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.

If you’re looking to increase your home’s efficiency and reduce heating costs, a geothermal heating system is one of the many ways you can achieve just that. Also called a ground source heat pump, the system uses the earth as a source of heat in the winter. While the initial installation costs are higher than traditional heating systems, they pay for themselves in 3-10 years. Couple that with tax credits or incentives for Green initiatives, you could see your costs recouped even earlier!

Mark Johnson Custom Homes is currently installing geothermal heat pumps at two custom homes in Landfall, more specifically a closed loop geothermal heating system. There are various designs and options available, but the closed loop system requires two refrigerant loops be installed with a mix of water and antifreeze.

For more information on geothermal heating systems for your custom home or remodel, 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!