Your Dream Home
Creating Your Masterpiece.
We are dedicated to building you the luxury home you’ve dreamed of. When designing and building your custom home, we want to discover your specific needs and desires so that even the smallest detailed decisions are catered to providing the best solutions for your dream home.
Your desires are unique, and we tailor our solutions to fit your wants and needs.
THE BUILDING PROCESS
Blue Heron Signature Homes has land holdings in several of the Triangle’s most prestigious communities, all of which have their own unique set of amenities. Your homesite selection could be from one of those communities, or you could engage us to find a homesite elsewhere that meets every single one of your needs – homesite size, views, solar orientation, topography, traffic patterns, school districts and on and on. Tell us what your “dream homesite” would be like, and we’ll put our land acquisition and real estate brokerage experience to work in finding you the perfect solution.
ARCHITECTURE AND PLAN DESIGN
For many, this phase is what they relish the most. This is where we sometimes see years of pinning favorite photos from design magazines come into fruition. Our partnerships with the area’s leading residential designers allow us to have truly engaging design meetings. The focus is on discovery, the discovery of our clients’ needs, wants, dreams and desires. Our goal is to create a design that truly inspires, and elevates mood as you move through the space.
INTERIOR DESIGN AND THE SELECTIONS PROCESS
Every new Blue Heron Signature Homes build includes a personal professional interior designer acting as a “design concierge,” assisting our clients through the myriad of decisions in colors, finishes and fixtures. Our interior design partners are specialists in residential custom home design – and know exactly how to achieve the look you are going for. They also truly understand the home building process. Their knowledge and guidance helps keep the “fun” in the selections process, and helps result in our homes being delivered in agreement with the targeted build timelines.
ENGINEERING, SITE PLANNING, BUDGETING AND PERMITTING
Once all of the design decisions have been made, we proceed to siting the home upon the lot, engineering the home structurally, bidding, budgeting, and permitting. Local municipalities have a great impact on this part of the process. A typical range of durations for this phase is from six to fourteen weeks, depending on the complexity of the project.
For clients on a shorter timeline, Blue Heron Signature Homes makes a commitment to always having several designs and locations where a custom home has already been designed and permitted, saving weeks in elapsed time. Need your home quickly? Ask us about our “paper starts”. One of them just might be your perfect solution.
For most of our homes, the actual construction process takes approximately six months from when the foundation is placed. Our decades of being in the home building industry in the Triangle has offered us the opportunity to learn exactly which trade partners to use for your build. We are “well-connected” and take great pride in the bond between ourselves and our subcontractors and suppliers. We treat everyone with respect and professionalism, just as we would expect to be treated. This results in a truly collaborative onsite environment that you just do not see at all home builders. When you build with us, you will have endless opportunities to see this in action with your very own eyes.
The principals of Blue Heron Signature Homes stay by your side through every step of the build. There are no hand-offs to “junior-level staffers.” You selected Blue Heron because you wanted the skills and knowledge of Jason, Olivia and Jenn. That’s exactly what you get…for the entire build: Personal attention combined with a professional approach, and perhaps even just a bit of fun mixed in for good measure. We believe custom home building can be very satisfying endeavor and ensure the right steps are taken to take the stress out of it for you.
We have a multi-faceted customer assurance program to address workmanship concerns before and after you move into your new home. The key components include regular onsite meetings to keep you apprised of build progress, multiple detailed home orientation meetings preceding completion of your home, and continued direct access to the principals of Blue Heron Signature Homes after you move in.
If something needs attention, we want to hear from you. Combined with an independent structural independent warranty program and our financial strength…you’re assured your home will function exactly as you had hoped for. We’ll make sure of it.
"We feel so fortunate"
We feel so fortunate to have selected Blue Heron Signature Homes to build our beautiful house. The entire process was enjoyable as the team was very helpful and agreeable throughout. We started with an established design and then tweaked it with changes to further customize it to our liking including some excellent ideas from the builder team. Olivia was able to offer design advice when we asked but otherwise lead us through the process of meeting with the vendors and allowed us to make choices to our own taste. Jason was able to answer our questions regarding construction and did everything to our specifications. The process went smoothly because the team listened to what we wanted and delivered what they promised, and more. We are in a new neighborhood with several different builders and as we watched construction of our home and others, we could easily see that our house is of a higher quality than many of the others. High quality and a team that listens and performs – who could ask for more!
- Cynthia and Steve Sollod
"Your eye for design, attention to detail..."
It has been so nice working with you through the building of our new home, and a joy getting to know you. Your eye for design, attention to detail, availability, AND sense of humor was much appreciated along the way.
- Vicki & David Norris
"...everything was handled with ease."
Working with Blue Heron Signature Homes was an absolute pleasure. Jason Mathena and Olivia Lowry were exceptional in listening to what we wanted to accomplish and then making that happen. We even threw a few curve balls their way during the build process and everything was handled with ease. After living in the home for almost a year now, we can also say that the quality is second to none. We have built numerous homes in the past and this is the only one that has had almost no issues at year one. Although we feel like we built our dream forever home, if we do decide to go through the process again, we would certainly use Blue Heron Signature Homes.
- Brian Bus
"...delivered an incredible product."
Building a new home after retirement was an undertaking that we seriously questioned prior to pulling the trigger with Blue Heron Signature Homes. It turned out to be a great decision and a very enjoyable experience. We went through four or five design tweaks that were easily and graciously accepted by Blue Heron Signature Homes. The plan we put in place clearly laid out the allowances in every category. Working with Olivia, we always knew where we stood to budget before any decision was made. Her professional guidance and opinions carried a lot of weight and we always felt she had our best interest at heart. Obstacles never seemed like obstacles, as the general attitude from Jason was always “no problem.” He always tried to figure out a way to get to “yes, we can do that.” We were extremely pleased with the quality and craftsmanship of the sub-contractors. The overall quality of our home is outstanding, and we couldn’t be happier. Blue Heron Signature Homes made our home building experience fun and adventurous and delivered an incredible product. A great plan, great communication and execution from a professional team and commitment to timelines rendered us a beautiful home. We highly recommend Blue Heron Signature Homes.
- Tim and Myrna Murphy
"You are an absolute professional"
It has bee a huge pleasure working with you & your crews. You are an absolute professional with a very kind heart & patient mannerism. AND a perfectionist to boot!
Thank you for the great experience & your dedication.
- Vicki & David Norris