The Coastal Cottage Company - We are Outer Banks Builders


The Coastal Cottage Company

We are Outer Banks Custom Builders specializing in coastal area and waterfront construction, design and home building.  Unlike most home building and construction companies, our roots stem from an extensive architectural design background. Our integration of the design and construction process propels our company above our competitors. The design-build process allows us to provide our customers with a continued focus on design excellence and quality craftsmanship.

Part of what makes us different is our unwavering commitment to our customers. While focused on quality construction, our overall goal is to construct a mutual bond built on trust, understanding and respect with our customers. We think beyond building your project and believe in building long lasting relationships.

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Michael K. York

Residential Contractor · Designer

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Mike is the owner and operator of The Coastal Cottage Company.  Fresh out of college, he moved to the Outer Banks and has called it home ever since.  Mike, along with his wife and two children reside in Kitty Hawk, NC.

Mike’s career in the residential construction industry began back in 1994 when he opened York Residential Design. Since inception,  he has been responsible for developing architectural plans and developing construction details for nearly 300 Outer Banks building projects. From 2005-2007, Mike assisted a local Structural Engineering firm with their foundation and construction detailing. These documents included steel fabrication drawings, foundation plans for FEMA house relocations, marine construction details and structural bracing design and details.

Feeling that his design talent and construction knowledge would be highly beneficial to the customer, at the beginning of 2009 Mike decided to become more involved with the construction process. In 2010, he began working with his long time friend, O.C. Fulcher. O.C. is the owner of Fulcher Homes, Inc. and holds one of the oldest contractor licenses on the Outer Banks. During his time working with O.C., he was responsible for architectural design, job site superintendent and project coordination.

Mike prides himself on his ability to think outside the box and to develop solutions to issues and problems which might arise during planning and construction. He is mechanically minded and often develop creative solutions to engineering and construction issues. He is highly skilled, well organized, creative and budget conscious.  Mike has the knowledge and experience to make your next project a success.

Mary E. York

Administration · Social Media

outer banks custom buildersHaving grown up in a Navy family, Mary had the opportunity  to live in many coastal areas; Chesapeake-Virginia, Oahu-Hawaii, Wales-England, Scotch Plains & Toms River-New Jersey, Florida Keys-Florida and Lewes-Delaware. 

She graduated from Toms River High School East in Toms River, NJ. Upon graduation, she moved to the Outer Banks and met her husband Michael.  Along with their two daughters, they currently reside in Kitty Hawk, NC.

Mary worked in the Outer Banks home rental industry from 1994 to 2001 as a customer service representative and a maintenance coordinator. After leaving the rental industry, in 2001 she started a career in the residential construction industry as an administrative assistant for a local Outer Banks builder.  She worked in the building industry for 6 years where her duties consisted of construction and maintenance coordination, customer correspondence, on-site customer relations, managing subcontractor bids and negation’s, and contract documentation. From 2008-2013, Mary worked for a local Civil Engineering Firm as an engineering coordinator. Her duties included customer relations, social media, accounts receivables, county submittals and job coordination.

Mary wants to invite you to become a part of our every growing list of satisfied customers. The Coastal Cottage Company has the knowledge and experience to make your dream beach home a reality.

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