To celebrate Small Business Saturday this year, we’re putting a spotlight on a local company that we’ve had the pleasure of working with on two fronts: a business collaboration, and a custom home project!
Founded by Kade Kimber in 2014, Oak City Gifts specializes in creating unique personal and corporate gifts that celebrate life's milestones. With an amazing attention to detail and a drive to take his work to the next level, Kimber and his company exemplify his personal motto, “If you can be anything, be extra.”
When it came time for Rufty Homes to sponsor a local event here in Raleigh, we really wanted to provide a gift that would bring the "WOW" factor. One that was elegant and polished, with every detail considered, just like the homes we build. We knew we needed to partner with a vendor who could deliver a high quantity of pieces without sacrificing quality. That’s why we turned to Oak City Gifts, who lived up to our expectations and beyond.
“Oak City Gifts hasn’t achieved the reputation it has by accident. It takes a relentless pursuit of that which will make our clients stand-outs, and their brands presented in the best possible light, in order for us to remain the trusted partners we have become known to be,” Kimber explains.
Oak City Gifts shares many of the same ideals that we have here at Rufty Homes: always putting the quality of our work and client experiences first.
In 2019, when Kimber decided it was time to build his dream home, he knew that finding the right builder could be tough since he would be holding them to the same standard he holds for his own business - only the highest quality.
“We interviewed several builders, but from our very first meeting with Rufty Homes, it was obvious that we could set aside any concerns and that they, too, focused on striving for a stellar end result,” he expressed.
We’re proud to be a small business supporting other small businesses here in Triangle. As the holiday season gets into full swing, don’t forget about Kimber and our friends at Oak City Gifts when thinking about that “perfect something” to give your employees and clients. We encourage you to explore all the amazing small businesses here in the Triangle, today and everyday. Support local, shop small, and happy holidays!
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