Build The Triangle Featuring Homes By Dickerson

Welcome to my series Build the Triangle where I take you for an in-depth look behind the curtain of my favorite Triangle Homebuilders. 

If you are thinking of buying a new home or building a home in the Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill area you are in the right place. 

Today we are at the North Raleigh neighborhood Haywood developed and built by Homes By Dickerson.

Click here to watch the video and learn more about Homes By Dickerson.

I want you to imagine this…..Imagine a homebuilder with a process that creates a home that doesn’t simply hold your life, but enhances and enriches it. As one gratified homeowner put it, “No two HBD homes are alike. Each is unique, each is truly special.” Just like the people who live in them.

Wherever you are in your life-beginning your profession, raising a family or relishing an empty nest-this Triangle home builder will partner with you to create a home that is perfect for your life.


Homes By Dickerson is near and dear to my heart because through my career I have personally witnessed their growth, which began when they were one of my biggest competitors when I was marketing a new home neighborhood in Holly Springs. They were a force to the reckoned with because they were always ahead of the trends and they put their customers first and still do.

HBD has built a reputation of building outstanding client relationships and masterfully crafted homes that allow the homeowners to live their dream lifestyle.

Founded in 1975 by Louis Dickerson who worked tirelessly to establish a strong brand based on exceptional quality of custom homes. In the mid-1980’s Linwood Strickland joined the Dickerson team as a project superintendent and began his journey to learn the home building industry with the mentorship of Louis. Dickerson later sold the company to Linwood who was President until his retirement in 2012. Brant Chesson, taking the skills he mastered being with the company since 2004 took the reins and became president. Brant has the same goal as those who came before him, to master the art of providing custom homes with exceptional quality. Today, Chesson manages the company with the team of outstanding individuals who collaborate to make their client’s dreams come true.

What I love the most about Homes by Dickerson is that even though the company has grown to build around 200 homes in 2017, the goal remains to provide outstanding customer service and a home with superior craftsmanship. And I can tell you from experience that when you as a customer work with them it feels like you are their only customer! That’s hard to do when a company has the growth they have had.

There are many things that make Homes by Dickerson a standout from other builders and I want to point those out. They hire only the brightest stars that excel in their field and are dedicated individuals who share the company’s mission.

The company’s mission can be clarified by the name itself Homes by Dickerson not Houses by Dickerson and their manifesto reads: “A home should be full of life – your life”.

They bring this manifesto to life by beginning each relationship with getting to know how you envision using and enjoying your home as if to peek into your dreams. They have mastered the art of combining lifestyle and dream home at every budget.

Not only do they consult with you every step, they also provide you the flexibility to customize plans. Every home they build is Energy Star Certified, crafted to the National Green Building Standard, and voluntarily built to the NC Hero Code which means that they are more than just energy efficient. They believe the home is not only better for the environment, but a better, longer-lasting value for you.

What you will find at HBD is a commitment to the future and growth of their employees, which creates an exceptionally loyal team devoted to the service of their clients.

Homes by Dickerson recognize that this is one of the largest purchases their clients will make so they want them to be as involved as possible. As a custom builder, they have fewer limitations than that of a lot of the competition. I’ve provided some information below this video that shows their marketing materials that explain the custom process that begins with dreaming and ends with welcoming you to “The Home Of Your Life”™.  Click here to see their entire process.

You can only find Homes by Dickerson building in the Triangle’s best neighborhoods with the best developers and if you can’t find a home under construction that fits your needs, they are happy to build one of their award-winning plans, or their architect will help you design and create the perfect home. Visit their website to find their neighborhoods and available homes.

As a customer, you can rest assured that your home will be watched over by a team of 20 designers, superintendents, and project managers who work together on each home. They collaborate and communicate with each other as well as with you along the entire journey. Their team has weekly sales and production meetings, which review the needs of each prospect and client currently under contract. Because they are innovative, Homes by Dickerson also uses an app called “My Home Story” which allows their sales team to send regular updates, videos, pictures, etc. of their home with the client during the construction process.

Homes By Dickerson believes in giving back to the community that their clients live in and they participate in a number of charities like Habitat for Humanity, Duke Children’s Miracle Network Home and more.

It’s no surprise that HBD has awards and accolades that we could talk about for days and though every accolade is an honor, I want to point out just a few! They have had more Parade of Homes winners than you can count, they were named Builder of the Year (2015, 2016, and 2017), they have the most homes to be certified to the National Green Building Standard in the state of North Carolina, and they built the HGTV Smart Home right here in Haywood in 2016.

That’s what happens when you build a company that puts action not just thought into their manifesto: “A home should be full of life – your life”.

It’s time for you to create your dream lifestyle in a Homes By Dickerson Neighborhood.

Got Questions? Or think Homes by Dickerson could be a great builder for whether you are looking to start from scratch or possibly purchase a home under construction in one of the Triangles best neighborhoods reach out me Gretchen Coley at

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