2010 HomeExpo

January 8th, 2010

As a member of the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association, Pender County, NC new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes encourages our readers to attend the WCFHBA’s 2010 HomeEXPO! Come out to the Schwartz Center at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC January 16th and 17th, 2010 for over 50 exhibits and 7 seminars, including many concentrated on Green home options. Below is the seminar schedule and for more information, visit www.WilmingtonHomeBuilders.com or call 910-799-2611! 

Kitchen & Bath Calleries Remodeling 101 Kitchens and Baths Saturday 11:00 AM
Turf Masters Sod Farms Turf Wars: Winning the Battle Starts at the Roots Saturday 12:00 PM
Cape Fear Rain Water Harvesting, Inc. Rainwater-“Collect, Contain, Conserve” Saturday 1:00 PM
The Mulch Master of Wilmington Enhancing Your Outdoor Living Spaces Saturday 2:00 PM
Just Perfect Home Staging & More The Art of Home Staging Sunday  1:00 PM
E. W. Godwin/ Icynene Expanding your Energy Budget with Foam Insulation. Sunday 2:00 PM  
Wilmington Fire Dept. Be a Life-Saver: Learn About Home Fire Sprinklers Sunday 3:00 PM  

Wilmington, NC December 11, 2009 – Southeastern North Carolina custom home builder and remodeler Mark Johnson Custom Homes was awarded the 2009 First Citizens Bank Customer Service Award. Judged by a panel of business professionals from the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, the award was established by First Citizens Bank to recognize companies that go above and beyond customer expectations in delivering service. Winners were recognized at the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Business Achievement Awards yesterday in downtown Wilmington, NC.

“We’ve been fortunate to be recognized with awards for our website, jobsite safety, sustainable building and design in the past, but clearly customer service is the backbone to any home builder’s success. This award is the most significant to us because it validates our extreme efforts to exceed our client’s expectations,” said President Mark Johnson.

Managing Partner of the Cornerstone Advisory Partners, Dallas Romanowski, had this to say about Mark Johnson Custom Homes’ customer service practices: “During the building process Mark Johnson Custom Homes develops a very strong relationship with the client. This relationship continues even after the house is finished; customers clearly understand that Mark Johnson Custom Homes values their business and is focused on fulfilling their personal needs. Mark Johnson Custom Homes promptly follows up with customers after they move into the new home to make sure their expectations continue to be exceeded. Mark Johnson Custom Homes is truly a visionary in the home building industry. It is rewarding to see a company so focused on constant innovation and customer satisfaction.”

Visit our website to learn more about Mark Johnson Custom Homes and what differentiates our home building process from any other. Click here to learn more about the First Citizens Bank Customer Service Award.

About Mark Johnson Custom Homes

Mark Johnson Custom Homes is a family owned small business, licensed unlimited builder that focuses on new residential custom home construction. We have excelled in custom home building, multi-family construction, concrete construction, U.S. Green Building Council’s Platinum Rating in LEED for Homes Program, energy efficient/sustainable remodels and renovations. We have been recognized nationally and locally for our craftsmanship, safety and “Green” initiatives.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and 100% of our past clients eagerly refer us to friends and family because we ensure that every client has: 

  • A Professional and Courteous Staff
  • Web-Based Tools That Keep Them “In the Know”
  • Detailed Plans That Eliminate Timely and Costly Mistakes
  • A Knowledgeable Team of Trusted Trade Partners and Associates
  • The Use of the Latest Technologies Available

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s Power Breakfast Series event was held yesterday, December 3rd at the Hilton Riverside in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. The entire team of New Hanover County, NC custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes attended the event, which was covered by News 14 Carolina in last night’s broadcast. Our own Vice-President of Business Development, Kevin Johnson, was interviewed by Julie Fertig regarding the real estate market’s future in the Wilmington, NC area. Below is an excerpt from News 14 Carolina’s coverage; to watch the video and read the complete coverage click here!

“After a rough few years in the real estate market across the state, signs of improvement appear to be on the horizon. A panel of longtime real estate agents in the Wilmington region reflected on the current status of the market and their expectations for the year to come during a Real Estate Reality Check discussion.

