wilmington home builderWilmington home builder and remodeler Mark Johnson Custom Homes has been nationally recognized as Sater Design Collection’s “Builder of the Year.” It’s the first annual award ceremony for the firm, which is one of the most recognized luxury home plan design firms in the country.

Home builders across the country submitted their Sater Design Collection homes to the contest, and it was Mark Johnson Custom Homes who was awarded the top prize for the “Massimo” home plan. The home is located in the Landfall community of Wilmington.  Mark Johnson, founder of Mark Johnson Custom Homes, said, “We are extremely proud of the award and believe it exemplifies how our ‘dedication to the details’ produces a luxury home of the highest quality. We have previously built Sater Design Collection homes, and to be recognized not only at a national level, but for building one of their designs, is very special.”

This isn’t the first time Mark Johnson Custom Homes was recognized on the national level; they have previously been acknowledged by ICF Builder, The Concrete Producer and the National Association of Home Builders.

Visit MarkJohnsonCustomHomes.com to learn more about their company and what differentiates their home building process from any other. For more information about Sater Design Collection, visit SaterDesign.com.

About Mark Johnson Custom Homes

Mark Johnson Custom Homes is a family-owned business in Wilmington, NC. They specialize in new custom home construction and remodeling. They have excelled not only in custom home construction, but in multi-family construction, concrete construction, LEED for Homes Platinum, energy efficient/sustainable remodels and renovations. They have been recognized nationally and locally for their customer service, safety and “green” initiatives.

The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center is a non-profit organization in Wilmington, NC that partners with other non-profits to increase their range of community involvement. The center focuses on everything from assistance for housing, health care, employment and family support, with the ultimate goal of “rebuilding lives through services” for those in need. And Wilmington custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is proud to be a supporter of this amazing organization.

The Harrelson Center depends on generous donations and key partnerships with other organizations to increase opportunities for so many people in the Cape Fear area. Their needs vary throughout the year, so to become involved, donate or see their “Current Need” list. And thank you to everyone at the Harrelson Center for your dedication to making our community a better one!

Don’t miss the Wilmington, NC real estate community’s largest annual gathering! The 2014 Wilmington Real Estate Summit & Awards takes place Nov. 18 at the Wilmington Convention Center. And you can use this discount code — mjsummit — to save $10 on an all-access pass to the summit.

The event includes:
• A Keynote Breakfast with Dr. Katherine Loflin, the “City Doctor,” who is recognized around the world as a “placemaking” expert
• A panel discussion with leaders of five regional planning efforts
• TED-style talks from Castle Branch CEO Brett Martin, Wilmington Housing Authority CEO Katrina Redmon and Wilmington Urban Planner Allen Davis and Community Planner Suzanne Rogers
• An awards lunch to honor individuals and organizations that make our community more vibrant. Click here to see the finalist list.

The Pretty in Pink Foundation is a North Carolina-based organization that provides financial assistance for uninsured or under-insured breast cancer patients. With the help of generous sponsors and fundraisers, they help these breast cancer Champions (survivors) through all stages of their journey. The Pretty in Pink Foundation helps these Champions receive lifesaving treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and more.

And that’s why Mark Johnson Custom Homes is excited to be a sponsor of the Pink Fashion Walk Gala! The 2014 Gala is at the Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington on Friday, September 12th, 2014. We hope you will join us for an evening of entertainment, delicious cuisine and drinks and the latest fashions. And to make the event even more special, the Fashion Walk models are 40 local cancer Champions! Thanks to Camille’s of Wilmington for graciously donating the evening’s fashions.

For more information on the Pretty in Pink Foundation’s Pink Fashion Walk Gala, contact Joy Wade at 910-620-9871 or jwade@prettyinpinkfoundation.org. And click here to donate today

Building a custom home may be seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Mark Johnson Custom Homes believes in “dedication to the details,” which includes walking through all of those details with you and creating the custom home of your dreams.

But if you’re at the beginning stages of considering a custom home, and would like to start your research online, the National Association of Home Builders is an excellent resource!  The NAHB offers free articles and videos that cover every aspect of home building, including: financing, green building, the latest designs, and even tips to sell the home you are currently in. Check out their “Buying or Building Your Home” page to access all of these resources today!

And to request a free custom home consultation with Mark Johnson, contact us today!

wilmington nc home builderMark Johnson Custom Homes is one of the few home builders in Wilmington, NC that are a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. The certification is a National Home Builders Association program that focuses on home modifications that will allows elderly or handicapped homeowners to stay in their homes. The program also is aimed at to help middle age homeowners planning for their parents and themselves.

On average, people live three years longer if they stay in their own home, they are happier and save money. And most adults prefer aging-in-place. “A Report to the National Livable Communities: Creative Environments for Successful Aging” found that 90% of adults 65 years old and older would prefer to stay in their current residence as they age.

Mark Johnson Custom Homes analyzes individual homeowner’s needs with occupational and physical therapists, who work with the homeowner’s doctors,  to create a plan of action. With a focused approach and innovative designs, the integrity of the home stays intact, allowing these homes to feel more like their homes, rather than a an assisted living facility. The growing number of candidates for aging-in-place is growing in Wilmington and its surrounding areas, which is why this topic has been featured in a recent Lumina News article.

Accommodating a handicapped or elderly homeowner is so much more than wider doorways or handicapped bars. It’s all about learning more about the clients’ needs and planning for the future. For more information on aging-in-place home renovations, contact us today!

“The Angelique” built by Wilmington, NC home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes was featured in the following article on Houzz.com!

Exterior Panel Shutters Cover All the Bases

If you’re looking to up the curb appeal of your home, consider dressing your windows with traditional exterior panel shutters. Originally designed hundreds of years ago as a functional window dressing for privacy and security, the paneled shutter still protects homes from weather, though in many cases these days the primary purpose may be for ornamentation.

Designed in all shapes, sizes and panel configurations, shutters can be mounted on operable shutter hinges or directly alongside the window. Choosing the design and color of panel shutters is much like choosing a door style. Select a panel layout and color that excite you, fit your home’s architecture and offer pizzazz and curb appeal.

Walnut-colored operable composite raised-panel shutters look beautiful with this home’s dark brown windows and washed and aged tumbled-brick exterior.

Click the link below to visit the Mark Johnson Custom Homes Houzz page!

MJCH Houzz Page

Wilmington custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is excited to announce that The Angelique was a Silver Award winner during this year’s Parade of Homes that took place April 28 – 29 & May 5 – 6. To view a video of the award winning home built in the Landfall community, simply click “The Angelique” below.

The Angelique

2011 Cape Fear Heart Walk

October 13th, 2011

Wilmington, NC new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is a team sponsor of the 2011 Cape Fear Heart Walk which will take place October 15th on the campus of UNCW. The event raises money for research and education efforts of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Our team hopes to see you there!

Cape Fear Heart Walk

Saturday, October 15, 2011 | Event Goal -$175,000

Campus of UNCW – Wilmington, NC | Registration at 9 am | Walk Begins at 10 am

Click Here to Make a Donation

The Cape Fear Heart Walk

October 5th, 2010

New Hanover County, NC home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes supports the 2010 Cape Fear Heart Walk.
Cape Fear Start! Heart Walk
October 16, 2010
Registration Begins at 9:00am, Walk at 10:00am 
Campus of UNCW – Athletic Field
 The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation’s #1 and #3 killers, claim more than 865,000 American lives a year. MJCH, along with many others in our area, has accepted the challenge to raise money to help fight heart disease and stroke by supporting this year’s Cape Fear Start! Heart Walk.