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May 2021 Post Archive

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Jon Rufty: The Face of Luxury Home Building in Raleigh

Have you seen the latest issue of Midtown Magazine? Jon Rufty was named the 2021 Face of Raleigh Luxury Home Building! Make sure you pick up a copy or subscribe to the publication’s digital newsletter.

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Best of Houzz 2021

We’re proud to have been named Best of Houzz Design 2021! We have officially made this prestigious list every year since 2014 – 7 years in a row – more than any company in Raleigh!

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Raleigh Ranked As A Top City to Live, Work and Play In!

This year, we’re especially grateful to call the Triangle area home. In 2020, Raleigh consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the country to live, work, and play. Check out the accolades below to see why there’s never been a better time to put down roots in Raleigh.

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Wake Living 2020 Readers Choice Awards Voting Open

We’re excited to announce that Wake Living’s 2020 Readers Choice Awards voting is officially open! It’s time to vote for your local favorites across the Triangle. We’d love your vote in the category of “Best New Homebuilder Over $500k”.

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2019 Innovative Builder of the Year

We are honored to have received the 2019 Innovative Builder of the Year Award from our friends at ROCKin’teriors! After working on multiple projects together, we can say that it’s always a pleasure partnering with this local certified natural stone fabricator to provide our clients with jaw-dropping designs for their custom homes. 

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Rufty Homes Featured as One of the Best Custom Home Builders in Raleigh

“For more than 30 years, clients have trusted Rufty Homes to deliver luxury custom homes whose timeless elegance is evident right away.”

We’re honored to be included in Home Builder Digest’s list of the Best Custom Home Builders in Raleigh!

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Vote for Rufty Homes in the 2020 Maggy Awards!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re once again a Maggy Award nominee for Best Custom Home Builder or Home Renovation Specialist.

The Maggy Awards recognizes the best of North Carolina businesses, as voted on by readers of Cary Magazine.

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Jon Rufty Awarded CEO of the Year by Triangle Business Journal

Congratulations to our own Jon Rufty on being given a CEO of the Year Award by Triangle Business Journal!

Jon says, “It’s an honor to be given this award by an esteemed Triangle publication.

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Rufty Homes Named Among Triangle’s Top Remodelers

The Triangle Business Journal recently published its list of “top residential remodelers.”  Our team is honored to be recognized among the top 20 remodeling companies in the region, and everyone at Rufty Homes takes tremendous pride in the awards and recognition we receive.

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Rufty Recognized for Blount St. by Capital Area Preservation

Earlier this week, Rufty Homes and architect Michael Booth were recognized by Capital Area Preservation, Inc. for the newly constructed McDonald residence at 520 Blount Street in Raleigh. Our efforts on this residential infill project in Raleigh’s cherished Oakwood historic district received an Anthemion Award for excellence and commitment to historic preservation in Wake County.

Rufty Named Top Custom Home Builder By Triangle Business Journal

Hot off the presses, earlier today the Triangle Business Journal named Rufty Homes as the “top custom home builder” at the 2016 Residential Real Estate Awards event, held at Prestonwood Country Club. We’re honored to be recognized by the area’s top business publication and appreciate our clients’ trust in our work.

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Rufty Homes Project Viewed 3.6 Million Times On Houzz

In a recent post we shared our thoughts about the growing impact of Houzz. How’s this for amazing: our favorite kitchen photo of the NC State Chancellor’s residence has been served up and viewed over 3.6 MILLION times in the past year at Houzz

Kudos to Marvin Malecha and the NC State College of DesignIt was a wonderful opportunity for Rufty Homes to build this residence. We’re very proud of the impact this custom home makes around the world. Quite the #STATEMENTRead more about the Room of the Year.

Rufty Homes Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2014) – Rufty Homes has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Rufty has been building and remodeling fine custom homes since 1988 and was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

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Cary Magazine Readers Name Rufty “Best Home Building Company”

We’re excited and humbled to have been named “Best Home Building Company” by the readers of Cary Magazine. Take a peek at the article, and enjoy the photography from a stately residence we built in the Hills of Rosemont in Durham.

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Wake Living Mentions Rufty Custom Home Award

Wake Living magazine recently wrote about a special Rufty Homes custom design award. Rufty Homes was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) with its Room of the Year award as well as a platinum award for Interior Design: Kitchen in the 2012 Best in American Living Awards (BALA). 

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Rufty Homes served as custom home builder for the N.C. State Chancellor's luxury residence.

NBC17-WNCN Highlights Rufty Homes’ National Awards for Chancellor’s Residence

Awards presented to Rufty Homes for its custom home construction of the N.C. State Chancellor’s kitchen were recently highlighted on the Raleigh news website for NBC17-WNCN. The news station posted an article and two photos recognizing the project, with the kitchen in “The Point” named as the country’s favorite room, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

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See NCSU home in a recent Chicago Tribune article

The kitchen in “The Point,” the chancellor’s residence at North Carolina State University, was selected “Room of the Year” in the Best in American Living Awards by the National Association of Home Builders.

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NCSU Chancellor’s Kitchen Named Room of the Year

Our custom home building on behalf of N.C. State University for the Chancellor’s residence was recognized as “Room of the Year” in the Best in American Living Awards by the National Association of Home Builders.

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Charlotte Observer Heralds Chancellor’s Custom Home Award

A column in the Charlotte Observer applauded the work of Rufty Homes on the NC State Chancellor’s home. Columnist Allen Norwood wrote about the 8,000-square-foot project, the why of the design and its awards.

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Chancellor’s Home Award Recognized by K+BB

The NCSU Chancellor’s home, a Rufty Custom Home project, was highlighted by industry publication K+BB recently for its awards. The chancellor’s kitchen was selected as Room of the Year in the 2012 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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Walter Magazine Showcases Rufty Custom Home for Chancellor

Walter Magazine recently highlighted a favorite Rufty Custom Home: the NCSU Chancellor’s house. The magazine showcases the house’s blend of past and future. Rufty Custom Homes is so proud to be part of that project.

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NAHB Honors Rufty Home Project

A Rufty Custom Home project has earned a special award from The National Association of Home Builders. The NC State Chancellor’s home. The project won Room of the Year in the 2012 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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Builder Magazine Highlights Rufty Custom Kitchen

Builder Magazine highlighted the Rufty Homes design of the NC State Chancellor’s kitchen. The project was listed as the publication’s “Project of the Month.” Read more.

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BIA Honors Rufty Custom Home Project

The NCSU Chancellor’s Home, a Rufty Custom Home project, was honored by the Brick Industry Association. The home won the 2012 Best in Brick Design in the category of “Residential – Single Family.”

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Cary Magazine Gives Shout Out to Rufty Homes’ Custom Approach

Homes are not just places to put your stuff, but places where we live each and every day. That makes them an important part of our lives, something recognized recently Cary Magazine’s Best of Lifestyle Awards.

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