As first time homebuilders we were apprehensive and uneducated about the build process. We knew neal-161012_0032_webfrom our first phone conversation with Mike at The Coastal Cottage Company that he was the builder for us. From the start he went above and beyond expectations. He walked us through the whole process and worked hard to understand our requirements, taste and design ideas. Mike even went so far as to go out and look at building lots with us in advance to give us his professional opinion as to location and build ability.
Not only is Mike an experienced builder but he is also an excellent designer. He was able to take our vision and ideas and design a house that fit perfectly on our lot and designed specifically to our requirements. Mike had real patience with us during this initial design phase as we had many changes, revisions and requests throughout the process. Having the builder as also the designer was an invaluable asset. He was able to make changes to his designs throughout the build process to make sure everything looked just right. Mike’s attention to detail along with his eye for design really made this the custom build that set him and his company apart from other builders. We are constantly amazed as we look around and see all of the custom design elements he was able to incorporate for us in our build.
Mike knew we were working within a budget and worked really hard to make sure we were able to get the most from our investment. He worked countless hours going through design ideas and finishes, educating us on what the best options were. His use of technology to give us real time access to our budget and the progress of our build was incredible.
We are so thankful that we chose Mike at The Coastal Cottage Company. The finished product is so much more than we could have hoped for. Thanks, Mike, for making our dreams a reality.
Jennifer and Bob Kalainikas
My wife and I worked with Michael York for about 18 months building nothing less than a spectacular second home. During that time, they have been nothing but professional. Michael has over 20 years in the design and construction industry which instilled confidence that we chose the right person to make our dream house come true.
During the design and construction process they worked with us every step of the way to make sure that our vision is being created to our standards. During the process there were points where my wife and I could get a little overwhelmed with all the decisions, such as tile selection, but Michael guided us through the process to help narrow our selection and keep us focused on the theme of the house.
I would recommend a drive down to Askins Creek-Avon, NC to see our house. The design, build quality and finish is amazing, you will not be disappointed. In short, I have built 2 homes now and if I were to build another home I would not hesitate to use Michael York again.
Michael & Jackie Lynn - Avon, NC
After interviewing three different builders, we knew we had made the right choice.
He spent hours with us determining our hopes and dreams, likes and preferences we wanted included in our new home. He then took the survey of our challenging property on a flag shaped lot with views to the back and side and designed a home to our specifications and budget.
As a result we have a beautiful new home that is exactly what we wanted and dreamed of building. Friends and neighbors agree it is spectacular. We have a unique custom home that is exactly what we wanted with solid construction.
My only regret is that we don’t have unlimited resources to be able to design and build another home with Mike. He helped to make what might be a stressful experience into a delightful creative hands-on process.
Carol Fleming & Scott Loomer - Corolla, NC
It was a delight working with him from the design stage right through construction. There were many hurdles to jump through before we could even break ground but Mike was able to help us get our permits and to legally clear as much land behind our home site to allow for a great sound view.
They are known for quality construction and were willing to bid against two other reputable builders. Their pricing was quite fair.
I would recommend them with no reservations.
Steve & Sue Green - Monteray Shores - Corolla, NC
They live up to their word and keep their promises. They treated us with respect and kindness throughout our remodel project. Their skill and knowledge about construction show through in the beautiful job they did on our home.
We are very proud of what they have done to make our house a much more beautiful and functional home and it was a very difficult project. We love our house and our new friends and everyone that worked on our house.
Thank you for a job well done!
Bill & Linda Mathews - Kill Devil Hills, NC
This was the first home I have had designed and built specifically for me and, thanks to Mike, it was a terrific experience. I did a great deal of research on home design and construction and came up with a number of ideas that I wanted Mike to incorporate. Mike listened to me patiently and then proceeded to implement or improve on the good ideas and gently talk me out of the not-so-good ones. He came up with a beautiful design that includes a striking exterior with gables and columns and an equally stunning interior with soaring ceilings, exposed wood beams and a central stone fireplace in the great room.
My home has brought countless compliments from friends, neighbors and even strangers passing by. I enthusiastically and unequivocally recommend Michael York to anyone embarking on the construction of a new custom home.