home’.

Thank you again Nelu and Lisa. This really is our dream home!!!” Al and Shannon R. – Chatham County

“We never wanted to build a house, heard too many stories of problems with the process, but build we did and we are so happy with our decision.  Absolute Construction, Nelu and Lisa Skumpija and their vendors and sub-contractors gave us a beautiful and well constructed house.  They involved us in each step of the process, gave us a list of vendors and a timetable for meeting deadlines for their product lines, and kept us apprised of costs so we stayed in budget and within the parameters set for completion.  Nelu listened to our suggestions for changes and accommodated as many of these ideas as was practical and suggested a few of his own. The end result is more than a quality, Energy Star efficient house; it is our home, unique to us and our needs.   As we live in it we hope to take as good of care of it as Absolute Construction did in building it.

Thank you Nelu and Lisa and all your wonderful workers for making our dream come true.” Rod & Susan H. – Chapel Ridge

“It was a pleasure to work with Absolute Construction.  Their craftsmanship and attention to detail exceeded our expectations. Nelu and Lisa kept us actively involved in the entire process even though we were out of state.  They were very amenable to answering any question and concern no matter how small.” Jim & Laraine Sedlmeyer – Chapel Ridge

“Choosing Absolute Construction to build our new home was a great decision.  Nelu and Lisa went above and beyond our expectations of making sure we’d stay in budget even before we signed the contract, and have been a pleasure to work with ever since.  You’ll always see Nelu at the job site, and when an issue has come up, he’d resolve it quickly and to our satisfaction.  And Lisa has been in constant communication with us to help make this process go as smoothly as possible.

We’ve been extremely happy with our choice of Absolute Construction.” Troy and Charlene S., Pittsboro – Chapel Ridge

“We selected Absolute Construction as our builder for a variety of reasons, but after visiting the homes that Nelu built, we were sold! The craftsmanship, style and attention to detail were exactly what we were looking for and our new home can now be added to the list of beautiful homes in Chatham County.

Living out of state for the entire building process could have been a significant disadvantage and we were concerned about it at the beginning. However, Lisa and Nelu were diligent about keeping us informed of the construction progress and expenses. We received electronic photos regularly which thrilled us to no end. When we were able to visit, Nelu arranged meetings with contractors according to our schedules and they were generous with their time and attention to us.

Nelu and Lisa are a complete package and an effective team throughout the process. Lisa’s attention to detail in all things financial is something that cannot be overlooked. She acted as a liaison with the vendors, intervening on our behalf when necessary and settling any potential conflicts. They are both true to their word and honored all commitments to us.

Our new home is really a life–long dream come true and we are so happy with the end product. We believe that Lisa and Nelu were the main reason that we had an overall fantastic experience. Their flexibility, integrity and skill make them a solid and smart choice for anyone considering building a home.” Debra and Eloisa, Pittsboro – Silk Hope

“Thank you for building me a beautifully constructed home. Everyone who has seen my house, both in its early stages and in its completed state, has been captivated by the workmanship, care and professionalism exhibited. The quantative evidence of this is the 72 Energy Star rating: energy efficiency must be below 86 to qualify for Energy Star status.

I am also grateful to you both for working with me from the beginning, when I was very much in doubt whether this project could be done, through the difficult financing process. You understood that I had a tight budget and worked with me so well that I had money left to cover the cost of permits and other such expenses I thought I would have to pay out-of-pocket (and which you graciously paid up front).

All in all it was a fun experience, at least for me. Thank you for helping my dream come true in such a wonderful and gorgeous fashion. I wish you both much happiness in the future.” Carol P. – Siler City – Silk Hope

“I just want to thank you for making all the horror stories I’ve heard about contractors go away. Your vision of what should be in a home matched ours so closely that we no longer are looking for a custom builder.

Since we have moved in and are enjoying our new home, we especially appreciate you stopping by just to check on things to make sure all is well. I never thought that any builder, after the sale, would come looking for things to fix.

Thanks again for your old fashion work ethic, it is appreciated more than you can imagine.” Scott and Cheryl B., Pittsboro – Chapel Ridge

“Finding a Builder is one thing….but finding an unbelievably talented, caring builder is an entirely different experience.  If you choose Absolute Construction, Nelu Skumpija as your Builder you are truly Blessed!

My husband and I chose to purchase one of Nelu’s homes in Chapel Ridge.  First of all, the home is gorgeous and well built down to the very last detail inside and out.  Nelu is incredibly detailed and wanted to make sure our move-in punch list and a few last details were completed.  Nelu’s team of workers arrived at our home and ready to work. It is rare you find a builder who fulfills their promises even after you move in.

It is obvious that Nelu Skumpija not only cares about his work, and his clients but his team of professionals working with him as well.

My husband and I love our new home. We are enjoying the new experience of living in a home where all work is completed and everything in the home actually works. You can’t go wrong with Absolute Construction and Nelu Skumpija.” Tony and Anne-Marie D., Pittsboro – Chapel Ridge

“We have nothing but good things to say about Absolute Construction. We had pretty much only heard horror stories about building a house so we were very skeptical of each builder we interviewed. We chose Absolute Construction because, before a contract was ever signed, they were very willing to work with us to be sure we could get what we wanted while staying within our budget. Lisa also answered hundreds of questions via phone and e-mail, usually within minutes. Other prospective builders took days to get back to us.

The quality of work is fantastic, they don’t cut corners or buy the cheapest materials just to make an extra buck. Although Lisa and Nelu do a great job in general, it’s the almost constant communication that really separates them from anyone else. I fully recommend Absolute Construction as a builder.” Michael and Brianne K. – Silk Hope

“Throughout the construction period, Nelu and Lisa and their team provided continuous support and assistance with desired design modifications and material selections. The outstanding workmanship in the construction of our home is clearly evident and warrants high praise.  This testimonial summarizes well the very high quality of our home and our appreciation for the Absolute Construction team for working closely with us and patiently helping us with the many decisions and details of the home!  We highly recommend them to build your home!” Carl and Charlotte Berglund