Intracoastal Realty President Jim Wallace, who was on the panel of industry experts, said the combination of low prices, low interest rates and more property for buyers to choose from creates a strong market.

‘Also, in addition, there are bank-owned properties now that are priced well below the market,’ said Wallace. ‘So it’s a good opportunity for people to buy a house now.’

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Liz Whiteman
Operations Manager
Mark Johnson Custom Homes, Inc
liz@markjohnsoncustomhomes.com
910-208-9153

Wilmington, NC November 17, 2009 — The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines selected projects in eight categories for its Second Annual GreenSite Awards. All winning projects best exemplify the concrete production industry’s contribution to sustainable construction. Among the award winners were Southeastern NC custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes for The Primrose at Landfall, their Energy Star and LEED Platinum Certified home in Wilmington, NC. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects are overseen by the U.S. Green Building Council and the LEED Platinum Certification is the highest attainable certification.

“We are proud to have constructed such a beautiful yet environmentally conscious home and are thrilled about the savings the homeowner will enjoy for years to come,” said Kevin Johnson, Vice President of Business Development. “In five or ten years these energy efficiencies will be standard construction practices, but for the time being, we are thrilled to be viewed as pioneers in our industry”.

Visit www.MarkJohnsonCustomHomes.com for more information on Mark Johnson Custom Homes and The Primrose at Landfall. Visit www.theconcreteproducer.com and www.concreteconstruction.net for information on the award winners and a slide show on each winning project.

About Mark Johnson Custom Homes, Inc

Mark Johnson Custom Homes is a family owned small business, licensed unlimited builder that focuses on new residential custom home construction. We have excelled in custom home building, multi-family construction, concrete construction, LEED for Homes Platinum, energy efficient/sustainable remodels and renovations. We have been recognized nationally and locally for our craftsmanship, safety and “Green” initiatives.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and 100% of our past clients eagerly refer us to friends and family because we ensure that every client has:

  • A Professional and Courteous Staff
  • Web-Based Tools That Keep Them “In the Know”
  • Detailed Plans That Eliminates Timely and Costly Mistakes
  • A Knowledgeable Team of Trusted Trade Partners and Associates
  • The Use of the Latest Technologies Available

Facebook FNew Hanover County, NC new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is excited to share that you can now find us on Facebook! Become a Facebook Fan of Mark Johnson Custom Homes and have all of the latest information, videos and photos at your fingertips. Click here for our Fan Page and if you are not yet on Facebook, sign up to create your own profile.

Remember you can also follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates!

UNC-Wilmington Seahawk Fanfest!

October 30th, 2009

UNCW BasketballWilmington, NC new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes encourages you to join the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Athletics Department for Seahawk Fanfest on Saturday, November 7th, 2009.  This FREE event will take place from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to Trask Coliseum (rain location is inside Hanover Gym). 

Seahawk Fanfest will include inflatable games and performances by The School Boys, the UNCW Dance Team, the UNCW Cheerleaders and the UNCW Drumline.  Seahawk Fanfest will also include appearances by UNCW student-athletes and a special appearance by Sammy C. Hawk.   

After Seahawk Fanfest, but sure to stick around when the Men’s Basketball team hosts North Greenville at 7:00 p.m. in Trask Coliseum.  Youth tickets for the game will be just $5.00 when purchased with an adult ticket on the day of the game only.

For more information visit the UNC-Wilmington Athletics website!

As a proud supporter of the United Way of the Cape Fear Area, Brunswick County home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes encourages our readers to dine at Chili’s next week to help raise funds for their efforts!

UW Chilis

Saturday, October 10th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pender County, NC custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes encourages you to attend this year’s Solar and Green Building Tour! The annual Tour will feature the following sites, offering diverse examples of Green technology:  

Street Sweeper FacilityCity of Wilmington Street Sweeper Facility – 1110 S. 17th Street: Solar power, radiant floor heating, site and building re-use and stormwater run-off improvements are showcased in a commercial setting.
This is the official Tour kick-off site. Bring your PayPal receipts here to pick up tickets purchased online. Tickets will be available for sale here the day of the Tour.

