My wife and I relocated from Northern Virginia to Black Mountain, NC in July 2013 so we could be on hand during the final design, permitting, and construction of our home. The home was designed by Golden Design Architects of Columbia, MO. We immediately began the process of interviewing possible builders for our home. We interviewed 5 builders that were either recommended to us or we had see their work, all with Western North Carolina construction experience. We wanted a builder that had both the experience and integrity to construct a quality, unique custom home, in a reasonable time frame.
Our home is located in the Laurel Ridge community of Black Mountain at an elevation of 3,500 feet. We had all the challenges of the 2012 Buncombe County Ordinances; Restricted Ridge and the Steep Slope, in obtaining our building permit. Joey Reed, MEC supervisor, in concert with our architect, worked diligently with the Buncombe County Zoning Department to insure the design and construction plans met with these ordinances.
Once construction began, either Mike or Joey was on site nearly every day, weather permitting. Our neighbors were astounded that there were so many people working on the project at any given stage. We were always informed when workers were scheduled ot be on site. At the commencement of construcgtion Mike indicated htat he strives for a completed home in 12 months from the start of construction, we missed that goal by only one month; given the challenges of a harsh 2013-14 winter, this was quite an achievement.
We remain extremely impressed with Mike, Joey, and Dave Griffith, as well as all of the MEC sub-contractors, as not only cost and quality conscious, but also a group of people who really enjoy working together. Mike and his staff were3 a pleasure to work with, and hands-down are one of the Best in the Business. Mike is a man of integrity who stands by his word. He and Joey were always happy to answer our questions and address our concerns. our punch list was completed in record time and the house was clean and ready for our move-in date. We love our new mountain home and are so glad we made the excellent choice of Mike Eubank as our Builder.