With more than 25 years of experience on his tool belt, Jon Rufty has maintained a reputation as the Triangle's dean of custom home building. He's quoted extensively in last week's cover story in the Triangle Business Journal. Read on to learn more about his thoughts on the current custom home building environment with reporter Amanda Hoyle.
When Drs. Glenn and Karen Coates designed and built their French Normandy-style dream home on the outskirts of Lochmere in Cary, they included a cellar with room for 3,500 bottles of wine.
"We really had planned to invest in some wine," he says, "but then we realized that people who do that tend to not have children. We didn't love wine that much."
The same could now be said for the house, valued at nearly $3 million. Read more.
Experience a thoughtfully refined approach to custom home building with a friendly team devoted to achieving your dreams. With Rufty Homes, you’re assured of a gracious, tailored home building experience defined by distinctive beauty, timeless value and pure joy.
“It truly is the home of our dreams. It’s where we spend time together, make memories with our kids and grandchildren, and fulfill our life’s passions. I can’t recommend the Rufty Homes team enough if you’re looking for your own forever home.”
- Frank & Barbara
“Of course we’ll be working with Rufty again on all of our future projects, including a fourth home on the property for our youngest daughter, when she’s ready.”
- Danny & Renate
“There was never a question that they were putting our needs first and they were always honest with us. At one point in the building process, we talked in-depth about reconfiguring the layout of the home to change the orientation of the garage. Jon was upfront with us and told us they’d absolutely do it if we wanted, but he warned us that lumber prices were starting to go up, which could impact the project.”
- Chad & Caroline
“We put a lot of time and thought into designing our home, and it was important to us that we could find a builder that would support our vision, while also helping us make smart design decisions. After our first meeting with Rufty Homes, it was clear that they understood our goals and were on board some of the more unique aspects that were important to us.”
- Bill & Donna