Mark Johnson Custom Homes, Inc is proud to use an environmentally smart option in their Green home in the Landfall Community in Wilmington, NC.

Mohawk Carpet leads innovation in sustainable flooring with SmartStrand® carpet with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer. In a partnership with DuPont, this carpet exclusively offers fiber made with Bio-PDO™ (the key Sorona® ingredient), which is produced from corn sugar.

By utilizing this new ingredient, 37 percent of Sorona® is being made from renewable resources. This marks the first time that a luxuriously soft carpet offers durability and stain protection, while also making less of an environmental impact.

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DuPont™ Sorona® plays a major role in the worldwide objective of a renewable economy and represents a new frontier in sustainability. This carpet is environmentally smart because:

– The production of Sorona® polymer requires 30 percent less energy than the production of an equal amount of nylon.

– Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of Sorona® are 63 percent lower than nylon manufacturing.

– This energy reduction results in approximately one gallon of gasoline saved per every seven square yards of carpet.

The superior stain resistance of SmartStrand® carpet is engineered into the fiber and will never wear or wash off, meaning consumers will never need to retreat the carpet with stain protectors after steam cleaning.

And this engineered-in stain resistance reaches new levels of protection, allowing tough stains such as mustard, red wine, and cherry Kool-Aid® to be removed simply with warm water and a mild detergent, or with Mohawk FloorCare™ Essentials. The fiber even resists discoloration from bleach.

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Wrightsville Beach, N.C. has become a popular place to live and vacation because of its residential atmosphere, ideal climate, convenient location, and near absence of crime.  The town occupies a beautiful barrier island that stretches four miles along North Carolina’s southeastern coast as well as an interior island named Harbor Island.  

With an average 212 days of sunshine, summer temperatures in the 80s and winter temperatures in the 50s, it is no surprise that visitors seek vacation on the island year-round.  Wrightsville Beach is known as much more than simply a “summer beach town,” due in part to the numerous fine shopping and dining that attracts locals and visitors throughout the year.  

It is no surprise the primary attraction to Wrightsville Beach is the beach itself.  Most cannot resist the soft white sand and crystal blue ocean.  The town draws thousands of surfers, boaters, kayakers and fisherman throughout the warmer months.  When visiting Wrightsville beach, one quickly learns the town has an appeal beyond the beach. 

As the weather becomes cooler, many still continue to walk, jog or run the “loop”, which is a circular scenic 2.45 mile path which takes exercisers around the Public Park and scenic marshes.  Many living in Wrightsville Beach custom homes can easily access the “loop” simply by walking out their front door.   

Countless activities and festivals—including the popular annual Flotilla—are planned each month within the Town of Wrightsville Beach as well as within nearby Wilmington.  Residents are also able to take advantage of all the amenities, such as the charming historic riverfront district, cultural offerings and medical facilities, which Wilmington has to offer.   

Located within New Hanover County, Wrightsville Beach has its own police and fire departments.  Young children living on the island can attend Wrightsville Beach Elementary School, and then continue on to other top-rated schools in the New Hanover County Public School System or select among the numerous private schools in the area.  The University of North Carolina Wilmington is located just 5 miles away, for those wishing to apply to receive a degree or those who would enjoy simply enrolling in a class or two for fun.  Ranked as one of the top public regional undergraduate universities in the South by US News and World Report, the university also offers year-round cultural and athletic events.   

For those interested in history, the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History features exhibits showcasing the changes on the island over the past 100 years.  Find information about the train used in 1902 to transport visitors onto the island for summer or weekend vacations.  A train ride from Wilmington new homes in downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach lasted 30 minutes.  Today, those living in Wilmington new homes can simply hop in their car and drive less than 15 miles to the beach.  Wrightsville Beach is also conveniently located off Interstate 40, allowing for easy day-trips to the Raleigh area.

Wrightsville Beach is well known for the beauty of its houses, which many consider prime examples of contemporary beach architecture.  When taking a peaceful evening stroll down the street, one will walk past a variety of homes—from cottages dating back to the late 1800s to the new Wrightsville Beach custom homes. 

Mark Johnson Custom Homes, a Wrightsville Beach custom builder, provides the perfect solution for those who want to build their dream home in Wrightsville Beach.  The company thrives on its simple, straightforward building process, which allows homebuyers to enjoy the experience of building a home for their family. 

When building Wrightsville Beach custom homes with Mark Johnson Custom Homes, everyone works hard to ensure the new homes are built to the owner’s specifications and design selections.  The Wrightsville Beach custom builderassigns each homebuyer a Project Manager and Designer to assist with the decision process.   Clients are encouraged to attend a Builder Meeting, where they are able to review the contract with the Builder. 

During the construction phase of the Wrightsville Beach custom homes, homebuyers will receive a User ID and Password to access information on the Web regarding the building of their Mark Johnson Custom Home.  The Wrightsville Beach custom builder updates the online Client Progress Portal site each week with progress photos and a construction schedule, allowing homebuyers to review the status of their dream home from any computer. 

Founded in Wilmington, N.C., Mark Johnson Custom Homes, Inc. is a licensed unlimited builder by the State of North Carolina.  Mark Johnson Custom Homes is recognized for delivering high-quality custom Wilmington new homes and Wrightsville Beach custom homes.