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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your common questions about the Rufty custom home building process.

We’ve assembled some of the more common questions we receive about the custom homebuilding process. Of course, we always welcome your calls and questions regarding residential construction.

Q: Do I need to own a lot for you to build on?

Our team can help you whether or not you have a specific site in mind. We have insights on the Triangle’s most desirable neighborhoods that come from 30 years of luxury custom home building. It’s highly likely we’ve either custom-built or completed home remodels in most Triangle neighborhoods you’re considering.

Q: How much does it cost?

Every custom home we build is unique. So, we’ve established some benchmarks to help you uncover your family’s lifestyle needs. Once a few parameters are defined we can help you project costs.

To start, think about:

  1. Structure: The size, shape, design and number of stories you desire.
  2. Features: The design elements, specialty rooms and unique spaces.
  3. Finishes: The levels of finishes to flooring, trim, appliances and fixtures.
  4. Exterior living: Review land acquisition and lot requirements, plus outdoor living space for pools, patios, driveways, and so forth.


Q: What does a “custom” home really entail?

We pride ourselves on listening closely to your needs and tailoring your home to your family’s lifestyle. Your Rufty custom home is not selected from a portfolio of our past builds. Custom means just that. It originates from your imagination. We’re experts at helping you identify the many scenarios required to make informed decisions and that balance your budget with your family’s needs.

Q: What makes Rufty Homes unique?

One key area where we’re distinguished is our longevity in Triangle custom home building. Thirty continuous years, weathering our region’s economic peaks and valleys. With an unmatched track record of relationships with financial institutions, municipalities and subcontractors. Rufty Homes is highly respected for our values and commitment to treating our partners right.

Another differentiator is that each of our project managers is assigned to a maximum two homes. Your family always has access to our team and our undivided attention.

Rufty stands apart  by building homes with the highest quality materials and technologies. We’re known for implementing residential innovations in sustainability, healthy living and smart technologies.

Every Rufty custom home is engineered to far exceed code. Which means you will not hear squeaks in floor joists or experience a trampoline effect, nor will you see wall, trim or surface imperfections. Just a few examples where there are no minor imperfections in a custom home built by Rufty.