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Reimel Family
It was a pleasure working with Chris and his staff and crew on our project. They were very responsive and helpful in the planning stage. The crew was impressive and offered amazing craftsmanship. They were always punctual and tidy, the project was completed on time, and the result was beyond our expectations. The office staff was always responsive when we needed to communicate, which was great. Could not recommend them higher!

Reimel Family

Just wanted to say thanks for the Starbuck's gift card. We've moved into the house and have been enjoying the work your guys did- Especially the  Kitchen!!

- Sue

Wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for the outstanding work on the front porch, etc.


You and your guys did a wonderful job. As I would Michele yesterday, this is EXACTLY how I envisioned this to look!

- Phil & Kim

We are thoroughly enjoying our "new house!"

All of our family and friends were very impressed-we've hosted many parties and other family gatherings and all has gone well. The first floor renovation is very popular!

- Chuck & Mary
"It's everything we wanted!"

"I simply wanted to take a minute and let you both know that our "project" was everything we had hoped and we're really enjoying it! My favorite way to relax is to go into the sunroom to read or simply look out the windows. All four of us love eating breakfast and dinner in the sunroom. Thank you for making our home even more wonderful."

-Laura B.
"I want to thank you and all the guys for the fantastic job, it looks phenomenal. I have already had all the neighbors behind me comment on how good the remodel looks! They keep asking to come and see it. We are extremely happy we chose your company and we look forward to many years in our beautiful new remodel. 

Amazing attention to detail, your company's work has far exceeded my highest expectations."

-Kimberly & Gerry D.
"We have been hosting and entertaining ever since the house was finished. All of our hopes and dreams for the final result are being realized and every bit of space works beautifully. The past three weeks we have had staff workers from World Relief with us staying in the new space. On Thursday night we had over 50 students here from the church youth group. We found a way to include a ping pong table downstairs, so at the same tie they were; playing pool, ping pong, Fooseball, on TV #1 video gaming, on TV #2 watching a movie! We have had multiple large group dinners on the new patios. 

The big test will be on August 17th: a picnic for 200!"

-Denise and Steve S.
"We are very satisfied with our new project! The material, trim and details you provided were exceptional. You returned our phone calls, showed up when you said you would and completed the project in the time you quoted.
You have exceeded our expectations.

If anyone has questions about your work our would like to see our project, we would be proud to show it off."

-Doug & Martha C.
Modern Kitchen

What Our Customers Say...

Avocet Design Build was nothing short of a joy to work with. Chris’ Crew, as our five year old called them, were hard working, considerate, talented individuals who helped us realize our dream outdoor living space.. Chris is thoughtful, responsive, and easy to work with, helping us shape our vision and making it a reality. Michele makes you feel like part of the family, checking in, sharing news letter updates, and even getting poolside gifts for our little ones when the deck was done. We were incredibly lucky to work with Avocet Design Build, and we would highly recommend this general contractor and home design crew.

-Jennifer R.

Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, and Value are all key words that come to mind with the staff at Avocet Design Build.


Chris came to discuss the ideas we had for changing a window to French doors opening out to a beautiful, sturdy addition beyond, which didn’t exist yet. He listened.. really listened and sent a proposal with computer drawings of what they could do. I was thrilled and set a date. Michele was so easy to coordinate business issues with.

In March 2021, Chris and his crew installed the French doors (through brick wall) and built a beautiful, sturdy addition beyond our expectations. Our vision was brought to life and now we have a one of a kind deck that is just what we wanted

-Julie T.

My husband and I have used Avocet Design Build for for multiple renovation projects in our home and have been beyond pleased. Chris has always been available to talk about the project that is going on and has never made us feel that we were a problem when we called. We asked for a quote and Chris provided the quote in a timely matter and started the work when he said he would be there. He came out looked around, took measurements and provided us with ideas on the best way for us to achieve the look we wanted with our home. He and his crew are very conscientious and leave the work area cleaned up daily. We are continuing our home journey with Avocet Design Build because we believe the provide high quality work at reasonable rates. Thank you Chris, and all the members of the Avocet Design Build team!

-Tracy S.

Why Choose Avocet?

The Best General Contractor and Design-Build Firm in Wilmington, NC
  • Avocet is a design-focused firm that believes in the importance of exceptional design. We create beautiful, functional spaces that meet our clients' needs and exceed their expectations.

  • For a professional and dependable design and building experience, choose Avocet.

  • We embrace the complexity of challenging projects. When the solution isn't clear, we're the team you can count on to find it.


  • Experience a personalized design-build process with Avocet. We prioritize your satisfaction every step of the way.

  • Avocet's boutique design-build model allows us to focus on delivering a top-notch experience for you.

  • Experience a streamlined and enjoyable project with Avocet's constantly improving design-build process.

  • Avocet and our trade partners are renowned in the industry for our exceptional workmanship, unparalleled expertise, and unwavering commitment to quality.

  • Our cutting-edge 3-D design renderings and cloud-based construction management software provide you with ultimate clarity.

  • At Avocet, we prioritize building strong relationships with our clients. We are pleased that many of them choose us for multiple home renovations and become long-term friends.

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