A Different Approach to Building Science

A letter from some fantastic clients

Ben and Chris, Carolina Beach


Chris and I want to let you know how much we appreciate all of the effort you gave to the building of our home in Carolina Beach.

We asked you to build a home which would comply with many stringent requirements set forth by various industry associates.  All of these requirements were well beyond code and many involved the work being audited by independent firms.  You were successful in achieving all of the construction goals we established.

The home you built is more than the sum of its parts.  Generally, a house is built by combining the work of different disciplines, following some sort of plan and adhering to local codes.  For our home, you created a house which combines all of the sub-systems into one unified home.  Everything you did in selecting and managing the subcontractors was to facilitate compliance to building practices which are not commonly utilized.  In addition, you followed our requirements, requests, and suggestions and incorporated them into the construction work being performed by the subcontractors. The result is that our home is: highly efficient with an Energy Star certification reducing the rates we pay for electricity; able to withstand a Category 4 hurricane with a certification of Fortified for Safer Living issued by the Institute for Business and Home Safety reducing the annual cost for insurance by about 20%; able to control the interior climate without having to be concerned with the conditions of the exterior climate which greatly improves our comfort; and fully compliant with all of our needs making us feel confident during construction.

You were able to do all of this with us not living in the area thus putting you and the subcontractors in a situation where your schedules frequently had to conform to our travel plans.  We know that this is not normal and that you and the subcontractors went above and beyond industry norms while working with us.

We are very pleased to have worked with you throughout the design, development and follow-up phases of the construction of our home and are happy to recommend EBC to anyone who wants their home to be built to the highest standards by a builder who is honest, committed and conscientious.