Coastal Cypress Building • Quality Southern Style

Coastal Cypress delivers the true southern feel and approach to building a new home and is the model of doing things the right way in a tough industry. Coastal Cypress is known for being fair, honest, hardworking and dedicated. Let the team at Coastal Cypress build your next home and you will quickly realize that the words. “yes ma’am” as well as “please and thank you,” are still a part of the business world in the South.

Active in the Wilmington community constantly building new relationships with vendors, partners, clients, and other small businesses. Steve Swain of Coastal Cypress is continuing development efforts along the Coast of North Carolina as an NC general contractor and Carolina home builder.

Our Services

Custom Home Building

As an Unlimited General Contractor, we hold all trade contracts and assume ownership and accountability to minimize risk to the owner. Our team of experienced owners and on-site Project Coordinators ensure that your project will be planned and executed seamlessly. Our long-standing relationships with some of the best subcontractors in Southeastern North Carolina allows us to provide competitive bids without sacrificing quality. With a variety of resources and contacts, we can deliver budget conscious projects on an aggressive schedule.

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By combining the design development, permitting and construction schedules into a single entity, Coastal Cypress can streamline a project and avoid potential increases while completing and delivering the project as a turnkey product. Benefits of a design-build include:

  • Enhanced communication
  • Increased accountability by the contractor
  • More flexibility and input from the owner
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Remodeling & Renovations

When it comes to home remodeling and renovations, Coastal Cypress is second to none. By using all the same skills and techniques to design and construct custom homes, we will make your current home feel like new again. Our team will make your remodeling project as quick and as unobtrusive as possible, while working around your schedule to bring your vision to life.

Construction Management

Coastal Cypress works hand in hand with the owner, architect, engineers and property managers to ensure that potential problems are avoided, and value is maximized. Some benefits of a construction management contract include:

  • Identifying and implementing cost saving strategies
  • Recognizing potential issues and resolving them prior to the construction phase
  • Minimizing the owner’s risks
  • Assuring quality and proficiency of the trades’ performance

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the 10 most frequently asked questions we hear from our customers.
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What does your building process look like?2021-10-20T12:03:16+00:00

We take a hands-on approach to custom home building. Our owner Steve and in-house design consultant Kelli will work one-on-one with you to create your perfect home. For a more detailed description of our design process please click here.

What is your price per square foot?2021-10-20T12:03:36+00:00

Our analogy for this is are you looking to buy a Toyota or a BMW? Both will get you from point A to point B, but the luxuries will be different. When pricing a home we work with you to match your budget with your style!

Do you have your own plans? Or do I need to supply plans?2021-10-22T19:00:47+00:00

With a variety of resources and contacts we surround ourselves with the best architects and engineers in Southeastern North Carolina. If one of our pre-drawn plans does not meet your specific needs, we can work with our professionals to make your ideas a reality.

What is the typical coast of a Coastal Cypress home?2021-10-22T19:01:22+00:00

We pride ourselves on building luxury while staying within budget. Currently our construction cost start at 350K+. Bring your ideas and bring your budgets we will always work with you to bring your vision to life.

What is the typical time-frame of a custom home to be built?2021-10-22T19:01:46+00:00

Our average turnaround time on a custom build is 8-10 months. Our expertise allows us to streamline our projects while never losing the integrity of our turn key product.

Do you have a warranty for your homes?2021-10-22T19:02:17+00:00

Yes, we back all of our homes with a 1-year cosmetic warranty.

Where do you primarily build?2021-10-22T19:02:41+00:00

We can build ANYWHERE in the greater Wilmington area! Including Brunswick and Pender Counties.

What style of home is Coastal Cypress known for?2021-10-22T19:03:06+00:00

Coastal Cypress loves building beach homes with a coastal flair. Of course, because we are in the custom home business, it is ALWAYS your home, your taste, your dream!! We will work with you to bring your style to life!

What distinguishes Coastal Cypress from other builders? Why should we choose you?2021-10-22T19:03:54+00:00

Our top of the line industry knowledge has driven us to become a major player in the Wilmington luxury home market. Our values of honesty, integrity and quality have allowed us to create some of the most beautiful homes in the area. We let our work speak for itself allowing our clients to know they have put their new home build in trusting hands.

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