Wilmington, NC – January 2020 – The North Carolina based luxury design+build firm, Tongue & Groove, was nominated as a finalist for Custom Home Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders. The NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily.
Mark Batson, founder, and CEO of Tongue & Groove Design+Build, accepted the prestigious award during the recent International Builders Show in Las Vegas.
“We’re from the small NC town of Wilmington, and out of 140,000 members nationwide we have been honored as a finalist nominee for the Custom Home Builder of the Year award. This is our third year in a row that T&G has been nominated as a finalist for this award. Wow! We are so proud of our consistency of notable project work. Collectively, we desire to be the best, and this recognition is validation that we’re doing the right thing. Our mission and beliefs have been our simple guide, and by following them we will continue to design and build more beautiful luxury homes. My award-winning team is even more motivated to make their mark on custom home building industry which includes bringing home the title of Custom Home Builder of the Year in 2020.” said Mark Batson.
The company is committed to working with clients from project inception to completion, and well beyond. Tongue & Groove introduce clients to a process that is smooth and transparent – functioning as a single-source solution for design and build services. From world-class home design and 3D renderings to interior design, real estate capabilities, and self-performed construction labor, our team promises to provide our clients with an enjoyable home building journey.
Tongue & Groove builds between 3 to 4 multi-million dollar homes a year and completes 2 to 4 significant renovations.
“The key difference that sets us apart from other custom home builders is our design-build process. We work collaboratively through the design and building process, allowing us to operate as a full-service business truly. Typically, an architect designs a floorplan and construction drawings alone – leaving gaps where other factors should be considered, such as the price per square foot of the finishing selections. When the stages of design and construction can be communicated together, and in alignment, efficiency, and quality go up. In contrast, the cost goes down.” said Stephanie Schauer, Operations Manager of Tongue & Groove Design+Build.
Currently, Tongue & Groove is building in several of Wilmington, North Carolina’s most beautiful waterfront neighborhoods, including Landfall Country Club, Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island and Kure Beach.