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I would recommend Lucien Ellison to any person considering building a progressive, artful, and well crafted new home.

Kevin Pfirman, Architect

I’ve had the opportunity to work as the architect for builder, Lucien Ellison on one of North Carolina’s largest, most progressive, and energy efficient homes.  My experience with Lucien has me anxious to work with him again.

From the outset, I learned Lucien was very discerning, curious, analytical, and even artistic when making decisions.  From his initial site selection for the region’s first home designed and built to the world’s most energy efficient building program, Passive House US, to the final commissioning of the home, Lucien Ellison considered every detail and process.

The site he chose had incredible views of the water, several hundred year old live oak trees, interesting topography, perfect solar orientation, and a rich history.  The design he envisioned was progressive, and unconventional in construction to facilitate the Passive House program, yet it was executed as smoothly as any project on which I have ever worked.

His construction site was always extremely clean, orderly, and safe.  Materials were always properly stored.  The workers he hired were the best at their craft.  Using his experience as a pilot to think three steps ahead, there was always a solution, or at least the time to consider alternatives during the construction process when unforeseen events would occur.  The work always remained on schedule, and of the highest quality.

The house was so technically advanced, from the smart wiring, energy recovery ventilation systems, special thermostats, and performance monitoring systems that it took the coordination of several experts to commission the house.  Lucien was able to locate those resources, and coordinate their efforts in a way that made it look easy.

I believe Lucien Ellison could expertly build any home, of any style, on any site.  He is truly dedicated to his craft, the people he hires, and the service he provides to his clients.  I would recommend Lucien Ellison to any person considering building a progressive, artful, and well crafted new home.