 

 

Talon Ct3404 Talon Court: A LEED Platinum gut rehab led by architect Jay DeChesere. This home illustrates a wealth of Green strategies both inside and outside, including a Green roof, a 3FW photovoltaic array, solar hot water, geothermal, rainwater harvesting and an Audubon wildlife habitat.

 

 

2002 Kenilworth Lane2002 Kenilworth Lane: Mark Johnson Custom Homes’ LEED Platinum Home in Landfall. New residential construction in Landfall is only the second residence in North Carolina to receive the highest rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. To achieve Platinum certification, the 2,770 square foot, 4 bedroom/4 bath home scored points for health, sustainability, energy and water efficiencies. Note: This site can only be visited by taking the trolley.   

 

 

10 South 5th Ave10 South 5th Avenue: This renovation of a grand historic home exemplifies the ultimate in recycling and how, contrary to popular belief, many elements of Green are both simple and traditional. The home’s “new” kitchen also features custom cabinetry and architectural accents crafted from reclaimed wood.

 

 

1919 Wrightsville Ave1919 Wrightsville Avenue: A single family dwelling that has been retrofitted with Green technologies by the owner slowly over time. Green technologies include a tankless water heater (natural gas), ductless HVAC system, sealed crawlspace and attic, material repurposing, recycled material, permeable pavers and great landscaping. 

 

 

2214 Allens Ave2214 Allens Lane: A single family dwelling with solar hot water heater and where 10 PV cells are in the process of being installed on the roof. The home also features an electricity demand limit meter through Progress Energy. This device limits the home’s appliance use during the peak electricity time period. The home is Energy Star certified and also features separate zones for heating and cooling in each room and all halogen dimmer lights and CFL non-dimmers.

 

TrolleyTake a self-guided tour or ride the Trolley with the official tour guide for a narrated excursion!

Early Bird tickets are $15 per person for CFGBA members and $20 for non-members. Due to limited space on the Trolley, children’s tickets for the guided tour will be full price. There is no charge for children on the self-guided tour. Tickets will be available the day of the Tour for $25 at the City of Wilmington Street Sweeper Facility. Proceeds benefit the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance.

 For more information, visit their website!

Green Living

Wrightsville Beach, NC custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes encourages our readers to attend the Cape Fear Green Building Association’s Green Living Expo & Conference! It will be held on October 21st at the Hilton Riverside in Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. The Green Living Expo and Conference is for people in the Wilmington region interested in living a Green lifestyle, developing Green-related businesses and learning about local Green initiatives. In addition to the Green Expo, there will be seminars & workshops, a keynote speaker luncheon and the Vision of Green Wilmington Awards. 

Green HomeFor more information on the seminars and workshops, including a detailed list and registration instructions, click here. Topics to be discussed include Green retrofitting, landscaping, solar thermal, tax credits and rebates and more!

The Green Expo will be in the Hilton Grand Ballroom from 1:30 pm – 7 pm and free to the public. The Expo will feature products and services from a range of industries dedicated to operating businesses, homes and people’s lives in a Greener way. For more information on the Expo, click here.

The Keynote Speaker Luncheon will be from Noon – 1:30 pm and welcomes Jack Fuller, the CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. Learn about the multi-billion dollar bets GE is making on Green initiatives through its Ecomagination Program. Advanced registration is required; for more information click here.

The evening will end with the Vision of Green Wilmington Awards & Reception from 7 pm – 8 pm. The Visions of Green Wilmington Awards will recognize the people who see Green opportunities in the Wilmington region. For more information, including how to enter, click here.

Mark Johnson Custom Homes will have a booth at the Expo in the Hilton Grand Ballroom from 1:30pm – 7pm. We welcome you to stop by and look forward to seeing you there!

Brunswick County, NC custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes would like to share this informative video about the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. A proud supporter of our local United Way, we encourage others to “Live United” by “Giving, Advocating, and Volunteering.” For more information, visit their website!

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